Amazin’ Five was formed in Moscow, Russia in the Spring of 2017 by musicians who have played in different soul, jazz & reggae bands and a funk 45 DJ, capturing the best of all worlds.
The idea to form a band was inspired by L.A. DJ and musician Miles Tackett who converted his funk DJ sets to a live band and developed the brilliant Breakestra. The birth of Amazin’ Five was similar, but the music of course has its own flavor, leaning particularly towards the soul side of things.
The band's first 7″ inch record featured tracks Gde By My Ni Byli and A5 Jam, and was released in 2020 by Burning Sole Records. The tracks were then distributed by Color Red on digital platforms in 2021. These two songs were immediately picked up by funk DJs the world over, including Craig Charles who played it on his show on BBC 6 Music. The band has since been steadily playing in breakdance contests and in bars, mixing a hip-hop crowd with ordinary people who just enjoy the energy and share in the joy of an honest soulful party. When performing live the band has also been collaborating with various Moscow underground boom bap MCs.