''LIQUID SPIRITS'', Dutch Contemporary Soul formation founded by producers/musicians Manuel Hugas (bass) and Wiboud Burkens (keyboards). The Liquid Spirits band consists solely of the finest musicians of the Dutch Music Scene: Jasmin Tusjadia, Dedre Twiss, Lo van Gorp, Brian Zalmijn (vocals), Cyril Directie (drums), Wiboud Burkens (keyboards), Manuel Hugas (bass) and Marc Bien (guitars).
Though all of them have been in the music scene for quit a while - they toured around the world with American group Daughters of Soul ft. Lalah Hathaway, Indira Kahn (daughter Chaka Kahn) and Joyce Kennedy (Mothers Finest), Simone (daughter Nina Simone) and Sandra St. Victor (Family Stand); toured and recorded with Leon Ware ("I want you"), Michael Franti (Spearhead), Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies) and Texan soul diva N'Dambi (Erikah Badhu) - Liquid Spirits is fairly new. Released on the ever reliable Kindred Spirits Label, their debut album ft. Ugene on vocals was highly appreciated.
"LIQUID SPIRITS has an approach that leans on genuine song-craft - a sparklingly bright batch of modern soul with hiphop flourishes" - Dustygroove
Considered one of the best hip hop-soul bands in Europe, their music - a mix of hiphop grooves, ambient and soul is melodic and deep. Their "hip hop-soul" music arises because the group writes, produce and record together. When doing this they use different production styles like the monotheism of sample culture, old school soul recordings with all live instruments and combinations. The variety of vocal harmonies and soulful melodies are never slick, but always sophisticated, subtle and emotional.
Their new album, totally acoustic recorded, will be released in 2007.
Tribe Called Quest, Marvin Gaye, Slum Village, Minnie Ripperton, Common, Leon Ware, Jay D, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway....
Tribe meets Marvin, Slum beats Chaka; powerfull soul songs with fat hip hop beats; adventures melodies on top of incredible vocal harmonies; fat vintage keyboards, microsynthed bass, acoustic drums, rhythm guitars and melodramatic arrangements.
check out www.liquid-spirits.com