Eufórquestra is doing it right! Based out of Fort Collins, CO, the up and coming group has been making waves with their potent brand of funky jams all throughout the nation. Their name says it all, a euphoric orchestra that never fails to blow crowds away in the live setting. Considering their collaborations in 2015 included musicians like DJ Logic, Kyle Hollingsworth, Eddie Roberts, Jennifer Hartswick and more, there’s no telling what Eufórquestra can do.

We couldn’t be happier to share the band’s newest single, a funky track called “That Woman.” In early 2015, drummer Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) released a series of drum tracks online that he titled “Free Funk Friday.” The idea was to offer up hard-hitting drum grooves for free and to encourage friends and fans to write their own music on top. Matt Wright (EUF keyboardist) got his hands on one of these tracks, and quickly wrote the new song. He states that altering the songwriting process was a fresh and exciting approach. “I’ve been a fan of Alan’s work for a long time, so when he released this groove online I immediately jumped at the opportunity to develop it into a Eufórquestra song.”

Watch the video for “That Woman” below:

Over the course of 2015, Mike Tallman (EUF guitarist) began accumulating vintage and modern recording equipment in an effort to build a mostly-analog home studio. By fall, he had the pieces in place to take a stab at a proper recording and the band decided to revisit “That Woman.” Tallman recorded Evans’ original drum track to analog tape on an old Tascam 388 recording console and overdubbed the rest of the Eufórquestra crew there in an effort to create an old-school aesthetic. The result is a soulful and heavy modern funk tune that captures the thick, analog vibe of an obscure funk 45 from the ‘70s. “This has been a really creative and fun project for the band,” says Tallman. “Matt wrote a great tune on top of Alan’s drum track and it was an exciting process building on top of that.”

The band presented the song to Evans in late 2015 and was met with enthusiasm over the final product. Each party decided the track should be an official release. To bring the collaboration full circle, Evans did the final master of the track at his home studio (Playonbrother Studios) in Massachusetts. The collaboration was taken and expanded a step further when EUF/Evans’ mutual friend Jeff Franca (Congo Sanchez, Thievery Corporation live band) agreed to create an infectious reggae remix and an extended club remix of the song. 

You can check out the audio for all three versions by tuning in here:

“That Woman” is available for download on iTunes, Bandcamp, and CDBaby. The 7” vinyl 45 is available for pre-order at the band’s official website.

Eufórquestra already has plans to get back in to the studio to cut another single, this time partnering with Sergio Rios of Orgone and tracking at his studio, Killion Sound, in North Hollywood. Stay tuned to the band’s social channels for more updates, and be sure to catch the group on the road. Check out the full tour schedule below:

Eufórquestra 2016 Tour Dates

2.10 Moe’s Alley | Santa Cruz, CA#
2.11 HopMonk Tavern | Sebastopol, CA
2.12 Brick & Mortar Music Hall | San Francisco, CA 2.13 Crazy Horse Saloon | Nevada City, CA
2.14 Moe’s BBQ | Tahoe City, CA
2.27 Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO*
3.01-05 Lebrewski Cruise | Miami, FL
3.11 Frozen Dead Guy Days | Nederland, CO
3.12 The Eldo | Crested Butte, CO
3.23 Paradigm Gardens | New Orleans, LA
3.23 Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA
3.25 Flamingo Cantina | Austin, TX@
3.26 Head For The Hills Festival | Kerrville, TX
4.01 Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO$ 4.02 Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO**
4.20 Gabe’s | Iowa City, IA+
4.21 Broadway Oyster Bar | St. Louis, MO+
4.22 Martyr’s | Chicago, IL+
4.23 Wooly’s | Des Moines, IA+
5.12 Volcanic Theatre Pub | Bend, OR%
5.13 HiFi Music Hall | Eugene, OR^
5.14 Goodfoot | Portland, OR~
5.15 Nectar | Seattle, WA
6.16-18 Sonic Bloom | Rye, CO
7.08 The Little Jam | Littleton, CO
7.14-16 Camp Euforia | Lone Tree, IA

# co-headlining with Jon Wayne and The Pain * Mountain Sun’s Funky Good Times featuring
Kyle Hollingsworth, George Porter Jr. and more + with Aaron Kamm and The One Drops
@ co-headlining with Hard Proof Afrobeat
$ co-headlining with Dave Watts’ Felabration
** featuring special guest Jennifer Hartswick performing with Euf
% Mojo Green supporting
^ supporting Reeble Jar
~ co-headlining with Asher Fulero Band