Bastard Jazz is proud to present a brand new 7” from talented New Zealand producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Fabulous aka Lord Echo. Known previously for his role as a founding member of infamous New Zealand Reggae band The Black Seeds, Lord Echo stepped into his own with his release of his 2010 debut album Melodies. With it’s effortless mixture of Funk, Dub, Latin, and Disco sounds, (including a dynamite cover of Sister Sledge’s “Thinking Of You”), the album slow burned it’s way to worldwide acclaim, quickly finding itself garnering big buzz on hundreds of music blogs worldwide.
This new 7” on Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz Recordings is Fabulous’ first new material since Melodies, and picks right up where the album left off. On the A-Side, “Things I Like To Do” is a feel good stomper with fuzzed out organ stabs, a bubbling bass, a stuttering stripped down live break and a soaring horn section. On the flip, “Long Time No See” brings in more sunshine with it’s big Boogaloo vibes – heavy on the handclaps, Latin percussion, vocal chants and blurts, and horns and flutes galore…. with just a hint of 70s Blaxploitation lurking in the background.