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...
Composed around a Linn LM-1 drum machine and recorded in under two hours, Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” has had a lasting impact on the R&B and hip-hop scene.
|Number Of People In Act||4 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||KB's Mixtape No. 2|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Hopestreet Recordings|
|Media Servicing Date||2019-08-22|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||https://karateboogaloo.bandcamp.com/|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/karateboogaloo/|
|Online Store Page 1|
|Content Provider||HopeStreet Recordings|