Kotey Extra Band - Full Length

Liner notes:

Finally the chief bear gets some music together for his ‘Full Length’ musical experience. Kotey Extra Band isn’t really a fully fledged band so they had no rehearsals, no missing bass players, no fights over who plays the lead guitar and certainly no groupies.

Bearfunk has existed for over 10 years and in that time Stevie has worked with many great musicians and artists so the aim of the extra band was to highlight some of these collaborations and have some fun.

Whilst writing the ‘Soiree’ LP with Max Essa, Stevie decided to leave the tapes rolling and record some extra tracks. Tiff McGinnis aka Crazy Girl gets the ball rolling with ‘Hustlin’, a song that will strike a chord with other hustlers that have to deal with the city life.

Kyle “Sly” Chandler from Foolish & Sly delivers some amazing vocals on ‘Disco High’, a song about a disco addict that needs his daily fix. ‘Leave me I’m Dancin’ is all about walking through the club looking good and feeling good as you’re there to dance not to talk!

Hans Peter Lindstrom adds his magic to ‘Daybreak’ and ‘Danger Eyes’ which also has an all-star line up of George Demure on vocals, Max Essa and of course Kotey. We also add an unreleased 7” mix of ‘Sooner Or Later’ which brought Kotey’s collaboration with the legendary Chaz Jankel. Long time friend and fellow Chicken Lip, Dean Meredith, adds his drum wizardry to ‘Reuben’s Rocket’ and ‘Scooter Show’ which also features Robin Lee of Faze Action, another long time friend and collaborator and all round musical genius.

A few years back Stevie’s man in Poland, Artur 8, played him a song by an emerging star, Max Skiba, called ‘Violet Carnation’. The song was later released so Stevie decided with the help of Robin Lee and Max to cover it. The result is a very pleasing dark percussive take of the original.

The LP ends with ‘Grand Ideas’ and collaboration with Robin Lee which takes the raw elements of bass and guitar to concoct another dark mysterious groove.

A totally awesome LP!

Release Date

Nov 30th, 2010

Credits

'Hustlin' By Kotey Extra Band & Tiff McGinnis
Written By S Kotey, T Mcginnis & M Bruce
Produced by Stevie Kotey & Max Essa
Published by Copyright Control, Airstate & Dharma Songs

'Disco High' By Kotey Extra Band & Max Essa feat. Kyle "Sly" Chandler
Written S Kotey, K Chandler & M Bruce
Produced by S Kotey
Published by Copyright Control, Airstate & Dharma Songs

'Daybreak' By Kotey Extra Band
Written S Kotey & H P Lindstrom
Produced by S Kotey
Published by Copyright Control & Dharma Songs

'Sooner Or Later'
Written By Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte
Produced by S Kotey & C Jankel
Published by Ricks Music Inc / Copyright Control

'Leave Me I'm Dancin' ' By Kotey Extra Band & Max Essa
Written S Kotey & M Bruce
Addtional vocals by Kyle Chandler
Produced by S Kotey and Max Essa
Published by Dharma Songs & Air State

'Hot Ring' By Kotey Extra Band & Bottin
Written & Produced by W Bottin & S Kotey
Published by Dharma Songs

'Reuben's Rocket' (Warehousin edit)
Written and Produced by S.Kotey, Robin Lee & Dean Meredith
Published by Dharma Songs & Copyright Control

'Danger Eyes' By Kotey Extra Band and George Demure
Written S Kotey, G Thompson, H P Lindstrom & M Bruce
Produced by S Kotey
Published by Copyright Control & Dharma Songs

'Pooktas' By Kotey Extra Band
Written & Produced by S Kotey
Bass & Guitar by Max Essa
Published by Dharma Songs

'Violet Carnation' By Kotey Extra Band & Max Skiba
Written by Max Skiba
Re-made and Produced by S Kotey
Published By Dharma Songs

'Scooter Show' (Amber & Felix's Music mix)
Written and Produced by S.Kotey, Robin Lee & Dean Meredith
Published by Dharma Songs & Copyright Control

'Grand Ideas' By Kotey Extra Band & Robin Lee
Written & Produced by Robin Lee & S Kotey
Published by Dharma Songs & Copyright Control

(p) & (c) Bearfunk 2010



CD
  • 01. Hustlin' (with Tiff McGinnis)
  • 02. Disco High (with Max Essa feat. Kyle "Sly" Chandler)
  • 03. Daybreak
  • 04. Sooner Or Later (with Chaz Jankel) (7" Edit)
  • 05. Leave Me I'm Dancin' (with Max Essa)
  • 06. Hot Ring (with Bottin)
  • 07. Reuben's Rocket (Warehousin edit)
  • 08. Danger Eyes (with George Demure)
  • 09. Pooktas
  • 10. Violet Carnation (with Max Skiba)
  • 11. Scooter Show (Amber & Felix's Music mix)
  • 12. Grand Ideas (with Robin Lee) (Outro)
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