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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Represent b/w Juicy Fruit (Vinyl 7″)

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND:  Represent Juicy FruitBlimey is it summer already? Of course it’s not! Yet the arrival of a new Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band 7″ always makes it seem that way somehow and new one Represent, featuring the previously unheard Juicy Fruit on the flip, is no exception. Represent you will recognise from last summer’s triumphant third LP, Expansions – a minimal but heavyweight chugger that RZA would’ve lapped up
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Expansions

Rating: ★★★★★ We all heard Expansions, the third LP from steel drum funkers Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band was on the way, right? And not just heard about it either but checked previews of some tracks and got a single-length taster in the form of recent 45 Dirt Off Your Shoulder with I Need Somebody To Love on the flip. A full preview was tightly under wraps though, even when it came to
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Vinyl 7″)

Dirt Off Your Shoulder BacaoIf you wanted a taster of the next Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band LP, Expansions, due at the end of next week (and lord only knows why you wouldn’t!) then here it is – lead single Dirt Off Your Shoulder backed with I Need Somebody To Love. The first is, of course, a fluid steel drum funk version of the 2009 Timbaland-powered Jay-Z cut that’s so classy, it’ll have you brushing your
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: My Jamaican Dub b/w The Healer (Vinyl 7″)

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: My Jamaican Dub b/w The Healer (Vinyl 7Now here’s a band who always know what time it is when it comes to covers. Yep – you better believe I’m talking ’bout Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band who are about to drop 55 gallon steel drum covers of both Grace Jones and Erykah Badu numbers by way of a new 45 single. On one side, Jones’ farty-bassed, 1983, electro-dub cut My Jamaican Guy gets re-envisaged as a minimal
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: 1 Thing

Ok so here’s one thing that’ll get you trippin’ – Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s 1 Thing cover of Amerie’s massive 2005 funky rnb classic. So that means they have to play drums like The Meters’ ‘Zigaboo’ Modeliste and deliver a steel drum melody that covers the guitar and Amerie’s vocals right? Right. It’s a tough call but the monkey reckons they’ve nailed it up pretty tight and
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Xxplosive/ Burn (Vinyl 7″)

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND:  Xxplosive/ Burn (Vinyl 7With a follow-up to debut LP 55 already waiting in the wings for a September release, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band keep up the momentum with a new 45 – Xxplosive b/w Burn. Hmm – those track titles sound familiar don’t they – could they reflect the band’s predilection for nineties/ naughties hip-hop? They could! Side A of the 7″ finds Dre’s
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: 55 (2016)

55 Bacao Rhythm Steel BandRating: ★★★★★ It’s been a long old wait since the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band‘s 2007 debut seven inch of two steel drum Meters covers and the follow-up (2008’s long sold-out and much sought after cover of 50 Cent’s P.I.M.P. which people will still insist is the original sample source) but debut LP 55 is finally here. It’s the culmination of an obsession with steel drums developed by
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Love Like This/ Dog Was A Doughnut (2016)

Love Like This Bacao Steel Rhythm BandHas your hotly anticipated LP been put back a couple of months? No worries. Why not release another seven inch to keep punters fluffed? In this case a funky steel drum cover of Faith Evans’ 90s cut Love Like This on the A side and a funky steel drum cover (well – they are the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band) of Cat Steven’s 70s electronica curio Dog Was A Doughnut? Yep – not bad – nice
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