Dutch/ English outfit Laura Vane & The Vipertones drop a disco-touched jazz-funk cover of seventies number I Can’t Move No Mountains for the new millennium. Originally performed by R&B/ big-band/psychedelia fusioneers Blood, Sweat & Tears and covered many times, you’d have to move a mountain to improve on Margie Joseph’s soul-disco version and even if Vane and co don’t managethis impossible task, they do manage to dislodge a respectable amount of scree. Over on the flip (for this is a vinyl seven inch release) you’ll find a nu-funky rerub of the band’s own 110 per cent by the band’s own bass player Ton Van der Kolk (a.k.a. Draaikolk) which they were pretty much obligated to do to restore honour after all the dodgy house versions that got entered in their remix comp. Honestly, if you want something done properly… Continue reading
Last week saw the Vipertones perform to two fabulous crowds of musically influential and culturally vibrant cities in the UK for the first time ever! It has been a long time in the planning, but finally Phil, Ton, Frank, Pieter and Sanne stepped foot on British soil to play to highly anticipating audiences. On Tuesday 31st July The Dutchies took to the road from Holland, crossed the water from France and headed directly to the Capital, London for their debut performance at the Floridita in Soho. A very exciting time to visit London, during the Olympics! Joined by British horn players, Rich Beesley and Ben Edwards, the guys put on a great show once reunited with their leading lady. Rewarded with huge applause and a dancing crowd, the venue opened their arms to a return from the Vipertones some time in the future. A big thanks to Steven Tagg-randall for capturing some moments on his camera and sharing. Look . Continue reading
On august 3rd ’12, Unique Records released a new compilation in the New Testament of Funk collection. The New Testament of Funk is a melting pot of known and unknown dancefloor pearls. Here on this compilation (only available as download) we have 4 bonus tracks!! Metrophonic´s “Latin Racer” is a classic Nu-Jazz track loaded with the funk that counts!! With Diesler, Laura Vane & The Vipertones , Jaffa and the Soul Snatchers , Henry Storch had to place four nice killers from the last 2 years!! Enjoy!! For a lot of Dj´s the “New Testament Of Funk” was a change of style…you can play this to many different audiences from Hip Hop to Rock from Funk to Soul lovers! Real drums! No plastique!!!! Continue reading
There it is: a brand new 7″ 45-er. The A-Side delivers a top-notch and sparkly modern Soul song which was originally published in the early 1970s. Since the original version by Margie Joseph was released, at least half a dozen artists have covered the track. Laura Vane and the Vipertones bring an inspiring and honest take to the table, one fit for the soul-led global dance floor! Tight and brisk! This is a charming mid-tempo track that brings out Laura’s powerful voice to the max! Continue reading
Last week we were invited to play Wantijpop; a pop festival in Dordrecht (the hometown the Vipertones project) amongst a fantastic line-up. Some of the finest current Dutch pop acts were present like Di-rect, Moss, Eefje de Visser, Typhoon and Go Back to The Zoo. The sun was shining, lots of families came out the see us, what a great party that was as you can see when you check out the videos below. Continue reading
At the end of 2011 Laura Vane & The Vipertones decided to have a remix competition for one of their tracks. Over a 50 entries came in. Now, june 22nd ’12, Unique Records will be releasing 3 digital EP’s showcasing the absolute best, the cream of the crop, the diamond geezer remixes across 3 different genres! Each EP will contains 3 tracks and will bring you the best House remixes but also the best in Dub Style and the best in Electro. The winners are: Dave C, DJ Ali Emm, DJ Trikinosis, Elektrolyte, Fade, Koolz, Moto, The Weir and last but not least Tom Goofy! Great work folks! We love your work! The releases will be available digital only on channels like iTunes, Juno, Last FM, AOL, Deezer, Inndigital and many more. Continue reading
Although his mix is not amongst the winners, Micheal Szpakowski deserves to be mentioned here. Not only did he send us a remix track, he even made a special video for it! Definitely worth checking out, so go than, click below!