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Drop The Heavy

by J&B Kings, Dubmatix, Bill King



Artist: J&B Kings
Title: Drop The Heavy
Genre(s): Funk
Label: 7 Arts Music
UPC 195081882987
IRSC QM6P42044768

"5/5 Superb track. Tough and funky in equal measure!"
- BBC 6 Music - The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Simon Hodge Producer

"My Jam"
Jazzie B - Soul 2 Soul / Mi-Soul Radio - London, UK

"Definitely hits the right groove"
- Dave King Various Programs BBC Radio 1/2/4

"5/5 Superb slice of funk"
- Bill Griffin Soulpower Radio - London, UK

"Droppin' that heavy down on ya just to get back up and drop it once again!!!"
- Mister G - WSUM 91.7 FM - Madison, WI, USA

"5/5 "biiiiiiig sound!!!"
- Nicky Black Market

"Great groove!"
- Joey Coyne - BBC Radio Gloucestershire

"5/5 WOW!"
- DJ Goldinger CIUT 89.5 FM Toronto

Manu Dibango garnered the first American top 40 hit by an African artist in 1972 with “Soul Makossa. Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti visited Los Angeles in 1969 and felt the power of the moment – the movement – music at a crossroads. Standing in the middle of that sea of change, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Big Latin soul was playing out with the Fania All-Stars – the coming mix of soul-jazz, rhythm & blues, New Orleans second line, street beats, - drums, congas, clavinet, Hammond B-3, popping horns, guitars, a new world order – cross-cultural and uniting.

We are at an inflection point in history where music speaks to us in one language – the language of brother/sisterhood and world unification. The changing politics of our times talk to the last vestiges of colonialization, oppression as the monuments of tyranny tumble. “Drop the Heavy” speaks of these times- from the Vietnam War of the 60s’ to the street protests in D.C. 2020, the voices of the people won’t be denied.

The J&B Kings mark this moment with a rich blend of the then and today. The biting clavinet of 60’s funk, the Afro Funk beats that rocked the world in the 70s’ – the acid jazz horns of the 80s’ the hip hop grooves of the 90s’ and revolutionary technology of the 2000s.


released August 14, 2020

Jesse King – drums, percussion, guitar, bass, sound architecture.
Bill King – organ and clavinet, horn co-arrangement
Booom Hornz (Cédric Munsch & Romain Pivard)- trumpet, trombone, sax, horn co-arrangers

Mixing & Mastering: Renegade Studios Toronto



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