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My latest find over at TTL is ESG's Keep On Moving. The group known formerly as Emerald, Sapphire and Gold is a soul jazz outfit from South Bronx, New York. ESG is made up of four sisters; Deborah Scroggins (bass, vocals), Maria Scroggins (congas, vocals), Renee Scroggins (guitar, vocals), and Valerie Scroggins (drums). This is what Boomkat had to say about it:

One listen to ESG (new or old) and it becomes clear just how indelible their sound has become in recent years - ranging from the breathless electrofunk of Peaches, through to the punk-funk/post-rock hybrid of countless chancers; they were there first So it is entirely fitting that ESG have been coaxed back into the studio after a lengthy hiatus to mint their first new LP in over half a decade - with 'Keep Moving' a splenetic vial of aural fizz that grafts elements of hip-hop, electro, punk, funk and pop onto a bucking frame of rightness.

I am offering up the title track and if you are enjoying it I recommend you pick up the entire record its a great one.

Mp3: ESG - "Keep on Moving"

Buy: ESG's Keep on Moving over at TTL here.

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matt said... @ 9/04/2006 10:05:00 PM

Hey thanks for this. Love ESG!

p.s. did you know that in their first (kinda punk-funk, sorta no-wave) incarnation (early '80s), their first Ep was produced the legendary Martin Hannett (Factory Records, ACR, DC, Joy Division, etc)?

ESG are a legendary group in their own right that deserve to be more widely known.

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