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Wednesday, Sep 05 2007 | 16:36

The Dynamics come correct with their debut album “Version Excursions”. Everything from pop, roots, disco, soul & rock is distilled through their fuzzy hypnotic filters. You should not be surprised to see Prince, Curtis Mayfield or the White Stripes on this tracklisting.

Although virtually unknown one year ago, The Dynamics have created a wave thanks to their sound and style, washing past the borders of their native (and not so native) France, to spill the onto the shores of the UK, Europe, North America and Japan. According to vinyl specialists such as Dusty Groove, Picadilly and Fat City Records, The Dynamics are a proper phenomenom! The demand for their 7-inches has prompted reissue after reissue, selling thousands of copies. And this hunger will be temporarily satisfied with “Version Excursions”, their first long player which is deeply rooted in Soul.

The album presents covers of tunes that “need to be covered”. It is as quirky and diverse, as full of clashing influences, as the members themselves. From the villages of Cameroon, the halls of Harvard, the palaces of Versailles, the boweries of Bristol, to the squares of Provence, Lyon France’s Dynamics create a music that is timeless, both vintage and fresh. They wield their instruments and machines to build a bed for the innocence and honesty of this soulful vocal trio. Everything from pop, roots, disco, soul and rock is distilled through their fuzzy hypnotic filters. The result is a sound that brings you to place, both modern and nostalgic. You should not be surprised to see Madonna, following Curtis Mayfield or the White Stripes on this tracklisting.

Mounam (singer, song writer)

Originally from Cameroun, featuring on international projects, Mounam is a main figure on the Lyon music scene, within a 14 years evolution through all the Afro-American styles (gospel, soul, blues and jazz). Her explosive stage presence pushes the music onto the edge of control !

Mister Day (singer, song writer, musician)

Known for his solo projects on Rotax, Favorite and his lead singing on Metropolitan Jazz Affair, Mr Day is indisputedly soul singer number 1 in his native France. With a sweet golden voice such as his, how can you argue with that title?

Stevie Levi (singer, MC, song writer)

Originally from Bristol UK and largely familiar with British sound sytems, Stevie moved to Lyon France to join the Dynamics. His style is between Horace Andy, Marvin Gaye and U Roy, a wide range of influences. On stage, he brings his warmth, passion and a rarely seen energy to the band.

Patchworks (musician, producer)

Bruno “Patchworks”, now wears the mantle of “the hardest working man in French show business”. He’s the man behind Metropolitan Jazz Affair and Mr President, working for various labels, from Paris to Frankfurt, from Chicago to London. He’s in charge of music and production.

Eric “Flab Master Flab” (musician, dub wizard)

From Boston US, Flab is described as a musical hobo. From working in recording studios for the last 10 years, he has twisted enough knobs to create a unique effect technique. On stage, his vintage toys feed the “Dynamic sound” with a proper timeless dub quality.

Their best field of expression is definitely live. Their performances receive such a great response that they truely merit their name!

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The album The DynamicsVersion Excursions” (Groove Attack) is going to be released November 2, 2007.

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