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After three years of waiting since her seminal Sister funk hit single 2 Kinds Of Men, Record Kicks finally presents Stop Look Listen the debut album from the new Oporto soul diva Marta Ren & The Groovelvets.

Anticipated from the first single I'm Not A Regular Woman, which is getting airwaves all over Europe (including BBC 6, Rai Radio 1, LeMouv / Radio France), produced and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by New Max from Portuguese funk combo Expensive Soul and mastered in NYC by Andy Vandette, Stop Look Listen is pure dynamite and follows the best tradition of the Soul Sisters of the 60s. Marta Ren, not surprisingly described as the new Marva Whitney, brilliantly supported by her super tight 8-piece rhythm & soul combo The Groovelvets, serves you 11 tracks of pure fire and takes-no-prisoners. From the floorshakin' opening track Don't Look to the mellow feel-good anthems Smiling Faces, So Long and the afrotastic Be Ma Fela, the Portuguese combo deliver a visceral deep funk album, proving that they're the new 'real deal'.

Marta Ren is not a newcomer as she has been around in the Portuguese scene since the mid 90s lending her deep and powerful voice, amongst others, to break-beat outfit The Bombazines, recording two albums and establishing her unique talent at clubs and festivals all around Portugal. But Marta's passion has always been for the deepest funk and rawest soul of the sixties, and now the time has come for her to show the world her immense talent. With a powerful voice that would make the founding soul sisters proud, Marta Ren is looking to rule the world and make herself a household name. Fans of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings get on it!

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released February 19, 2016

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Marta Ren & The Groovelvets Porto, Portugal

Record Kicks proudly presents MARTA REN & The GROOVELVETS. Marta has been around in the Portuguese scene since the mid 90s lending her deep and powerful voice amongst the others to break-beat outfit The Bombazines. But Marta's passion has always been for the deepest funk and rawest soul of the sixties and now is time for her to go on by herself. ... more

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Track Name: Don't Look
As i was walking right across the street
I saw you
Didn’t had a way to go
My girl whispered and said “don’t look , he’s with another girl”
My knees start shakin’ my feet got stuck
And I know it’s all about the fun
The girl was foxy , smokin’ hot
But I know it’s all about some fun

Yeaaah
And I know it’s all about the fun
Yeaaah
And I hope , I hope you bite your tongue x2

As i was walkin’ right across the street
I saw you
Didn’t had a way to go
My girl whispered and said “don’t look , he’s with another girl”
My knees start shakin’ my feet got stuck
And I know it’s all about the fun

Yeaaah
And I know it’s all about the fun
Yeaaah
And I hope , I hope you bite your tongue x2

I’m gonna kill two birds
With one stone
This time , we’ll do it my way
I’m killing both
With a song
Yes , I’ll do it anyway
Two birds , one stone
This time , we’ll do it my way , our way
I’m killin’ both with this song
Yeah I’ll do it anyway
Yeaaah
And I know it’s all about the fun
Yeaaah
And I hope , I hope you bite your tongue x2

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Track Name: Release Me
Release Me
From this burden
I've got to carry on
Don't test me
Don't search my phone
Now ,release me let me loose baby let me out
Don't try me
You don't what is all about

You keep me breathing on heartache and pain
Such a fool
Start actin' like a man
And if you wanna take a stroll
Were gonna do it
But do it with soul
You gotta do it and do it with soul

Release Me
From this burden
I've got to carry on
Don't test me
Don't say i'm stoned
Now ,release me let it loose baby let me out
Don't try me
You don't what is all about


You keep me breathing on heartache and pain
Such a fool
Start actin' like a man
And if you want to take control
You gotta do it
But do it with soul
You gotta do it and do it with soul

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Track Name: Smiling Faces
I still had a lot to speak and say
But you choose to look The other way
And i just hope
You'll understand someday
This feels worse than a betrayal

Whenever you come around
Smilling faces ,just faces
Even when you turn around
Smilling faces, just faces
Whenever you showed around
Smilling faces,just faces,just faces,just faces

There is nothing left for me to say
Now you choose to walk the other way
Just can get enough of love this days
If it's true love,true love
Don't runaway

Whenever you come around
Smilling faces ,just faces
Even when you turn around
Smilling faces, just faces
Goes around , Comes around
Smilling faces,just faces,just faces,just faces

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Track Name: 2 Kinds Of Men
This one goes to all who’s feeling
That your man is changing
He doesn’t smile , he doesn’t listen
He doesn’t feel anymore

