Kylie Auldist’s unmistakable voice is currently topping the charts worldwide, as Kungs’ dance remix of Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ ‘This Girl’ has proven a huge international hit. Having been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM, and is now a UK Official Chart #10 hit.
Kylie is no stranger to soul & funk fans, her searing soul singing having featured on her own albums ‘Made Of Stone’ and ‘Still Life’ (Tru Thoughts), plus with The Bamboos, as well as Freestyle Records’ own Cookin’ On 3 Burners.
For her first solo release on Freestyle, Kylie, assisted by long time friends & collaborators Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos / Lanu / CO3B / Black Feeling) and Graeme Pogson (of Aussie electronic duo GL) have honed and perfected a collection of amazing new boogie, disco & electro-funk inspired tracks that evoke the feel and sound of late 70s & early 80s club classics. Think of classic acts like D Train, Sinnamon, and singers like Chaka Khan, Maxine Singelton, Sharon Redd and you will already start to understand where this new project is rooted.
Kicking off this authentically disco style five-track, 12 inch and download single is ‘Waste of Time’, a shimmering, soulful and devilishly catchy mid tempo groover. Graeme Pogson’s synthesizer bass lines are so evocative of that era, they act like a musical time machine! This is perfect summer time soul.
‘Sensational’ (which has a sensational video to accompany it) hits a little harder, the beats, bass line and Kylie’s vocals will drive you onto the dance-floor and stay there until the very last. ‘Good Time Girl’ doesn’t let the pressure drop for a second and also features a fantastic proto-rap contribution from King Merc, whilst ‘Family Tree’ is pure Saturday night, feel good disco aimed at the ears and dancing feet. The last track ‘Rewards’ is yet another supremely insistent and catchy song that provides a tantalising hint of the goodies to come when the album, Family Tree, finally sees release later this year.