The Thief

A 18 track electro-funk album (57m 11s) — released June 14th 2010 on Freestyle Records

From the opening atmospheric via the frantic yet latin broken beat of La Gallina through to the dubstep leanings of Ship of Monsters, Phuture Motion create a diverse and coherent soundscape. The Thief, weighing in at 18 tracks, pinches an influence from here, takes a bit from there and brings it all together for something different. Long time musical collaborators Danny Mager, Levi Bussue and Chris Welch met and worked together as DJ's and promoters at the highly respected and long running club night Phon-etics, they have made a name for themselves as resident and guest DJs at a variety of nights over a number of years using these sets and their radio show to push their love of of a wide range of upfront music ranging from the nastiest, bassiest grumble to the most beautiful, soulful singsong. The album features a new, toughened up vocal version of the first single, latin drum n bass bomba Carne Negra which first appeared in 2008 receiving support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Freddie Cruger amongst others. The new version features two of the UK's finest latin MCs Magico & Flowrian (who also raise the temperature on the digi-reggaetonish cut Electricidad. Elsewhere, erstwhile musical raconteur Earl Zinger (2 Banks of 4/Galliano etc) delivers a haunting lament over a dnb backdrop to the cursed inmates of the Freakshow, Brooklyn latin hip hop b-girl and actress La Bruja drops some Spanglish advice on Tu No Sabes Nada as reggaeton meets more familiar UK sounds. Stepping up from Colombia's highly acclaimed Bomba Estereo is Li Saumet, whose distinctive voice graces the big band sounding cut of Dimelo Ya. Meanwhile Rubi Dan get all ragga over the baile funk bigness of Shape n Size. Phuture Motion take a healthy dose of latin influence around the corner; ruff it up, shake it down and send it off in a new direction!

Very very coloured and wicked mixture of styles but it's fun listening to it ! - Radio Corax 95.9fm Markus Milz

A very cool release. love the beats and the grooves. fresh stuff! - Switchstance Recordings Tom Strauch

Complex rhythmically, but hits you right where it should - on the dancefloor! - KDHX FM 88.1 Christopher Lawyer

Yea nice, fresh latin flavors with a twist! - DJ Graham B

its the bomb! - DJ Nikki Lucas

A smorgasbordito of British-Latin funk, multi-styled and relentlessly danceable. Goes well con chorizo and a Chilean red. - James Ernesto Lang

Something you want to listen from start to finish without interruption. Love it! - Radio Reverb DJ Kappa

This album is going to light up the Greek sun this summer! An absolute BLAST! - The Q Orchestra Quasamodo

'Lla lluvia'and 'Bolero' are my favs on the album, together with 'Carne Negra'which is absolutely killer too! - DJ Bernd "Kinski" Roesler

Cracking album full of interesting beats and latino flavour, another summer sound release from you guys...totally into it! - Edinburgh Evening News Grant Paterson

The musical plunderings of Phuture Motion in their latest release 'The Thief' bring the latino vibe right into the 21st century with style. - Marushka

Sounds like the bastard children of Dr Octagon, Rodney P, Joe Bataan, Ozomatli and DJ Marky partying together in the favelas! - DJ Richie Vegas

You just don't know what's comin' round the corner with this album. Wicked! - Black & Blue RTRFM 92.1 Paul Gamblin

Strong production and some quality latin flavour for the summer - Jalapeno Records Trevor Mac

Really nice batch of eclecticism in one package. The Latin influence is most definitely strong here, with the kind of leftfield elements that makes this LP stand out. - Urban Landscapes Show Velanche

An interesting collection of global beats and rhymes all clued together with some nice cuban snippets. - Soulm8 ezine Phil Levene

This will appeal most to a young urban audience that is not all phased by the cosmpolitan fusing of disaprate genres and is equally at ease in Latin music as they are in the latest sounds of Jamaican music. - Vibe Magazine

“Electricidad” is the track....the perfect marriage of UK electronic beats with authentic Cuban and Colombian MC styles. It’s a whopper! - (Fania/Nascente) DJ Lubi

Will definitely be playing this over the summer at Soundwave Festival, Vibe Bar, Jazz Cafe and Hifi Club. Big album for the summer! - First Word Recordings Aly Gillani

This is one of the most incredible albums I have listened to recently! Really freestyle music on Freestyle Records. - Enlace Funk Santiago Tadeo Cervera

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