Moses Mayes set to release their new full length studio album 'Second Ring'
Winnipeg – Moses Mayes, Canada’s funk fusion collective, is set to release their new full length studio album 'Second Ring' on November 7, 2006.
'Second Ring', produced by Jamie Shields (the New Deal), will be the third full length by Winnipeg based Moses Mayes. The new record features the classic Moses Mayes sound combing classic 70’s funk fusion with modern house elements and turntable cuts. The new effort sees the band venture into a new era with the inclusion of four vocal tracks featuring the stylings of Sherry St.Germain, Areane Jean (Madrigai) and PHATT Al (God Made Me Funky). Second Ring bounces from classic funk grooves and smooth electronic melodies to punchy horn lines and old school keys.
“This is by far the best record we’ve ever done,” explains Grant Paley, Turntablist of the band. “We decided to expand on what we’ve been doing over the last 7 years and make a record that reflects a wider variety of our influences. This album was definitely a collaborative effort – Jamie and Adam, our producing team, brought their own personal musical insight into what we wanted to accomplish and helped bring the songs to a point beyond what we had been envisioning.”
Keyboard player Nathan Reimer continues, “And of course every musician added their own musical interpretation of what Moses Mayes has been doing all these years. We’re very excited about the direction of this new record.”
Second Ring will be released nationally on November 7, 2006 through Fusion 3 Distribution and Dublum Records and will be available worldwide through iTunes stores and other digital distribution outlets. A national tour to promote the album is planned for this fall/winter.
Second Ring Track list:
Space & Time (Elevation)
Cause I Just Hav’Ta
More information on the new record can be found at www.mosesmayes.com
Classic funk grooves, smooth electronic melodies, punchy horn lines, old school keys and turntable cuts - this is Moses Mayes. A seven year project of numerous musicians contributing their own elements to create a sound combing classic 70’s funk fusion with modern house elements.
The music appeals to a diverse audience, everyone from the discerning listener to those who just want to move to the groove. And many have grooved: With over 500 shows in the last six years including numerous national tours, Moses Mayes has made appearances at such notable events like Le Festival Internaionale du Jazz du Montreal, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, 10,000 Lakes Festival and Victoria's ICA Folkfest.
During this time they've shared the stage with funk legends James Brown & Soul Manifesto and new urban acts The New Deal, Pocket Dwellers, Kid Koala and Ivana Santilli.
One of Canada's premier touring bands, the group's self-titled debut album captured the 2001 Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Urban/Dance Recording. In June 2004 the collective introduced 'Needle to the Groove', the long anticipated follow up. The Western Canadian Music Award nominated album features 12 songs that truly reflect the bands stylistic maturity into funky grooves, catchy samples and inspiring horn playing. The album was re-released by Fusion3 Distribution on February 28, 2006. In the summer of 2006, Moses released their ‘Rock it So Hard EP’, an electro hip hop inspired disc that charted across Canadian college campus stations and received positive reviews.
Moses Mayes' will release their third full length release Second Ring on November 7, 2006 in Canada which was produced by Jamie Shields (the New Deal). Second Ring bounces from classic funk grooves and smooth electronic melodies to punchy horn lines and old school keys – definitely a dance floor approved record.
Oh yeah, make sure to check out Moses at venue near you...they won't disappoint.
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