The New Mastersounds are wasting no time kicking off 2021 with lightning-fast momentum with the release of a new digital single “Fast Man” on January 1, 2021 via bandleader and guitarist Eddie Roberts’ music platform Color Red. The track was recorded 20 years ago as part of the band’s first record Keb Darge Presents: The New Mastersounds.
“Fast Man” is an ode to deep funk of the 60s and is a cover of a rare funk track by The PC’s Ltd. Often played during the band’s explosive live performances, the track’s energy lends itself well when the group is joined by horn sections and has become a fan favorite and staple in their set lists. “'Fast Man' was recorded as part of the first NMS album. However, it didn't make it to the album that was originally released 20 years ago (2001),” explains Roberts, “This was actually because shortly after recording it, we became embarrassed by the break with us shouting out 'M.A.S.T.E.R. We're The Mastersounds', as we thought people would say 'who the hell are they anyway?'. 21 years later, it seems pretty funny that that's what stopped it making the cut, so for the re-master and re-press of our first album we decided to include it, and also release it digitally as a single for the first time ever!”