Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart is clearly a name to remember when it comes to modern groove music. Bassist and guitarist in various bands, he started his production work in the mid-'90s and continues today to combine modern technology with the raw and genuine spirit of the golden age of disco, funk, soul, and jazz. Following the success of his many projects such as Uptown Funk Empire, The Dynamics, Metropolitan Jazz Affair, and more recently, Patchworks Galactic Project, he has proven, album after album, a true gift for musical ubiquity, renewing all genres and always anxious to borrow in unexpected ways. Back on the Favorite Recordings label for this new solo album as Mr. President, he finally provides us with a sequel to Number One (2011), the first album where he was welcomed and praised by international media and tastemakers alike (NOVA Okayplayer, Gilles Peterson, JAZZ FM, Laurent Garnier, etc.). Faithful to his love for disco and funk from the '70s and '80s, Hips Shaking, however, differs from its predecessor by digging more into pop music, but also by a more elaborate production, with real horn and strings sections. He not only composed the whole album and played a good number of the instruments, he also sang! From Roy Ayers to MFSB, through Vince Montana and Patrick Adams, from Michael McDonald to Ned Doheny, Hips Shaking proudly looks to the sound and production techniques of the pioneer heroes while infusing the tracks with disco, pop, electronic, and fusion influences, which are Patchworks' signature touch. This is an authentic sound with a modern approach to music.