The Hilo Bay Halfway

A 2 track funk single (7m 16s) — released November 11th 2013 on Wah Wah 45s

The Gene Dudley Group represents an outpouring of deep soul and funk music from obscenely talented 27 year-old multi-instrumentalist residing in North London; Gene Dudley.

The debut album, Saturday Shifting, released earlier this year, caused quite a stir and quickly gained this deeply soulful producer a new army of fans, with Kenny Dope, Huey Morgan and Daz-I-Kue all singing its praises!

One of the most popular tracks from the album is the up-tempo, tropical flavoured cut The Hilo Bay Halfway - available here on vinyl for the first time. It comes complete with an exclusive 'Disco Dub Remix' from Gene himself, who uses hand claps, synths and some seriously squelchy bass to take this club monster in another, equally foot friendly direction.

In the live arena, rather than trying to play all the instruments himself though, Gene deploys a quartet of top notch young musicians to help him out (whilst Gene mixes it up between bass and keys throughout the set), as witnessed when they supported The Hot 8 Brass Band, played The Soundwave Festival London Launch, rocked Brixton's Hootananny, and will soon be seen again when they support Stones Throw artists Myron & E at London's Jazz Cafe in December. Look out for that, and much more to come from this new star of the deep funk and soul scene!

LIKING WHAT I'VE HEARD - Kenny Dope Masters At Work

Something very special. - Huey Morgan BBC 6Music

Some excellent stuff here - Daz-I-Kue Bugz In The Attic

My soundtrack to Summer 2013 so far. As diverse & mature as it is joyous. Will shift your feet any day of the week. - Johnny Cush Shoreditch Radio

Gene Dudley is an unbelievably talented musician and for fans of hard drum beats, jazzy hooks and horn stabs, this record will not disappoint. -

Lovin' this, lo fi, down and dirty. - Mike Chadwick Jazz FM

Great album! - Julien Lebrun Le Mellotron

Seriously funky stuff! - Sean Smith Tokyo Jazz Notes

Really dope! There's some sophisticated charm in all of these productions. - E's E NYCT

Great feelgood summer vibes! - Opolopo Sweden

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