Wednesday, February 4, 2009

6ix Toys (Self-Titled)

Year : 2008
Label : FW (First World Records)
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz, Soul, Electronic
Style : Jazz Funk, Fun/Soul, Hip-Hop, Fusion

Originally from Liverpool, based around the brothers Bernardis and Fred Ruddick, 6ix Toys mix Jazz & Funk with the use of turntables, all in a fusion style approaching the sound of their influences : James Brown & The JBs, The Meters and in particular the japanese jazz band  Soil & Pimp Sessions. Their first live performance takes place at The Isle of Wight Festival in 2008. The Line-up incorporates additional musician Emma Welsby on percussions and special guest Mike Davis from British jazz rock band of the seventies The Keef Hartley Band. Titles include featurings with the british blues singer Connie Lush on Paint The Toon, MC Yarah Bravo (from DJ Vadim' Hip Hop group One Self) on Wanna Ride and Katie Miller on Cannibal Lunch. This Jazz Funk' blend is associated with different style as Afro Cuban Jazz (Mosquito & P-Knuckle) or Hip Hop (Wake 'N' Bake & Wanna Ride). Produced by Fred Ruddick.

Marco Bernardis_tenor sax,
Paul Burton_trombone
Tom Ashbrook_electric piano, organ, piano
Mark Beaney_guitar
Jacob Foordonç_bass
Adam Beaney_drums
DJ Fred Ruddick_cuts & scratches

01. Paint The Toon
02. Skreech
03. Voodoo People
04. Mosquito
05. Wake 'N' Bake
06. Wanna Ride
07. Bend Your Knee
08. Giggle
09. Cannibal Lunch
10. P-Knuckle
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