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Resistance / Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman - Resistance

Brainfeeder

Brandon Coleman has been very busy this year. When he wasn't in the studio working on his debut he was serving as the keyboardist for tenor titan Kamasi Washington. He's featured using the vocoder on "Vi Lua Vi Sol" on Kamasi's latest LP "Heaven And Earth". With his debut "Resistance" he utilizes the vocoder over an collection of funk and boogie grooves while invoking some of his influences. The opening tune "Live For Today" is an infectious foot stomping boogie tune. "Sexy" is tasty funk that's reminiscent of Roger Troutman (Zapp). "Sundae" is an obvious nod to Herbie Hancock's fusion era that's elevated by N'Dambi's vocals. This is a promising debut from a rising talent from the progressive Brainfeeder label

Reg Dancy, 11/18