August Darnell aka Kid Creole Returns With His First Studio Album In 10 Years

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We’re big fans of Strut Records (crazy nuts bonkers for them, actually) over here at Magnetic. They are a true dance music authority—their compilations are historical. The crate digger inside me searching through racks of vinyl on a regular basis, the simple music fan inside of me can’t get enough either, and their latest installment by Kid Creole has me eagerly waiting for September 12th. We’re pretty excited over here, Kid Creole’s first studio album in 10 years. Word has it that it’s a “Creolian odyssey” that shape shifts through tropical moods, nodding to his early work with Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band—see the “Sunshower” video below… it’s one of my favorite songs. And, who can forget their zoot-suited, tilted fedora album cover swag.

Darnell first came to prominence during the infamous New York Seventies, forming Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band and producing for acclaimed ZE Records, most notably Cristina, Don Armando’s Seventh Avenue Rumba Band, and debuting Kid Creole & The Coconuts, taking you back on a journey to the tropical clubs of NY’s disco soul heyday. And before all that jazz there was Machine, a studio group formed by Darnell. “There But For The Grace Of God, There Go I.”

Mixed by disco heavyweight Brennan Green (of Chinatown Records, WURST fame) and Lars Nissen, I Wake Up Screaming includes co-productions with Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair. If you’re in need of a dance fix, be on the lookout for the July release of the single “I Do Believe,” with mixes by Brennan Green, Faze Action, 40 Thieves and Emperor Machine. The album will be available as 1CD / 2LP / digital (including bonus track) on September 12, 2011.

Sunshower

There But for the Grace of God, There Go I

After Screening Conversation with Kid Creole's Founding Members