Drawing on the sounds of Phil Spector, 60s girl groups, the J.B.s and a slew of raw, dirty funk for sonic inspiration, Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones pays tribute to the doo-wop, blues and funk genres that have inspired the MC. The second in a series of genre-specific releases, Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones is a follow up to his 2007 Lightning Strikes, an ode to his love for Jamaican music. Full big-band sound is coupled with finger snaps, falsetto choruses, and Rickenbacker guitar, looking more towards Motown & the Wall of Sound than today’s by-the-numbers beats. Alongside producer Bionik, each song was painstakingly produced to re-create the sound and feel of a long-gone era and augmented with modern flourishes. The result is an album that simultaneously looks forward and back for inspiration.
1. Live at the Firehouse Intro
2. Lonely Ones ft. Bionik
3. Can't Hold Back ft. Treasure Davis
4. What It Wux ft. Bionik
5. Power To The People
6. On The One Listen
7. Step Up ft. Treasure Davis
8. To The Top (remix)
9. Workin' Man's Blues ft. Bionik
10. Push n' Pull Listen
11. Outro Bionik Quartet
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