The Poets of Rhythm - Discern / Define
Format: 2 x LP + DL
Catalogue No.: DAP068
Release Date: 28 Aug 21
Genre: Funk / Soul
First vinyl re-issue of their 2001 classic, Discern/Define, 20 years after its initial release. Originally out on Ninja Tune in 2001 and mixed by DJ Shadow it's The Poets Of Rhythm classic album
Featuring new reimagined artwork . LP includes MP3 DL card .
4/5 REVIEW IN SHINDIG! ''Incorporating afrobeat and a more spiritual sound in amongst its heavy beats and super-tight musicianship''
As pioneers in the burgeoning modern funk scene of the '90s The Poets of Rhythm created new standards, transcending the parameters lesser groups were defined by. With Discern / Define the Poets took their brand of classic funk to the next level by blending elements of rock, psychedelia, afro-beat, jazz and heavy, heavy drums to create a wholly original brand of transcendent, funky soul.
Anyone who has tried to cop an OG in the last twenty years knows how difficult of a task that has proven to be - not necessarily due to rarity, but more to the fact that people simply DO NOT get rid of this album. It's a testament to the fact that Discern / Define has no shelf life. It's a bonafide classic that any discerning funk and soul fan must have in their collection. Now sporting a deluxe gatefold jacket with reimagined artwork, it is an honor to get these back on the shelves of a record shop near you. Cop one today!
"They have the unique power of being able to depart from tradition in order to bring advancement music and unsuspecting listeners, yet still please the purists with home-cooked "Funk-of-Ages" values"
- Lyrics Born
Discern / Define
Smilin' (While You're Crying)
Smilin' (While You're Crying) (Instrumental)
Survival of the Freshest
Eulogize The Source
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