There probably aren't many doubts that The Mighty Mocambos from Hamburg are one of Germany's finest funk ensembles. Their new album "Showdown" is surely another strong statement to cement that point.
The record starts with a typical Mocambo groove in "Road To Earth" that features film composer Peter Thomas on piano. You will find some more dynamic instrumental jams on this one like "Locked And Loaded", the slow groove "Drifting Stars" or the title track "Showdown". On no less than three tracks the one and only Afrika Bambaataa is featured which mostly results in some seriously heavy grooves and breaks. "In The Dark" and "Not Get Caught" are two classic funk tracks with excellent soul singers in Nichola Richards and DeRobert. So you will find a little bit of everything on "Showdown" that has a funky groove at its foundation.
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