The Greyboy Allstars came together in the early ’90s with the intention of revisiting the gritty street funk of ’70s soundtracks. On this, their first album in a decade, they still do it like few others. Karl Denson’s gruff flute combines with Elgin Park’s guitar on “Deck Shoes” to transport listeners back to the days of the titular footwear. “Old School Cylons” adds some snaky bassy clavinet-and-flute leads to a melody that comes back to the future when DJ Greyboy, the band’s namesake, adds his turntables to the mix.
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