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Amp Fiddler joins Sly & Robbie for New Album
Who says music has got boring? This autumn sees the development of a unique music concept developed and released by UK Strut label.
Who says music has got boring? This autumn sees the development of a unique music concept developed and released by the UK Strut label.
The series entitled Inspiration Information brings together current artists and producers with their musical heroes for a one off collaboration. Each album is limited to a mere 5 days of writing and recording resulting in a finished product of tracks made out of sheer spontaneity.
In the first release we see Detroit soul legend Amp Fiddler go head to head with reggae duo Sly & Robbie.
Amp claims, “This is monumental for me, I discovered Sly & Robbie through their Compass Point productions with Wally Badarou, I loved the way they experimented with a more ambient direction.”
Sly and Robbie also have plenty of good to say about Amp, “We heard that he used to be part of the Funkadelic set-up. We were always right into the Parlia-Funkadelic sound,” recalls Sly. “Their brand of funk was so different. I loved it from their first record. Me and Bootsy Collins are good friends – he played on one of our albums - and I always loved Motown too, ever since I was a kid. That all brought us closer to Amp and the musical groove just stuck. We hit it off from the first session.”
The album was recorded in Jamaica in a mere three days last June with subsequent overdubs laid down a week later in Detroit.
The tracks have been described as never predictable and at times echoing Sly & Robbie’s ‘80s days with Island Records at Compass Point studios.
Check out the collaboration on October 13th when it is released on Strut.
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