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Karate Boogaloo - Bam Bam

Karate Boogaloo - Bam Bam
Making up the rhythm section of long-time Melbourne soul favourites The Cactus Channel, ​Karate Boogaloo remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines; their unconventional funk guided by a steadfast commitment to bending the rules.

The quartet spent their early-20s recording in mouldy home studios and sweaty attic recording spaces, reimagining deep funk and wonky soul into an off-kilter sound that leans heavily on cinematic themes, classic breaks and library music. A sound delivered with a highly refined sense of inelegance, tongue-in-cheek humour and a sometimes jarring dose of zany 21st-century surrealism.

KB consistently sit in their own lane – their combination of raw musicianship and sheer time on the clock playing together in the studio and on stage gives them a glowing presence rarely seen. Making records, they follow their own rules; recording and mixing on tape with no plugins and no edits, releasing exclusively in mono. It’s not about anachronism, it’s about the KB manifesto: a chosen set of limitations forcing a specific outcome, an outcome best appreciated through their “KB’s Mixtape” series of LPs.

About this track...

Karate Boogaloo ​have shared their flip on the Sister Nancy classic ​“Bam Bam”​, the first track from their upcoming ​‘KB’s Mixtape No. 2’. As the most sampled reggae song of all time, “​Bam Bam” needs no introduction. ​Kanye flipped it in ​“Famous”, ​Jay-Z in ​“Bam”​ and now ​KB​ has twisted this cover in their immediately recognisable and wonky left-field style.

Number Of People In Act 4 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Northcote
Taken From The Release Titled KB's Mixtape No. 2
Copyright Holder's Name Hopestreet Recordings
Publisher Hopestreet Recordings
Media Servicing Date 2019-07-18
Main Genre Funk/Soul
Genre 2 Reggae
Genre 3 Instrumental
Genre 4 Soul
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider HopeStreet Recordings