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Stone By Stone / Ikebe Shakedown

Ikebe Shakedown - Stone By Stone

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"Stone By Stone", the sophomore release by the seven piece Brooklyn NY based band is packed with all the ingredients that made their debut such a hit. There's blistering horns, funky guitar rhythms and lively percussion yet the sound is more layered then the self titled debut. There's less of a jam session feel and the result is more mature compositions. There are a number of standout tracks like "The Offering" and "Last Stand", both are head nodding hip shaking tracks. The title track "Stone By Stone" is a laid back tune with psychedelic arrangements. Recorded at Daptone studios, Ikebe Shakedown are representing the raw soul and funk movement in a huge way.

Reg Dancy, 07/14