Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Defenders Of Funk What You Need to Know

Band: Defenders of Funk 
Publishing Company: Swamp Thunder Music
Twitter: @DefendersOfFunk

Band Members (THE CORE):
Jimmy Capley-Guitars
Jadon Figuerido-Drums/Percussion
Andrew Najera-Bass

Guest Appearances:
Nathan Becker (Lead Guitar)
Kevin Burton (Hammond, Keyboards)
Ryan Scott (Trumpet)
Sean Berry (Saxaphone, Flute)
Mike Rinta (Trombone, Tuba)

Debut Album: East Bay Grease
Release date: February 2015

The Defenders of Funk Aka "The DōF" started as a musical project the Fall of 2007. The focus was to create music with strong Funk,Soul and jazz overtones by being Strongly Influenced by the Early 70's Funk Rock movement. These influences traversed into what the DōF is today which also includes stout jazz overtones, Funky rhythms, Eddie "Hazel-ish" guitar solos, symphonic horns, melodious bass playing, Solid and in the pocket drum beats. 

The DōF is not just a band but can be described more as an "Evolving Project". Jimmy Capley and Jadon Figuerido decided that they wanted artists on their projects that they looked up to within their favorite genres. "The Core" members will lay the foundation, record the tracks live, and then the "Search" is on! Each song calls for a specific type of musical styling which is where the fun really begins. Individual artists are discussed amongst The Core and once the players are decided on, efforts are made to contact the Guest Appearances. The goal is to pull Artists from the past that were relevant to the Genre and to spotlight new Artists that have been heavily influenced by these. 

The Debut Album "East Bay Grease" pays homage to the Bay Areas rich Funk History and even flirts with some New Orleans Funk stylings. The DōF strongly encourages listening to their music with the "headphones on" to truly appreciate the collage of sound, creativity and cinematic imagery that will be called to mind. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Track Listings for The Boogie Wonderland Show 26th February 2015

Below is the track listing for the Boogie Wonderland show dated 26h February 2015. A link to the show can be found here: 

The Boogie Wonderland Show -26/02/2015 Playlist
Hour 1: 8 to 9pm
Defenders of Funk
Swamp Thunder
Defenders of Funk Interview
 Part 1
Defenders of Funk
Defenders of Funk Interview
 Part 2
Defenders of Funk
East 14th
Defenders of Funk Interview
 Part 3
Defenders of Funk
East Bay Grease
Defenders of Funk Interview
 Part 4
Defenders of Funk
On The Blvd
Defenders of Funk
Defenders of Funk
Defenders of Funk
Super Redhead
Hour 2: 9 to 10pm
 Let's Party (ADN Edit)
Cresencio Camacho
 Santana en Salsa
 La Cascada
Son Palenque
 Cumbia Africana
Abelardo Carbono Y Su Conjunto
Pharoh Sanders
 Prince of Peace
Ben Cox
 Slow Dance
Alice In Grooveland
Tobias is Back
St Paul & The Broken Bones
 Sugar Dyed Honey Pants
Tracy Hamlin
Phil Perry
  A Better Man
Hour 3: 10 to 11pm
 Little Boy
Shahrokh Dini
Bechno (Michael Reinboth Remix)
Fortunate War
 Lower Sun
Quentin Kane & Simon Sheldon
 Neo Soul

Mix 44
Lana Del Rey
 Summertime Sadness [MK Feel It In The Air Remix]
Daniel Steinberg
Let Me Down [Tube & Berger Remix]
Duke Dumont; Jax Jones
 I Got U
Lilly Wood & the Prick; Robin Schulz
 Prayer In C [Robin Schulz Remix]
Allusion; D Ramirez
So Special
Tom Trago
 Use Me Again (And Again)
Patrick Topping
Route 94
Eli & Fur; Shadow Child
 Seeing is Believing