The Things

A 2 track disco single (9m 50s) — released June 13th 2011 on Freestyle Records

Born in Jordan, raised in the working class suburbs of Perth, Australia, singer Randa Khamis caught the black music bug early. At the age of 12 she was talking her way into local clubs, desperate to dance to the sounds of James Brown, Parliament, Kurtis Blow, Ann Sexton and Aretha Franklin. Totally entranced by the music she heard, Randa decided then in her early teens that she could, would, and must become a soul singer. Randa and the Soul Kingdom released the self titled debut album on Freestyle Records to great acclaim, and sell out shows in the UK and Europe soon followed. Now in 2011 Randa returns with her second album, produced by Aussie music legend Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Cookin On 3 Burners, Lanu) 'What You Need' (FSRCD/LP088) which whilst still tinged with a gritty funk feel also delves into the 1960's stomping soul arena, but this track, 'The Things' also taken from the forthcoming album, allows Randa to work out her disco diva muscles to quite stunning effect! Squelchy synths ride over an insistant disco beat, whilst Lance Fergusons scratchy guitar evokes the heady, hedonistic era of Chic, Studio 54 and Bianca Jagger riding a white horse across the dance floor! The flip side it the totally exclusive OKMa Flavours version, beautifully excecuted by Randa's co writer on this track, London based saxophonist and producer Jake Telford. This happening 12 inch single and download must surely be a big summer club anthem of 2011.

The things makes me wanna do do do it, and then hit play again and start movin' my thang all over again. - Green Arrow Radio Mister G

Definitely danceable disco from Down Under! - Enlace Funk Magazine DJ Marcos Boricua

Nice disco atmosphere! - Uptown Strut Revue Radio Thomas Berghaus

Massive ghetto disco from Randa - the insistent beat, scratch guitar and 70s Diva vocals just .WORK! - Southport Jazz Festival DJ Richie Vegas

Larry Levan would have worked these very well indeed. Great stuff! - Starpoint Radio Paul'Abbo' Abbott

PercussionDiscohipshakintastic! - Glastonbury FM Ian Lythaby

Quality production on this. Another 'must have' Freestyle joint. - Solar Radio/Manifesto Mag Dr Bob Jones

Very nice! Guaranteed to get the butts up, on the floor, and movin! Is it 1979? - 88 1 KDHX FM Christopher Lawyer

Slips down like cool lemonade on a hot day... A sun-kissed summer funkathon that's sure to bring a smile to your day. - Stop.Look.Listen Ben Cox

Disco funk fo yo trunk! Respect This Music! - Respect Music Radio James Canning

This is MASSIVE! I genuinely can't see if being beaten for the rest of the year and can't see it leaving my box for the next ten! - Demus Productions Simon Hodge

The original mix is a little bangin funk number, good vibes! - Simbad

Between 60s Funk and 70s disco with the Bamboos' kind of modern twist, definitively gonna be heavy on the floor!!! - DJ Jouls

This is dirty funky soulful goodness. I love it. - SpinSpinNYC Nutritious

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