Musician/composer/producer Filipelli and his guest vocalists combine for tracks steeped in classic horn-fueled ‘60s/‘70s soul/pop/funk not unlike Sly & the Family Stone, whose legendary frontman contributes vocals on two tracks here: “Role Model” and “One More Hit.” The former is soulful and easygoing, with a nice female vocal and Sly’s rap/ chant “I’m the real model, not a role model!” The latter song is downbeat and features a liberal use of wah-effects and a group vocal that lends it a theatrical air. In fact, we advise Filipelli to consider writing a period-flavored musical, perhaps kicking it off with “New York,” his short, vibrant slice of funk-pop. There are, perhaps, film/TV possibilities here as well.
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV, Distr.
Style: Soul, Funk, R&B, Rock, Experimental