Bassist extraordinaire Freekbass has announced his latest studio effort, All The Way This. All The Way That., due out on Friday, May 31st via Color Red. Freekbass’ new 10-song LP features his backing band, The Bump Assembly, which includes vocalist Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), drummer Rico Lewis (George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic), and keyboardist Sky White (Foxy Shazam).
Freekbass recorded the All The Way This side of the LP with Grammy Award-winning producer Itaal Shur in Cincinatti, OH, and the All The Way That side with Eddie Roberts at his own Color Red studios in Denver, CO. Part of the record was recorded straight to a Tascam 388, an eight-track tape recorder with a cult following at Color Red studios, that showcases the infectious energy of a live Freekbass show.
Freekbass is a decorated performer as a soloist and as a member of the funktronica trio, Headtronics, also featuring DJ Logic and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz. The famed bassist has six full-length albums under his belt, as well as collaborations with Bootsy Collins, Adam Deitch, Mike Gordon, Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, and others.
“This album could have been recorded in 1972 and some of it in 2072,” Freekbass explains in a press release. “The Funk is timeless to me, and that is what I always want to try to create, both live and in the studio. The combination of a producer like Eddie Roberts with his pedigree and Itaal Shur with his vision, makes for a very eclectic and hopefully, groundbreaking take on groove-based music.”
Watch a short documentary on Freekbass’ recent recording session below:
Freekbass – Color Red Artist Spotlight
Head here to pre-order Freekbass’ forthcoming album All The Way This. All The Way That.
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