Previously we featured a new single by James Biscuit Rouse, called Give It A Chance. We liked the fact that the track had that ConFunkShun slow jam vibe. We also like it because of the live instrumentation, especially the long guitar solo toward the end.
Well, James has just released an EP so there’s some new music for you to enjoy.
The EP is called Biscuit Street, and there are six tracks. It starts out with the title track. It is an uptempo jazz-funk tune, and I must say that we like the added violin part by Charisa “The Violin Diva” Rouse. It is not often that you even have violin instrumentation in funk or jazz, but we appreciate the willingness to experiment with different sounds.
Rouse then takes the classic Tears For Fears song Everybody Wants To Rule The World, and adds a dash of funk. The song was good then, and it is certainly good now with this re-imagination.
Up next is Don’t Ask My Neighbor. There are two versions here. The first features the talented multi-instrumentalist – William Galison. He is featuring the harmonica on this track. If you would like some vocals to go with that, maybe you would be interested in the second version. It features Alyson Williams. I know you remember her from the hits, Can’t Have My Man and her version of Just My Luck, the classic Deele track.
Up next is Give It A Chance. You can see our original post here. You can also see the video for the track.
Lastly, Rouse rounds out the EP with another jazzy track, Soul Seeker.