Wednesday 29 November 2017

'Sweet Memories' / 'S.T.A.Y.' by Gizelle Smith

Gizelle Smith has long been one of the leading, dynamic and most exciting names in the UK's funk and soul scene.  Her debut full-length project - the dream combination with Hamburg's The Mighty Mocambos - suitably titled 'This is Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos' was released on Legere Recordings incredibly as far back now as 2009 and proved to be a seminal project for both parties.

Musician, performer, writer, composer, radio presenter... it's difficult not to get excited by anything Gizelle Smith turns her hand to and with releases through Legere Recordings, Record Kicks, Mocambo Records and Kay Dee Records already under her belt, it's Jalapeno Records who have the fortune of housing the upcoming full-length project entitled 'Ruthless Day' currently set for an early-2018 release.

The double A-side singles straight out of the box for the upcoming project are ‘Sweet memories’ and ‘S.T.A.Y.’, the latter of which features a pairing with US-vocalist Eric "E" Boss, formerly of the duo Myron & E and currently affiliated with The Mighty Mocambos and their Mocambo Records label.  ‘S.T.A.Y.’ is a quintessentially Gizelle Smith number: funky, infectious, dares-you-to-sit-still, while ‘Sweet Memories’ encapsulates everything you’ll love about Gizelle Smith: her ability to lure you in with her lush verses before completely changing pace and tempo again.  Both singles whet your appetite for the new album which can't come soon enough.

It's a thrill to have The Golden Girl of Funk return to reclaim her Crown!

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