Well there’s only 2 kinds of men
The one you love
The one you wish for
Try not to be deluded
By that sweet and dreamy beginning
It will fool ya
It will screw ya
Your kind of men
Is my kind of men
Will delude ya
2 kinds of men
All in one
2 kinds of men
Lost and found
Is gonna tease ya
Is gonna fail ya
For crying out loud
This kind of love is killin’ me
This kind of men is losin’ me

Well ,all began with a sparkling light
Now he slowly takes your life
Complaining you’ve got fat
Claiming he’s nothing to do with that
Sayin’ your just a pain in his..what?!!
And he’s got nothing to do with that
Well, you’re not so slick or tough u know
Well you’re not so fit no more
But you still my kind
My kind of man
It wasn’t my
My kind of plan
He doesn’t understand
My lovely man
This confession

2 kinds of men
All in one
2 kinds of men
Right and wrong
He’s gonna fail ya
Insane ya
For crying out loud
This kind of love is killin’ me
This kind of men is loosin’ me.


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Track Name: It's Today
It's Today
There's nothing left for me to say
Mamma said to choose another thang baby
I'm gonna fuss and shout
Doing it loud
Doing it loud

It's Today
There's nothing left for me to play ,stay , no way
Mamma said to choose another toy baby
I'm gonna fuss and shout
Do it loud ,
Make her proud

I get lost between my thoughts and Dreams
I get scared
Of not being there
I don't want to be used
I get scared and confused
That's when i listen to myself
And i say
Girl you're gonna make it anyway
Girl you're gonna make it on your own
Don't have have to fake it
Oooohhhhh


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Track Name: I'm Coming Home
How Long
Could this young heart beat?
How come
You don't even see?
Just carry on and try to be a better ride
I couldn't hope to tell ya
You'd be better by my side

How Long
Can you wait for me?
How come
You don't see what i see?
Just go ahead and lie
At least you could try
I couldn't hope to tell ya
You'd be better by my side

How does it feel
How do you know
Uh
I'm comin' home tonight
That's right baby
I'm comin' home tonight
Alright

It's gonna be all night

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Track Name: Let's Talk About The Kids
Let's talk about The kids
You know they glow
It's a way of life
That's right

We talk about The kids
You know they grow
Can't sleep at night
It's alright

Talk about The kids
You know Let's go
So sweet and fine
That's right

Now you know
Oh yes you know
How fast they grow
I'll be ready when you are

Now you know
Oh yes they blow
I'll be ready when you are
So now they've grown
Oh yes they grown
Uuuuhhhhh how they've grown
I'll be ready when you die

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Track Name: So Long
So Long.
That i've been trying.
Far far away.
In that special place.
So Long.
I've been searching
Page Turner
Blood runner
Be my lover

I said
One good turn
Deserves another
Slow me down
Come over
Be my lover
I said
One good turn
Deserves another
Slow me down
Come over
Be my lover

So so long ,look how strong
I've been hidding,trying,learning,seeking
Where all our Dreams had gone

Said
One good turn
Deserves another
Slow me down
Come over
By my lover
One good turn
Deserves another
Slow me down
Come over
By my lover

You know
There are two thangs that could define a person
One is:
The pacience You've got
When you got nothing
The other one is:
The atittude
That fuckin' atittude
When you have everything

For so so long
Look how strong ( what i've become)
I've been trying,seeking,learning,hidding
From this reality
Sick and tired of all this hipocrisy
Where motherfuckers wanna change our songs, tell us The right from wrong.

Once in a blue moon
It all comes to an end
I was seating with my baby
And he said
I think we can just be friends( some sort of)
Can believe what i eard
Didn't wanna break down
Didn't wanna
Break down and cry

No,no it's been so so long
Look how wrong
I've been trying,seeking,learning,hidding

Gotta gotta be strong
Gotta gotta be strong

From this reality
Sick and tired of all this hipocrisy
Where motherfuckers wanna change our songs, tell us The right from wrong.


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Track Name: I Wanna Go Back
Are you ready?
Get into The groove
And feel our moove

Gotta run fast
Talk less
make it last
You know The rule
I know you good

Can't help myself
I hate to loose
I wanna go back to The golden rule
Can't help myself
I need The Groove
I wanna come back

Wanna give it up to my inspiration
Marva Withney
Lynn Collins
Mary Jane Hooper
Vicky Anderson
....


Can't help myself
I hate to loose
I wanna come back to The golden rule
Can't help myself
I need The Groove
I wanna come back


Gotta give it up to the teachers , the preachers
Bobby bird
Syl johnson
Eddie Boo
James brown

Gotta give it up to The Groovelvets
The Groove in it
You feel me boys
I ear you ladys
We're gonna moove
Get in to
Into The mood

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