After the release of their playful debut album “Worldstyle” the Budapest duo returns now with their 2nd album “Brotherhood”. The songs often summons blues elements but they are also influenced by dub, funk and un petit de hip-hop. the lyrics are mainly about the social and personal problems of our times, interpreted by talented guest vocalists from all over the world.
The guest performance of KRSA puts the point on the letter “i” in “Brotherhood” and in the other reggae-inspired song “Pass It On”. Being one of the dominant figures of the Hungarian ska movement he is an important guest on the album.
As the main driving force behind the 90’s very popular and recently revived British band Freak Power Ashely Slater needs no introduction. He has worked with Dub Pistols, Dublex Inc., or Fort Knox Five and his talents and professional performances are turbocharges three completely different songs. “Revolution!“ has previously released in 2016 as a 7” single and features dazzling electro blues and Ashley’s food for thought lyrics. In “Life Is Love” he proves that his talent has no barriers whether he sings lonely doo-woptempo or the dub-ska of “People Kill People” which is a unique cover of Éric Serra’s seminal 80’s cult classic “Guns & People”.
Denise M’Baye known as the MC/singer of Mo’Horizons is featured in two downtempo tracks. “Wings” is a laidback song about love while and “All My Life Is In This Bag” smuggles back a little bit of the mood of “Worldstyle”.
Fedora is the best-known female MC/singer of the Hungarian bass music life. She made her own solo album in 2017. With “Come Away With Me” she proves that she’s not only an bass music MC, but a great singer with deep emotions.
Another guest from Hungary is the lead singer of the downtempo-funk band Mystical Plants. Bryant Goodman contributes to the album in two different tracks with his gravelly voice. “Bad Man’s Ballad is bittersweet song about the average politician of our age while “Keep Going On” on the other hand is full of playfulness and delivers a short but positive message.
At last but not least we have the Ghanaian M3NSA on the board from Fokn Bois and RedRed. His lyrics in “It Works” is very motivating for everyone and spreads the message of not giving up even if the world is seemingly against you.
Savages Y Suefo’s new album “Brotherhood” is a lot different from their previous one in many ways but it remained just as eclectic as its predecessor “Worldstyle” and still proves Savages Y Suefo’s wide interest and openness in music that is needed today… and not just in music.