Hot Mustard's "Jerkwater Strut" Out Now

Article Contributed by ARME Group | Published on Sunday, June 6, 2021

The dynamic instrumental recording duo, Hot Mustard, is proud to announce the release of their debut album, Mother Sauce, on Eddie Robert's (New Mastersounds) Color Red label. Drawing influence from late 1960's and early 1970's funk and soul, the building blocks of first-generation boom bap hip-hop, multimedia artist and guitarist/producer Jack Powell and bassist Nick Carusos, have accomplished the rarest of triumphs with Mother Sauce by creating a new twist on a classic recipe.  Simply put, Hot Mustard is as retro as it is radical, and the end result is nothing short of intensely addictive.  Track by track, the debut album offers an unpretentious, yet decadent menu of sonic flavors, effortlessly weaving chopped dry-aged drum arrangements with buttery bass lines, twang infused funk guitar licks and 70's synth-inspired string nostalgia, all while retaining the time-honored, refined sense of taste that made labels like Stax and Atlantic Records household names.  Fueling the record throughout are the Brooklyn, NY based Big brass Beats, the all brass horn section featuring Grammy-nominated trumpeter Jordan Mclean (Antibalas) and trombonist Dave "Smoota" Smith (TV On The Radio).

“The collaboration with Jordan and Dave ended up being an essential part of the album.  When two different worlds collide, sometimes it can be messy, but other times it works in unique and interesting ways.  With this record, it felt like we had created something strange and special, while keeping it fun and refreshing," explains Powell.

On June 4th, Hot Mustard's first single, "Jerkwater Strut," will drop on all streaming platforms. Accompanying the single is an animated video created by Jack Powell who goes under the artist moniker of Opus Thimble. HM's unique musical vision becomes consummate with the addition of Powell's Monty Pythonesque visual animations.  Accomplishing timelessness in any art medium is always the gold standard, and with Mother Sauce, both sonically and visually, Hot Mustard has accomplished this and more.

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