Hear that sound? Raw, loose and nasty funk, recorded straight to analogue tape. It’s just like the old days, but so new it’s sporting a badass teenage moustache. Now that Melbourne funk sensation The Cactus Channel have graduated high school, they’re taking their own brand of high-octane, instrumental car chase funk and smooth soundtrack soul to the people with their debut, Haptics. On the road and on the airwaves, 2012 is the year The Cactus Channel come of age.
The Cactus Channel deliver on all their precocious promises with this super heavy full-length debut LP. Haptics is chock full of deep funk, jazzed-up soul and boogaloo hits, all informed by a canny sense of soundtrack-ready drama, loaded with tight, hard grooves and one strong track after another. The Cactus Channel is ready to roll!
“Tightly thundering funk from the Oz scene” – DUSTY GROOVES, USA
“Infectiously funky sounds… Haptics is destined to be a horn-fuelled, butt-shaking affair” – triple j HOME & HOSED
“Dangerously funky” – INPRESS
“Super dope instrumental funk” – Chris Gill, NORTHSIDE RECORDS / 3RRR
“The soul revival is alive & well in Melbourne & The Cactus Channel are its newest, youngest champions” – BEAT