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The Mighty Mocambos
A: International Cypher
B: Queen 16 Theme
Back in 2013 we took ourselves on a discographic adventure without really knowing what we were doing! Who would have thought that 10 years later, we’d be releasing our 50th 45 RPM record?
As luck would have it, we are happy to announce our new release, in collab with one of the flagship bands from today’s funk scene, Germany’s own "Mighty Mocambos”, who have been delivering their instrumental groove and Caribbean vibes via their alter ego, "Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band" across Europe for more than fifteen years.
So, what better way to immortalize the raw and intense live sound that they’re famous for than releasing a record on our favourite format?
Two sides recorded live on tape during the “Queen 16 B-Girl battle” in Berlin in 2022. Somewhat reminiscent of Can's "Vitamin C”, the A side "International Cypher" has an oriental funk feel thanks to the use of the sharp sound of an electric Phin (Thai guitar), while the straight up percussive funk instrumental "Queen 16 theme" pays tribute to the B-Girls only festival, of which the soundtrack was designed for the occasion.