Brooklyn Funk Essentials are back in the studio recording new material. This time, they have chosen to work at the legendary Atlantis Studios in Stockholm.
The studio, which is famous for its collection of pristine vintage instruments and mics, centres around a glorious Neve board, which has lived there since 1974. The band chose to set up all instruments in a circle in the big recording room, as intimacy and contact between the musicians was more important than sound separation.
The band started off by rehearsing and arranging new songs at drummer Hux Flux's rehearsal room. Some songs have been developed during live gigs in the last twelve months. Others are completely new. This will be the first release by BFE featuring their new lead singer, Alison Limerick. But long time BFE guitaris/singer, Desmond Foster, is also doing a good amount of lead vocals on the new recordings.
Expect a new EP to drop on Dorado Records in June 2018, followed by the complete LP album later in the year. The band will continue to write and record during the summer, as well as trying some of the new songs out at a few select live venues. Watch this space for more updates.