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Amp Fiddler - Afro Strut...

Published by Warren Dell under on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Known for being a part of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic groups while credited with introducing J Dilla to the drum machine, Amp Fiddler is drenched in soul. His widely anticipated second album Afro Strut picks up where Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly left taking us on a journey of nu-jazz, soul and funk that just might fracture your nose. You don’t expect the ordinary with Amp and his experimental fusion of music blended with untouchable vocals is very much welcomed after a two-year hiatus. This guys oozes class and confidence and doesn’t dilute his music for anyone, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

With that trademark drum beat rattling along you can tell the track Faith had Raphael Saadiq involved. Sharing production duties this serves as the albums opener and is almost the best cut overall with it’s chilled out feel.

Our very own Mpho Skeef assists on backing vocals of Right Where You Are as he declares his commitment to be right by his girls’ side. This is the first release and also has some excellent remixes for the house persuasion in you from Tom Middleton.

Ridin was recorded on this side of the pond and is the most up-tempo track on the album. It has an old school vibe to it that wouldn’t look out of place at an 80’s night, yet is still sounding so relevant today. We need more of this quality on the radio. That pretty much goes for the whole album as Amp has carried on where he left off after Waltz Of A ghetto Fly. He is currently on these shores touring and suggest you try and catch at the earliest opportunity. This guy is the real deal.


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