Monday, March 31, 2008


This track comes courtesy of Henryk Debich's 1975 LP "String Beat." It was released on the Muza label out of Poland. Debich made some great Polish funk records in his time, and this track is no exception.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Ophir "Kutiman" Kutiel is a 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer based in Tel Aviv. When a friend introduced him to the sounds of 1960s funk and Afro-beat, he was immediately entranced, and this album was the eventual result. It shows clearly that he's been listening hard to the records of his heroes -- Fela Kuti, James Brown, Sly Stone -- and that he's learned a lot from them. It also shows his impressive instrumental chops.

Kutiman's record was released on February 12, 2008 on Germany's Melting Pot label. It is a solid debut, and highly recommended. "Music is Ruling My World" boasts a wicked JB-influenced groove and some nice vocals, courtesy of Karolina.