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Various – The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol.4 (Freestyle Records)
Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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So there you have it boys & girls – I give you The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4 – the cream of the current crop, the choicest cuts of my favourite slices of the slinkiest soul, weapons grade funk bombs – it does exactly what it says on the tin … and then some. Craig Charles.

CD FSRCD119
Release: 16-12-16
Sunlightsquare – Afro Boogie Super Hombre
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sunlightsquare – Afro Boogie Super Hombre

Image: 1583606 The much anticipated second single from the forthcoming Sunlightsquare album ‘King Yoruba’ is finally here. Sunlightsquare’s double ‘A’ Sided: Afro Boogie Super Hombre c/w Fantasy is the brainchild of the acclaimed London based Italian musician and producer Claudio Passavanti. Recorded in both Havana, Cuba and London, England, ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’ features the sophisticated and unique vocal styling of Cuban Javier Valera. ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’ also contains HUGE and exciting brass intricacies, coupled with skilful percussion and the production values that you have come to expect from Sunlightsquare.

The fun does not end there though. ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’ is a double ‘A’ sided single and is c/w ‘Fantasy’. Fearless with his creation and never scared to experiment, Claudio Passavanti has completely rewritten the rulebook and reworked the Earth, Wind & Fire classic ‘Fantasy’.

This is not the first time Sunlightsquare have broken all rules with great success. In March 2010, Sunlightsquare released the highly successful and critically acclaimed Jackson Sisters cover version of ‘I Believe In Miracles’. As with ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’, ‘Fantasy’ is a is fantastically produced with exciting brass and and skilful percussion. ‘Fantasy’ features lead vocals from London Soul and RnB vocalist Kevin Mark Trail and Cuban Lazaro Antonio Rodriguez.

About Sunlightsquare and Claudio Passavanti:

Sunlightsquare is a London based project created by award winning pianist, producer and DJ, Claudio Passavanti. In 2010 Sunlightsquare’s salsa version of I Believe In Miracles (from the CD Havana Central) became a cult success within the Latin circles worldwide, with the support of DJs Gilles Peterson, Louie Vega, Jazzie B, Tony Humphries and Joey Negro to name but a few.

Claudio’s long affair with Afro-Cuban music has allowed him to produce several recordings in Havana, in collaboration with percussionist Giovanni Imparato. Today Sunlightsquare Records release several projects including trumpet player Quentin Collins and saxophonist Brandon Allen. Claudio produces a monthly podcast that generates 10,000 downloads and is producing remixes for record labels worldwide. Sunlightsquare’s 5th album Britannia Shing-A-Ling, a 25-piece band live studio recording released in 2011, was defined by BBC Music as ‘A triumph’ (www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/zg8r).

In April 2012, Brownswood Recordings released a Sunlightsquare remix of Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band’s Agita, feat. El Micha & Osdalgia. Today Claudio is also a recognised DJ, performing often at Ronnie Scott’s (London), WMC (Miami) and in several venues across the world, as well as contributing as a presenter for Jazz FM.

Tracklisting: 1. Fantasy (Original Mix) 2. Afro Boogie Super Hombre (Radio Edit) 3. Afro Boogie Super Hombre (Full Mix) Available from 09.08.2013

Sunlightsquare – Ochosi (Jose Marquez RMX)
Sunday, April 14th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sunlightsquare – Ochosi (Jose Marquez RMX)

Image: 1579573 After 18 months after the their last CD, Sunlightsquare unveil a first single from their new and astonishing studio album! Recorded during a long session in Havana, Ochosi offers a rare glimpse into the real world of contemporary Santeria. Producer, composer and band leader Claudio Passavanti sits down with a group of 30 musicians all involved in the cult of Yoruba and carefully carves a modern and amazingly relevant piece of dance music. The London based label also release an incredible documentary videoclip on the making of this track… Unmissable! With a shocking 6/8 Afro House remix form the amazing Jose Marquez, Ochosi is first released on a limited edition 12inch vinyl, for the die-hard collectors.

Sunlightsquare is a London based project created by award winning pianist, producer and DJ, Claudio Passavanti. In 2010 Sunlightsquare’s salsa version of I Believe In Miracles (from the CD Havana Central) became a cult success in the Latin circles worldwide, with the support of DJs in the likes of Gilles Peterson, Louie Vega, Jazzie B, Tony Humphries, Joey Negro to name but a few. Claudio’s long affair with Afro-Cuban music got him to produce several recordings in Havana, in collaboration with percussionist Giovanni Imparato. Today Sunlightsquare Records release several projects including trumpet player Quentin Collins and saxophonist Brandon Allen, a 10,000-downloads-a-month podcast, as well as producing remixes for record labels worldwide. Sunlightsquare’s 5th album Britannia Shing-A-Ling, a 25-piece band live studio recording released in 2011, has been defined by BBC Music as ‘A triumph’ (www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/zg8r). In April 2012, Brownswood Recordings released a Sunlightsquare remix of Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band’s Agita, feat. El Micha & Osdalgia. Today Claudio is also a recognised DJ, performing often at Ronnie Scotts (London), WMC (Miami) and in several venues across the world, as well as contributing as a presenter for Jazz FM.

Tracklisting

1. Ochosi (Original Mix)
2. Ochosi (Jose Marquez Mix) Available from 25.03.2013

Claudio Passavanti aka Sunlightsquare unleashes his enormous new album …
Monday, October 31st, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Label head honcho and all round music don Claudio Passavanti unleashes his enormous new album, “Britannia Shing-A-Ling”. Recorded live at Studio Miloco Studios, London, Claudio enlisted 25 musicians and vocalists to take part in this phenomenal album project, using no more technology than that was available in the early 1970’s. The result is a joyous […]

It’s time for the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4
Monday, November 28th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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I can hardly believe the very first edition of the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club came out in 2012 – much time has passed, but my mission remains the same – to give you lucky lucky people another hard hitting selection – a crafty musical right hook, another fist full of funky things – […]

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