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Expansions (Indie Exclusive Colored Vinyl) Vinyl LP

Big Crown RecordsSKU lp-12279

elusive German steelpan outfit cover Jay-Z, Sylvester, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu +more
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"Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfit hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7”s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, BRSB are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is finding out what covers they chose. They go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance floor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit 'Dirt Off Your Shoulder'. The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance floor filler is their bottom heavy, four on the floor version of Sylvester’s classic 'I Need Somebody To Love Tonight'. By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it." - Big Crown Records

  • sophomore full-length from elusive German steelpan outfit
  • includes covers of Jay-Z, Sylvester, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu + more
  • deep emerald colored vinyl
  • limited edition of 200
  • music label: Big Crown Records 2021
UPC: 349223009569

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