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Pure Release – On The Loose

Finally, after 40 long years, the upper echelon, East LA funk/soul/boogie album by Pure Release is officially reissued on vinyl by Tambourine Party Records. Limited stock. 

Led by James Fernandez, this East LA band was all sunshine and feel-good vibes from top to bottom, created by mostly local Latino session musicians.

One of the choice tracks from the album, “I’ll Know it’s Love For Sure”, met some criticism after the album’s release for its lack of a certain level of polish in the production. It was eventually re-recorded and pressed to an equally rare 7” single, but the charming, album version of this song would go on to become the most sought after, and therefore most easily recognized version. This means, for old and new fans of Pure Release alike, that the album cut of this track from On the Loose might be an entirely new experience, and for the DJ, a secret weapon, with the same floor-filling potential.

Isn’t that something we can all look forward to in 2021!