GIZELLE SMITH, the glorious voice of deep funk freestylers The Mighty Mocambos, alumnus of WahWah 45s, Big Crown and other rather fine labels that should tell you everything you need to know as a trademark of quality, is all set to release her debut solo album for Brighton’s Jalapeno Records later on in the year.
We know no more yet – no title, no release date – but we do know this: she’s brought the funk to a first single drop, an absolutely stratospheric reworking of Kate Bush’s “King Of The Mountain”, taken from her 2005 Ariel album.
It’s funk at it’s most widescreen, most sky-scraping, most glamorous, perfumed with Gizelle’s amazing voice, strings, a chorus of backing singers; it’s funk to ride the solar winds to. Say no more. Have a listen.
“King Of The Mountain” is out now on all digital streaming platforms.