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PR: Dennis Coffey - Record Store Day 7" Steinski Remix
Posted by Steve Juon at Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 3:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



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Dennis Coffey - Record Store Day 7" Steinski Remix

* http://www.denniscoffeysite.com/http://www.twitter.com/DennisCoffeyDET *
 
Following the recent announcement of the superb new self-titled studio album by Detroit guitar legend, Dennis Coffey, Strut will be accompanying the release with an exclusive 45 issue for this year’s Record Store Day featuring one digital-only track from the album and a brand new remix by producer legend, Steinski.
 
The release reinforces the strong, long-standing link between Coffey’s music and the world of hip hop – Coffey originals like ’Scorpio’ and ’Taurus’ have become bona fide breakbeat staples sampled by many, from Blackalicious to LL Cool J. And Steinski is cemented in hip hop history as one of the most important cut-up DJ / producers of all time, unleashing the seminal ’Lessons’ cut-up series alongside Double Dee in 1983/4 – the break from Coffey’s ’Scorpio’ appeared in the last of these mixes, ’Lesson 3.’ Steinski would later touch the national charts with Kennedy assassination broadcast-sampling ’The Motorcade Sped On.’ More recently, he has recorded for Ninja Tune and has worked on various soundtrack projects for TV and ads.
 
For this new 45, Steinski tackles an instrumental track from the ’Dennis Coffey’ album sessions, ’Ubiquitous.’ The original version, also featured here, is a pulsing breakbeat chugger true to the style of Coffey’s ’70s instrumental work on Sussex Records. Steinski re-works the track subtly, re-arranging the guitar ad organ parts and allowing the riffs to simmer on a shuffling, funky backbeat. Copies are strictly limited.

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Dennis Coffey At SXSW 2011
Weds. March 16: Wax Poetics Showcase @ Scoot Inn (special guest appearance)
Sat. March 19: Hotel San Jose w/ Black Angels, Black Joe Lewis & more
Sat. March 19: Official Showcase @ Beauty Bar w/ Brownout, T Bird & The Breaks

Dennis Coffey will be touring internationally throughout 2011.
Booking agents: Dave Kaplan and Bruce Solar for The Agency Group (N.America), Clementine Bunel at 2 For The Road Productions (Europe)
Management: Christian Fuller and Chris Peters for Bad Data Management

Strut are proud to announce a priority release for 2011, the new studio album by
Detroit guitar legend, Dennis Coffey. Guitarist of choice for major artists as diverse as Del Shannon, Funkadelic and The Temptations, Coffey was a member of the original Motown ’Funk Brothers’ backing band and was key in bringing heavy wah wah guitar to soul and R&B during the late ’60s. The canon of classics featuring Coffey’s work is immense - from The Temptations’ "Ball Of Confusion’ and ’Cloud Nine’ to Edwin Starr’s ’War’ and Freda Payne’s ’Band Of Gold,’ the list is a roll-call of classic soul and R&B landmarks.
 
As a solo artist, Coffey is perhaps best known for a series of rare groove classics during the early ‘70s including the million-selling breakbeat staple ‘Scorpio’ and soundtrack to cult action flick ’Black Belt Jones.’ Alongside producer Mike Theodore, his ‘70s ‘Theo-Coff’ productions and his prolific guitar work ranged from raw funk to classic disco, including CJ & Co’s Devil’s Gun and The Sylvers’ Boogie Fever.
 
For 2011, Dennis Coffey’s new self-titled album is a revelation, a dense, fuzz-heavy haze of incendiary psychedelic soul. Much of the set recalls the sentiments of earlier solo work such as his seminal, trippy Hair ’N’ Thangs album. For these sessions, in addition to a host of new compositions, Coffey personally cherry-picks tracks upon which he first appeared and enlists an illustrious guest list for all-new interpretations. Stones Throw’s new soul hero Mayer Hawthorne takes up The Parliaments’ poignant mid-tempo swayer ’All Your Goodies Are Gone, " Fanny Franklin from killer Hollywood funk combo Orgone voices a new version of Wilson Pickett’s psych-soul jam ’Don’t Knock My Love’ and Lisa Kekaula from California garage-soul band The Bellrays takes on the 100 Proof Aged In Soul stomper ’Somebody’s Been Sleeping.’ The Detroit connection looms large throughout the set- Mick Collins from the Dirtbombs  alongside Detroit Cobras’ Rachel Nagy unleash a dark, brooding take on Funkadelic’s ’I Bet You.’ UK chart sensation Paolo Nutini contributes a passionate version of Rodriguez' "Only Good For Conversation." Completing the list of collaborations, Milwaukee funk sensations Kings Go Forth (Luaka Bop) mould an intense funk jam around some heavy Coffey licks on ’Miss Millie.’
 
For his new compositions on the album, Coffey revisits the uncompromising instrumental style he is renowned for. Album opener ’7th Galaxy’ echoes the hard guitar ’n’ breaks of his Detroit Guitar Band recordings for Sussex, ’Knockabout’ whips up an epic funky soundtrack groove and ’Space Traveller’ simmers on a sleazy, guitar-drenched, slo mo workout.
 
Dennis Coffey will be touring internationally throughout 2011, including dates at SXSW
Booking agents: Dave Kaplan and Bruce Solar for The Agency Group (N.America)
Clementine Bunel for 2ForTheRoad Productions (Europe/ROW)
Management: Christian Fuller and Chris Peters for Bad Data Management

Tracklist
1. 7th Galaxy
2. Don't Knock My Love feat. Fanny Franklin
3. All Your Goodies Are Gone feat. Mayer Hawthorne
4. I Bet You feat. Mick Collins of Dirtbombs and Rachel Nagy
5. Miss Millie feat. Kings Go Forth
6. Somebody's Been Sleeping feat. Lisa Kekaula
7. Plutonius
8. Knockabout
9. Only Good For Conversation feat. Paolo Nutini
10. Space Traveller
11. Don't Knock My Love (Part 2)
 
For More Information, Check Out:
* http://www.denniscoffeysite.com/ *
* http://www.twitter.com/DennisCoffeyDET *
* http:/www.strut-records.com *



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