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Issue 1101

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C’ammafunk : Bouncing

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6.2

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UK release date 09.09.2022

Ladies and gents of discernment meet C’ammafunk from Salerno, South Italy. Young and extremely talented with an air of sophistication that goes beyond their tender years.

Here with their fresh sounding debut album which is a high live wire act incorporating funk, jazz, hip hop and even some psyched out rock Khruangbin style. The ensemble work is first class these guys know how to enforce the funk,take a listen to the excellent Minnieapolis inspired ‘Pachphytum’ they’ve definitely got their mighty groove on here especially the rhythm section who are excellent through out.There’s plenty of variety too ‘Dam’ with its formidable piano intro that morphs into a gorgeous slice of doped out blessedness resplendent with floaty sax and cutting horns is a real gem bolstered by fly, breakbeat drums and solid bass.

A sense of humour is evident too with the hilarious James Brown ( high on something apart from life!) a clear cut funk workout entitled “N.O.E.L (No One Escapes The Loop) and “Funkshovit” is another highlight sounds like they’ve kidnapped Corey Wong an uptempo belter with filthy clav romps and Tower Of Power horns and 'Dundalk' is top funk fusion,simply sublime. These guys are the money - with superb playing throughout.It’s no wonder Irma Records have been in the game so long putting out excellent product out like this ( y’all remember Jestofunk?) and here by gad sir, they’ve done it again. Who needs the Doobie bounce when you have these guys?
Words Emrys Baird

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