The Brand New Heavies
Formed in the late 1980s, London-based collective the Brand New Heavies introduced a revolutionary new style of funk and dance music when they broke onto the British club scene. Mixing classic funk, jazz licks and chord structures, and dancefloor rhythms, the Brand New Heavies were credited as being one of the very first acid jazz acts, and charted high in both England and the U.S. The group also parlayed serious love from the hip-hop community into the sensational collaborative album HEAVY RHYME EXPERIENCE, VOL. 1. Though acid jazz faded by the late '90s, the Heavies continued to record and perform, releasing the well-received GET USED TO IT in 2006.