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Fat Produce - Sticky Beets b/w Son! 7"



Hailing from the city of Miami, Fat Produce is the newest name in the game, building on classic soul jazz with a modern twist. Led by two Studio City, CA natives, Addison Rifkind on guitar and Michael Duffy on drums, this duo, alongside upright bass, is a guaranteed head-nodder that breathes new life into the guitar trio format. Fat Produce is proud to release their debut, funk-filled 45, "Sticky Beets b/w SON!" Following the lineage of classic soul jazz songwriting, "Sticky Beets" kicks off side A with a familiar feel, but one that's uniquely Fat Produce. Taking the language of Idris Muhammad and Clyde Stubblefield, drummer Michael Duffy molded these two icons into his own vocabulary that blends seamlessly with Addison Rifkind's Grant Green, Boogaloo Joe Jones, and George Benson-inspired melodic form. The feel encompasses The JB's original lineup but with a signature Fat Produce funk. Written during Rifkind's and Duffy's weekly rehearsal and writing sessions, "Sticky Beets" is a collaborative effort highlighting their many influences in the classic soul jazz realm. On the flip, side B's "SON!" takes things up a notch with a swamp funk etude transformed into a bonafide funk banger. This tune emerged from a riff Rifkind was shedding during one writing session. When Duffy heard this line, inspiration struck. He quickly jumped on the kit and asked Rifkind to keep looping it. Duffy then experimented with several Bay-Area-inspired funk grooves, and boom just like that, the A and B sections were born. With the gritty and almost country-funk hook, intricate drum feel, and bouncing upright bass break, "SON!" is a fresh take on what the classic guitar trio can do.

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