Malted Milk & Toni Green – Milk & Green
Memphis soul diva and former Hi Records star Toni Green and Malted Milk, the grooviest funk combo on the European scene today, join forces on this explosive collaboration. Together, they deliver a staggering album chock-full of bluesy and funky overtones. The Soul recording of the year!
After several months of intense preparation, Milk & Green met in the studio in March 2014. Recording took place over ten days at the Bonison studio, a first rate facility in the French countryside, near Nantes. On the supergroup’s agenda was a mix of covers borrowed from people as diverse as southern soul songsmith Tommy Tate, R’n’B diva Mary J. Blige, Philadelphia’s own Garnet Mimms, as well as Hi Records luminaries Syl Johnson and Ann Peebles. “We decided to record a version of Ann Peebles’s Slipped Tripped and Fell in Love, in order to show where our inspiration came from, says Malted Milk leader and singer Arnaud Fradin. We also wanted to showcase our own work, and half of the album’s repertoire are originals written and arranged in the studio with Toni.”
The end result reflects Milk & Green’s vision of 21st century soul, a funky and bluesy mix that takes the ball rolling way beyond the retro soul sounds that have been the norm for the past few years.
Label: Nueva Onda Production
Catalogue Number: NOR002
Release Date: 30 October 2015