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Listen to the Vintage Funk-Inspired Single off Soul Clap’s New Self-Titled LP

Their latest record includes collaborations from funk greats including Billy “Bass” Nelson and Nona Hendryx.

by Oliver Kinkel
Aug 18 2016, 6:40pm

Artwork courtesy of label

Massachusetts duo Soul Clap announced the upcoming release of their second, self-titled LP today. Soul Clap will be released on !K7 records—which boasts a gargantuan roster including Paul Van Dyk and Psychic TV—and through smaller Brooklyn collective Crew Love. This record is their first full length in four years, following 2012's EFUNK (an abbreviation for Everybody's Freaky Under Nature's Kingdom).

A single titled "Shine (This is It)" featuring seasoned funk vocalist Non Hendryx accompanies the announcement. Hendryx is best known as a founding member of Labelle, the 1970s all-girl group responsible for the titillating dance floor classic, "Lady Marmalade." On "Shine," Soul Clap lays down infectious synth and horn riffs but forfeits most of the attention to Hendryx's soaring vocals. It's a refreshing reminder of electronic music's roots in disco and funk.

Soul Clap comes out on October 14. Listen to "Shine (This is It)" below and read about how Eli, one half of Soul Clap, lost his virginity.