Monday, November 3, 2014

Michael The Lion - Funk Train 12" (Soul Clap)

I'm very happy to finally announce the new single from my funky alter-ego Michael The Lion - a vinyl-only joint on Soul Clap called "Funk Train." This one has been in the works for a while, but it's well worth the wait. Heavy bass-driven funk with the amazing Amy Douglas on vocals and yours truly playing a whole buncha instruments including the guitar he got for his Bar Mitzvah back in 1996. Mixing by the singular mister Sammy Bananas.

When we last checked in with Michael The Lion, he was remixing Todd Edwards and Robert Lux on Young Robots, so the bar was kind of high for the next release. Enter Soul Clap, some of the globe-trottinest, funk-lovinest, beard-havinest dudes. Amy had worked with them before, my sometime collaborators FSQ had worked with them before, so this one comes fully out of their "Crew Love" concept. My tune (and the A-side, a sublime cut by Juice Belushi) were staples on the Crew Love summer tour, and the boys graciously asked me to lend my cut to this 12". Really, really, very truly honored to be a part of the fam.

In a strange twist - this record actually came out in early October ... and SOLD OUT on presales alone, so we shelved the advertising push until we had a record to sell. So I'd suggest that you cop this record ASAP, because if it sold out once with no advertising, who knows about the second time around!

Many thanks for all the support as always from DBJ family.  I got to test drive some of this (and other forthcoming) Michael The Lion material in front of many of you in San Francisco, Toronto, Paris and elsewhere this past year, and I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

Soul Clap's Summer Jamz 
Michael The Lion f/ Amy Douglas "Funk Train" 
Juice Belushi f/ Nephrok "Paradise" 
BUY: Juno / Crew Love Store

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