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Mr. Something Something

Mr. Something Something

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Mr. Something Something
Mr. Something Something
(World)
Mr. Something Something aims to light up every floor with shaking hips and feet of fire, once the brains have been jabbed with a minute or two of exotic stew. Such fluid Afrobeat enters the body stealthily, well before one can note that these are five white guys from Ontario. The horns that propel “Invitation” have the playful authority of James Brown’s band or Tower of Power. The tracks run a bit long—eight minutes on average—and jazz is merely a temptation, as a few skillful solos get abruptly hauled back inside the groove. Less astoundingly Fela-esque than New York’s Antibalas, Mr. Something Something still shows a mastery beyond appropriation to spark a welcome new flavour in the Canadian musical landscape.
—Doug Taylor
categories: Canadian artist

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