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COLOR CLIMAX follow up their underground album success with a killer soul funk 7” release. The album “Plug It In” was released in November 2007 and has been a constant seller, gaining props worldwide.
Tracks: A. You Got What You Wanted feat Enké The A-side here is a midtempo cover of the Ike Turner classic. The original version came out in 1968. On “You Got What You Wanted” Color Climax brought in vocalist Enké to add some top notch, heartfelt vocals to the melting pot.
B. Jellyfish Popcorn “Jellyfish Popcorn” has driving beats and basslines with some classic Hammond workouts typical of Color Climax’s early output. This track was first released on the Breakin Bread compilation CD in 2001.
Both these tracks have never been released on 7” before.
Background: Color Climax are one of finest musical forces to come out of Coventry since 2-Tone ruled in the early 80’s. They have been consistently putting out music and gigging to become one of the UK’s top funk/disco/latin bands. They first emerged on Breakin Bread Records in 2000 and they have released four 7” 45rpm singles, a 12” and an album to critical acclaim. Their sound is a mixture of live and digitally produced music. They play live as a 4 piece and sometimes they add sampled elements.
Paul T, the producer behind the band first emerged making beats for Unanimous Decision, an influential UK hip hop collective from the early 90’s. Paul went on to be a prolific DJ playing anything that related to hip hop from the last 40 years and he became a resident DJ at the legendary Breakin Bread club. When Breakin Bread started putting out records in the late 90’s Paul had hooked up with Steve Ashby, a keyboard player who shared Paul’s love of library and soundtrack music. Whereas Paul had sought out this music for the breaks and beats it supplied to hip hop, Steve had come from the opposite direction as a dedicated keyboard player with a love for the Hammond Organ. What resulted was a marriage made in heaven, suddenly Breakin Bread could put out original funk records with Paul on the beats and Steve on the Hammond.
Paul and Steve then started expanding their horizons working with local musicians and trying to break out of the beats plus music formula. And this is what they’ve done on “You Got What You Wanted” where they’ve worked with a new vocalist called Nana K who funnily enough also lived in Coventry. Look for him on Youtube under his other moniker Nana K! This guy has real talent
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