MP3 The Cheebacabra - Metamorphosis
New school funk for old school heads.
10 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Funk, JAZZ: Acid Jazz
The Cheebacabra''s debut album presents an onslaught of tight beats and catchy instrumental grooves, a unique fusion of soul, funk, jazz, and electronica.
"New school funk for old school heads! A nice new offering from the West Coast, with sly, sinister grooves, punctuated by all manner of keys, be they Fender Rhodes, groovy organ or quacking clavinet."
*Amoeba Records says:
"The Cheebacabra comes crooked with sopping wet funkstamentals. Score your own personal porns with these synth heavy groovers. Like funk in a smoking jacket."
*Expose Magazine says:
"Skillfully mimics the sounds and styles of classic jazz-funk."
Check out the track "Push" which Nic Harcourt spun on his "Best of 2003" Sounds Eclectic show.
This CD was also cited by Filter Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Albums of 2003".
Featuring the Following Players:
Cheeba (drums, organ, piano, fender rhodes, synths)
Alex Veley (clavinet, organ, rhodes)
Daniel Gould (organ, sax)
Steve Black (guitar)
Victor Tapia (percussion)
Aja West (drum fill)
A Brief History of The Cheebacabra:
At age 18, Cheeba was hired as a member of the Dust Brothers production team, an opportunity that enabled him to work alongside some of modern music''s most innovative artists, including Money Mark, Run DMC, Beck, and Santana. Three years and hundreds of songs later, Cheeba had learned a thing or two about production and beat-making as can be evidenced on an early Cheeba remix, "Hit Me Again", off of the Fight Club soundtrack.
After leaving the Dust camp, Cheeba relocated to his hometown of Seattle and began working on his first solo production: "Metamorphosis". Enlisting the talents of several other musicians, The Cheebacabra was formed, a septet of some of the West Coast''s funkiest underground players (including ex-Maktub keyboardist Alex Veley and percussionist Victor Tapia of San Diego''s B-Side Players). Enjoy!