Lettuce - Checker Wrecker ft. Big Tony & Jungle Boogie (Official Music Video)

March 10, 2020 - 234 views
Grammy-nominated funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-experimental titans Lettuce have
unveiled the official music video for their new single ‘Checker Wrecker’. The song is included on
their seventh studio album, ‘Resonate’, which is released on 8th May via Round Hill Records.
‘Checker Wrecker’ is inspired by the band’s longstanding passion for Washington D.C. go-go
music, the missing link between hip-hop and funk, and features DC go-go music legends Big Tony
Fisher of Trouble Funk and Tyrone ‘Jungle Boogie’ Williams of Rare Essence.
‘Resonate’ follows the 2019 Lettuce album ‘Elevate’, which earned the group their first collective
Grammy nomination in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and has racked
up more than 3 million streams. It also hit the no 1 spot on both the Billboard Contemporary Jazz
Albums Chart and iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart.
Playing like a master class in funk sub-genres, ‘Resonate’ shows Lettuce continuing to be
celebrated boundary-pushing innovators in funk nearly three decades into their acclaimed career,
blurring the lines and smashing it up with jazz chords, psychedelic passages, big horns, strains of
soul and go-go, hip-hop elements and a joyful, uplifting improvisational sound all their own.
Resulting from a wave of creative output after not being in the studio for four years, ‘Resonate’ was
helmed by esteemed producer and engineer Russ Elevado [D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu]
and written and recorded during the same Colorado Sound Studio sessions that produced ‘Elevate’.
Currently on a European tour that began in the UK in mid-February, Lettuce will return to the USA for
headlining shows and festival appearances during the spring and summer months.
A powerhouse collective made up of world-class master musicians, the members of Lettuce - Adam
Deitch (drums, percussion, arrangement), Adam ‘Shmeeans’ Smirnoff (guitar), Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes
(bass), Ryan Zoidis (alto, baritone, tenor sax, Korg X-911), Eric ‘Benny’ Bloom (trumpet, horns) and
Nigel Hall (vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, clavinet, keyboards) - are also some of the most highly
sought-after musicians in the industry with resumés that read like a who’s who in hip-hop, pop and
beyond, working and performing with Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Justin
Timberlake, The Fugees, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Britney Spears, Gary Clark Jr., Skrillex, Solange and
many more


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