November 14, 2011

V4YS Album Review - Chris Joss - No Play No Work (Esl Music)

Chris Joss is not a one-man band., he can't play several instruments at once. But he does better than that, he plays almost any instrument and he does it the funky way!
For the last 10 years this overlooked french multi-instrumentalist has been leaking great underground funky vibes on the independent label Esl Music.
If Monomaniacs Vol.1, released in 2010, was a 100% tribute to the 70's classic "dusty funk" sound, his latest Lp titled No Play No Work, has a more hybrid DNA.
True, super-funky basslines or keyboards still rule, but this time around other musical influences also abound like the afrobeat rythms that give a "world-groove" flava to  several tracks.
So get ready to jump from a Herbie Hancock-like funk (Come On It's Time To Get Up) to a Fela-inspired jam (Spectators). The whole set may seem at bit rambling at times, but what a treat to receive this flood of groovy breaks!

Below a coupe of extracts, Come On It's Time To Get Up & Spectators :

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