B-Side Players

Movement

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Movement by the B-Side Players is a high-energy, multi-genre stew with the distinct flavors of reggae, funk, Latin jazz, rock, and hip-hop. Movement has a lot of social and political substance and is a memorable release. "Souldier" is a Marley-esque call for hope and pride in the face of troubling times. "Puro Feeling" combines an Issac Hayes funk groove with a flamenco rhythm and a jazzy melody, making it a perfect hit for a sunny day. The band wonderfully celebrates its individualism in "Spill the Wine." None of the eclectic musical choices, like adding a DJ scratching to a heavy metal song, seem forced. The uplifting social comments in the B-Side Players' songs cover tolerance, higher consciousness, and peace. The album includes reworkings of older B-side songs (including "Baila"), and sounds like a jazzy, funky, Latin Rage Against the Machine. The B-Side Players are part of a Movement toward an integrated, diverse, and inspired future. This organic, intelligent album is highly recommended, especially for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage, and similar bands.

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