Dr Hypenstein

by Redtenbacher's Funkestra

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Peter Jones
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Peter Jones Top class music - the jazz roots are still clear but the funk lies thick here... watch out for the heavy rock, though! ;) The title track is a great opener and it's followed by a heavily mixed phat funk number. There are couple I'm not so keen on - the band covers a wide set of styles - with Bassbulator being the low point (not just in pitch). Bassface works much better - I like the more natural feel. The two closing tracks are close to favourites, too. Lots to like, whatever funks you. Favorite track: Swagger.
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Ben Plunkett it's basically bad ass! as bad ass as they come. Favorite track: Dr Hypenstein.
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On “Dr Hypenstein”, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra brings their danceable brand of funk to 2015, laying down 13 of their funkiest grooves yet, from the fluty can’t-stop-your-feet sounds of the title track to the heavy crunch of “Swagger,” then letting the atomic dogs out with “Cave Canem” and the percolating “Funktionality".

London-based bassist, composer, arranger and bandleader Stefan Redtenbacher is the mastermind behind Dr Hypenstein, which includes the bass-driven “Bass Face” and “Bassbulator,” the dare-you-not-to-move “Right On It” and “Supergalactic", and expands on previous material to incorporate electronic sounds in all the while standing proud with the history of funk.

This is the eighth album from Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, which regularly performs at (and packs) London’s legendary 606 Club and other established London venues. Guest musicians have included Fred Wesley, Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, “Doc” Kupka, Lee Thornburg and Lenny Pickett from Tower of Power, Eric Krasno of Soulive, Stanton Moore of Galactic and the horn sections from Prince, Incognito and The Brand New Heavies.

The Austrian-born Redtenbacher fell for Herbie Hancock and Maceo Parker early on, then studied at the Vienna Conservatory and Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and has recorded and performed with legends including Steve Winwood, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse, Lulu, Mica Paris, and Herb Alpert.

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released January 27, 2015

Produced by Stefan Redtenbacher and Thomas Feurer.

All tracks written by Stefan Redtenbacher and Thomas Feurer. Published by Hypenstein Publishing (ASCAP) and Wooden Hat Music (ASCAP). Administered by Wooden Hat Music (ASCAP).

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Redtenbacher's Funkestra UK

Austrian-bred bassist and funk fiend Stefan Redtenbacher is an anomaly, anachronism and a defiant demolisher of the pigeon- hole. Currently based in London, Stefan and his band Redtenbacher’s Funkestra deliver “out-and-out spectacular funk” (Snowboy) or, as UK Bass Guitar Magazine put it, “a near perfect slice of jazz-funk from one of Europe’s great players.” ... more

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