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Electracoustic's Jazz Funk Concept Album Arrives

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Saturday, July 5, 2003
London based Canadian Greg Mihalcheon, is the brains behind Electracoustic, the jazz funk project combining live musicians improvising at free-for-all jams sessions over pre-recorded dance floor beats, are set to release an 11 track album next week, featuring contributions from musicians from Primal Scream, Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai.

"It's about the soundclash, ie a combination that people wouldn't expect," project leader Greg Mihalcheon told Skrufff in a recent interview.

"It's about incorporating different beats vibes into live musicians, whether that has a jazz focus or you start to pepper it with a punk guitarist here or a country banjo there."

The London-based Canadian conceived Electracoustic when working in the UK as an architect, and has been working on the album for over two years.

I decided the music side of things was more interesting than architecture," said Greg.

"You can also still be an architect when you're 50, very happily, but it's hard to start in music at that age."

Funkin Grooves is out on July 14 on Outer Recordings.