DescriptionIts the 80s. A young boy is growing up to the soundtrack of Electro Funk, drawing influence from the likes of Jackson, The Whispers and D-Train and developing a genuine passion for music. Around 20 years later in November 2011, this boy is releasing his debut album Pitchslap on Compost Records. The debut album have reached premium respect and massive props from press and party folk, went straight into the top 10 at Beatport and RA charts as well as was voted as best disco newcomer in 2011 in DJ Mag and Trax.
Finally the first remix package is ready to emphasize the quality, sexyness and extravagance of Pitchbens discotheque. Tiger & Woods, Runaway (the companion-flagship of Marcos Cabral and Jaques Renault) and again Russian supertalent Sportloto delivering slick shapely remixes of the stand out tunes Stand Up and Pitchbens superb coverversion of D-train classic Keep Giving Me Love .
Watch out for more remixes coming later this year by Jamie Lidell, Alexander Maier, Lorenz Rhode, Krazy Baldhead, and 6-times world champion DJ Rafik. A funky 7inch with two songs of the album in a rough Rare Groove-, Funk style will following too).
Pitchben is currently touring LIVE consisting of either a dj-set and a full stage show featuring live guitarist, electric bass player and vocalists.
Quotes about Pitchslap:
Yes baby ! This is the kind of dirty sexy disco-funk i'm in love with. I can already smell sweat. || Llorca / Art Of Tones Loving the low slung boogie funk badness of Pitchben --- proper party rockers! || Ursula 1000 (ESL Music / New York) WOW, this is amazing... Sounds like UKs Crazy P in parts...love love love... || Phat Phil Cooper (Chibuku Radio / Liverpool) Madness...like Chromeo on crack. I loved it... || Gareth Owen (Electronic Beats) Taking us back to suede pumas & Lee jeans, Pitchben drops the heavyweight 80's back to the future funk! || Nickodemus Nice stuff, will play in freestyle blend podcast... || Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes) Sweet disco vibes! || Dimitri From Paris Nice surpirse || Mousse T. That's really the kind of futuristic-retro-funk i've been waiting for a long time! :) Outstanding arrangements and careful production. Respect man, you've got some quality material here. || Krazy Baldhead Every track is a funk stomper. Great album. Cant wait for the remixes. || Shir Khan