Swiss electronic project Shakedown (brothers Mandrax & Seb K) collaborate with American record producer, vocalist and funk legend Bootsy Collins for a Glitterbox release. Most known for their UK Top 10 hit ‘At Night’, released on Defected, Shakedown have been producing music for over 20 years and have apparently performed on major world stages after achieving international recognition in the early-noughties.
A collaborator of James Brown and George Clinton, ranked number four bassist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, Bootsy Collins is recognised for his influence on popular culture. Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Flea, Dr. Dre, Rick James, Prince, Daft Punk, Primus, and Thundercat are apparently all admirers of him.
His body of work often shows of his vocal style which features on this collaboration. ‘Funky And You Know It’ takes the styles of these two longstanding artists and combines them for this release.
This package offers two very different interpretations of the same song, with the Main Mix offering a mellow, groovy electro-funk feel while the House Mix is a harder, faster club-ready outing.
It's out 29 September on Glitterbox Recordings.