Today, in our podcast series “Fellow of Neringa” we are happy to introduce you to a very interesting electro-funk band from Hungary – Mystical Plants! Their smooth funk sound combined together with neo-soul and electric jazz vibes gives a familiar but recognizable sound which one can identify with.
They were grounded 2000 as a duo. Their admiration for modern jazz and funk sounds was the starting point, which combined their unique, tension-free, easygoing music. “Use your head” was the first release at Chameleon Records among many other international compilation-cd’s. They continued as a trio when Bryant Goodman(vocals) joined the mystical forces.
The first single from the second album ( Harvest ) “new world order” was released on other compilations and the second single “head in the clouds” came out on 2 jazz compilation cd-s in 2011. By this time fellows realized that it was the right time to get a bigger popularity and pass their music to more and more people, so they started to build their live shows with 2 other Hungarian musicians Róbert Rátkai: drums and Péter Nagy: Keyboards. With the new formation (5 fellows) the band became frequent airplay by radio stations in Hungary, which has given a big kick start to their start making a new album called “Good Life”. While making the songs together their style has been given a fresh new funked up face with some House vibes what is easily discoverable in the new material and also in the live shows.
Our radio got an eye on these fellows almost a year ago, while filling the playlist with their smooth vibe “Mojo man”.
It’s more energetic and vivid with a lot of disco and old school funk vibes that are blended with wicked synth sounds and of course Bryant’s fat and smooth vocals. The new album features a new hot tune (“love criminals”) that features Judie Jay, a hidden vocal jewel from Budapest, Hungary. So as expected this is definitely a mystical music!!!
Their electronic jazzy & funky mixtape for our radio podcast series “Fellow of Neringa” went live on 6th of April, at 21:00 GMT+3, but you can easily listen to it again and again right here: