The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Premiere "On The Border"

Article Contributed by DeLuca Publicity | Published on Friday, October 7, 2016

Waking up from the tour opener of a massive Fall Tour in Fort Collins, CO last night, Britain’s The New Mastersounds and Brooklyn’s Turkuaz are pleased to debut the music video for the latter’s cover of prior’s song “On the Border”.  The tune serves as one side of a Split 7” EP that both groups collaborated on.  The record features both bands performing a cover song from the other artist's catalog, while also joining in on the collaboration.

With the tour now underway, the official digital release date has been set for Friday, October 14.  The limited edition vinyl format is now available for purchase via both band's fan club ticketing, linked below.  It will also be exclusively available at shows along the band's co-headline US Fall Tour.

The two tracks were recorded over two days at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA where all members of both groups shacked up before playing High Sierra Music Festival this past summer.  The session made for exciting results with each band putting a fresh take on each other's songs. The music video, directed by Dani Brandwein, pulls back the blinds on the session that also served as the first time both bands had ever been in the same room together.

Kicking off at the beginning of October with four nights throughout Colorado, the tour caravans all four corners of the country and blankets both East and West Coasts. Notable stops include Ogden Theatre in Denver, Terminal 5 in New York City, the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and The Fillmore in San Francisco. A full list of tour dates is below.

From their inception nearly two decades ago in Leeds, UK, The New Mastersounds have wholeheartedly embraced the “old school” label—their sound rooted deeply in those classic soul jazz, boogaloo and funk albums on labels such as Blue Note and Prestige by artists like Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Lou Donaldson.

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

Vinyl 7” EP Pre order & tickets to The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Fall Tour 2016:

The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Fall 2016 Tour Dates

10/06 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

10/07 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre

10/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

10/09 Aspen, CO Belly Up

10/12 Austin, TX The Parish

10/13 Houston, TX The Secret Group*

10/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada*

10/14 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival^

10/15 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival*

10/15 Tyler, TX Stanley's^

10/16 Dallas, TX Sundwon @ Granada^

10/18 New Orleans, LA  Joy Theater

10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution Live

10/21 Jacksonville, FL  Mavericks Live

10/22 St. Petersburg, FL  Jannus Landing

10/27 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater*

10/28 Buffalo, NY Iron Works*

10/29 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*

11/09 Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up

11/10 Los Angeles, CA  Teragram Ballroom

11/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

11/12 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre

11/13 Tahoe, NV Crystal Bay Casino

11/15 Bend, OR The Domino Room

11/16 Eugene, OR Hi-Fi Music Hall

11/17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

11/18 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre

11/19 Sandpoint, ID  The Hive

11/20 Missoula, MT The Top Hat

11/23 Minneapolis, MN  Cabooze

11/25 Chicago, IL Park West

11/26 Indianapolis, IN  The Vogue Theatre

11/27 Kalamazoo, MI  Bell’s Brewery^

11/28 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern^

11/30 Burlington, VT  Higher Ground

12/01 Boston, MA Royale

12/02 New York, NY Terminal 5

12/03 New Haven, CT  College Street Music Hall

12/04 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall

12/06 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den

12/07 Rochester , NY Anthology

12/08 Pittsburgh, PA  The Rex Theater

12/09 Washington DC  9:30 Club

12/10 Philadelphia, PA  TLA

12/11 State College, PA  The State Theatre

12/13 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

12/14 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

12/15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West

12/16 Nashville, TN  Exit/In

12/17 Asheville, NC  The Orange Peel


*Turkuaz only

^The New Mastersounds only