Funked Up!

Funked Up!

by Candy DulferCandy Dulfer


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Candy Dulfer's identity as a contemporary jazz musician has not wavered since she entered the professional music arena. A sex kitten on the outside and a very talented alto saxophonist whose sound is directly derived from David Sanborn 30 years past tense, the image-driven Dulfer continues on her path toward making music that is consistent, and at the very least competent. Funked Up! does not stray at all from the more R&B-infused sound she employs, and there are distinct futuristic Euro-dance elements like robotic voices, space soul, and drum machines that up the ante. Dulfer employs a big-band sound with handclaps during "First in Line," while a much hipper chart for the horns crops up on the authentic R&B-flavored "Be Cool." The introductory lyric line of "My Funk" (emphasizing "it's not your funk") talks self-indulgently about creatin' when it's really all about producin'. The remainder of the music ranges from upbeat Euro-disco to Latin dance on "Step Up," the deliberate mechanical rhythms of "Don't Go," the retro party tune "Finger Poppin'," and the spaced-out rave-up "Roppongi Panic." The slow funk of "Bliss 2 This" features an intimate vocal late-night foreplay sex tape, while the straight funk-pop tune "CD 101.9" samples a radio DJ from the station calling Dulfer dynamic on-air. The band does stretch a bit on the slowed lovers reggae "True & Tender" and the deeper bass and rhythm-infused "Still I Love You."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2009
Label: Heads Up
UPC: 0053361315221
catalogNumber: 3152
Rank: 50769

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Candy Dulfer   Primary Artist,Horn,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Ulco Bed   Guitar
Joseph Bowie   Bass,Rap
Glenn Leonard   Vocals
Thomas Bank   Keyboards
Jan Van Duikeren   Trumpet,Horn,Soloist
Manuel Hugas   Bass
Louk Boudesteijn   Trombone
Pete Philly   Vocals,Rap
Moon Baker   Vocals
Chance Howard   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Candy Dulfer   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Ulco Bed   Composer,Engineer
Dave Love   Executive Producer
Thomas Bank   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Jan Van Duikeren   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Carin Verbruggen   Art Direction
Russell Davis   Radio Voice
Chance Howard   Percussion Programming
T. Bank   Composer
L. Philippo   Composer
C. Howard   Composer

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