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THE GRITS: Make A Sound (album) (2014)

Make A Sound The GritsRating: ★★★★★ Brighton’s The Grits sally forth for the autumn with their second full-length effort and Make A Sound indeed, though there are significant developments in their – er – sound from the band’s self-titled debut. Vocalist Sophie Adler-McKean has joined the group for starters and appears on more than half the tracks but while she might exhort the listener to, “make a sound

THE GRITS: Make A Sound (Like James Brown)/ Yeah No (2013)

The Grits have a new 45 out and it’s called Make A Sound (Like James Brown). And we all know what that means, right? Owwwwww! Good god! Hah! Let me hear it now! Huh! Do it! Funk-y! Uhh! That’s right – it means gritty, psychedelic funk and vocalist Sophie Adler Mckean is on hand again to give the music invented by the late, great JB a swinging London vibe. Appropriately enough we

THE GRITS: Break of the week (2013) Free download

If you make hip-hop or party breaks then every week between now and the release of Brighton funk crew The Grits‘ new single is your birthday week. Why? Because these raw funk renegades are releasing a WAV file of one of their drum breaks every Saturday until their new 45 comes out. For you to sample. Gratis. Brighton’s The Grits have been dropping quality lo-fi, psychedelic funk for

MONKEYBOXING.COM presents: Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 3 (2013) Free download

Filthy rhythm? Dirty soul? If you haven’t got ’em you want them. If you’ve got them you’ll want more. So here it is then – monkeyboxing.com’s annual treat – Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul: Vol. 3 – a free unmixed ‘mixtape’ celebration of some of the biggest bangers (and not a few of the monkey’s favourite cuts) from the last twelve months of FUNK, SOUL, HIP-HOP, PARTY BREAKS and REGGAE

THE GRITS: Black Sambuca (2012)

Brighton funk crew The Grits continue to broaden their horizons with new single Black Sambuca. Earlier this year they employed their first vocalist for the storming double header of Sonics cover Strychnine backed with Funky Mile. This time around it’s a sitar funk instrumental. And not just any old sitar funk instrumental but one named for the most evil alcoholic beverage known to man

THE GRITS: Strychnine/ (I’d Walk) A Funky Mile (2012)

Rating: ★★★★★
It’s been a while since the last drop from The Grits but proper funk filth takes a while to cook up and both cuts on this 45 are pure dirt. A-side garage rock cover Strychnine lays down a stop-starty, itching, scratching line of poison that should see off the deluded who keep insisting that MOR acid jazz is ‘deep funk’ while the super-heavy