XXX

Jimmy Edgar

XXX

!K7 Records

Jimmy Edgar’s name brand and unique style of space funk is something everybody should hear.  He puts to work hundreds of beeps and boops and every sort of glitch imaginable with each beat, creating incredibly complex (and excellent) funk-fused electro-jams in every track.  Hailing from Detroit, Edgar began his first performances at only 15, DJing at packed city raves.  Since then he has released four albums, numerous EPs and countless recognizable remixes of favorite mainstream and underground acts.   Once XXX hits stores it will mark the release of Edgar’s fifth full-length, and again with this release he shows no signs of slowing down.  It’s raw, unique and clever in a way that only the best electronica can manage; XXX will be a staple of Edgar’s releases for time to come.  Each track is refreshingly new, complete with all sorts of back-up vocals from some classy and soulful R&B to Microsoft Sam-esque computer talk, while all together holding together Edgar’s sense of individualism and his own eccentricity, which shows through clearest in the albums unique set of song titles (“Hot, Raw, Sex” comes to mind).  It’s clear he is a student of music as well; his formal knowledge isn’t hidden within the funky space tunes (before his experiments in electronica, Edgar speaks of his love in performing improvised jazz).   So if you’re a lover of the genre and are interested in expanding some borders, XXX is for you (and for any of those lovers of good-old-fashioned funk looking for new settings).

Released:  9/14/2010

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