The cult funk ensemble Brooklyn Funk Essentials share the playful video for their infectious new jazz-funk jam ‘AA Side Single’, following the critically acclaimed recent single ‘Scream!’ released on Dorado Records.
The tongue in cheek video is full of vibes and features legendary lead singer Alison Limerick, BFE founder and bassist Lati Kronlund and the entire BFE lineup, who are hanging out in a record store. It’s all good, clean vinyl-themed fun and innuendo to accompany the track – a funk stomper, with a classic groove, squelchy bass, Tower Of Power style brass and lyrics “Won’t be your B-side, baby I’d rather not get played, I’m double A side single”
Both ‘AA Side Single’ and ‘Scream!’ are taken from the BFE’s hotly anticipated seventh studio album ‘Intuition’, set to release in early 2023 on Dorado Records, the original label who first signed Brooklyn Funk Essentials in 1994.
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With an old school funky groove, Alison Limerick sings from the joyful seat of her soul along with the tight band that revels in the joy and fun. Sifting through albums in a record store, they sing the play on words groove while strong horns, bass, percussion, keys and drums form a tight knit rhythm section. Brooklyn Funk Essentials is a band to see live!
Across a career that stretches 28 years and six albums, Brooklyn Funk Essentials have established themselves as an audacious project fusing soul, hip hop, spoken word, jazz, latin and of course, funk. BFE have built up a loyal international cult following on every continent since inception in 1993 by iconic producer Arthur Baker and bassist Lati Kronlund.
Brooklyn Funk Essentials was born out of New York’s buzzing hip hop, jazz and slam poetry scenes in the early 90s, rotating some of the finest musicians, DJs, poets, rappers and singers. BFE’s celebrated debut album ‘Cool & Steady & Easy’ (Dorado/RCA 1995) scored an underground hit with the version of Pharoah Sanders’ ‘The Creator Has a Master Plan’, while tracks like ‘Take The L Train’ and ‘Big Apple Boogaloo’ became DJ favourites.
Releasing ‘Funk Ain’t Ova’ on Dorado Records in 2015, Brooklyn Funk Essentials were joined by UK soul singer Alison Limerick, for whom Lati Kronlund had originally written and produced the stone-cold classic house anthem ‘Where Love Lives’ in the early 90s. Limerick took over as the band’s lead singer in 2016 and eventually became co-writer.
Brooklyn Funk Essentials is comprised of
Alison Limerick – Lead vocals
Desmond Foster – Lead vocals & guitar
Ebba Åsman – Trombone & vocals
Hux Nettermalm – Drums & percussion
Lati Kronlund – Bass & keyboards
Kristoffer Wallman – Keyboards
Rickard Valdés – Congas & bongos
Sven Andersson – Sax
Erik Tengholm – Trumpet
Brooklyn Funk Essentials website