The Secret Handshake (Luis Dubuc) will be releasing his sixth studio album, Night & Day in one week! Night & Day will be released on August 17th, 2010 on Triple Crown Records. With a week to go, you still have time to pre-order a bundle pack which includes a Night & Day CD, Download card for the Night Version (electro mixes), Poster, Stickers and a Tote Bag.
For his latest full-length, Night & Day, Dubuc wasn’t going to resign himself to recording a similar batch of tracks once more. His influences are wide ranging, including The Temptations, Jackson 5, plus Motown-inspired hitmakers like Blood, Sweat and Tears and Tower of Power.
Recorded to tape on an original Ampex Tape Machine, Dubuc and producer Noah Shain used a three-track recorder that was popular until the mid-1960s which many famous pop recordings – including many of Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” productions and early Motown hits – were taped on. It’s live strings, live horns, live percussion and group background singers. Live drums, bass, guitar and piano all played in the same little room at Walden Sound in LA where the album was recorded over the course of 5 weeks. No programming, no digital editing.
“I wanted to take a risk on this record, Dubuc continues. I feel like it has the potential to really move people to make people feel good about their situations in their lives. It’s a soul record. If there’s ever an all-encompassing Motown revival record, this is it.”