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"It was an unexpected treat to catch Israeli band the Apples at the end of their storming set at Cargo. With four horns, bass, drums and turntables, their oddly effective mix of instrumental hip-hop and soul-jazz got the crowd dancing and jumping, while giving listeners plenty to latch on to." (John L Waters - The Guardian)
Summer 2009 will see The Apples descending upon club and festival stages in Europe and their native Israel, delivering their signature explosive live experience.
Hot off their latest Freestyle Records release- "The Power" E.P.- which includes a treatment of Snap's 1993 classic smash, the suggestively titled "Upskirt" and their club-shattering version of "Killing in the name "- the latter appearing on 12" vinyl for the first time.
Over the past Seven years the nine-strong instrumental group has been folding cuts and scratches from every imaginable source into Big Band blares and Middle Eastern elements on top of a raw funk base, baking a thick multi-layered sonic treat.
Keeping true to their origins as a spontaneous composition ensemble, they kick ideas up and down the stage in a torrent of Decks, Horns, Double Bass, Drums and Electronic Effects. No digital samplers, no guitars or keyboards and no safety net as the arrangements are reinvented on the spot and the roles of solo and backing instruments change at the blink of an eye to any of the nine members.
The powerful sound has also reverberated on dance floors, televisions, radios and films worldwide. Courtesy of the 7" singles- "Attention!" and the aforementioned "Killing" and the "Buzzin' About" and "Attention!" L.Ps. The success of these releases also fuels frequent sold out European visits, at which the audience dance, laugh, sweat (almost) as much as the band does from the first adrenalized downbeat to the last unison hit.
Expect the unexpected as the boys march forward. Digging deeper into their countless influences and resurfacing with genre-melting, ear-turning, booty-shaking groove music.
(Biography supplied by artist management)