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The Dynamics

Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France | INDIE

Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France | INDIE
Band R&B Soul


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? « La Poupée qui fait non » - Big Single- 2010
? « Downtown Barkings » - Big Single 2009
? « Bring me up/Miracles » - Big Single 2009
? « Mr Day/Dynamics - Tears of joy » - Favorite – 2009
? « Re:Jazz/Dynamics – Twiggy » - Infracom – 2008
? « Sweet Vandals/Dynamics - Too much » - Unique 2008
? «Version Excursion »- LP – Big Single/ Groove Attack – 2007
? « Le Peuple de L'Herbe/Dynamics - Judge not » - PIAS - 2007
? « Seven nation army - Patchworks remix » - Big Single -2007
? « Guts/Dynamics - Living is easy » - Wax On Records – 2007
? « Whole Lotta Love » EP - Groove Attack – 2007
? « Land of a 1000 dances » - Big single - 2007
? « Nicole Willis/Dynamics - 4 Leaf clover/feelin' free » - ATC records – 2007
? « Miss you/90% of me » - Big single –2007
? « Music » - Big Single – 2007
? « Seven nation army/move on up » - Big Single - 2006



Since their first release 'Steve McQueen', released in 2003 on 7inch under the name 'Patchworks', The Dynamics have had a fascination for the effect that American Soul had on Jamaican music. Their unique sound retraces the routes weaving Dub, Soul, and Reggae, allying root sounds with modern production. The sound is deep, characterized by rich vocals and a tight live show.
The Dynamics project was created after the very successful debut 7inches (Big Single Rec) of their covers from classics “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield and “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. They released a first LP "Version Excursions” (Big Single/GrooveAttack/2007) made of stunning covers produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart (Mr President, Mr Day, Uptown Funk Empire,...), and rapidly reached a very wide audience way beyond the reggae scene.
Following “Version Excursions” (20.000 copies sold), the Dynamics’ Sound-System spent 2 and a half years touring West and East Europe, the Middle East, as well as Japan, including famous international festivals such as Glastonbury & Lovebox (UK), Reggae Sun Ska & Garorock (FR), Fringe Festival (IRE), Debaser (SE), Sudwest (PT), Popkomm (DE), Path of Peath (IT) and many more…
Today, The Dynamics present their 2nd long-player called “180 000 Miles & Counting”. Without Patchworks, their longtime friend and original member, they brilliantly provide an album which can be described as more personal, adventurous, varied, loyal to their love of Soul, Reggae, and Dub… all the while toying with Afro-beat and Zydeco.
From "Shibuya Crossing", evoking their time in Japan, to other titles like "Do the Dance", "Downtown Barking", or "International Soul" paying homage to the characters met during and after their numerous concerts, most of the album has been naturally written as the travel book of their great live adventures. "Bring Me Up", "Show Me", and "I Know She Cares" bear witness to more intimate stories of lovers accepting the consequences... And in this
4 years after the international success of their 1st album “Versions Excursions”, The Dynamics present their long awaited sophomore effort. More personal and imagined as the travel book of their years of intense touring over the world, “180.000 Miles & Counting” is just as simple, genuine, curious and joyful as the cool bunch of passionate musicians who gave birth to it. It also proves, if some doubted it, that the band is a lot more than just a cover act, delivering beautiful compositions such as “Little Pablo” or “I Know She Cares”. “180.000 Miles & Counting” will be released September 19th on Favorite Recordings, perfect time for The Dynamics to start a new international tour and to accumulate a few more thousands of miles!!
morose economic climate, they poke fun at human behavior faced with the power of greed with the cover of the O'Jays’ classic, 'Money".
With this rich and genuine sophomore effort, The Dynamics are ready to continue their journey, and share with the public their new live show. “180.000 Miles & Counting” will be released by Favorite Recordings in September… Stay tuned!!
- Mr Day (lead vocal & guitar): Godfather of the Lyon musical scene, he is today one of the most respected French deep house and soul singers. Influenced by Smokey Robinson or Curtis Mayfield, he is a real asset within the vocal trio. He worked with various labels (Rotax/FR, Glasgow Underground/UK, Guidance/US, Acid Jazz/UK, Favorite/Big Single/FR). He released a splendid album, "Small Fry" in 2010 on Favorite Recordings.
- Mounam (lead vocal): Originally from Cameroon, Mounam is an eclectic singer with a blues and gospel voice. The female key in the trio. Since 1992, she has evolved in the international scene in different Afro-American style groups and has been a session singer or member with Zora Young (US), Metroplolitan Jazz Affair, Colorblind, Mr. President, Nu Tropic (FR), or Slovo (UK) and Quasimode (JAP). She released the single "What needs Mama" in collaboration with the funk band Trevor & LISA in 2010 on Favorite Recordings.
- Stevie Levi (lead vocal): Originally from Bristol (UK), and largely accustomed to British sound-systems, Stevie settled in Lyon to join The Dynamics. Influenced as much by Horace Andy as Marvin Gaye and Ken Boothe, he is a true songwriter, oscillating between the crooner and the entertainer (often compared with U-Roy) styles. On stage, Stevie shows a rare sincerity and energy.
- Mr Flab Masta (machines, guitar & effects): Originally from Boston, he describes himself as a musical hobo. From his experience of sound engineering, experimentation, and 12 years globetrotting, he brings a wide range of influences, (Os Mutantes, King Tubby, Stereolab, Pink Floyd) as well as his collection of vintage equipment to the timeless Dynamic Sound.
- Raphael Vallade (bass): Active on the Lyon musical scene for many years, he officiates as well into the Fun