Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - Stop Look Listen (2016)
Funk, Soul | MP3 320 kbps | 42:35 min | ~105 Mb
Label: Record Kicks | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016
After three years of waiting since her seminal Sister funk hit single "2 Kinds Of Men", Record Kicks finally presents Stop Look Listen, the 2016 debut album from the new Oporto soul diva Marta Ren & The Groovelvets. Anticipated from the first single "I'm Not A Regular Woman", produced and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by New Max from Portuguese funk combo Expensive Soul and mastered in NYC by Andy Vandette, Stop Look Listen is pure dynamite and follows the best tradition of the Soul Sisters of the 60s. Marta Ren, not surprisingly described as the new Marva Whitney, brilliantly supported by her super tight eight-piece rhythm and soul combo The Groovelvets, serves you 11 tracks of pure fire and takes-no-prisoners. From the floorshakin' opening track "Don't Look" to the mellow feel-good anthems "Smiling Faces", "So Long" and the afro-tastic "Be Ma Fela", the Portuguese combo deliver a visceral deep funk album, proving that they're the new 'real deal'.