"Booty shakin’, low slung, badass electronic funk with hip house tendencies" it says on their homepage. I would say that sums it up perfectly. And true to its name, Time Machine definitely keeps things old school. In fact, there were a couple of moments where I thought I was listening to a new Tower of Power track. I can't wait to hear more of Basement Freaks!
Favorite track: White Hot (feat. Kylie Auldist).
Basement Freaks’ booty shaking fusion of Funk, Electro, Boogie and Breaks, coupled with some seriously talented guest vocalists, has won over fans and earned plaudits worldwide. This new collection of tracks is funkier than James Brown’s armpit and guaranteed to get the crowds moving and bums twerking.
Vocal appearances on the album come courtesy of Kylie Auldist (The Bamboos, Tru Thoughts) John Turrell (Smoove & Turrell), Mustafa Akbar (Fort Knox Recordings) and of course it wouldn’t be complete without the unmistakable falsetto of longtime collaborator Georges Perin.
The album title alludes to the fact this record was made with a concerted effort to keep things old school and the production was undertaken using analogue tools to emulate the same techniques that were used for the funk greats that influenced the record like George Clinton, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield and of course the aforementioned Godfather Of Soul.
The Freaks have dedicated the album to the memory of their friend Jon H (of Fort Knox Five) who sadly passed away in 2015 whilst the record was being written.