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NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES: Remixed Feast Of Jazz (2012)

Jazz-funky outfit Nick Pride & The Pimptones get a largely jazz-breaks makeover of their latest LP Midnight Feast Of Jazz from the likes of Fab Samperi, Diesler, Danny Massure and so on and so forth. Best cuts come in the form of Smoove (of Smoove & Turrell fame) and his drums of death re-version of Waitin So Long, Nick Pride and co themselves with their jazz-chunky Pimptroduction

NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES feat. JESS ROBERTS: Waitin So Long (Smoove remix) video (2011)

Here we are then – Smoove’s drums of death, ‘coal funk’ reboot of the Jess Roberts-featuring debut single and best track off Nick Pride & The Pimptones’ new long player Midnight Feast Of Jazz. It’s shot on a rooftop for added drama, not sure where though – the derelict cargo cranes in the background speak perhaps of Newcastle’s industrial past but the sun’s shining so it can’t be there, surely, since it’s always either raining or hunched under doomy grey clouds?

NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES: Midnight Feast Of Jazz – Album (2011) + ‘Waitin So Long’ video

Midnight feast of jazz? I’d rather have a 3.a.m. dirty funk kebab but go on then… My first experience of Newcastle jazzbos Nick Pride & The Pimptones was the Smoove retouch of their Deeper Pimp thing on Wack Records featuring an Aretha acapella. You might have thought that with a band name like the Pimptones that their releases would be rich in wah-wah licks and hot-buttered basslines but over half the musicians in the band tote some kind of metal wind instrument

NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES/ THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE: Deeper Pimp (Smoove re-touch)/ Turn It Up 7” – Wack Records W07

Oh shit! Double funky trouble from Smoove’s Wack Records with more than a dash of the mambo in the second track…
Nick Pride & The Pimptones- Deeper Pimp (Smoove Re-touch)
A long time ago in a far away galaxy, a Band of musicians got together with the queen of soul music to lay down some of the heaviest funk tunes known to mankind. This version was never released until it was recently discovered by aliens who kindly transported the master tape back to planet earth.
The Breakbeat Junkie – Turn It Up
Coming straight outa Nottingham the pause button master decided to ditch his cassette tapes and ZX spectrum for 21st century computer and keyboard and has since fast grown a reputation amongst avid beat heads for making superb slices of Funk, Hip-Hop and breaks and rarely would it deviate…the rest is history.
All aboard the Funky break train!
Out 5 October on Wack Records

Listen to Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Deeper Pimp (Smoove re-touch)/ The Breakbeat Junkie – Turn It Up

Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Myspace

The Breakbeat Junkie – Myspace