MP3 The Bluefoot Project - Observations
Chocolate Fireguard presents: gorgeous soul funk trip hop from the UK featuring the outstanding vocals of Rachel Modest. Critically acclaimed over in England, while recently in the US, the band was the 5th most requested artist on KCRW radio in LA.
7 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Trip Hop, JAZZ: Acid Jazz
There is a serious buzz about The Bluefoot Project: "fans of Massive Attack and Grand Central your new favourite band is here, stunning" (Muzik Magazine) Watch this space!
Some UK press for "Observations"
DJ MAGAZINE 5/5 ''SUREPLAYER'' SLOT RnB section:
"This is an absolutely blinding EP worth discovering! The guys deserve top marks on the vibes, vocals and production and mixology departments. The top side''s mixes include the delicately soulfully sung mellow jazz-funk original, and the disco guitared, atmospheric stringed jazz-funking glorious 8 minute-plus Cienna remix''. Discover the delicious, atmospheric hiphop tinged slo-mo leftfield soulsters ''I dont need you'' and ''Keep a secret''. For more on TBP and similarly engaging leftfield-ish stuff, check out Chocolate Fireguard''s Taster: Sounds From The Funky Underground Volume 2 compo"
(nb with this review The Bluefoot Project hurdled the likes of Jill Scott and Jamiroquai to the ''sureplayer'' slot)
''another great soulful vocal from the excellent Rachel Modest'' International DJ Magazine
Once in a while, a voice comes along to knock you sideways. That voice belongs to Rachel Modest. Finishing some of her work here "with child", her lyrical observations have a timeless, deep rooted spirituality sadly lacking in most contemporary "soul influenced" music. Her tone, melody and rich vocal harmonies contrive some of the most beautiful and truly soulful utterances you may be privileged to hear all year.
"Observations" is the debut release from West Yorkshire''s rising stars "The Bluefoot Project" Straight to the point and distinctly urban, the band who are reputedly named after Leeds City Centre''s "ladies of the night " prove their song writing superiority over the rest of the pack. The band kick out a cool live soul with deep grooves over lush sample based technologies. Seasoned through appearances in club venues and festivals in the UK and Eire (already including Glastonbury 2000, 2002, 2003) BFP produce clever, but airy song structures with enough space to let Rachel''s nebulous vocal experience shine through.
The Bluefoot Project release their output on Chocolate Fireguard, a cutting edge independent label set up by Pat Fulgoni, singer with the band Kava Kava. They recently followed up "Observations" with the critically acclaimed CD album "Brave" (also available here on Chocolate Fireguard) More Bluefoot Project material is available on the Chocolate Fireguard "Taster Sounds From The Funky Underground" compilation series (also available here) and the new compilation "Interesting Flavours" which features the band alongside tracks from artists including Bentley Rhythm Ace, Freddy Fresh, Jason Sparks and features a new remix of Bluefoot Project material by the Awayteam!
For vinyl junkies there''s limited edition samplers of both "Brave" and "Observations" available.
While the band work on their second full length album, Rachel has been notching up sessions for the likes of Jason Sparks. Kava Kava, LA Cedille and for labels such as Robsoul (France) First In Flight (US) and Emotif (UK)