A follow-up to the successful first volume from 2007, this compilation by The Brand New Heavies called Elephantitis 2, compiles two and a half hours of incredible remixes, all taken straight off their commercial and promotional singles. The release is split right down the middle with the remixes done by heavy hitters including David Morales, Joey Negro, Dimitri From Paris, Dallas Austin and Marden Hill divided into two categories: Funk remixes and House remixes, all done between the years of 1991 through 1997. If you are, or ever were, a fan of the Brand New Heavies, this brilliant 24 song, double CD collection is a “dream come true”.
Pioneers of the London acid jazz scene, the Brand New Heavies translated their love for the funk grooves of the 1970s into a sophisticated sound that carried the torch for classic soul in an era dominated by Hip Hop. Formed in 1985 by drummer/keyboardist Jan Kincaid, guitarist Simon Bartholomew, and bassist/keyboardist Andrew Levy, longtime school friends from the London suburb of Ealing, TBNH were originally an instrumental unit inspired by the James Brown and Meters records its members heard while clubbing the rare groove scene in vogue at the moment. The trio soon began recording their own music. One thing lead to another, and now, twenty years later TBNH are world famous, they have put out six great albums, many singles and an endless stream of hits.