Dance Away EP

by Mr. Bird

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €4.50 EUR  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12inch on heavy weight black vinyl (180gr), Discobag 280 g/m² black with centre hole, Matasuna Records label sticker

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dance Away EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 100 

      €9.99 EUR or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
4.

about

Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Steve Bird AKA Mr. Bird is the latest artist to land at Matasuna Records' nest, hatching an exotic and fiery EP.

Starting on a mid flight ambience, before charging to catch its funky prey, Dance Away, the opening track, is a scorching collaboration with Chief Commander Yaaba, one of the lead singers of London based combo Yaaba Funk. Undeniably catchy bass line, afro horns blended with a string of unexpected beat variations, Dance Away is a call to the dancefloor, a celebratory ground to let loose, where mothers and sisters alike are beckoned to shine to the positive tune.

The Sasquatch, in turn, takes us into deeper, different coordinates. A constant, relentless beat foundation spiked with stabs of funky phrasing hooking the listener from its inception, regardless of language, in an almost hypnotic mantra of soulful discourse, this banger is assuredly one for the clubs.

Up-tempo, with a finely tuned built up, Floating Funk teases the less attentive ear into believing this is a simple beat statement but Mr. Bird slams and surprises with an irresistible bassline, perfectly balanced doses of guitar and a hovering – or floating! - horn section interlaced with a rhythmically proficient cowbell and cymbal section.

Angolan-minded breakbeat rhythm, kalimba grooves and funk-based keys and guitar, Carnival Beat is a contagious track. An expertly cooked platter of hot and spicy flavours served in a dish of well mixed groove which will drive any listener to get down and grind away with a smile, in what is also a true homage by Mr. Bird to his well-earned Lisbon heritage – his habitat for the past 9 years.

One can only wonder where Matasuna's next flight might be headed as each release soars ever higher, towards certified dancefloor bliss.

credits

released January 19, 2018

written & produced by Steven Bird
vocals on "Dance Away" by Chief Commander Yaaba
mastered by Frank Merrit at The Carvery
artwork by kapuze.net
press text by Mr. Mute

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Matasuna Records Berlin, Germany

Matasuna Records, founded in 2016, is home of reworks of rare & forgotten music treasures from all over the world as well as contemporary productions. The label is run by the DJ & Producer Alex from the SoulBrigada crew.

contact / help

Contact Matasuna Records

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Dance Away (feat. Chief Commander Yaaba)
vocals by Chief Commander Yaaba

If you like Dance Away EP, you may also like: