Fake Flowers Real Dirt - Release #1

by Kelly Quinn
(Washington, DC)

Fake Flowers Real Dirt

Fake Flowers Real Dirt

Imagine your favorite club DJ mashing the likes of James Brown with Soul Coughing, Jamiroquai with Thievery Corporation or Lotus with Herbie Hancock. Now imagine that same DJ with a full 9 piece band, fully equipped with a horn section, a breakbeat/fusion drummer and you'll have an idea of what to expect from FFRD.

Mashing funky breaks with jazz and soul, this new outfit out of Baltimore has succeeded in creating a sound where the old and the new can coexist quite peacefully.

"3 Straight Days" mixes groove with live Dnb and tactful horn lines reminiscent of Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. One could almost mistake this song for a long lost collaboration between Beck and the Godfather of Soul himself. Aptly titled, "On the One" drives straight ahead with deep synth-bass and again, killer horns, as singer Billy D William delivers "with gospel soul" (Aretha/Cee-Lo).

Overall, a diverse and auspicious composition equally suited for the dance floor or a seedy jazz lounge. This EP could set the bar pretty high for what we might expect from them in the future.; spacey, air-tight jams with just the right mix of complexity and funk and if you're paying even the least bit of attention, FFRD's nostalgia for the 90's rave scene will not go unnoticed.

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Jan 18, 2018
I'm a fan fam! NEW
by: Anonymous

love what is is that you guys do. cant describe it but I love it.

May 26, 2017
thanks! NEW
by: greg

appreciate the turn on. deadheads will love this group.

Feb 07, 2017
all the funk NEW
by: Katchy

thanks for the review. glad I checked them out. Ima fan fam.

May 28, 2016
the dog’s bollocks NEW
by: Liam

totally shambolic but at the same time brilliant. there is all sorts of different music here. I hope these blokes make their way up to this side of the creek. This scouser is a true fan.

Nov 02, 2015
its quality NEW
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Aug 26, 2015
real good NEW
by: skee-lo

love it. these cats would do well in the UK.

Aug 21, 2015
Fake Flowers Real Dirt NEW
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Feb 23, 2015
good band NEW
by: ezek

thanks for the turn on

Apr 15, 2014
by: slackerz

I checked out the band only because of the cool name and I'm actually really glad I did. It's a nice article. It's a little wordy but it sells the band. I wish there were more music like this that incorporates the good in the old and newer styles. I'm off to see if I can find a download link.

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