Voodoo Browne - Browne Saucery [Album]

Voodoo Browne - Browne Saucery [Album]

Ambiel Music | "The album is a fresh lyrical contribution to UK hip-hop"

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Last Edited by: Jack Stovin January 31st, 2012.

Relatively new to the scene, British/Antiguan hip-hop MC Voodoo Browne released his debut album aptly named Browne Saucery on December 5th 2011. Prior to his album release Browne and his record label Ambiel Music decided to promote his new release via a new industry-friendly pay-per-play platform named Psonar. Browne Saucery was shared via Psonar in the run up to it’s release in December 2011 with four tracks available to download free of charge each day. Contrary to other music streaming sites which take money for albums or tracks, and not all goes to the artist, Voodoo Browne wanted to place his music somewhere accessible online where profits go straight to the artist. Psonar does just this, takes 1 penny/1 eurocent/1 cent for each play going straight to the artist themselves. Browne says:

“I’m lovin’ Psonar. The rap culture has always been associated with paying cash for something and getting it quick and for me this cuts out all the long paperwork and fat cat percentages we think of with major distributors. Psonar taps into what the kids on every street have: great tips for new music and a mobile phone. Unlike Spotify, your playlist won’t have patronising adverts and unlike iTunes you can play a whole album for 15p, a fifth of the price of a single these days.”



The album is a mix of UK Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Indie and R&B and aims to merge a variety of genres from the UK scene and bring emotion into play with electronic pop. The album is released following the two most successful single releases titled ‘Low Budget Raver' and ‘Kerse Da Verse’ (feat: Cosha Don). ‘Low Budget Raver’ is a satire on enjoying the UK party scene with no money, managing to constantly ‘blag’ a good time every weekend based on a close friend of Browne. ‘Kerse Da Verse’ is Browne’s way of telling his story of becoming an original rapper, and how he found his name Voodoo. Browne’s rap delivery is fast-paced and contributor Cosha Don is equally as rapid with his lines. Together they create some impressive word play for hip-hop lyrics which is a highlight of the track despite the chorus being quite weak.

WATCH KERSE DA VERSE


His last single release prior to unleashing Browne Saucery on the world was ‘Went to Heaven’. This single was more directed toward clubs and dance floors in the UK. It has a much more dance based beat with lyrics fit over it, rather than rapping. He tells the story in ‘Went to Heaven’ about seeing the girl of his dreams in a club and comments:

“This is an out-and-out club anthem that had all the elements needed to catch your ears, catchy riff and an easy 4x4 beat, just destined for dance floors up and down the country, worldwide and outer-space!”

WATCH WENT 2 HEAVEN


All the tracks on the album are tongue-in-cheek telling Browne’s story about becoming who he is today. Browne’s unique take on lyrics is a refreshing change to the hip-hop market, his lyrical take on modern society through the album fuses Browne’s cultural background, humour and intelligence of his personal experiences and his 10 years in music. The album feature contributions from vocalist Mummy Browne, vocalist Jaime Rubio, rapper Cosha Don and bassist and vocalist Mr.Lee who also produces the three Dance tracks on the album. Throughout the album there are energetic bass lines, up-tempo dance tracks, funk, rock, soul and experimentation with tribal hip-hop. The album is a fresh lyrical contribution to UK hip-hop and no doubt Voodoo Browne will go on to bigger and better things.

Browne Saucery is out now

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