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Guitar and Bass player mostly, I am recording in my little homestudio.
I program with my computer drums, percussions and keyboards, using plugins and sampler.
Guitar, bass and vocals are played live.

I have a Squier Jazz Bass, an american Fender Strat, a japanese Fender Tele, an Eko Lespaul, an Epiphone explorer and a Jasmine electro-acoustic guitar. My amps are Carvin 16 full tube combo, a Peavey Delta Blues and a wonderfull Echolette M-40 head but I often use a Sansamp rackmount (ancestor of the psa 1-1) preamp with + ADA cab simulation too. I have a dozen of pedals + some old 70's wahs (Colorsound, Jen, Maestro)

Huge fan of 70's funk, my influences are eclectic : from hard rock to blues and boogie!
My main influences are : James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone, Jamiroquai, The Meters, The Bar-Kays, early 70's Kool & The Gang, Gil Scot Heron, The Budos Band, Bobby Byrd, Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Hazel, The Poets of Rhythm, Antibalas, Patchworks..
Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, RATM ...

Here is the rock band where I'm the second guitarist. A self produced EP is out : http://kazerta.bandcamp.com/

Here is my 2 men band where I play bass, a rock/metal sideproject (we're working again after a break) : Fuck Shit Up

I'm interested in exchanging with other musicians, so every comment and feedback will be really welcomed!
Collaborations could be also interesting...

If you like groove, check http://soundcloud.com/groups/lets-groove-the-original-jazz-funk-fusion-group, It's a group I'm moderating with my friend Calaminus. Only fine groove for your ears ;-)

I'm also a member of the french webzine "Fonkadelica" dedicated to funk, soul and groovy music, where I do some album reviews, live reports and interviews.
You can check it here : www.fonkadelica.com
(the website is written in french but interviews are mostly in english...)

Thanks for listening to my sounds!

Alex Kapel Alex Kapel, Paris, France

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  • A Comment on Orlando 'The Don' Lund's
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    The Big Cheese All Stars - I've Got Mine at 3.04
    on July 18, 2013 16:23

    @Ba2: Oh yeah man, still on the funky side of life ;-)

  • A Comment on Alex Kapel's
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    Catch the groove (demo) at 0.18
    on March 15, 2013 11:22

    @FlipandFly: Thanks!!! That's really a raw try, glad you enjoyed it anyway ;-)

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    Catch the groove (demo) at 1.03
    on January 25, 2013 11:01

    @Ba2: Haha; right, I should come back to this one ;-)

  • A Comment on Alex Kapel's
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    Groovy kind of feelin' - Alex Kapel & Calaminus at 2.29
    on January 25, 2013 11:00

    @Ba2: Thanks my friend!

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    Groovy kind of feelin' - Alex Kapel & Calaminus at 3.41
    on January 25, 2013 10:58

    @Ba2: Looool , ouaip, la classique pour faire durer le plaisir ;-)

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    Delicious at 3.12
    on January 25, 2013 10:57

    @Johan Rignér: Thanks a lot Johan!

  • A Comment on guitarjoerg's
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    Funky Kalif at 0.10
    on December 20, 2012 08:57

    That wah wah sounds good!

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    Jam in a boomy drum room at 3.01
    on December 20, 2012 08:57

    Nice jam in a fusion style! Good construction, great licks, cool!

  • A Comment on Peter Bennborn Project's
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    Slip Away (feat. Dave McKeown, Wayne Morley & J... at 3.32
    on December 17, 2012 23:06

    I needed sweetness, what a pleasure! Very nice...

  • A Comment on stringburner's
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    Jam at 3.08
    on December 17, 2012 23:02

    Nice work man! Great instrumental parts, cool!

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    Jam at 1.22
    on December 17, 2012 23:00
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    Objects In Space - feat Lester Osborne on percu... at 2.48
    on December 13, 2012 21:31

    @Alex Kapel: I definitely love this one, listening again to it. Congrats!

  • A Comment on Learog's
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    Waterfall ft Liam Coughlin at 2.14
    on December 13, 2012 21:29

    nice smooth cover!

  • A Comment on Learog's
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    Objects In Space - feat Lester Osborne on percu... at 2.48
    on December 12, 2012 23:23

    good guitar feeling!

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    Objects In Space - feat Lester Osborne on percu... at 1.06
    on December 12, 2012 23:23

    excellent bassline, and love the jazzy guitar playing notes in unison!

  • A Comment on Orlando 'The Don' Lund's
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    The Big Cheese All Stars - I've Got Mine at 4.16
    on December 11, 2012 18:20

    @Orlando 'The Don' Lund: That must have been a great experience! Inspiring and somehow time-travelling... I didn't knew about the kick in We will rock you, amazing! Reminds me of the story of Jimmy Page micing his amp through the fireplace :D Thanks!!

  • A Comment on Orlando 'The Don' Lund's
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    The Big Cheese All Stars - I've Got Mine at 3.04
    on December 11, 2012 18:17

    @Orlando 'The Don' Lund: For sure :D I'm the member of a 12 years old french webzine, Fonkadelica.com. Be sure that any new material or event would be relayed, I'm serious!

