“Necksnappin” from incredible french Funk band DopeGems is out now almost everywhere !
Visit it our own shop or dig it at your favorite music dealer..

ON HS ONLINE SHOP (we ship worldwide):

Choose your favorite format:

– Cd digisleeve (+ immediate download of full album) = 15€
– 180g vinyl + inserted 7inch, Printed inner sleeve (+ immediate download of full album) = 18€
– Digital album MP3 320kbits/s + Liner notes PDF = 8,99€
– Digital album WAV + Liner notes PDF = 9,99€

L’album est disponible dans les formats suivants:

– Cd digisleeve (+ téléchargement immédiat des titres) = 15€
– Vinyle 180g + 45 tours inséré, sous-pochette imprimée + (téléchargement immédiat des titres) = 18€
– Digital album MP3 320kbits/s + Liner notes PDF = 8,99€
– Digital album WAV + Liner notes PDF = 9,99€

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Le premier album de DopeGems mélange jazz, funk et BO de films, uniquement des reprises de titres extraits de vinyles rares, devenus collectors pour les diggers et producteurs de hip hop à travers le monde…
DopeGems prend la musique dans les bacs à vinyles pour la porter à nouveau sur scène, live!

If you’re a rap music enthusiast, you know sampling is a definite part of beat-making. And for the past 25 years, the one sound that’s been consistently used and abused has been Jazz-Funk,
an overlooked, critics-panned genre when it was first created, only to be celebrated by the streets years later. The deep, complex, modal compositions, the audacious arrangements, were balanced out with a sense of gritty, true r’n’b and funk aggressivity.
It’s been a very long time since I wanted to create a band that would play that music, and from the start, it was a very clear position not to compose for this one project, but to
challenge my arranging abilities in playing the widest spectrum of compositions from that era, instead of writing “a la back-in-the-day”, wich would have been reducing the effort to a mere exercice in style.

Besides playing a repertoire that is totally ignored nowadays, it forced us into finding tricks and workarounds to play the tunes, because of the limitation induced by the choice of
strictly period correct instrumentation: I wanted to use something a small, gigging funk band group from that era would have had on stage. Eventually, we started developing a sound of our own and adding our modern, hip hop intensity.
I had a hard time assembling the perfect team, as I needed each instrumentist; to master the whole array of jazz and r’n’b styles from that era; to be a great sight-reader (the sophisticated arrangements would be extremely time consuming to learn by heart); and to have the righteous, ballsy attitude and street-wise feel for the music.

Slikk Tim, drummer, arranger and producer for DopeGems

Et n’oubliez pas de suire les Dopisodes de Slikk Tim ! / Follow the dopisodes :


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