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Good Future


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    This is the original 2012 edition of the CD, NOT the 2023 reissue.

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Stutter 02:51
Llevo 'na lucecita pa' ti Traigo 'na lucecita pa' ti Tengo 'na lucecita pa' ti
Good Future 06:31
Pan, pan, pan, o Pan, pan, pan, keteke la kumie
"BBB" Written by Miles Arntzen Performed by EMEFE Well-o well-o (well well) Well-o well-o (well well-o) Man is born (well well) For a reason (well well-o) He finds his calling (well well) And he won't go quit (well well-o) Well-o well-o (well well) Well-o well-o (well well-o) No matter the price (well well) No matter the material (well well-o) No matter the worth (well well) For him there's no other way Chorus: Sink your teeth in (in-e-in) Bring them out (out-e-out) Pride yourself (all around) Laughing all the way (ha ha ha ha) Well-o well-o (well well) Well-o well-o (well well-o) Take your craft (well well) Let it lead the way (well well-o) The people they see (well well) They see there's no other way repeat Chorus
Don Porfirio 05:42
"Greed" Written by Miles Arntzen/Gabriel Garzon-Montano/Jas Walton Performed by EMEFE Sometimes I got to look up and thank the sky Cuz it just might be the last time Oh my, I've been giving up the funk for just a few years now Enough to make it cool if I die And sometimes, I think about growing old Without ever having made this thing mine Bump that, I'ma get it on while these bones are fit to grind We all got a good thing to give a try Chorus: Feelin right! The air is so thick all the beautiful people get High tonight! Dig ya feet into the ground and make a sound, Ahhhh! This ain't the time for being polite, don't think twice. If ya feeling uptight, just do your own thing, and you'll see your might Sometimes we like to ask the questions why If anything to suit our minds Oh my, I've been making up all kinds of answer for these years now None of them really that fly And all day, every day playing my role A beautiful game by design Play on, got to vibrate while these bones are fit to grind We all got a good thing to give a try (repeat Chorus) Take it slow (Gimme all the time, can't ya see I'm tryina get higher) (repeat Chorus) Gimme more, Gimme all the time, Can't ya see I'm tryina get higher Gimme these wings I take flight Hands up to the sky!
Birthday Man 04:52


Recorded at Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, Good Future features nine original and hard-hitting tracks, with guest vocal appearances by Chico Mann and Gabriel Garzon-Montano. Good Future is a powerful statement by a powerful band—it is a refreshing and energetic mixture of afrobeat, funk, soul and rock, all fused together to form the irresistible EMEFE sound. The music sounds like a band that is excited and ready to make listeners forget their worries and dance. After listening to all 9 tracks, through every horn solo, every group chant and every drum breakdown, you can't deny that EMEFE exists to bring a Good Future to everybody within earshot.

Download of the full album comes with the digital version of the CD booklet!


released July 6, 2012

Produced by Miles Francis and Dan Knobler

Miles Francis Arntzen: drums, percussion
Jas Walton: tenor saxophone
Christian Anderson: baritone saxophone
Ray Mason: trombone
Michael Fatum: trumpet
Jake Pinto: Hammond organ, Farfisa, Wurlitzer
Deen Anbar: guitar
Davy Levitan: guitar
Doug Berns: bass
Javier Ramos: congas, percussion

Lead trumpet on tracks 1 and 2, additional tpt on tracks 4, 9: Billy Aukstik
Vocals on track 3: Chico Mann, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Luna
Garzón-Montano, EMEFE
Vocals on track 4: Phoebe Ryan, Jon Seale, EMEFE
Vocals on track 5: Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Le'Asha Julius, Luna
Garzon-Montano, George Ross, EMEFE
Jawbone/ancient Pakistani bell on track 5: Dan Knobler
Pure Evil on track 5: CZ1000
Additional keys (Casiotone, Hammond organ), sogo drum, shekere,
guitars on track 6 part 1: Miles Francis
Vocals on track 8: Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Le'Asha Julius, Luna Garzón-Montano, George Ross, EMEFE

Tracks 2, 5, 7, 9 written by Miles Francis Arntzen (smilesahead music, ASCAP)
Tracks 1, 4, 6 written by Miles Francis Arntzen & Jas Walton (Boogie Mo Music, ASCAP)
Track 3 written by Miles Francis Arntzen, Jas Walton & Marcos Garcia (Emma Lulu Music, BMI)
Track 8 written by Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Miles Francis Arntzen & Jas Walton
Track 4 contains words from an Ewe traditional song entitled "Ewo na do do"

All songs performed by EMEFE
Produced by Miles Francis & Dan Knobler
Recorded and mixed by Dan Knobler at Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, NY (masonjarmusic.com)
Assistant engineer: Phoebe Holiday Ryan
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studios, NYC
Original album artwork: Nick Kokkinis
All songs copyright 2012


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