Of Thump & Soul - The GroovaLottos on Creating A Regional Sound

Grammy nominated band and production team talks about creating a variation on the traditional soul-funk recipe.
Soul-Funk super group, The GroovaLottos
Soul-Funk super group, The GroovaLottos
MASHPEE, Mass. - March 3, 2022 - PRLog -- It's a cold Wednesday night as ZYG 808 slips into his role as assistant engineer and sets up microphones to record drum tracks for some of the cuts on the album, while GroovaLotto bassist and guitarist, Chuck V glides into his role as chief engineer and sets up the control room. "We're kind of like the Mighty Morphic GroovaLottos," muses Chuck V., "If a band were a Swiss army knife, it would be us. Singers, producers, engineers, session players, songwriters, music teachers… all in one band." While ZYG 808 and Chuck catch the drum take, Mwalim and GroovaLottos vocalist/percussionist, Shadowmaster go over vocal arrangements, while Shadowmaster noodles on an acoustic guitar.

The band has been enticing the ears of the New England indie music scene since emerging in 2011 as a touring soul-funk band. With its current lineup led by Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, a smooth voiced, silver fox veteran session player and producer, the band used the time of the pandemic shutdown to focus on crafting the band's new signature 'Thump & Soul' sound, an infectiously groovy mélange of soul, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, and edm; with the influences of artists like Horace Silver, Bobby Blue Bland and Charles Mingus, and groups live Tavares and LTD at the roots. "We didn't invent it," explains GroovaLottos drummer, The ZYG 808, "we just identified its elements and tweaked it." A tiny studio, tucked in the shadows of the Bourne Bridge, near Cape Cod, Mwalim opened Polyphonic Studios in August of 2020. It is like a tiny bistro with a kitchen of master chefs, working with a range of clients; from local singer/songwriters and bands to major label artists and projects.

Multi-Grammy nominated, powerhouse soul-funk jam band, The GroovaLottos return with the single, "Ima GroovaLotto (Ask Yo' Mama)" from their forthcoming album, "Mama's Hamper" due out April 20. More than just the first single from a new album, "Ima GroovaLotto" is a calling card for the band's signature production sound as well, "Thump & Soul". The band is also currently working on the music video for the song, being co-directed by band member Mwalim and photographer David J. Correia.

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