Friday, April 30, 2010

Rephrase Interview & Exclusive Track

Rephrase has been making waves since his first solo release in 2003 with a distinctive blend of musicality and raw dancefloor-friendly groove.

With releases on GoodGroove, Freestyle, Timewarp, Hed Kandi and many more and support from big name DJs such as Giles Peterson and John Stapleton - Rephrase's influence is as broad as his eclectic taste in music.

As we await the release of his third album, 'Taking On An Army', the Australian funkster took time out to talk to and share an exclusive download with the community.

Tell us a bit about the new album.

This is my third studio album, it took a bit over a year to make, as you can hear there are many influences going on. I was lucky enough to get jazz trumpet legend James Morrison to play on the opening track.

Plus there's heaps of vocalists that I collaborated with on this effort. Merenia, Mitchell Anderson and Paula Baxter from Australia, MC Vandal from Canada and Shabaka from the USA.

You've described your process in making this album as "taking a songwriter's approach", did anyone in particular influence your sound?

Smoove & Turrell's Antique Soul album was a big influence on this album and I was also listening to Jazzanova's new one, Elektrons, N.E.R.D, Beach Boys, Kero One, Motown and Mr Scruff.

When is the album due to drop, and where can we get it?

I'm releasing this album myself on Rephrase Music on May 17th digitally worldwide through iTunes.

For updates on what's happening join my facebook page.

What are your thoughts on the NuFunk scene in 2010?

I've been making this sort of music for a while now and it's good to see people supporting it finally.

Big ups to the crew at for pushing the sound through their site.

And finally, tell us about the exclusive track you've got for us.

It's a remix off the new album, it's brand new, no one has got it yet! It's by two guys from Perth, Australia called Assembly Line.

These guys are the real deal, I'm sure you'll be hearing more from them, they have a release on Cardboard City.

Props to Rephrase for taking the time to talk to us. Listen to the free track below and if you want to get your hands on a copy of this exclusive track, as well as a whole bunch of other goodies, head over to our exclusive Member's Vault and download the 'Megabundle'. This is a members-only forum, so if you're not a member yet, join up HERE.

Reprhase - Best Of Both Worlds (Assembly Line Remix) by

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