Soul Clap Releases Track TIMESPENT Prior to 14 October's Album Launch
You can now stream or share their track, Timespent: - https://soundcloud.com/soulclap/timespent-ft-phill-celeste-1
Buy link - soulclap.us/album
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Soul Clap's second and self-titled album comes full circle for the Boston bred duo, carving a trajectory of their collective experience and forging an authentic testament to their true selves.
In 'Soul Clap' we can hear four years of maturing technique since their first album, carefully crafted and supported by a whole community of musical talent. In the words of Charles Levine, one half of the duo, "it digs deep into our funky souls and turns our wildest dreams into sound. If 'EFUNK' [their first album] was an attempt to create a blueprint using our past inspirations, then "Soul Clap" is the beautiful skyscraper, standing tall as it looks to the future."
This is music from an eclectic universe, where creativity and mystery are the guides. Lead single 'Shine' is an anthemic wonder featuring the legendary Nona Hendryx, founding member of the group Labelle who's 'Lady Marmalade' is a timeless classic and has collaborated with acts such as George Clinton & P-Funk, Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel to name a few. 'Elevation' and 'Numb' feature Tallahassee locals Ebony Houston, Ricky Tan, Dayonne Rollins and Freeky Neek, while original member of Funkadelic, Billy "Bass" Nelson brings his low-slung flavor to 'Funk Bomb' and 'Future4Love'. Members of Soul Clap's core Crew Love family, Wolf + Lamb, Nick Monaco and Greg Paulus of No Regular Play also play integral roles on this eleven track album, a truly collaborative endeavour that echoes its message through the soul.
Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have a rare and insightful take on electronic music, their style breaks through the usual limitations that others often find themselves caged within and they have held residencies everywhere from Circo Loco at DC10 Ibiza, to Output in New York. "Long ago our mentor Caril Mitro from Vinyl Connection [a record store in their hometown of Boston] taught us that "House wears many hats". That means that the music that we love so much comes in many shapes and sizes,' explains Goldstein. 'We are children of the 80's and 90's so funk and hip hop were our early influences, but discovering the rave and being led into house and disco, these genres feel very organic and homegrown to us. We carry these influences in our attitudes and beings. Music has the incredible power to shape a personality and it has molded us into the artists we have become."
Starting out cutting their teeth in the early rave scene in Boston, they soon found fame through a series of edits and became household names through notable releases including a DJ Kicks alongside close allies Wolf + Lamb and their electric first album called EFUNK. The title, which stands for Everybody's Freaky Under Nature's Kingdom, and sounds like modern electronic funk, became their calling card. EFUNK is a bridge between the discerning futurism of underground dance and the charisma and boldness of funk and pop culture. For Charlie funk is his foundation, for Eli it's jazz, and as their infamous Yoyoyo 90's Jam parties testified (playing only classics from the era), they have the ability to transform and lead in more than one movement.
"Back in the day at the Warehouse in Chicago with Frankie Knuckles or The Paradise Garage with Larry Levan there was no one sound that dominated musically. It was all about diversity and eclecticism. This was the ethos then and it is a very large philosophy behind us individually and as Soul Clap. In fact it is diversity in sound that initially brought us together back in the 90's and it is the yin-yang nature of us today that pushes us forward into the FUTURE!"
The spirit of the album was born during their first trip to Tallahassee, Florida to meet George Clinton, resulting in their 2015 single together, 'In Da Kar' featuring the one and only Sly Stone, and featured on Funkadelic's 2015 critically acclaimed album. For their own album Soul Clap returned to Tallahassee to record at Clinton's What? Studios, collaborating with many fresh young and local talent work day and night in P-Funk's creative space. Between there, Miami, Red Bull Studios Manhattan, Midnight Magic's studio in Greenpoint and Charlie Levine's Rad Pad in Williamsburg, this body of music took its shape.
1. The Hourchild Introduces
2. Future 4 Love ft. Nick Monaco & BIlly "Bass" Nelson
3. Synthesizer Girlfriend ft. Ntem & HazMat Talkbox
4. F#@k Sorrow
5. Shine (This Is It) ft. Nona Hendryx
6. Numb ft. Ebony Houston
7. Dirty Leslie ft. Wolf + Lamb
8. Elevation ft. Dayonne Rollins, Ricky Tan & Freeky Neek
9. Timespent ft Phill Celeste
11. Funk Bomb ft. Billy "Bass" Nelson
Thursday, September 29th - Princes Charles - Berlin
Friday, September 30th - The Grand Social - Dublin
Saturday, October 1st - Terminal - Birmingham, UK Sunday, October 2nd - Michelberger Festival - Berlin
Thursday, October 6th - Jaeger - Oslo
Friday, October 7th - Chateau Motel - Copenhagen
Saturday, October 8th - Slakhuset - Stockholm
Sunday, October 9th - Village Underground - London
Friday, October 14th - Nuits Fauves - Paris
Saturday, October 15th - Wall - Milan
Sunday, October 16th - Coropuna - Rome
Thursday, October 20th - Disco Dolly - Amsterdam
Saturday, October 22nd - Wintershuiven - Amsterdam Friday, October 28th - Smart Bar - Chicago Sunday, October 30th - Output - New York Thursday, November 3rd - Stereo Bar - Montreal Friday, November 4th - Electric Pickle - Miami Saturday, November 5th - Flash - Washington DC Thursday, November 10th - Q Nightclub - Seattle Friday, November 11th - Los Globos - Los Angeles Saturday, November 12th - It'll Do Dallas - Dallas Thursday, November 17th - Bang Bang - Seattle Friday, November 18th - Habitat Living Sound - Calgary Saturday, November 19th - Public Works - San Francisco Wednesday, November 23rd - TV Lounge - Detroit Saturday, November 26th - Ascend - Boston Sunday, November 27th - Output - Brooklyn December 3rd - Electric Pickle - Miami (Art Basel) Friday, December 9th - Beam - Bangkok Saturday, December 10th - Contract - Tokyo Sunday, January 8th - BPM Festival - Playa del Carmen January 10th - Holy Ship - Florida Friday, March 10th - Laruche - Brisbane Saturday, March 11th - Randwick - Sydney Sunday, March 12th - Sets on the Beach - Perth Monday, March 13th - Pitch Festival - Melbourne
Shine EP out now https://soundcloud.com/soulclap/sets/soul-clap-shine/
Numb track online https://soundcloud.com/soulclap/numb-ft-ebony-houston-1