2 Kinds of Men / Summer's Gone (Didn't Swim)

A 2 track funk single (8m 1s) — released June 3rd 2013 on Record Kicks

"If there's a true Soul diva in Portugal, her name is Marta Ren". Record Kicks proudly presents the debut single of our brand new signing, Marta Ren & The Groovelvets. The Oporto's combo breaks into the scene with this explosive double sider 45. On the A side the Marva Whitney inspired, TNT Dynamite deep funk's track "2 Kinds of men" backed by picnic days smashing hit "Summer's gone (didn't swim)", with a super cool video with already loads of plays on YouTube. These two old-school pearls, brilliantly supported by super tight 8 pieces rythm & soul's combo The Groovelvets, show Marta's immense talent on vocals. Marta Ren & The Groovelvets are currently in the studio, recording their debut long play scheduled on Record Kicks for end of the year. Marta has been around in the Portuguese scene since the mid 90s lending her deep and powerful voice amongst the others to break-beat outfit The Bombazines, recording two albums and establishing her unique talent at clubs and festivals all around Portugal. But Marta's passion has always been for the deepest funk and rawest soul of the sixties and now is time for her to go on by herself.

Loving this! Thankyou to Record Kicks as this Portuguese outfit are an outstanding find! - Craig Charles The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show, BBC 6Music

“Wow, Marta has a powerful voice on here! More quality soul from the Record Kicks camp” - DJ Andy Smith Portishead / The Document

what a great vocal over a sleezy funk groove with lashings of fat back drums and powerful brass stabs…..essential nu funk from Record Kicks - Nik Weston Mukatsuku Records

As passionate as Lyn Collins or Vicky Anderson at the height of their JB days. Marta Ren & The Groovelets prove they've got what it takes with this explosive &exciting funk bomb. This is top notch! - Emrys Baird Blues&Soul Magazine

This is just how I like my 45s. Expect great things from the newest members of the RK family. - Dj Jimy Needles

Single of the week - 1beat.de

2 Kinds Of Men is inventive and loaded with boom bap drums and a juicy bassline. A perfect bed for the super tight horns and Marta's crisp and sassy vocal, real nice! - Pete Isaach Jelly Jazz

Wicked single by the new portuguese sensation! You should keep your eyes open and check out her next step! - Toni Face Liquidator Music

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