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The Soultrend Orchestra

The Soultrend Orchestra

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Five years have gone by since The Soultrend Orchestra '84 King Street' debut Album was released, the Rome based producer Nerio ‘Papik’ Poggi’ Soul project returns now with the eagerly awaited follow up Album ‘Live For Funk’ and it was definitely worth the wait ! ‘Live For Funk’ carries on the legacy that started with '84 King Street', but while it’s predecessor was completely dedicated to the Soul and Disco sounds reminiscent of the legendary New York’s club ‘Paradise Garage’, where in the late 70’s renowned DJ’s like David Mancuso and Larry Levan launched the Disco movement that would eventually spread all over the world, the new work explores a funkier route, specially the English funk sound of early 80’s and the American funk jazz vibes that remind us of artists like Donald Byrd or Roy Ayers (which was brought back to the limelight during the Acid Jazz years in the 90’s). 15 songs make the final tracking list of ‘Live For Funk’, mostly all original compositions, three the Cover versions present in the Album, all three already released as digital singles in the last few weeks. The three covers are remakes of cult Disco Funk gems from past years like, ‘Get Down Saturday Night’ by Oliver Cheatham, ‘Outstanding’ by the Gap Band and ‘Act Like You Know’ by the Fat Larry's Band. In the Album, Nerio Poggi teams up with brilliant musicians such as Alfredo Bochicchio on guitars, Peter De Girolamo on keyboards, Massimo Guerra on trumpet, Fabio Tullio on sax, Simone 'Federicuccio' Talone on percussions and Luca Trolli on drums, in addition to a dozen of other guest musicians and eight different singers, amongst them a few names stand out like, Alan Scaffardi, Al Castellana, Kenneth Bailey and Danny Losito of ‘Kaigo’ and renown for his legendary worldwide Hit ‘Found Love’