The Liberators

by The LIBERATORS 14/03/2011 RKX035 5050580548619

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"It’s finally awakening in Sydney...this album feels and tastes great!” – Amayo (Antibalas)

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Sydney-based new afro-funk formation THE LIBERATORS can certainly be said to be off to a smoldering start; with their debut gig taking place at Russ Dewbury’s famous A Night At The Jazz Rooms, the liner notes of their debut album being written by Antibalas frontman Amayo (Daptone Records / Ropeadope / Afrosound Records), and the patronage of DJs such as Gilles Peterson (BBC 1), this group can count on some serious support! Not only does this 10 piece outfit include members of Dojo Cuts among its division, but for their first full-length they also call on the vocal talents of guests such as Jojo Kuo (Fela Kuti / Daktaris / Antibalas), Roxie Ray (Dojo Cuts / Underbelly) and Ghanaian-born Afro Moses. The result is an incredible set of new afrobeat tunes and funky jazz-dance grooves proving the masterful musicianship of this band.

The self-titled debut effort by The Liberators is a solid example of the type of new afro-inspired funk that is rivaling the greatness of classics from 70s Africa. With a fierce array of super heavy guitars, percussion, and horns – all put together with a range of sounds that really portray the full spectrum of their style – The Liberators serve up some sizzling treats! From opening stormer “Multiculture”, to the kicking rhythm of “Rags To Riches”, the uplifting “Liberation” or the jazzy inflections of “Denga” featuring legendary drummer JoJo Kuo on vocals, this album is a tightly delivered assortment of funky afrobeat tunes with a jazz-dance flavor. Turn on your air-conditioning people, the heat is on!

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“This is one killer of an album... soulful, tough, funky, authentic and a CD that I’m looking forward to really getting to know. I can’t recommend this highly enough!” - DJ Snowboy (Blues&Soul Magazine)

"Tasty Afrobeat and Funk from down under!" - Rolling Stone Magazine

"I dig it!!" - Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1)

“The Liberators are further proof that this music is happening in Australia, right here and now. I’m expecting great things!” - Russ Dewbury (A Night at The Jazz Rooms)

“A brand new album of rock solid afro-beat from The Liberators. Their eponymous debut is as good as anything Kokolo, The Boogoos or Akoya have released and is really worth checking!”Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s / Echoes / Shook)

"Some great heavy afro-inspired funk and groove. From the first guitar and horn licks to Jojo Kuo and Roxy Ray's vocal contributions, LOOK OUT!" - Blair Stafford (Inside Vibe on Straightup Radio)

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