With a wide-ranging repertoire that includes funk, soul, jazz, and hip hop, Will Sessions has been one of Detroit’s most active bands for many years. In addition to releasing numerous singles for the cult vinyl-only label Funk Night Records, the band has collaborated with artists as diverse as Elzhi (The Elmatic LP), Griz, Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce 5’9”), Danny Brown, Mayer Hawthorne, and Black Milk. In 2011, they even backed Motown legend Dennis Coffey on the main stage at Bonnaroo.
In 2012, Will Sessions introduced Mix Takes 1 / 2, live recreations of some of their favorite hip hop songs presented with seamless transitions in the style of a mixtape. On June 23, 2015, Fat Beats Records will release the third and fourth installment of the series, focusing on classic funk/soul covers, pressed on limited edition vinyl. The complete collection of all four “Takes” will also be released simultaneously as a deluxe edition CD. Mix Takes showcases the band’s individual talents and reflects the airtight performances that have made them one of the hottest live bands in Detroit.
Now with Mix Takes complete, Will Sessions prepares to release their first album of funk originals in late 2015.
released June 23, 2015
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