THE DAILY GRIND: Miles Bonny – FREEEK (4 Leon)

 

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Miles Bonny’s tribute to lost soul legend, Leon Haywood is an absolute banger of a track (audio)

 

 

 

In honor the recent passing of soul legend, Leon Haywood (RIP), multi-instrumentalist Miles Bonny took a decidedly different approach to a tribute that’s less solemn and more celebratory of the important singer/songwriter. Using Haywood’s “I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You” is nothing new for hip-hop (it took me all of 2 seconds to recognise the song), but Miles Bonny uses the more exciting parts of the song, and adds some snap and swing. It feels a bit messy at times, but its the track’s looseness that gives it that little bit of extra funk that embodies Leon Haywood’s work. The extra horn work from Miles Bonny himself just sweetens the deal that much more.

R.I.P. to the legend, Leon Haywood (1942 – 2016)

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