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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CD Review: The Pimps Of Joytime - High Steppin'

The Pimps Of Joytime - High Steppin'

2008, Wonderwheel Records

Brooklyn's The Pimps Of Joytime shatter musical boundaries on their snappy debut, High Steppin'. Mixing soul, funk, hip-hop, electronica and turntables, The Pimps Of Joytime create a primordial stew of grooves, beats and jams that will have you dancing until the early hours of the morning.

Led by the eclectic Brian J, The Pimps Of Joytime fire up songs as diverse as the slowtronic She-Do, the low-riding Long Ride, the mambo of Bonita and the island beat of Tea Time. The lyrics are thoughtful and socially conscious, the grooves are unstoppable, and the beats are sharp and defining. What we have when we get done is a non-stop party of 14 tracks worth getting down and dirty to.

The Pimps Of Joytime are part of the leading edge of new musical hybrids based in hip-hop and soul. High Steppin’ is the sort of album people will look back on in a few years and point to as a starting point. It doesn’t shake the foundations, but it certainly is the first step to wearing them away.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about The Pimps Of Joytime at or You can purchase copies of High Steppin' at Please note that The Pimps Of Joytime will be releasing a remix album entitled Funk Fixes & Remixes sometime this fall. It will include three new tracks and is exciting and danceable as High Steppin' (3 Stars Out of 5).

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