The sound produced by the now legendary Kashmere Stage Band has had an undisputable impact on hip-hop production. Notable beatsmiths like Dan the Automator and Prince Paul (as Handsome Boy Modeling School), DJ Shadow, and Showbiz have all sampled the group's records to much fanfare. So for any crate digger and Wax Poetics advocate (or a reader of our Wax Nostalgic franchise), this documentary will surely fill your need for music documentary consumption.
But even for those who aren't into funk riffs and orchestrated stage acts, it never fails to see great musical performance troupes jamming in unison for a positive cause. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party was a joyful ride, and the above trailer assures us director Mark Landsman's Thunder Soul will bring a similar sentiment for our viewing pleasure.
The trailer doesn't waste any time explaining the Kashmere Stage Band's legacy or the reasons behind their importance. Instead of strictly concentrating on the band's history, the documentary centers around the reunified band members in their present state as they make humble efforts to bring back old-time chemistry for a special performance commemorating the man who lead the band.
It's a genuine story that doesn't call for any sugar coating, and we're looking forward to its release on September 23rd.