Freakpower – The Afterbeat
Freakpower – The Afterbeat (Single)
This awesome Electro Swing cover by Freakpower, with Ashley Slater on vocals, is originally from the grand Fred Astaire (1959). R&B Music from Vienna released this piece of hot music as single and it was already released before on the “A Tribute To Fred Astaire – Puttin’ On The Ritz“ album. Rock ’n’ Roll meets Neo Swing, or you can call it Swing & Roll. It’s a real crowd pleaser for sure. Produced by Rainer C. Regatschnig, Justin Fidèle and Wolfgang Lohr!
Freak Power was a band founded by bassist Norman Cook (later known as Fatboy Slim), Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band Loose Tubes), and vocalist Jesse Graham, also known as “the Bass Cadet.” Their music was a mix of acid jazz, funk, soul, and trip hop. Although not credited, the London-based session bass player Dale Davis recorded bass and guitar on their debut album Drive-Thru Booty.
The single “Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out” was a minor hit on the UK Singles Chart when released in 1993. There was renewed interest in the track after TV exposure in the 1995 Levi’s jeans television advert “Taxi” directed by Baillie Walsh.