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Award-winning Finnish jazz drummer and producer Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen is once again working under his alias The Stance Brothers. Praised by renowned tastemakers Kenny Dope and Gilles Peterson, Mäkynen’s studio creation released its first full-length album, Duktus, in November 2023, the first in over a decade. Duktus is a treasure trove for anyone interested in crunchy jazz funk in the style of Bob James & CTI. However, the music is not merely about nostalgia, as Teddy Rok moves in new directions, immersing into a synth-heavy postmodern world where funk, hip-hop, nu-soul, and jazz are still strongly present.