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WOKE (Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat) feat. George Clinton – The Lavishments of Light Looking


Instead of offering a new track solely from Flying Lotus as was originally planned, Adult Swim Singles is back today to share a track from newly-formed group WOKE. Spearheaded by Flying Lotus, WOKE is a new collaborative project formed by he, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces. WOKE’s contribution to the series, entitled “The Lavishments Of Light Looking,” is produced by Flying Lotus and features vocals from the legendary George Clinton.

This year’s Singles program consists of 19 weeks of new releases that continue into October and features a forthcoming song from Run The Jewels. Stream “The Lavishments Of Light Looking” by WOKE via Soundcloud below or download it from now.

Video: Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone – In Da Kar


Soul Clap Records and Aleph & Grisbi Productions are proud to present the video of Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone – In Da Kar.

Soul Clap’s collaboration with George Clinton has been nothing short of incredible. The team efforts spanning generations of funk have created true musical dope-ness, which Clinton has proudly included on the new Funkadelic album (30 years since the last album!) the monster “In Da Kar”, featuring Sly Stone on keys. In support of the In Da Kar EFUNK remixes on Soul Clap Records, Soul Clap have enlisted the help of director and longtime friend Gabe Muniz-Alessio to bring the story to life with a music video. The goal was to create a video to make people think, because as George famously says, “THINK! It ain’t illegal yet.”

This video focuses on the dichotomous nature of the oil supply chain. The horror that surrounds oil production and extraction versus the perpetual joyride that’s fueled by it.

Along with being a nod to Funkadelic motifs (ex: the mixed format of the Atomic Dog video) the interplay of live action and claymation in this video points to how we, the joyriders, perceive (or fail to perceive) those living in and around the production end of the supply chain; somehow not real, not “live action”.

As the video progresses, the idyllic suburban world through which Soul Clap cruises gradually starts to crack and resemble the oil-producing world as depicted in the claymation scenes: the pollution of the gulf of mexico, the police state of so many oil producing nations (this particular scene being inspired by the struggle of Ken Saro Wiwa & MOSOP in the Nigerian Delta), and finally, all out war in the Middle East.

And just as George has been the connective tissue between so many musical movements & styles throughout the decades, so here is it he who connects the dots for us by pointing to a suburban valley ablaze with the fires of the petroleum industry that have been feeding our gas guzzler throughout our joyride. All of the subtle hints us that have been dropped thus far have metastasized into a spectacle that we cannot so easily ignore. Pipe it, Pump it, Truck it, and Fuck it… Damn.

Getting Clinton’s blessing and musical participation has legitimized the EFUNK movement and opened a new chapter in the Soul Clap’s sound.

Funkadelic and Soul Clap – In Da Kar


May 2nd 2013 was a special day in Soul Clap’s history. About a year of groundwork the Clap flew the legendary George Clinton to Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles for a three day recording session.

Onsite alongside Clinton were P-Funk family Sly Stone, Sa’D “The Hourchild Ali”, G-Koop, Tonysha Nelson, Will “Digeridoo” Thoren & Crew Love members Nick Monaco and Navid Izadi.

Charlie had left the studio on a run to get some tacos for a serious case of the munchies. “When I got back Eli was just standing there frozen outside of Studio A like he’d just seen a ghost. The energy in the studio was electric and as I turned the corner I stopped in my tracks… funk legend Sly Stone had just dropped by to deliver a musical cameo, something that hadn’t happened in decades!

o+ Soul Clap’s collaboration with George Clinton has been nothing short of incredible. The team efforts of two generations of funk have created true musical dopeness. Clinton has proudly included the material on his new Funkadelic album (it’s been 30 years since the last album) including the title track ‘First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate’ and the monster ‘In Da Kar’, which features Sly Stone.

o+o The simultaneous release on Soul Clap Records includes special EFUNK remixes by Soul Clap of ‘First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate’ (aka Samplecopydupeitandloopittostupid) and ‘In Da Kar’. Plus a west-coast, neck-snap, bonus-cut produced with Nick Monaco and with Clinton on vocals, P-Funk engineer G Koop on bass and Crew Love family member Greg Paulus on trumpet, titled ‘Peep This’. When George Clinton’s voice comes on in the club there’s always magic in the air and getting Clinton’s blessing and musical participation has legitimized Soul Clap’s EFUNK movement and opened a new chapter in Soul Clap’s sound.