G.E.D Soul Records (Nashville, TN) co-founders Nick DeVan and Dave Singleton joined by keyboardist Mark Spain are the psychedelic funk trio known as Magic In Threes. This full length 12 track debut LP is a kaleidoscope of original instrumental heavy grooves, mystical world soul, latin joints, smoked out 70's library lounge jams and badass head bobbing elevator music. Crafting a original mood is an artform and these guys truly have the skill and imagination to craft a otherworldly yet familiar mood that pushes your ideas of what a funk record should be. Its one of our go to albums here at Cafe Mustache and we hope you'll dig it too!
If you love jazz as much as us you gotta check out the Chicago based early jazz stylists The Fat Babies. Their 2013 album 18th & Racine (out on the Chicago label Delmark Records) has been on our turntable a lot this past month. The band presents 14 lesser known gems and one original composition. Undoubtedly The Fat Babies are skilled musicians but their unique approach to these wrongfully forgotten tunes resurrect the nostalgia and vibe of a era long gone. We love it and hope you'll check it out.
Oh and they perform every Tuesday at the Green Mill if ya wanna see them do their thing live!