Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Imagine Moby working with the great Fela Kuti and Sly Stone stopping in for a quick minute and the resulting sound would probably be something like The Motet's sixth album Dig Deep. Yea, it's kind of like that. I had never checked out the band before giving this album a spin, but this mostly instrumental album really grooves. And it's free. You read that right, absolutely free.

The band has formed around drummer and producer Dave Watts, and jams crazy like in all sorts of directions. They feature a horn section which knocks out Kuti inspired blasts, but there's also an electronic element that most clearly brings these songs into the 21st century. To top it off, there's an edge of 70's funk, which is balanced out with techno-rave elements. Needless to say, a lot going on here for and instrumental album and the influences shift from one song to the next.

Below you'll find two of the album's eleven tracks to give you a sample of what I'm talking about. One, Kalakuta Show, is a Fela Kuti cover and opens the album. Push comes deeper in the album and features the main portion of vocals you'll find. The entire album really is free, so you've got no reason not to check it out. Start with these while you're waiting for it to download, which you can do by heading to their MySpace page.

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