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    The Big Cheese All Stars - I've Got Mine at 4.16
    on December 11, 2012 08:37

    @Orlando 'The Don' Lund: Oh yeah, that's a nice gear! Thanks for the info Orlando, I'm always eager to know how my favorite songs were made ;-)

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    The Big Cheese All Stars - I've Got Mine at 3.04
    on December 10, 2012 18:29

    About ten years ago I was discovering the great world of funk and soul music. This song is still one of my favorite, absolutely beautiful...
    Soundclouders, this album, "Prawns", is a must-have! Alex has spoken :D

  • A Comment on Ping-Fonk's
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    Ping-Fonk - In Dian We Trust at 4.12
    on December 08, 2012 13:29

    @Ping-Fonk: You're right, Ananda is the nephew lol! Thanks for the tips about sitar playing, be sure I'll check that!

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    "Story" by F. Kareem (w/strings) at 5.05
    on December 06, 2012 23:03

    @Calaminus: Yes, I'm happy to welcome this I love so much on this group, thanks!!

  • A Comment on Ping-Fonk's
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    Ping-Fonk - In Dian We Trust at 4.12
    on December 06, 2012 10:50

    @Alex Kapel: I really would like to do one day a funky song with Sitar, just like Ravi Harris song "Funky Sitar Man"! I was a fan of Ravi Shankar at a time. His son, Ananda, do a lot of good rock/psychédelic songs mixed with traditional influences. Worth to listen to!

  • A Comment on Ping-Fonk's
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    Ping-Fonk - In Dian We Trust at 4.12
    on December 06, 2012 10:47

    Peter is right, funky in here! You know I love it :D

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    Ping-Fonk - In Dian We Trust at 2.45
    on December 06, 2012 10:47

    Nice wah on this part, cool job on that song Jean-Guy, bravo ;-)

  • A Comment on Alex Kapel's
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    Groovy kind of feelin' - Alex Kapel & Calaminus at 1.19
    on December 06, 2012 09:22
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    Groovy kind of feelin' - Alex Kapel & Calaminus at 0.59
    on December 03, 2012 22:22

    @LeopoldGuy: Merci! Mon premier essai de programmation de batteire+congas en midi, et premiers pas sur clavier... Cool si tu y trouves le groove !

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    Delicious at 4.03
    on December 03, 2012 22:20

    @LeopoldGuy: Merci à toi pour ton écoute ;-)

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    Bus Fare at 1.11
    on November 26, 2012 16:27

    @Flow BroZ: Oh yeah right I've missed Airbender! I'll check it ;-)
    I cross my fingers in order to get you a visit from Father Christmas lol

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    Backbone at 2.30
    on November 22, 2012 16:38

    @stringburner: Thanks by advance ;-)

  • A Comment on Ping-Fonk's
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    Ping-Fonk - Stay cool when I dance at 4.27
    on November 21, 2012 21:46

    @Ping-Fonk: Hey Motown pak, I understand the bass now... Good and effectivce use of loops man ;-)

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    Ping-Fonk - Stay cool when I dance at 4.17
    on November 21, 2012 21:45

    @Ping-Fonk: Rhaaaaa si seulement ça me prenait moins de temps avec mes intrus :D

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    Ping-Fonk - Stay cool when I dance at 0.03
    on November 21, 2012 21:44

    @Ping-Fonk: For sure! Bob Babbitt, James Jmerson ... Bass soul pioneers!

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    Roadrunner at 2.16
    on November 21, 2012 19:53

    Damn, you kicked my *** with your slap! Funky Roadrunner, groovy as hell...

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    Backbone at 2.30
    on November 21, 2012 19:49

    Welcome on http://soundcloud.com/groups/lets-groove-the-original-jazz-funk-fusion-group Stringburner! Happy to meet someone who strated with metal and got stuck into the groove just like me ;-)
    Again very good playing here, lots of very good parts and different bass styles, congrats!
    Your horns sounds pretty good, which plug or bank is it?

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    Rattlesnake Groove at 2.03
    on November 21, 2012 19:42

    Bass harmonics? Waow.... Nice laid back part!

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    Rattlesnake Groove at 2.37
    on November 21, 2012 19:41

    Oh yeah that's psychedelic funk lol, cool track! I hear some heavy bass, reminds me of some old Trujilo's Infectious Groove work. Nice playing with effects on guitars, the whammy at the end is really interesting.
    I know it's easy to say, but I'm sure that your mix could be more punchy, it deserves it! In the middle of the song, the kind of tremolo removes sometimes too much the attack of the giutar to my taste. But ALL the rest is excellent job!

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    Bus Fare at 1.11
    on November 21, 2012 19:34

    Welcome back guys! So good to have a second new song ;-) I really love this one : good lyrics, a piano that gives air and lightness, an excellent chorus that contrasts nicely with these backing vocals... I dig it!!
    Pleaaaase I want a CD for Christmas lol

  • A Comment on Ping-Fonk's
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    Ping-Fonk - Stay cool when I dance at 4.27
    on November 21, 2012 19:26

    I suppose this loop comes from Garageband? A friend of mine used it in a funky playback ;-) It sounds really great!
    Your choices and arrangements for loops has definitely a good feeling...

  • A Comment on Ping-Fonk's
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    Ping-Fonk - Stay cool when I dance at 4.17
    on November 21, 2012 19:23

    Super track!! Bravo, j'adore ;-) A pleasure from the beginning 'till the end!!

  • A Comment on Ping-Fonk's
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    Ping-Fonk - Stay cool when I dance at 0.03
    on November 21, 2012 19:18

    That bass sounds like the intro of "Reach out I'll be there", fat old JB or Precision bass, cool!

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