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Sunday, May 19 2013 | 18:32
Image: 1581239 'En Route' is the stunning debut album of young soulful French chanteuse Caroline Lacaze. It tells her story as a musical roadtrip. The 'swinging mademoiselle' released a string of successful 45s on renowned labels such as Mocambo, Tramp Records and Legère Recordings, appeared on the Mighty Mocambos' album "The Future is Here" and became a regular feature of the group on the subsequent tour throughout Europe - including support shows for Lee Fields (in Amsterdam's Paradiso and London's Islington Assembly Hall) and a radio live performance at the BBC6 Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show.

Caroline Lacaze now steps further into the spotlight with her first full album "En Route" - in a style that is all her own. The mixture on "En Route" is eclectic: nonchalant 60s beat, mysterious psych-pop, raucous funk and longing French chanson, all held together by the energetic raw soul sound and the skillful 'mise-en-scene' by Mocambo Productions, who provide a musical background with expertise - as they have proven before on their collaborations with the Mighty Mocambos, Gizelle Smith, Kenny Dope, Afrika Bambaataa, The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band and others.
"En Route" is available on Mocambo vinyl and Legère CD and digital formats.

"The mixture of French singing and raw soul really works by gad. A match made in heaven." (Emrys Baird)
"What a lovely piece of funk magic - that's how soul in 2013 should sound like. Cool, powerful and with a twist." (Michael Arens)
"The French vocals provide a refreshing perspective and a nice touch?super-impressive backing" (Imran Mirza)
"A talent that is undeniable" (Colorising)
"The French language vocals give it a feel unlike most new funk we've heard lately. Caroline's got a greatly soulful voice" (Dusty Groove)
"Caroline Lacaze records French retro soul that's crunchy, deep, funky and growingly addictive!" (Julien Lakshmanan)

Tracklisting

1. Soultempo
2. L'Etrange
3. Toujours Lui
4. Laisse Tomber
5. Je Reste
6. Road Stop
7. En Route Madame
8. Harley Davidson
9. Ici
10. Minutes D'Insouciance
11. O? Tu M'Emm?nes
12. Voyage Theme - Instrumental Available from 29.04.2013
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