The Roots’ Stro Elliot’s ‘Machine No Make Sex’ Tees Up James Brown Remix Album

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Stro Elliot album paintings: UMG

Multi-instrumentalist Stro Elliot of seminal hip-hop band the Roots has in the present day (17) shared the model new remix “Machine No Make Sex.” This daring remake of the immortal “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine” is a pre-holiday preview of the forthcoming album Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot, which can be launched on February 4, 2022.

Funk pioneer James Brown is being celebrated by UMe, Universal Music Group’s international catalog firm, on this new remix venture with Elliot. It consists of traditional James Brown songs and can be out there digitally on digital service suppliers, bodily as a black vinyl LP, and a transparent vinyl coloration model can be out there as an e-commerce unique on the Urban Legends web site. You can pre-order the full album from January 7, 2022.

Elliot, who has produced and collaborator with a number of Grammy-winning artists, spent his childhood taking part in, learning, and listening to lots of the nice artists in jazz, funk, and soul. He fashioned a bond with the seminal work of James Brown from an early age.

“The ‘Godfather of Soul’ was The Godfather of a lot extra,” says Elliot. “There are genres and subgenres that wouldn’t exist in the present day with out him. Whatever style one may place me in included. This is a dissection and celebration of that.”

For Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot, he handpicked ten traditional hits by the Godfather and infused them with inspiration from a number of completely different genres. “She Made Me Popcorn,” his remix of Brown’s 1969 R&B No.1 “Mother Popcorn,” options distinguished hip-hop-style sampling of his vocals. “Machine No Make Sex” transforms “Sex Machine” with Afrobeat rhythms and horns.

“Get Up Off,” Elliot’s remix of Brown’s 1976 staple “Get Up Offa That Thing” and “The Goodest Foot,” his reimagining of “Get On the Good Foot” each lean deep into a gentle hip-hop groove. Meanwhile “Coal Sweat,” his new model of “Cold Sweat,” recasts the 1967 smash right into a psychedelic digital daze.

All ten remixes on the album current a novel tackle the unique songs, concurrently honoring their legacy and the vista of genres that stemmed from the “Hardest Working Man In Show Business.”

Pre-order Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot from January 7, 2022. The album is launched on February 4, 2022.

The full tracklist is:

A-Side
A1. Turn It Up Give It Shrooms (Give It Up or Turn It a Loose)
A2. SortaBad (Super Bad)
A3. The Big Purple Donut (The Payback)
A4. Coal Sweat (Cold Sweat)
A5. Get Up Off (Get Up Offa That Thing)

B-Side
B1. The Goodest Foot (Get On the Good Foot)
B2. Dragon Pants (Hot Pants)
B3. She Made Me Popcorn (Mother Popcorn)
B4. Machine No Make Sex (Get Up [I Feel Like Being a] Sex Machine)
B5. Black And Loud (Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud)

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