Stone by Stone is the second release from Ikebe Shakedown, a funk collective based out of Brooklyn NY. Ten tracks of pure dynamite grade Brooklyn-Style-Funk, recorded at The Daptone Studios the influence of the environment can be heard all around; from the grooves to the tempos, its amazing to see how the collaboration with Daptone contributed to this album.
The whole recording carries a rich mix flavors and influences; while tracks like “The Offering” and “Stone by Stone” have a more 70′s funk charged sound and tracks like “Chosen Path” is full of african rhythms, western soundtrack style like Ennio Morricone can be heard thru the album (“The Illusion” and “Last Stand”).
Stone By Stone its not only an great album, its a reflexion of how strong and relevant the New York funk and soul scene is; Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Menahan Street Band, Budos Band, Charles Bradley, Ikebe Shakedown, a handful of other emerging artist along with the labels, have managed all these years to create an original sound that can be instantly recognized as you hear it and think “damn this is fire”.Check out below the music video for “The Offering”
Ikebe Shakedown was able to embrace all the influences and factors involved in the production with their own style. Stone by Stone is a instant NY funk/soul classic.