Urban Eclectiks

A 10 track jazz-funk album (44m 2s) — released November 9th 2009 on Freestyle Records
SK Radicals is the brain child of the multi talented, multi instrumentalist Sean Khan. The band consists of Sean on saxophone, keys, vocals and production, Jacob Eggay and Susan Allotey providing vocals, and Derek McKintyre on bass. Individually, members of the band have worked with a number of great artists ranging from Roy Ayres, The Jazz Crusaders, Lisa Stansfield to John Stevens and Bugz in the Attic, 'Urban Eclectiks' SK Radicals first Freestyle release is grounded in jazz, but is equally in touch with contemporary soul, R n B and urban beats. This is a record that could only be the product of eclectic listening and our post modern times. Asked what his motivation was Sean states that the projects main aim 'is to reflect all genres within urban music and to get away from that materialistic, aspirational nonsense that has taken over urban music and that threatens to destroy its soul'. 'Troubled Times' is a suitably moody opener and allows Seans vocals to evoke just a little 21st century angst, which then contrastingly gives way to the latin-jazz groove of 'My Story' on which Susan Alloteys' delicate, evocative singing rides across killer, grooving double bass and swinging drum rhythms. Other highlights include 'That Obscure Object of My Desire' on which Sean stretches out on his sax, paying homage to his hero John Coltrane, the spoken word, thumping house groove of 'Indifference is the Enemy of Love' featuring Geneveive Grant, and Benet McLeans amazing piano playing on Free Yourself The soundscapes and musical textures featured within 'Urban Eclectiks' will appeal to those who appreciate unabashed musical eclecticism. Rooted in jazz, steeped in soul with an ear cocked to contemporary urban sounds, the SK Radicals join the musical dots beautifully, modern fusion for troubled times.

Spacey club soul from SK Radicals - the most soulful material we've heard from the group to date - and also more rooted in jazz than we remember from earlier work - done with clean modern sound! The group gets off a variety of moods, from the contemplative soul of the opener "Troubled Times", to the exceptional jazzy groove of "My Story", to the cosmic synth touched "Move On". Really solid stuff on the Freestyle label! The busy skills of Sean Khan leads with way, handling lead vocals, sax, flute, programming and arrangements -- with female vocal accompaniment and some excellent additional players from track to track. - Dusty Groove America

I cannot fault this set and I also urge you to check out the KILLER Bennson remix of their"No I Can Do" which is featured on the "Fresh Out The Box" compilation. ESSENTIAL funky Soul-Jazz. This is a fruity little number, deftly mixing funky soul, breakbeat flavours as well as straight ahead Jazz vibes. It's contemporary, hip and totally in the Freestyle groove. I LOVE this set for many reasons. - Soulchooz.com Barry Towler

Awesome! The second S K Radicals album is a gem! S K Radicals are radical but not too radical that they leave the groove behind. - Malcolm Soul Brother Records

SK Radicals are back with a bang in the form of the 'Urban Eclectiks' album on Freestyle Records. Displaying a much more explicit jazz influence this nonetheless covers quite a few bases from the deep broken soul of 'Move On' to the slow groove lament of 'Troubled Times' right up to the spoken word house of 'Indifference Is The Enemy Of Love', space funk of 'Fragile Cosmic Girl' and the free jazz styling of 'Mad Magdelena'. - Frank McGahon Bodytonicmusic.com

Jazz dancefloor filler - it has been a while since I have heard something of this quality. Keep'em coming! - DJ Kappa Reverb Radio

Im really into this band! More of that quality music please! - DJ Alex Attias 3 Couleur Radio

SK Radicals showing the way! - DJ Paul Abbott Starpoint Radio

really fine soul at its best! - DJ Markus Milz Further In Fusion Radio S

SK Radicals return in spades with a great full-length that keeps the soul flowing: jazz, broken beat, soul, it's all here. Coolness! - DJ Valanche KCPR/Urban Landscapes

This cd is ahead of it's time! - Marvin Dickey UrbanMusic.com

A very Urban sound. Really eclectic!!! "My Story" its my favourite: a killer dancefloor jazz - DJ Simone Vimercati “Jazz It Up Radio Show

What else can be said but this is an excellent album - Simon Harrison Basic Soul radio

This is perfect stuff for my set at the moment.Clear , fresh and real - DJ Bunuel Radio Helsinki

'SK Radicals futuristic jap Jazz/Broken beats fusion - I highly recommend this tempting, psychadelic CD' - Fitzroy Soul Survivors magazine

The SK Radicals strike a perfect medium between jazz and contemporary urban styles.Truly Essential! - Savvas Hantzaridis SPRAWL ZONE RADIO SHOW

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