The Olympians – The Olympians

I’ve been buying music from Juno since my DJing days and it’s still a regular haunt as I try to discover yet more far flung music with no specific genre.

I particularly like Juno for its Soul, Funk and Jazz selection and last night I happened upon this self-titled gem by The Olympians on Daptone, which is a fine selection of instrumental Funk/Soul. I initially assumed that this was a reissue of an old record because the sound is typical of 70s/80s Jazz Funk – however, it’s a fresh piece of work for 2016. There is a sort of African/Highlife feel to the sound and Toby Pazner (the producer) drafted in some of the world’s best soul musicians to his custom built studio to make a truly cracking record.