Incognito: “Lowdown ft. Chaka Khan & Mario Biondi” Video

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“Lowdown,” a remake of Boz Scaggs’ original, comes from the highly acclaimed Incognito album, Transatlantic R.P.M. Check out the official music video featuring the vocal stylings of Chaka Khan and Mario Biondi.

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Incognito & Samples

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On their new album Transatlantic RPM, Incognito remakes a heavily-sampled classic, “Lowdown,” originally by Boz Scaggs. The remake is infused with the vocal soul power of Chaka Khan and Mario Biondi while preserving the hip-hop rhythms that sprouted from the original.

Boz Scaggs - original version of “Lowdown” (1976)

Whether you’re a hip-hop fan, producer, or just an educated listener, you’ll probably hear something familiar in this. The various layers of rhythm in the Boz Scaggs track have been sampled enough in old school hip-hop to qualify “Lowdown” as a break beat classic. Scaggs’ drums are easy enough to spot, but that flipped bassline produces a bit of a challenge in discovering samples.

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New Album from Incognito: Transatlantic R.P.M.

Pioneering and groundbreaking UK groove-masters Incognito embark on their third decade of creating harmonious classics with their new recording, Transatlantic R.P.M, available everywhere today. The group is joined by an all-star lineup that includes the iconic Chaka Khan, R&B/jazz/soul diva and longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa, spoken word artist Ursula Rucker, Motown legend Leon Ware and renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi.

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From Incognito’s New Album Transatlantic R.P.M. “Gotta” ft Ursula Rucker

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Incognito‘s latest masterpiece Transatlantic R.P.M. will be released next Tuesday, 7/27. This ‘buttery smooth cut’ (Premiered by Okayplayer) “Gotta” features spoken-word songstress Ursula Rucker, who has worked with artists like The Roots, King Britt and 4hero. Her silky smooth sung and spoken verses reflect both the pain of loneliness and the hope for future love.

Besides Ursula Rucker, Transatlantic R.P.M. has an incredible line-up of featured collaborators including Chaka Khan, renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi, Eric Benet, Stuart Zender (bassist for Jamiroquai), longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa and Motown legend Leon Ware, to name a few.

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