Brotherman: Parts 1 & 2 $12.00
Our third release is a buried funk instrumental by Mancefield & The Brother Man Band.
Reminiscent of stage band music from the 1960s and 70s, Brotherman Pt 1 opens with a major key splash that promises good things to come. The track delivers as the band moves into the hallmark heavy bass, with a horn section blasting a melody that’s almost instantly memorable. Then into some sick saxophone that adds some significant heat — at a time before the sax became a staple for radio-safe smooth jazz.
As you make your way into Brotherman Pt 2, you start to realize that far from a radio cut, this 2-part epic feels more appropriate for a summer block party — or maybe something you would hear alongside the super-talented bands on DJ Shadow’s “Schoolhouse Funk” compilation.
For how little we know about Mancefield & The Brother Man Band, there’s one thing we know for certain — the talent exhibited here is huge. “Brotherman” is more like several tracks in one — a suite of funk that we’re proud to deliver to your DJ set or home record player.
Will not be repressed.
Street Date: Feb 16, 2018
White Label Press Run: 200 (two-hundred), original price: $20
Black Vinyl Press Run: 500 (five hundred), original price: $12