Pipon is a drum mutant, inspired avant-garde spirit, who has become an emblematic figure of the creative experimentation. He gathers a trio following his in his agitator approach: the double bass player Tibo Soulas (La Velle, Stéphane Belmondo…) and the singer Sir Jean (Le Peuple de l’Herbe, NMB Afrobeat Experience). Navigating between improvisation and electronic samples, Philippe “Pipon” Garcia steers for a thrilling journey.
Result of the meeting between the singer Emma Lamadji and the guitar player Matia Levréro, Free River, with their long harmonic pads, between ardour and delicacy, transport us into their new musical universe, at once fed with soul, world, jazz, gospel and pop… rich of emotions and sensations. Free River give us something unique and unexpected to listen to, although it sounds clear evidence.
There already were Martha Reeves, Martha Wash, and of course Martha High… Here is Marta Ren, new soul-funk flamboyant rising star, made in Portugal. Enough to make Lisbon rhyme with Daptone, in the purest tradition of a cheerful, punchy and hectic soul-funk. Sparkling horn section, thunderous Hammond organ, infernal bass lines, The Groovelvets bring the final touch to this irresistible vintage set.