Alpha Bear Stevie Kotey has emerged from his winter hibernation with his entourage in tow. Yes folks, the "Kotey Extra Band" album is now upon us. The "Extra Band" project is a platform for our illustrious leader to partake in some fine collaborations with some great musicians and song writers. Sharing the limelight is the name of the game and, as was the desired effect, some fine tunes and swell productions are upon us. Things open up with a dose of ring modulation and the recent single "Hot Ring", a collaboration with Bottin, the most Italian of Italian producers. "Hustlin'" sees London based vocalist, Crazy Girl, on the catchy vocals for a fine funk stomper. "Danger Eyes" sees another vocal affair, this time with electro crooner, George Demure, adding his baritone musings. "Sooner Or Later" was a single from 2007 but still sounds fresh today. Chaz Jankel (co founder of Ian Dury and the Blockheads) provides a swinging song and some rolling piano. A brief breather in the action follows with the spy interlude "Grand Ideas". Robin Lee from Faze Action helps with the instrumentation. Next Kyle Chandler (from Foolish and Sly) brings things back onto a Disco plain with the Third World like "Disco High". Regular Bear co-conspirator, Max Essa, has a hand in most tracks especially "Leave Me I'm Dancin'" with soaring vocals by Kyle and "After Party", a trademark synth and quirky vocal outing. Some solo Stevie tracks, "Wibbly Wobble", "Daybreak" (co-written with Lindstrom) and "Pooktas" make their debut before the album is rounded off with a Max Skiba and Kotey pairing for the lush "Violet Carnation".