2. Give Me
4. Chronic Steady
5. Black Panther
6. Motor Psycho
8. Dejar de Pensar
11. Big Drummer
12. Rebel Smile
For those of you who follow La Kinky Beat, the title of their new album, the second disc they have cut, will not surprise you. Of course, One more time, is the battle cry of musicians who refuse to leave the stage. And the truth is that these Barcelonans, formed in bands like Trimelón, Jaleo Real or Mano Chao´s Radio Bemba, have done everything including pumping gas. Or at least this is what they claim in the frank, “Mas de lo mismo” (More of the same), the last song on this highly anticipated CD.
Their debut album, Made in Barcelona (Kasba Music, 2004) and the remix album that followed it, RMX (Kasba Music, 2005), catapulted La Kinky Beat onto the stage and onto a non-stop series of concerts throughout Spain, then to Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. And just like that, hundreds of “One more times”, making the whole world dance to the festive sound and the tremendously forceful Kinky Style live.
On One more time, we find in the new musical blend a perfect beat thanks to the tremendous base and percussion line on top of which are played rocksteady, reggae, rock´n´roll, ska, hip hop, dub, funk, and the band’s characteristic, electronic jungle and drum´n´bass rhythms. This last characteristic is enriched by the Italian DJ and MC, Rude, the newest addition to the Kinky Beat family, who the band relies on to reinforce and define the electronic pulse, both in the studio and live in concert.
Also notable is the work of Tomás Arroyos (Mano Negra, Color Humano, Dusminguet), producer, along with La Kinky Beat, of One more time, who has managed to give personality and cohesion to a group of diverse songs, like the reggae cuts, “Vaffanculo” and “Chronic Steady”, the punk-rock song, “Big drummer”, the pop “Eternity”, the hip hop cut with a sense of humor, “Monster”, themes including sampling, like “Dejar de pensar” (Stop thinking) or pure Kinky Beat themes, like “Black Panther” and “Rebel smile”.
The collaborators noted on the album jacket include: Joni Ferzeta, responsible for the graphic design, who has also collaborated in the past and two ex-guitar players with La Kinky Beat, David Bourguignon, a member of Radio Bemba, who also produced the La Kinky Beat´s first CD and the energetic Madjid Fahem, also a member of Radio Bemba.
Well then, “One more time” as long as the body lasts!