Wolf + Lamb will release the Boston duo's first full-length in April.
By the time most people heard about them in 2010, Eli Goldstein and Charlie Levine had already been at it for years. They got their start throwing parties around Boston, most notably a Wednesday night series called Midweek Techno, which hosted dozens of DJs from around the world at an Irish pub in Cambridge. Meanwhile, their productions established a trademark sound that was as inspired by pop, soul and R&B as it was by house music, a mixture of influences that colors their original productions as well as their famous edits. And though their sound has evolved over the years, they've always stuck to a motto that until recently adorned their Twitter page: "slow and sexy wins the race."
Aside from a few tracks on split EPs, EFUNK ("Everybody's Freaky Under Nature's Kingdom") is Soul Clap's first batch of original material in almost two years. It shows them teaming up with a few close friends: guest vocals come from Baby Prince, AKA Gadi Mizrahi of Wolf + Lamb, and Greg Paulus from No Regular Play plays trumpet on the final track (Eli's dad, Gary Goldstein, plays bass on that one too). Other guest appearances include Jules Born of Voices of Black and Mel Blatt, formerly of the '90s UK pop group All Saints.
"The album is a culmination of our entire lives with music," Goldstein and Levine told us via email. "This music is totally different than what we would put on an EP. It's not designed for DJs or dancefloors, but we wanted it to be something we would have put on in high school while we were chilling with homies, cutting class or trying to kick it to a chick."
EFUNK was recorded in late 2011 at Soul Clap's home base in Miami, The Stillwater Social Club. All of the tracks are previously unreleased.
01. EFunk Intro
02. Take It Slow feat. Franceska
03. The Alezby Inn feat. The Genevan Heathen
04. Let It Go feat Roldy Cezaire
05. When the Soul Claps feat. Lazarus Man
06. Lets Groove On feat. Jules Born
07. Ecstacy feat. Mel Blatt
08. Clapping Song feat. Baby Prince & The Fam
09. Trouble Trouble Trouble
10. Walk with a Clap
11. Need Your Lovin feat Mel Blatt
12. Islands in Space Part 1
13. Islands in Space Part 2 feat. Greg Paulus
Wolf + Lamb will release EFUNK on April 20th, 2012.