Fresh-faced funk duo, Mr. Sampson, will soon take Philadelphia by [The Gathering] storm; an undeniable expectation based upon the pair’s electric new release “Weight of Time.” Their recent feature on Funkadelphia Recording’s latest compilation and rising presence in the sampling scene has shed a spotlight on the two, now secured with the help of this motivated single. These master music manipulators incorporate a grounding, vibrant bass line while simultaneously looping a harmonica melody that carries you up, up and away. Placing listeners in a head-bobbing trance for its entire 3:45 life, the track swells with every perfectly-timed layer of vocal treatment, revitalizing guitar riff, and sweet, sweet synth. With Aaron Harel’s skillful drumming as prominent as Joe Haederle’s soulful samples, the twosome effortlessly intertwine timelessness with modernity. Bottom line, Mr. Sampson puts the fun in funk.
Listen to the single and stay tuned for the release of their new EP The Gathering Storm, set to release February 27th!