DJ, producer, singer-songwriter, one-half of world-touring soul duo Myron & E (Stones Throw), founder of boogie outfit The Pendletons (Bastard Jazz), part of electro-funk duo Lucid Paradise, and an endless string of collabos. Over 2 decades in the game means multi-faceted artist Eric Boss knows his way around music. Having been there, done that, gotten the t-shirt and watched the fat lady sing, it's finally time for E to take center stage and deliver his finest effort yet with solo record "A Modern Love", an effervescent collection of raw funk, sweet soul, west coast vibes and classic hip hop, produced by Björn Wagner and Steffen Wagner (The Mighty Mocambos / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band).
"A Modern Love" has all the ingredients of a future classic. High-profile guests? Check: with Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious) rapping on "I Wanna Ride", a track with more bounce than a lowrider chevy on Santa Monica boulevard, and soul siren Gizelle Smith featuring on "Spiders", a spooky number that will get you jumping out of your seat like you've been attacked by giant 8-legged arachnids. Need some dancefloor action? "Get Next To You" gets down to serious bizniz with crisp drums and a catchy hook guaranteed to get the party started. Something for lovers? We've got it covered with "Is It Love", where Eric waxes lyrical about his sweetheart over a honey-drenched soul beat.
From reggae-flavored vibes being served in inspirational number "Your Life Is Up to You" to the slow-burning grooves of "Merry Jane" which features singer Ishtar, the 10 tunes on "A Modern Love" all attest to Eric Boss' talent and versatility. Judging by how quickly the limited edition 45 of album opener "Closer To The Spirit" sold out when it was released, it seems safe to say Eric Boss is a king Midas with the golden touch when it comes to providing fresh grooves for contemporary ears, and "A Modern Love" is set to prove so once again.
released May 10, 2019
A WAGNER BROS. PROD
Drums & Percussions: Lucas Kochbeck & Simon Gussek
Bass: Tim Grunwald & Josh Kaiser
Guitars, Clavinet, Wurlitzer, Mellotron & Synthesizers: Björn Wagner & Steffen Wagner
Horns: Ben Greenslade-Stanton, Bernhard Hümmer, Sebastian Drescher & Philipp Püschel
Organ & Rhodes: Guillaume Métenier
Cello on Spiders by Valentin Musseau. Piano & Synthesizers on Forward by Lucas Kochbeck.
This is a banging set of funky dopeness! Loads for the bboys and fly girls out there - stand outs for me are Masked Water Tyrant, Alpine Swift and the Breakers’ Revenge-sounding Invisible Rail, the whole thing is a joy, looking forward to playing this out! phunkyflavas