Uptown Funk Empire

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After Metropolitan Jazz Affair, The Dynamics (3) and Mr President, master of musical ubiquity Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart proudly presents Uptown Funk Empire, a burning tribute to one of his all time greatest loves: Funk.

Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, as a self-taught musician and typical teenager, started playling guitar, bass and keyboards at age 15, covering James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Cream in his bedroom and, later in college bands. His first releases are in the mid 90s, with deep house and disco live bands and various electronic projects. He quickly develops and shows very special skills for vintage disco/funk productions with a contemporary flavor. This gifted boy's been working with artists such as Amp Fiddler, Archie Shepp, Mr Day, Paul Randolph... and for many recording labels such as I Still Music (usa), Favorite Recordings (france), Infracom (germany), Further Out (uk)...

Uptown Funk Empire is an exciting and ambitious project, worthy of its name. While the first album is simply called "The Empire Strikes back", it's no joke... Forget the whole revival thing, this sounds like an actual rebirth of the real funky stuff.

It's like being back to the better days of Funk without a travel machine... the vibe is vintage but the sound is fresh...That's not funky music, that's FUNKY MUSIC ! This album is huge and it covers all the golden age Groove styles : Boogaloo, Soul, Disco, Boogie, Funk... but the music flows in the hands of a gifted modern producer. Bruno " Patchworks" Hovart plays bass, keyboards, computers... handling with love all composition, programming, arrangements, vocals...

With brilliant vocal featurings by silky Juan Rozoff, Brit-Soul legend Noel Mc Koy at his best, high-voltage divas Ange & Janice... and the funkysoul brother Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart himself on the mic... it's pure funkiness !

Beware, "The Empire Strikes Back" and is kicking... so get up & dance !
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Albums

Uptown Funk Empire - The Empire Strikes Back album art Uptown Funk Empire The Empire Strikes Back (Album) Soulab France 2009 Sell This Version
SOULABDIGIALBUM004 Uptown Funk Empire - The Remix Strikes Back album art Uptown Funk Empire The Remix Strikes Back(18xFile, WAV) Soulab SOULABDIGIALBUM004 France 2012

Singles & EPs

Uptown Funk Empire - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now  / Please Mister Postman album art Uptown Funk Empire Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now / Please Mister Postman Soulab France 2008 Sell This Version
SOUL71 Uptown Funk Empire - N.O.W. / Boogie album art Uptown Funk Empire N.O.W. / Boogie(7") Soulab SOUL71 France 2008 Sell This Version
Uptown Funk Empire - The Remixes - Vinyl Edition album art Uptown Funk Empire The Remixes - Vinyl Edition Soulab, Soulab France 2012 Sell This Version
SOULABDIGISINGLE010 Uptown Funk Empire - The Gemini Bros. Remixes album art Uptown Funk Empire The Gemini Bros. Remixes(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Soulab SOULABDIGISINGLE010 France 2012
GR1256 Uptown Funk Empire - Boogie / You'Ve Got To Have Freedom album art Uptown Funk Empire Boogie / You'Ve Got To Have Freedom(12") Groovin Recordings GR1256 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SOULABDIGITAL003 Uptown Funk Empire - The Sampler Strikes Back album art Uptown Funk Empire The Sampler Strikes Back(2xFile, MP3, Smplr, 192) Soulab SOULABDIGITAL003 France 2008
CUT116 Uptown Funk Empire - Boogie (Paolo Pompei Remix) album art Uptown Funk Empire Boogie (Paolo Pompei Remix)(File, MP3, Promo, 320) Cut Rec Promos CUT116 Italy 2018