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Koffee Brown : The After Party
'80s-inspired soulfulness from new r&b duo Koffee Brown...
How have they managed that? Well, when you understand that you can be both r&b-based but acutely soulful (which is how they did it in the '80s - from Rene & Angela through to Change and BB&Q) this thang called music becomes simple. For those not alive at the time, this is how they did it twenty years ago. Before P Diddy came along with the boom bap.
Evenly paced, and okay, yes, somewhat anonymously sung, Koffee aren't talking about the after party Jodeci hinted at on their final (?) album, 'The Show, The After Party, The Hotel'. This song testifies to an after party where people are jamming at simply for the grooves, the moves, the vibe, not the freak's in the place or the Cristal. Once you've got a grasp on that, the simplistic beauty of this mid-tempo cut is inescapable.
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