It’s been quite a while since I last featured something that I would consider “nu-funk” on the blog so I figured I would return to that vibe today. The Grits were formed in Brighton back in 2005 and set out to record instrumental funk harking back to the halcyon days of Eddie Bo, The Meters & The JB’s. In the early 2000s there was a huge explosion of bands playing this sort of heavy instrumental funk (many of whom we’ve featured in the past) including (but not limited to) The New Mastersounds, Speedometer, The Bamboos & Lefties Soul Connection.
This single was put out on the excellent ” Freestyle” label which became the go-to label to hear the latest nu-funk bands on the scene. Released in 2007 and featuring swirling organ and pounding drums, the single became popular among many of the UK’s biggest funk djs of the time and caught the attention of Craig Charles (whom they recorded live sessions for on his Funk & Soul Show). The b-side to this record is a cover of a single that we featured some time ago by The Fabulous Counts entitled “Jan, Jan” the lead track from their album of the same name.
I hope to have our next guest contributor’s selection as well as some gig news and a VERY exclusive featured track coming up over the next few weeks so stay tuned!!