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Ikebe Shakedown


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“Ikebe Shakedown re–creates the kind of vibrant vintage funk that sends crate–digging DJs into spasms of joy…” – TimeOut New York
“Ikebe Shakedown has a sound that is undeniably all their own” – KEXP, Seattle
Over the past ten years, Ikebe Shakedown has refined a sound that defies genre. Their tracks bring the primal elements of ’70s soul, raw funk, and cinematic soundtracks together with a relentless groove and soaring melodies. Each release has successively pushed their explosive instrumental style further, wowing audiences around the world. Now, after building their own analog studio, Hive Mind Recording, hitting the road with some of the most revered acts in the Brooklyn soul scene, and embracing day-in, day-out living in NYC, the band is back with The Way Home (Colemine Records), an album so hot, you'll need to scrape the wax off your turntable.
While the band has always been known for danceable grooves, The Way Home delves deeper into what it means to move people. So, if you think you know Ikebe Shakedown, check out The Way Home and prepare to be awakened. And if you've never listened, welcome to a sound that's richly familiar but unlike anything you've heard before.


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