Plug & Play 2008

The New Mastersounds return from a year of intensive touring in the USA to deliver their fifth studio album, Plug & Play, featuring vocalist Dionne Charles.
What you get: trademark infectious grooves, warm vintage production by guitarist Eddie Roberts, and successful forays into sub-genres like psychedelic afro-funk, CTI-era jazz-funk, soul-jazz and classic soul. Though the NMS wear their musical roots on their sleeve, each track sounds unmistakably like The New Mastersounds and in Dionne Charles they have found a vocalist who can do justice to the phenomenal soulfulness of the music.

Jambase

“one of the finest purveyors of hip shaking goodness since, well, James Brown and Grant Green were new faces on the scene” (Dennis Cook)

Jambase

“Like Fred Wesley & The New JB's, Bobby Byrd, Marva Whitney or Maceo & The Macks in their day, the Mastersounds know groove and furrow it out like hogs on truffles.” (Dennis Cook)

Rhapsody.com

“crate diggers and night clubbers will definitely dig the New Mastersounds” (Nick Dedina)

BBC Radio 2

“Here's a marriage made in heaven: The New Mastersounds with Dionne Charles.” (Mark Lamarr)

“Soul, Afro-funk, New Orleans-Funk and one blinding piece of Soul-Jazz”



CDs / LPs

Shake It

(2019)

The Nashville Session 2

(2018)

Renewable Energy

(2018)

The Nashville Session

(2016)

Made For Pleasure

(2015)

Therapy

(2014)

The Hamburg Session

(2014)

Out On The Faultline

(2012)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds Vol. 2

(2012)

Breaks from the Border

(2011)

Ten Years On

(2009)

Live in San Francisco

(2009)

Plug & Play

(2008)

Re::Mixed

(2007)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds

(2007)

102%

(2007)

Live at La Cova

(2006)

This Is What We Do

(2005)

Be Yourself

(2003)

Keb Darge Presents…

(2001)

Singles

Kings & Queens (digital single)

(2019)

Let’s Go Back (digital single)

(2019)

Shake It 7”

(2019)

Yo Momma b/w You Mess Me Up

(2011)

San Frantico b/w Chocolate Chip (feat. Chip Wickham)

(2008)

King Comforter b/w All We Can Do

(2007)

Hole in the Bag b/w Hole in the Bag (Drawbar Remix)

(2007)

Thirty Three b/w Talk is Cheap

(2005)

Give Me a Minute part one b/w part two

(2004)

Butter Fo Yo Popcorn b/w Vandenberg Suite

(2004)

Baby Bounce b/w The Minx

(2003)

Your Love is Mine feat. Corinne Bailey Rae b/w This Ain’t Work

(2002)

Nervous b/w bonus beats

(2002)

So Much Better b/w Better off Dead

(2001)

Get Back b/w Can’t Hold Me Down

(2001)

Nervous b/w Turn This Thing Around

(2000)

It’s All Right Now b/w instrumental version

(2000)

Hot Dog b/w Drop it Down

(2000)

One Note Brown b/w Burnt Back

(1999)

Taurus b/w Ode to Bobbie Gentry

(1999)

Fire b/w Foxy Lady

(1999)