Straighten Out

A 6 track funk album (19m 2s) — released April 12th 2010 on Freestyle Records
It's not often a team up of this high calibre can happen but thank goodness this one did: Randa Khamis (of Randa & The Soul Kingdom) teams up with fellow antipodean groove monsters Deep Street Soul for this special one off release which celebrates the fact that this killer combination is touring Europe during Spring 2010! Deep Street Soul totally blew away DJ's, clubbers and funk fans alike with their raw, uncompromising self titled album in 2009, and Randa & The Soul Kingdom racked up mucho radio play from BBC presenters Mark Lamarr and Craig Charles, and wore out hip dance floors across the world. It was a no brainer to put this gritty, instrumental act together with the freshest soul voice from Down Under and frankly the results speak for themselves. Straighten Out is a tour de force of contemporary funky soul, Monique Boggias' growling Hammond Organ provides the perfect foundation for Randa's pleading, impassioned voice to reach the parts other modern soul singers don't! Stir in the extra ingredients of the original instrumentals AND an exclusive Lack Of Afro remixes of Greenbacks and you will start to see that this 6 track superfunk single is going to thrash allcomers.

I ****ing love Deep Street Soul, nothing but the most deadly, rough and rugged funk. I'll play this till the cows come home' - Pete Isaac Jelly Jazz

Damn this is nasty!!! Randa's vocals are so raw it hurts, stinks of filth n funk and a sure must have 12" - Smoove jalapeno/wack records

Raw, tough, aggressive. Wonderful! - Simon Hodge BBC 6 Music

If this don't make you dance then I don't know what will! - Junior Recordbreaking.com

Randa Kamis really puts the heat on "Straighten Out," really enhancing the cool original. Lack of Afro does a nice discofied version of "Greenbacks," as well. - Velanche Urban Landscapes radio

Downright tight and outta sight! - Christopher Lawyer KDHX 88.1 FM

Heavy duty barnyard funk from Deep Street Soul, could those drums rattle any louder? With a searing vocal from Ms Khamis, razor sharp guitars and chunky Hammond. Irresistible! - DJ Roger C The Joint Sessions

If dance music is music to make people dance, this is it! - Borja Lovemonk Records

Funk had a kid with RocknRoll, broke up and Funk took custody!! Love it!!! - Dimitris Nassios The Q Orchestra

Toe tapping funk slapping awesomeness! - DJ Morgan

Heavyweight track!!! - Markus Milz Radio Corax 95.9fm

'Randa of The Soul Kingdom goes in deep' - DJ Paul Abbott Further In Fusion Radio

Seriously large and truly gritty! - Blair Stafford Straightup.com.au

Nice release; has the old school funk vibe but is also on the disco tip, top! - Kraak & Smaak Jalapeno Records

This funk REALLY grooves! And what a great voice!! - Richard E Further Out Recordings

"If you’re...looking for something that sounds straight outta Muscle Shoals... welcome home!" - monkeyboxing.com

Funk that bites! - Nolan Conaway WFNP radio

Funky fried soul: if you ain't moving or grooving then you ain't got a pulse! - Grant Paterson Edinburgh Evening News

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