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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Soul :: Karate Boogaloo - Doing It To Death

Karate Boogaloo - Doing It To Death

Karate Boogaloo - Doing It To Death
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.

2018’s KB’s Mixtape No. 1, a self-produced and released collection of interpretations of hip hop samples done in Karate Boogaloo’s immediately recognisable wonky style is fast becoming a cult classic amongst Melbourne’s diggers, selling out in local record stores through word of mouth alone. In 2019, KB’s Mixtape No. 2 is coming out in September through Hopestreet Recordings.

About this track...

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from KB. We landed on ‘Doing It To Death’ pretty naturally. It got thrown up with a heap of other stompers and in retrospect we chose this because it is emblematic of The JB’s beautifully considered simplicity, and James Brown at almost his most outrageous, evidenced in the key change halfway through.

Other tracks by Karate Boogaloo: Booger's Season  
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 Doing It To Death / Booger's Season
Copyright Holder's Name Karate Boogaloo
Publisher Karate Boogaloo
Media Servicing Date 2019-12-12
Main Genre Soul
Genre 2 Instrumental
Genre 3 Indie
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider Amrap Unsigned