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Friday, Apr 20 2007 | 16:53

Flow Dynamics is the self-titled debut album from Australia’s answer to Dr. Funkenstein; chopping and splicing together samples, breaks and live instruments into a monstrous mash-up of sounds that will have dance-floors shaking and DJs screaming “Its ALIIIIIIIVE!!!!!”.

This album follows in the Freestyle tradition of block-party funk and soul breaks, produced by Dave McKinney; a multi-instrumentalist and founding member of the band Rhibosome, Dave has built a solid reputation for himself on the global stage. As well as receiving critical acclaim for a string of recent single releases, he was awarded songwriter of the year at the Western Australia Music Awards 2006.

Digging deep into the traditions of funk and soul, with live musicians, heavy drums, funky bass-lines, tight horn sections, sharp cuts and raw funk vocals, the album weaves from rump shaking dance-floor fillers to head-nodding laid-back grooves, and everything in between.

“Live In The Mix” is an up-tempo party track that brings back Australia’s own answer to James Brown, long lost underground soul king Sunny Amorganda, to deliver the goods on vocal duties’. Huge with Askills, The Fort Knox Five, Dr Rubberfunk and every other DJ worth their salt on the organic breaks scene, this is a monster. “Shock Ya Mind” is a remix of ex-pat DJ Regal’s debut solo single (of Wiseguys/Bronx Dogs fame) – given the Flow Dynamics re-rub for maximum dancefloor delight, whilst “Superjam” sees the trademark sound stamped all over the All Good Funk Alliance’s original booty shaker – huge!

Another remix is “Tremendo Boogaloo” this time of Freestyle’s Latin supergroup Manteca. The original was huge with DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff and Patrick Forge – now sure to cross over to more funk-led floors. “At The Speakeasy” is another remix from the Freestyle vaults – this time from Speedometer. Once again featuring the vocals of Sunny Amorganda, this is another tried and tested dancefloor bomb.

This blend concocts an intoxicating audio soup of live sounds, spiced with electronics, seasoned with samples and served with a big slice of soul – get it down ya while its hot!

The new album Flow DynamicsFlow Dynamics” (Freestyle) is going to be released May 18, 2007.

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