Orgone Releasing New Album in 2015
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:05:06
In the 1970s, there was a plethora of self-contained R&B/funk bands such as The Meters, Kool & the Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, War, Parliament/Funkadelic, Mandrill, Rufus and of course James Brown's JB's, who were creating expansive combinations of R&B, funk, rock, Latin and pan-African sounds, often via wide-ranging, incendiary live performances that put them on the cutting edge of global music-making.
Over time, the rise of hip-hop and disco eclipsed the great R&B/funk bands, though ironically their funk grooves were resurrected by hip-hop artists via sampling from the late '80s on. A new generation of artists has rediscovered this music and have begun resurrecting and re-shaping it for 21st Century ears.
One of the best of the new generation funk/R&B bands is Orgone, an eight-person group now fronted by scorching-hot vocalist Adryon de Leon.
Beginning as a largely instrumental band nearly a decade ago, Orgone, with the addition of DeLeon, and increased touring up to 150 dates a year, have evolved to become a high-energy band with extraordinary command of a wide range of R&B and funk grooves, laced with jazz, Latin and rock music.
Orgone have just been signed by Shanachie Entertainment and are now recording a new album—their first with DeLeon— slated for April release.
Here's a taste of what Orgone can do live:
Who is excited about Orgone?