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WHAT A SHAME!

Friday, 24 May 2019 18:53 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altDJ SPEN returns to the fray with a new mixes of 'Isn't It A Shame' vocalised by the lovely TRACY HAMLIN. Working chiefly with David Harness and Thommy Davis, Spen recreates Tracy's song into another potential floor filler... though we have to say, right now the big money is on the stripped back mix from Neil Conway to do the business.

Out now on Quantize.

 

GETTIN’ BACK TOGETHER

Friday, 24 May 2019 18:16 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altLatest offering from UK soul entrepreneur KEJAM (Dee Majek) is a sweet ballad 'Back Together' which features Derick Pierre on lead vocals. The tune is Kejam's official follow up to his big tune 'Let It Go'.

Maybe not as instantly impactful as 'Let It Go', 'Back Together' is a real grower with a dynamic vocal from the sometime lead vocalist of Soul Revival. Dee says: "For Derick and me, it's all about music that you can relate to. Back Together with its cool laid –back groove and smooth vocals is addictive. Good warm, feel good music that will lift your spirit, once you hear it." ... Can't argue with that!

'Back Together' will be available from June 2nd on VEC Records

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2019 18:27

 

TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE...

Friday, 24 May 2019 18:01 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altCHERI MAREE is a protégé of the Boogie Back team... Ernie Mckone & Toby Baker were the music muscle behind her lovely I Want You Back' – a highlight of Expansion's last 'Luxury Soul' album.

Their latest collaboration has just been released – a sweet and lovely retro flavoured 'Time Waits'. It's a classic Boogie Back sound with hints of Loose Ends via the classic 808 drum machine.

Cheri Maree's 'Time Waits' is available now (digital) via Boogie Back Records and we're told there is a vinyl release on its way!

 

GETTING TO LOVE!

Friday, 24 May 2019 17:56 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altEarlier this year we highlighted a tasty single, 'You Got 2 Love' from ST PAUL PETERSON. The cut has a distinct Prince flavour –hardly surprising since the Minnesota-based Peterson family had enjoyed a long musical relationship with the Purple One. Prince dubbed young keyboardist Paul Peterson, "St Paul" and recruited him into The Time.

Paul went on to feature in the 'Purple Rain' movie and worked with The Family. Since then, he's worked solo and as a writer and producer and last year he was the musical director and front man for the show 'Nothing Compares 2 Prince'.

'You Got 2 Love' did reasonably well on release but Paul believed it could have done a little better – especially in the UK and Europe. To that end, he's had the tune specially remixed for the UK market and the result is a very fine slab of modern soul. It has that special UK sound but there's still a Prince undercurrent and a build up of subtle funk towards the end ... recommended!

 

THE GREEN PARTY....

Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:02 Bill b E-mailPrintPDF

altSoulstress TERRI GREEN hails from Washington D.C but now she works on mainland Europe where she's enjoyed multiple hits in Spain and Germany. House and dance heads might recognize her musical alter ego – Terri B and they'll surely know her work with people like David Guetta, the late Avicii, Cazzette, Dj Antoine, Bob Sinclair, and Roger Sanchez.

Earlier this year she impressed many, when, fronting the Terri Green Project, she hit the soulful disco nail on the head with her 'Night To Remember'. Produced by Toddi Reed, it wasn't the Shalamar tune, but in all kinds of mixes it topped all kinds of dance charts.

It was the lead track on an EP, but it was the EP's "other tune", 'Giving It Up' that really caught the attention of the, shall we say, more discerning soul crowd. It's a proper weekender style anthem and the good news is that the little corker is out again in elaborate remix form.... no less than 5 mixes that all come in radio and extended formats alongside an instrumental track! All very confusing but I'm sure the aforementioned discerning soul crowd will go straight to the Nigel Lowis mix... it's a beaut! Knowing Lowis's predilections you won't be surprised to learn that there's a Philly flavour to this. Mr L wisely keeps the Junior Walker style sax break and the tinkling vibes are a real delight.

The other mixes come via Todd Reed, LA Rush and Bruno Verdugo – good stuff all round, but my money says that the ab fab Nigel Lowis mix will be the one to fly. It's out May 31st on Reverb.

 

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