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Karate Boogaloo - Rapture

Karate Boogaloo - Rapture
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...

Sampled by KRS-One, Destiny's Child, & Grandmaster Flash, Blondie's "Rapture" is a pop-rock staple that has shaped the currently hip hop climate. Karate Boogaloo puts this twist on the classic, moulding it into a woozy slide driven track.

Other tracks by Karate Boogaloo: Tom's Diner  -  Love, Need and Want You
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 2019-09-26
Main Genre Soul
Genre 2 Instrumental
Genre 3 Indie
Genre 4 R&B
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Content Provider HopeStreet Recordings