Thursday, August 25, 2022

Aquakultre & Trobiz - "Africvillean Funk"

Photo by Benjamin Edwards

Aquakultre, aka Halifax, Nova Scotia based artist Lance Sampson, has released a new video for his single "Africvillean Funk." The song is the kind of G-funk influenced song that will remind you of classics like Ice Cube's "Bop Gun." Despite being indebted to 90's classics, this doesn't sound like a 90's throwback, or even a throwback to the 70's originals. This is classic soul and funk updated for the 2020's. Sure, it may remind you of your favorites from that era, and even some swing and jazz music from the 1940's, but something about "Africvillean Funk" just sounds current. This song is upbeat and incredibly fun despite the video's theme.

Lance Sampson says of the song and video:

"When it's all said and done, Africvilleans still have not received proper compensation or reparation for their homes that have been torn down in the name of 'urban renewal.' At this point, the call of action should be, and still stands: 'Let the people build back their homes'. Even through the years and years of protest led by Eddie Carvery, 'The Funk' (fight) still continues."

You can watch the video for "Africvillean Funk" below. Don't Trip is out now via Forward Music Group/Black Buffalo Records. The album can be purchased through Bandcamp. For more on Aquakultre, check out the artist's website.

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