The new album by “Soultrend Orchestra” is entitled “84 King Street”, the band gets bigger and presents a more ambitious project than the previous one. The main inspiration is clearly the disco sound of Nile Rodgers & Chic who have been so popular of lately with a worldwide rebirth of this musical style, the sound of the album is also dipping into the Italo House tradition, recently re-evaluated in today’s world of dance, by Italian producers like Mauro Malavasi and his most famous projects “Change” and “Peter Jaques Band”.
More than 35 musicians and singers have taken part in the recording of the Orchestra’s album. Among the featuring vocalists, Lucy Campeti (from the Duo Groovy Sistas, who has worked with Gabin, Franco Micalizzi, Gloria Gaynor and Mario Biondi), Ely Bruna (who has featured in most of Papik’s projects), Frankie Lovecchio (who has collaborated with Claudio Baglioni, Delegation, Mario Biondi, Mike Francis and Amy Stewart), the soul Band “Adika Pongo” (who in 2011 released an album for the historic UK soul label “Expansion Records”), Frankie Pearl (from the Duo “Groovy Sistas”), a very talented singer. Los Angeles born, who has featured in the recent years in various Rai TV Shows; Anna Fondi (one half of the “More Blonde” duo), highly demanded as a vocalist for international dance projects; Letizia Liberati (“More Blonde”), Isabella Canana, Dario Daneluz, all three well-known Italian session vocalists, and to complete the list the Soul duo Janine Johnson and Eli Thompson, aka “Westcost Soulstars”. Endless are also the important collaboration of over 20 musicians involved with the Orchestra.
The title “84 King Street” refers to the address of New York legendary “Paradise Garage” disco where Larry Levan (world renowned Disco DJ) was the main resident and where Disco Music had its highest peak in popularity during the second half of 70’s. 17 original tracks and 2 covers (One of them, “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by Taste Of Honey, a classic Disco masterpiece reinterpreted here by Frankie Pearl.
The album is dedicated to three giants of Soul Dance who left us in recent past: Maurice White, Bernard Edwards and Barry White.