“BEYOND THE ATMOSPHERE” is the 11th single by THE GROOVE PROJECT. The current 8 man lineup of the musical group, fronted by GRAMMY® Award nominated Musician & Producer ARUN SHENOY and acclaimed producer MATTHEW SHELL, also includes pianist and singer LONNIE PARK, and saxophonist MARCUS MITCHELL.
On the new tune the group takes a funky turn. After a mellow vocal intro, the track kicks into a groovy 70’s disco vibe. All of the usual Groove Project suspects are present and in full form. Guitar and sax each take multiple turns at some slick leads. I really love the funky rhythm guitar parts panned left and right throughout the track. The slap bass and drum groove solidify the 70’s feel. And Lonnie Park’s electric piano is a bit of funk perfection.
Accompanying the new release is a fantastic video montage of break dancers. I highly recommend you stay for the entire show. Watch in awe as breakers fly through the air, defying all natural laws of gravity and physics. It is pure joy, and likely the greatest thing you will see today.
The inspiration for this single comes from the quote “Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” ~ Socrates. The song draws its disco inspiration from French electronic music duo Daft Punk and their fourth full-length studio album, Random Access Memories.
The Groove Project is working on a concept album about man’s fascination with flight. The project is in part, a posthumous tribute to Roshni Mohapatra (7 Jan 1980 – 13 Dec 2018). With the launch of a new single every month culminating in a full-length album in the summer of 2020, producers Matthew Shell & Arun Shenoy, have chosen to take a production direction leaning more towards the Smooth Jazz / Contemporary Jazz styles, with each member of the group bringing a unique perspective to the music. You can read about previous releases here.
Listen to Beyond the Atmosphere on the Deep Indie Chill. And follow the links below to connect with The Groove Project and its members.