Since their first album was released in the early 90’s, The Brand New Heavies have been that consistently spectacular genius-minded group that blends together jazz, a lot of funk, pop, R&B and soul. They have had monstrous hits like â€œNever Stop,â€ â€œBrother Sister and â€œDream on Dreamer.â€ The group has consisted of amazing female lead singers, currently Nâ€™Dea Davenport and others such as Siedah Garrett and Sy Smith.
On Dunk Your Trunk, â€œHigh Rollinâ€ is characteristically upbeat and radiating, made lively by a tight horn section that fades in and out of a mellower groove. The title track throws some homage with a James Brown motif. â€œCafe Luxeâ€ is dreamy and laid back as a sweltering trumpet solo sizzles.
This new release is purely instrumental, but still not lacking in voracious funked-out musical escapades. â€œMilf Shake,â€ with its pouty keys and bouncy guitar riffs, is fun and lively, like on â€œSoho Strut,â€ where guitars electrify with a bass line dedicated to cure the foulest of spirits. Classy and synonymous with what has always made The Brand New Heavies legendary, Dunk Your Trunk is a perfect mix of riotous mood-elevating funk specifics.