Out to Lunch – New York ElectroSoul
New York ElectroSoul has hit the streets. And the streets of New York are where it emerged. Busking on a subway platform one afternoon the then unknown vocalist Damon C. Scott was discovered by David Levy. That was back then, in 2007 – a lot has changed.
Damon and David have worked together ever since. Writing songs, playing shows, and recording material, which is premiered in their first official release, Back Then. Damon C. Scott is now best known for being the voice behind the track Look Right Through, which took the UK by storm, topping the charts in 2013. The hook up for this track was made through David, and now Damon is returning the favour.
The band works under the name, Out to Lunch, and Damon fronts the band with his distinctively powerful voice and soulful harmonies, all supported by funky basslines and deep-house grooves. David holds it all down on electronics, keys and horns. The Village Voice has hailed Out to Lunch as “ambitious and funky,” while Billboard Magazine calls them “a distinctive brand of funk…expanding the range of the listener’s experience.” Find out for yourself with their new video, Back Then, and album and tour to follow in 2016. Dancing shoes recommended.
Check this out as well: Ministry of Sound Magazine, Premiere Out To Lunch Back Then.
“A distinctive brand of funk…expanding the range of the listener’s experience.” —Billboard Magazine
“Bandleader David Levy (woodwinds and electronics) translates his enthusiasm for James Brown’s rhythmic genius and Eric Dolphy’s improvisational acumen into this ambitious and funky groove-prov octet. Funk, jazz, gospel, and dub bounce smartly around the room on the Lunch’s highly enjoyable new Excuse Me While I Do the Boogaloo.” —Village Voice
“New York group Out to Lunch refuses to accept that there are no new ideas left for 21st-century jazz musicians. On their second album, the band – part of the sizzling scene surrounding New York City musical hotbed Nublu — brings forth a percolating blend of funk riffs, hip-hop beats, post-bop jazz chops, and dashes of dub and electronica production techniques.” — LimeWire
“Levy’s soloing on bass clarinet, sax and bansuri flute is accomplished and compelling, while his deft use of Ableton Live elevates this from being latter-day Weather Report.” —Exclaim Magazine
More Press quotes Here: http://outtolunchmusic.com/press/