ABOUT THIS TRACK
“Knuckle Sandwich” throws it back to groundbreaking funk of the 70s with remnants of Graham Central Station’s thumping bass and Ohio Players’ pocket-laced vocal hooks. Setting the table for a full-length release on Color Red, the lead single embraces sonic analog recording techniques on the Tascam 388 in tandem with modern production elements. Freekbass approached the session with a groove and bass line and Rico Lewis (drums, P-Funk), Sky White (keyboards), and producer/Color Red Founder Eddie Roberts (guitar, The New Mastersounds/Matador! Soul Sounds) fleshed it out for a fully-stacked funky sandwich. Sammi Garrett of Turkuaz gives the song a punchy vocal treatment for the crowning knock-out punch to deliver a track that sets the pace for the entire record and leaves the audience wondering what will happen in round 2.
"We wanted to create a track which would be a table-setter for the album, and have the sonics of classic bass and funk sounds with modern production elements. “Knuckle Sandwich” was that track . We wrote it in the Color Red studio on an early afternoon , and along with Eddie’s engineering and production skills, we were recording it an hour later. There was a very intense energy and bodily-feel with this track. I (Freekbass) came up with the initial groove and bassline, and along with Rico, Sky, and Eddie we developed the groove and the song. Then Sammi, after hearing the track, came in with her lyrics for the knock-out punch bringing the track to the next level."
Produced by Eddie Roberts
Freekbass - Bass
Rico Lewis - Drums
Sky White - Keyboards
Eddie Roberts - Guitar
Sammi Garrett - Vocals
Tracking Engineer - Eddie Roberts
Color Red Studios
Mixing Engineer - Eddie Roberts
Mastering Engineer - Doug Krebs