Drummer/producer Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen shares two unreleased cuts by his alias The Stance Brothers on We Jazz Records. The 7″ color vinyl single goes by the title “Commercial Music”, as both tracks are originally commissioned for promotional purposess. The tough-as-nails A-sider “Hard Deal” is an old-school Stance groover made for the Finnish clothing brand Samuji’s men’s Spring/Summer collection 2015. Stance fans will recognice the signature Teddy Rok groove which cooks and rocks, and displays nice depth as well. The drum break is pure fire like only Teppo can deliver. “Dwayne’s Shuffle”, known to local Finnish jazz aficionadoes as the opening theme of the popular Yle Radio 1 “Jazzklubi” show is slightly more mellow offering, yet the full swing and intensity is right there in the pocket. The crunchy guitar and minimalist vibraphone melodies carry the tune way beyond your average radio show jingle into a full existence of its own.
“Commercial Music” by The Stance Brothers is released by We Jazz Records on color 7″ vinyl single, delivered with heat-pressed old school labels and a stylish plain brown sleeve.