Ikebe Shakedown – “Hard Steppin'”

Ikebe Shakedown is the latest band to emerge from the gestation ground of American afrobeat, Brooklyn. Following a similar song writing structure as fellow Brooklyn afrobeaters, The Budos Band, Ikebe Shakedown concentrates on tight funky chords supported with a snappy rhythm section that forces you to get up of your ass. Don’t have the attention span for Fela’s 35 minute marathon songs? Then you found the perfect band to get your afrobeat fix on — consumed in 4 minutes or less.

Ikebe Shakedown
“Hard Steppin'” (download mp3)
from “Hard Steppin'”
(Colemine Records)
Hard Steppin (play)

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