The Budos Band, 'The Budos Band II' (Daptone)

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The Budos Band II
Critical Mass
Label: Daptone

by Sean Howe

This Staten Island crew specializes in a very specifically '70s sound -- the Latin-and Afro-based groove that lurked on records by groups like Cymande, African Music Machine, and Mulatu Astatke, but later found its biggest mainstream exposure (in highly watered-down form) via TV cop shows. Though they share a label and members with the Dap-Kings -- the band that lays down anachronistic grooves behind retro-soul belters Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse -- the Budos' funk is of a decidedly sinister bent: The minor-key horns and creeping bass lines will scare, not ease, you onto the dance floor.

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