Funky Clarkston EP

by Dialect Trio

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Dialect Trio’s never ending mission to merge funky styles brings them into AfroFunk once again, this time at high speed and clean-burning intensity. Never skimping on southern drawl, Funky Clarkston expands on the group’s penchant for expressing multiple international styles while staying true to their Southern roots, channeling Fela and the Collins brothers simultaneously. An impressive lineup of guests and maxi-instrumentalists, performances brought to fruition by the production genius of Piper Street Sound, and unmistakable swagger culminate in unfake-able funkiness.
Dialect Trio puts out quality transnational music at a formidable rate. Their multi-faceted, poly-rhythmic style has brought them to a variety of stages, from high-end venues to sweltering summer parks, and at least one literal sun-drenched Indian Summer field. The town of Clarkston comprises the general vicinity of Piper Street Studios, but Dialect Trio’s commitment to universal rhythms and undeniable grooves ensures that they’re always right at home.

If you would like stems to remix this song for inclusion on our 2013 remix album please contact Matt Mansfield-


released December 18, 2012

Robby Astrove-Drums
Russ Bledsoe- Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Yaya Brown- Congas, Percussion
Santiago Junca- Timbales
Matt Mansfield- Drums,Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Keys, Additional Production and Effects

Recorded and Mixed @ 899 Piper Street Studios, Clarkston GA by Matt Mansfield as Piper Street Sound.

Album notes by Russ Bledsoe




Dialect Trio Atlanta, Georgia

Dialect Trio play funky, energetic music that knows no bounds. International influences prevail without their mixture sounding like “world” music. Deceiving name aside, they have a formidably large sound, using live looping, percussion programming, and a roster of constantly changing guest horns and percussionist to bolster their interactive, synergetic playing as a trio of Drums, Bass and Guitar. ... more

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