The Bamboos – Tighten Up

It’s probably about that time again where we bring you another cut from one of the many “nu-funk” bands and what could be better than a cover of one of THE greatest funk/soul tracks ever by Australia’s Bamboos?

The Bamboos formed in 2000 in Melbourne, Australia and their first release was to come a year later with “Eel Oil” which was to gain plenty of attention from some of the world’s leading funk djs including Snowboy, Mr Scruff & Keb Darge. So impressed was Keb by their sound that they were signed up to his and Kenny Dope’s fledgling label, Kay-Dee.

This selection (their one and only release on Kay-Dee) was released in 2004 and much like Eel Oil became a firm favourite amongst many soul & funk djs the world over. Although Tighten Up has been covered many times over the years, this is certainly one of my favourite versions. The addition of the funky flute and crashing drums to the already fantastic sound goes to prove that The Bamboos certainly deserve their reputation as one of the best funk bands around today

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