Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Creating a synthesis of funk, soul, jazz, reggae and hip-hop, Brooklyn Funk Essentials scored a big number of world-wide record sales with their first album 'Cool and Steady and Easy'. With the jazz funk piece "Katibim" played and prepared for Fuji Film World Music Days 2 in 1996, they received great response and after this Istanbul concert, "Katibim" became the ending piece in the concerts they have been giving all round the world.
Accepting the offer made by Doublemoon Records to record an album which would include popular Turkish songs, Brooklyn Funk Essentials made a recording in Ýstanbul and this adventure was also recorded by MTV as a documentary. The songs that we know quite well like 'Tin Tin Tini Mini Haným', 'Þiþ Kebap' and 'Konyalým' will conquer the world. This is blues both Turkish and American, this is gypsy funk from the back streets of Ýstanbul, this is Brooklyn funk; this is acid-jazz, funk-jazz, this is ska gypsy style, this is reggae, dub and beyond. Listen with your mind and file it under; well…just music!