Warming up the end of the summer, Brooklyn Funk Essentials release the single ‘Watcha Want From Me’ / ‘Miss Mess’ on Dorado Records. Currently topping Spotify’s All Funked Up playlist, ‘Watcha Want From Me’ is a re-work of the Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva song from Knuckles’ 1995 album ‘Welcome To The Real World’. Brooklyn Funk Essentials leader Lati Kronlund was one of the co-writers of the original, and here the band have given it an uptempo boogie vibe with Alison Limerick on co-lead vocals, and also sharpened the lyrics to make them reflect the seemingly never-ending plight for civil rights.
‘Miss Mess’ is a psychedelic kraut dub joint, where saxophonist Anna Brooks weaves dreamy melodies over drummer Hux Flux’s broken beats. The song came together as a studio jam during sessions fro the ‘Stay Good’ album, which is currently in the pressing plants for an early autumn release.