Boston DJ and production duo Soul Clap have announced that their new self-titled album — which has been some four years in the making — will be released on Friday 14th October on !K7 Records / Crew Love.
The duo have unveiled the first single from the forthcoming album, ‘Shine (This Is It)', which was recorded with the majority of the album at George Clinton’s What? Studios in Tallahassee, and will be released on !K7 / Crew Love today alongside remixes from Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca aka Erodiscotique.
The duo will be embarking on an extensive album tour starting on Saturday 30th September in the UK and then landing in Norway, Copenhagen, Italy and Amsterdam's ADE before another five weeks in the US.
Speaking about the album’s direction, Charles Levine, one half of the duo, said: “it digs deep into our funky souls and turns our wildest dreams into sound. If ‘EFUNK’ [their first album] was an attempt to create a blueprint using our past inspirations, then “Soul Clap” is the beautiful skyscraper, standing tall as it looks to the future.” ‘
'Shine (This Is It)' is an anthem in the making and features vocals from legendary Nona Hendryx, a founding member of the group Labelle.
“Shine (This is It) started as an experiment using as many sounds from the Moog Sub37 as possible,’ explains Soul Clap. “We wanted to write something that felt as modern as it did retro, which is a typical frame of mind for us over here! It’s the big question how can you charge forward but always nod to the past? Shout out goes to Chuck “Tha Fonk” Fishman and Sa’D “The Hourchild” Ali from the Parliament-Funkadelic mob who put us in touch with Nona Hendryx who was such a pleasure to work with and got into the groove of this record effortlessly.”
ALBUM TOUR DATES
Friday, September 30th - District 8 - Dublin
Saturday, October 1st - Fabric - London
Thursday, October 6th - Jaeger - Oslo
Friday, October 7th - Chateau Motel - Copenhagen
Saturday, October 15th - Wall - Milan
Thursday, October 20th - Disco Dolly - Amsterdam
Saturday, October 22nd - Wintershuiven - Amsterdam
Friday, October 28th - Smart Bar - Chicago
Sunday, October 30th - Output - New York
Thursday, November 3rd - Stereo Bar - Montreal
Friday, November 4th - Electric Pickle - Miami
Saturday, November 5th - Flash - Washington DC
Thursday, November 10th - Q Nightclub - Seattle
Friday, November 11th - Los Globos - Los Angeles
Saturday, November 12th - It’ll Do Dallas - Dallas
Thursday, November 17th - Bang Bang - Seattle
Friday, November 18th - Habitat Living Sound - Calgary
Saturday, November 19th - Public Works - San Francisco
Wednesday, November 23rd - TV Lounge - Detroit
Saturday, November 26th - Ascend - Boston
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