In the tradition of legendary funk and soul godfathers like James Brown, George Clinton, Sly Stone & Prince, Plant Life serves up a healthy dose of sensuality and politics while providing a groove strong enough to shake the system to its core. As a member of the Los Angeles based hip hop crew The Animal Pharm, Panda One (the shadowy figure behind Plant Life) helped spread the eclectic sounds of the west coast underground across the globe. With several EP's and 12" singles under their belt, The Animal Pharm decided to take a two year hiatus to work on their solo projects.
Panda One, after gaining critical acclaim for the tracks he produced for The Animal Pharm, as well as tracks for Medusa (Goodvibe), Buffalo Daughter (Grand Royal), etc., decided that it was time for something new. As Panda One explains it, "At first I wasn't even sure that what we were doing was anything different then what I had always been doing...It wasn't until we finished that everyone started telling us that we were doing some different shit!"?
With a heavy funk influence, The Return..., has traces of 70's funk, 80's electro, 90's b-boy aesthetics and futuristic ideals. Highly recommended!
PLANTLIFE WAS AWARDED THE BBC RADIO 1 WORLDWIDE "ALBUM OF THE YEAR" FOR 2004!
Mos Def - "Just what I've been looking for, the new generation of funk!"?
Chemical Brothers - "When we first heard Plantlife we knew there was something different going on...They were pushing buttons of electronic wonder while giving us the sweat and funk of humanity. There's a beautiful techno funk combo happening within!"
Danger Mouse - "PlantLife doesn't follow a lot of the boring formulas that are out there today. I LOVE this shit!"?
Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio) - "Step aside Outkast, we have PLANTLIFE people!"?
URB Magazine - "All I can say is thank the heavens for this record!"?
VIBE Magazine- "Plantlife's gumbo of soul-disco and cosmic hop spreads a message of love!"
King Britt - "?Some futuristic sexy shit, Jack Splash is a pimp."?
RJD2 - "This Plant Life record will fit perfectly in between my Parliament and club bangers in my record collection."?
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