Acclaimed London-based House music duo Funk Cartel continue their rise to the top with the deep and anthemic ‘Party Out’ featuring “The First Lady of House Music”, Kym Mazelle, released on Point Blank Recordings. She has collaborated with many leading artists and producers, including Soul II Soul (‘Missing You’, which Kym co-wrote), David Morales (‘Lovin’’), Jocelyn Brown (‘No More Tears’ and ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’’), and Marshall Jefferson (‘Taste My Love’). Following their huge hit ‘Supernatural’ featuring Ultra Naté, ‘Party Out’ sees Funk Cartel team up with another iconic House music legend, Kym Mazelle, to delivera feel-good track which is certain to explode on dancefloors and really get the party started! We met with Kym, and she shared her stories back from when the genre was being formed. Recent Funk Cartel releases include their Jizz ‘Road Again’ Remix on elrow, ‘Don Vincenzo’, ‘Choppa’ and ‘Acid Nights’ on THUNDR, and ‘Hot Dials’ on Bla Bla Music. Kym Mazelle
Point Blank Music School was established in 1994 and voted the world’s ‘Best Music Production School’ by readers of DJ Mag and awarded 86.5% for excellent teaching in the 2021 National Student Survey. Funk Cartel’s releases has been supported by Joseph Capriati, Adam Beyer, Sam Divine, and Danny Howard. Kym Mazelle’s cover of Candi Staton’s ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ appeared in the Grammy nominated soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 worldwide box office hit ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’. Funk Cartel said: “Kym Mazelle is a true legend having been there from the start of House music and working with her vocal was a real honour for us. Funk Cartel recently graduated from Point Blank Music School, home of Point Blank Recordings. Follow us on socials We took inspiration from this and so wanted the record to take influence from that classic House sound. Kym Mazelle’s sultry vocal works perfectly alongside Funk Cartel’s hypnotic beats and addictive hi-hats. Kym Mazelle is a pioneer of house music, credited as “The First Lady of House Music”. Many Point Blank graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in music, including Claude VonStroke, Goldie, Nicole Moudaber, Leona Lewis, Patrick Topping and Monki. Her music combines R&B, soul, funk, house, disco, and pop. See also Cypherpunx & Sian Evans combine on ‘Alien’ + huge Sébastien Léger remix! It’s upbeat and feel good carrying over the vibe from Supernatural (with Ultra Naté) nicely.”
Funk Cartel consists of brothers Rory and Cameron, known for their rave ready releases and bringing life and soul to the underground sound.
By Alex Cristian – November 13, 2021 79 0