Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience
RKX031 RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE - self-titled out now on CD/LP/Digital Download
Raymond Harris is a talented keyboardist from Glasgow who successfully manages to blend dancefloor jazz with latin vibes, a touch of funk & soul, and Brazilian sounds coming directly from the 60’s and 70’s. It did not take long for this musician to create a dedicated fan base and gain recognition as one of the most innovative emerging music writers and performers today. Along with The Fusion Experience band Ray Harris has already undergone a lengthy tour of South-East Asia, won the “ Brewer Dolphin” newcomer award, and opened for the late godfather of soul James Brown.
After being released exclusively in Japan through the prestigious P-Vine label in 2009, the self-titled debut “Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience” finally sees the light of day worldwide, with an added two scorching hot remixes by Lack Of Afro as well as extra tracks recorded expressly. This full-length goes from the hypnotic “In your eyes”, to the jazz-dance classic “Scaramunga”, (available here with two additional alternative versions), to the mellow “Tokyo Blue”, up to the two afore-mentioned remixes by in-demand producer Lack Of Afro. Having already secured radio support by DJs such as Mark Lamarr (God’s Jukebox on BBC 2), Russ Dewbury, Michael Ruetten (Soul Searching / Compost), Gerardo Frisina and Craig Charles (Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC 6), RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE are set to ignite the jazz scene with this musical endeavor, confirming once again, were there to still be the need, the healthy state of the contemporary jazz-dance scene.
"Another top release from RK!" - Bob Jones (Future Soul)
"Good to see that one of the secret weapons in my box gets a full official re-release. Watch this name, Ray Harris. Word!" - Michael Ruetten (Soul Searching / Compost)
"A classic!" - Nik Weston (Mukatsuku / Guynamukat)
“Great stuff all round. 8/10!" - Diesler (Tru Thoughts / Freestyle)
"Great release, feeling all tracks, and the mighty Lack Of Afro again delivers with two huge dancefloor remixes. Great stuff!" - Flevans (True Thoughts)
"Ray Harris brings me back to the Acid Jazz golden years of labels like Ubiquity ... This record is a must for club and radio Djs worldwide!" - Rocco Pandiani (Right Tempo)
"Another gem from the Record Kicks vaults!" - Perry Louis (Jazzcotech)
“Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience have given us one of the very best Afro Latin jazz dance records I've ever heard! This is going to have jazz dancers going bananas for years to come. An out and out classic!” – Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz / Phonic FM)