Auckland based Hip-hop funk soul outfit Kong Fooey have earned themselves a solid and loyal kiwi fan base with their tight musicianship, funk beats and high-energy crowd-pleasing performances.
Over the past couple of years the band has come to the fore with singles such as the 2013 Loop release ‘Let Go’, which amassed over 6,000 plays on Soundcloud, the hard-hitting frenetic groove of ‘Be Like Water’ and their recently dropped old school funk track ‘Right As Rain’.
“I’m a huge fan of old school funk acts like The Meters, The Commodores, Chuck Brown and Parliament,” says producer, Jason Peters. “Those influences find there way into all the tracks I make.”
All of these steps in their journey have led to Final Destination – their debut full-length album, due out December 11th 2015, in time for the NZ Summer and all the possibilities it holds.
All beats and music were written by Peters with some live guitar overdubs by David Haslett, who also contributes his soulful vocals on a few tracks. Peters invited several other collaborators to share their talents on the album including fellow Cantabrians Jamie Greenslade (aka Maitreya) and cousin Alice Egan (aka Topaz), plus Auckland vocalists Katerina Theo and Ella Rose.
The result is a collection of funky feel good songs with powerful and positive messages, sure to make everyone shake their moneymakers and have a good time.