Candygram For Mowo!
Featuring special guests Lyrics Born, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter, Mindi Abair, John Ellis, Steven Bernstein, Hal Willner & Rahsaan Roland Kirk
It’s been four years since we last heard from our favorite fast-talking, electro-funk, party-jams beat-maker Adam Dorn a.k.a. Mocean Worker. Since then tough economics have turned tougher, smug indie bands have become smugger and raving mad religious fanatics have grown, well, raving madder. What the world could use in these troubling times is some good ol' fashioned, happy days are here again, get up on the good foot grooves. Mocean Worker—who has built a reputation for exactly that over a ten-year plus career as a recording artist, songwriter, remixer, DJ, bassist and more—returns made to order with his sixth studio album, Candygram For Mowo!
From the opening salvo of the record’s first track "Shooby Shooby Do Yah!" in which 1930s big band horns are met by the syncopated rattle of a tambourine, it's clearly apparent that the Mocean Worker feel-good brand is intact. Joined by a wide array of special guests, including Lyrics Born, Mindi Abair, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter, John Ellis, Hal Willner and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dorn brings the funk in all manner of delectable shapes and sizes. Whether crossing swing era rave-ups with ‘70s rare groove (“Do Like Ya Like”), Les McCann meets Marvin Gaye-flavored house party, soul jazz (“Sistas & Bruthas”), North Cali hip-hop with ‘50s hard bop (“My Own Little World”) or injecting deep house with Nuyorican rhythms (“Out There In The Random”), the beats are infectious, the hooks irresistible and the attitude always cheeky.
In Mocean Worker’s own words, “These ain’t good times, so why not have something that makes us feel good?” Candygram For Mowo! is indeed what our collective sweet tooth craves.
Candygram For Mowo! is available from MOWO! Inc. on September 27
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please contact Kevin Calabro at Calabro Music Media:
718.369.6567 or CalabroMusic@aol.com