North Carolina's Jamil Rashad doesn't shroud his succulent late-night grooves in mystery, he isn't one for inaccessibly complex metaphors, and you'll never hear him dodge a what, why, or how about his work as Boulevards. The man's mission on this planet is clear: deliver the people the funk.
He needs it, he breathes it, he believes in it, and more than anything else, he wants to spread the love that comes with it:
"I want to be able to create songs for that moment when you meet a girl or boy and you guys are just enjoying the moment for that one night. You don’t have to see each other again. But tonight is your moment to share on the dance floor. That’s the feeling, when you just want to go out and dance."
Groove!, his brand new debut LP (that comes with a scratch-n-sniff sticker "that smells like FUNK" if you order the special edition vinyl), is a Friday night feel-good-fest of songs ready to make anyone and everyone get up and get down just as he desires.
"Move And Shout" is a highlight for me -- just a pure, no nonsense boogie party for four blissful minutes that'll revitalize you with a funky freshness that's been missing from music's modern landscape. Go ahead and press play to start the party.