About the album: To help kick-start recording Tackett opened a heavily soundproofed Funky Tilt recording studio last year. Setting it up from scratch with Tackett paying as close attention to musical detail as he does any of his recordings meant the public would have to wait a little longer to hear Hit the Floor, but eventually this space allowed for late night writing and recording sessions. During this time Tackett and co perfected a blend of rough n’ready sounds that is matched by great songwriting. From the call-out party vibe of the break driven intro’ track “Stand Up” to the catchy blues-tinged “Hiding” and “Recognize”, to the ‘60’s vibe of the title track Hit the Floor is a more varied and accomplished outing than the debut. In addition to a new album and studio Tackett and co. host the weekly 8 yr old Rootdown party in LA. They perform regularly to capacity crowds along side hip hop luminaries such as Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Black Eyed Peas, Freestyle Fellowship, Company Flow, Cut Chemist, Nu-Mark and DJ Shadow.