First Word is proud to present the debut album from the hottest new funk band in the UK - the incredible 6ix Toys. After launching The Haggis Horns & kidkanevil to massive critical acclaim, 6ix Toys are the latest act to join the ever-growing First Word roster. 6ix Toys are a 7-piece funk powerhouse currently based in Liverpool. A major part of the local funk and jazz scene the band comprises drums, bass, keys, guitar, trombone and sax with the addition of No Fakin' DJ Fred Ruddick on the cuts. After the massive success of their debut single - an unstoppable cover of The Prodigy classic 'Voodoo People' the boys have followed up quickly with their long player.
There hardly is a time in world history more politically polarized than the 20th century, which divided the globe in two camps — capitalism and communism — divided at the height of the divergence by the infamous Iron Curtain. The Cold War was very much a war of ideologies and each side relied heavily on the ideological unity of its people, often employing the power of the visual arts — graphic design, animation, illustration — to drive its message home. From 1924 to perestroika the USSR produced 41 animated propaganda films. Their target was the new nation and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people.