Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, proudly presents the long awaited reissue of Version Excursions, first album by The Dynamics. Originally released in 2007 and highly hard to find today, it could be considered as a modern reggae classic.
The band composed of Bruno “Patchwork” Hovart (production & programming), Eric “Flab” True (programming) and a vocal trio made of Mr Day, Sandra “Mounam” and Stevie Levi, quickly became famous with a 7inch single series, displaying their unique recipe of covers from classic hits by Madonna, Curtis Mayfield or The White Stripes to name just a few. True to Rocksteady and Reggae’s timeless tradition, everything from Pop, Roots, Disco, Soul & Rock is distilled through their fuzzy hypnotic filters to create amazing cover versions.
Originally hailing from the villages of Cameroon, the halls of Harvard, the palaces of Versailles, the boweries of Bristol, or the squares of Provence, it’s then in Lyon that The Dynamics united and created their timeless music, both vintage and fresh. 15 years after its release, the album’s still a real success, with more than 350k listeners on Spotify every month. An achievement easily explained by the quality of the tracks gathered, which also brought the original release to become quite rare years after years, now selling for crazy prices on the second-hand market.
"Whole Lotta Love" (Led Zeppelin), "Fever" (Peggy Lee), "The Creator Has A Master Plan" (Pharoah Sanders), "Lay Lady Lay" (Bob Dylan), these are only a few of the Rock, Pop, Soul and Jazz most famous hits reimagined by The Dynamics. In addition to the original tracklisting, you'll find on our 2022 remastered edition their cover of "Music" by Madonna, previously only available as 7inch.
released May 30, 2022
Recorded and produced by Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart @ Ginger X Studio and Altho Studio, Lyon (France).
Mastered by Alex @ Altho Studio.
2022 Vinyl Remaster by The Carvery.
Instruments and Programming: Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart, Eric "Flab" True and Mr Day.
Lead and Back Vocals: Mounam, Mr Day, Stevie Levi
A&R: Pascal Rioux @ Big Single / Favorite Recordings / Stix.
"The Dynamic Sound" written by V. Mandengue / B. Hovart / E. Duperray / S. Hazel / E. True, Copyright Control SACEM.
"Girls And Boys" written by Prince Rogers Nelson, Controversy Music, Universal MCA Music.
"Seven Nation Army" written by John Anthony White, Peppermint Stripe Music, EMI Music.
"Land Of 1000 Dances" written by Chris Kenner / Warner Chapell Music.
"Lay Lady Lay" written by Robert Dylan, Dwarf Music, Sony ATV Music Publishing.
"Miss You" written by Jagger/RIchards, EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
"Rock It" written by Michael James Beinhorn/Herbie Hancock/Bill O Laswell, OAO Music, Herbie Hancock Music Company, Sony ATV Music Publishing.
"Green Onions" written by Stephen Lee Cropper, AL JR Jackson, Booker T Jones, Lewie Steinberg Warner Tamerlane Pub Corp, Société PECF.
"Brothers On The Slide" written by Anthony Chapman / Alfred Dennis Berry, Cymande Music LTD, French Fried Music.
"90% Of Me Is You" written by Clarence Reid, Sherlyn Publishing.
"Whole Lotta Love" written by John Bonham/John Train/James Patrick Page/Robert Plant, Superhype Music Inc, BMG Music Publishing.
"The Creator Has A Masterplan" written by Ferrell Lee Sanders/Thomas Leon, Ferrell Lee Sanders Music Inc., French Freid Music.
"Fever" by Eddie J Cooley/John Davenport, Fort Knox Musi co, EMHA.
"Move On Up" written by Curtis Mayfield, Mogull Ivan Music Corp, EMI Melodies.
"Music" written by Mirwais Ahmadzai / Madonna Louise Ciccone, Mirwais Ahmadzai Publishing.
(P) 2007 Groove Attack courtesy of Favorite Recordings
(P) 2022 STIX Records
STIX Records is a subdivision of Favorite Recordings
Manufactured and Distributed by The Pusher Distribution
Artwork: Eric Duperray