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Screen shot 2015 11 17 at 10 36 00 am
Screen shot 2015 11 17 at 10 36 00 am

OKP Premiere: Pimps Of Joytime Kick Up The Funk In Their New "Cut Off" Clip

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn beat ensemble Pimps of Joytime would, if you'd be so kind, like to be considered "post-genre." Rhythms and textures drawn from blaxploitation funk, 90s club house, 60s salsa and modern hip-hop all collide and fracture upon one another on their new LP Jukestone Paradise (watch an EPK for the record here). One of the record's standout cuts, "Cut Off" has been now given a visual treatment, and it's a perfect distillation of the Pimps' sound and style. Shot in black and white in a Brooklyn loft that's reminiscent of the music pads of the past, the clip is raucous and captivating--much like the track itself.

The band describes "Cut Off" as "a story of unrequited lust...a friend with benefits gone wrong." Spread out over a blues guitar lick and punched to bits by rock n roll drums, it's the sort of mid-week adrenaline shot that will keep you stepping to the a.m. Okayplayer is very pleased to present the world premiere of the new "Cut Off" video below, and it's certainly in your sonic best interests to pick up Jukestone Paradisehere and catch the group as they tour across the West and East Coasts this winter.


Nov. 18 Eugene, OR - Hifi Music Hall

Nov. 19 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

Nov. 20 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge

Nov. 21 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo

Dec. 30 Washington, DC - Gypsy Sally's

Dec. 31 Washington, DC - Gypsy Sally's

Jan. 01 Snowshoe, WV - The Connection

Feb. 12 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Feb. 19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair