Cosmic pranksters Soul Clap return to New York in May in support of their new album EFUNK, released in April of this year. Like the sold-out craziness of their last Verboten gig at Williamsburg Music Hall, they've partnered with Brooklyn's Wolf + Lamb and are bringing with them a number of surprise performances and amazing video production by Waking Dream.
Before today there was yesterday, and after tomorrow is the future. Elyte and Cnyce's paths were crossed for all time when a Sun Ra light beam sent from Saturn collided with the P-Funk Mothership and sent them tumbling to earth. Now, Soul Clap time travels on a musical spaceship of dopeness. With their roots firmly planted in their hometown of Boston, Soul Clap has also performed at places like The Marcy Hotel, Fabric, and Bar25, as well as smaller places in America, Europe, Japan, Mars, and Jupiter ... plus dancefloors in other galaxies that you haven't heard of. They also believe in sharing their knowledge by teaching college courses about dance music, doing workshops on music production, and always making sure to include forgotten classics in their epic DJ sets. In 2012, the wisdom of Soul Clap has been beamed down to Earth in the form of EFUNK – Everybody's Freaky Under Nature's Kingdom – their debut album on Wolf + Lamb. Always pushing new boundaries, always traveling through time and space, The Clap is on a mission to change to world, one dancefloor at a time. Free your mind, and your ass will follow.
Some wild extremes make up the whole that is Wolf + Lamb. Extrovert and introvert, vegan and carnivore, cancer survivor and social saboteur – you'd expect no partnership like this could last for long. But for over a decade, these differences have only sparked the seismic energies that Zev and Gadi bring to dance music. They've never cared much for current convention – for being fast enough, hard enough, or cool enough to win favor with the party culture hype machine. They simply play passionate music that moves hearts, and not just feet. From Zev's savvy design and production to Gadi's talent for sniffing out path-breaking artists to bring into the fold, the two halves of Wolf + Lamb have a knack for making it all hold together. And that means Wolf + Lamb, as an artist collective, is also home to the artists that thrive on its mantra: Deniz Kurtel, Nicolas Jaar, No Regular Play, Soul Clap, Voices of Black, Tanner Ross, Slow Hands, and more. As music makers, Zev and Gadi draw as much inspiration from their label cohorts as they do from each other, which makes for a definitive dose of the Wolf + Lamb aesthetic on their upcoming album, to be released in summer of 2012.