Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Soul Togetherness 2014 is the Champagne of compilations!

The Dom Perignone of compilation albums is all set for release on the 29th of September.Be it Northern, Blue Eyed, Brit, Modern, Soul has always had a special place in the heart of recording artists as music lovers in the UK. With this month seeing the upcoming release of the yearly ‘Soul Togetherness’ album in the series, although on a way smoother taste to the palette than the awaited Beaujolais Nouveau!
Soul Togetherness 2014The ‘Soul Togetherness’ collection album is for many Soul lovers the event of the year. With Ralph Tee at the controls, the series first started back in 2000 under the form of an album simply titled ‘Soul Togetherness 2000′, and has delivered the best new Modern Soul anthems and more once a year ever since! On this latest collection of Goodies, there are to be found some of this year’s most loved tracks. The vintage track this year is a 1979 Linda Clifford song, ‘I Can’t Let This Good Thing Get Away’ that might have got missed by us the first time around, but with its classy midtempo soulful feel which is simply irresistible, it definitely fits in well. Joe is on board with ‘Fortune Teller’, taken from latest album ‘Bridges’, one of the best albums of this year. UK Modern Soul duo, SouLutions are also included with their #1 UK Soul anthem, ‘Listen’ as remixed by Drizabone, as is Noel Gourdin‘s falsetto led over looked gem, ‘No Worries’, from his third album.  

Soulful House is also present in the form of Company‘s ‘Superstar’ that has been playing on Soulful airwaves throughout the Summer  Tracy Hamlin also appears with her winning cover of Luther Vandross‘s, ‘Never Too Much’. Quick look at the high caliber of artists featured, Eric BenetJennifer Holiday and Lalah Hathaway with top quality material. Lisa Stansfield has had a great comeback this year, returning back to the UK top 20 album chart. From her latest  to be remixed set is the limited edition 7 inch, Soul Talk remix of ‘So Be It’. In fact, one of three Soul Talk remixes with others being the UK's current #1 Soul artist Glen Goldsmith with ‘London Skies’ and Paul Johnson who quite rightly says “not much ‘Better Than This'”.

All in all, a mighty fine collection of songs making this year’s ‘Soul Togetherness 2014′ an essential purchase for every Soul music collector…
Updated review with thanks to indamixworldwide

Monday, 1 September 2014

Los Charly- Everlasting Love is out now!

Hailing from Venezuela, the production duo of Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel, aka Los Charly’s Orchestra, take influences from Salsoul, Fania, Donna Summer, Cerrone, Herbie Hancock and Jamiroquai and blend them with their very unique style of production on their latest anthem of neo Latin funky Disco.
Led by Juan & Jorge, the Los Charly’s Orchestra is a London based 10 strong collective of hand-picked musicians, whose inspiration is the spirit and the sounds of New York City in the late 60’s & 70’s. ‘Everlasting Love’ will be released on the 1st of September. Last year the likes of Daft Punk & Nile Rodgers had the come back story of the year, opening the door for more Disco inspired anthems to make you shake your rump to the funk!

                                      "Really good track, very Salsoul!" John Morales
                                     "Another cracking production here" Quinton Scott, Strut Records
                                       "Gorgeous! On the set list!" Jim Stanton, Horse Meat Disco
                                        "Instant Disco Classic!" Ennio Styles, RRR FM Melbourne
                                          Soul Tracks -Los Charly give us Everlasting Love
                                                                      Buy it here

A Disco Inferno! The return of The Trammps after 35 years!

Fueled by the drum work of Earl Young and the vocals of the late Jimmy Ellis, The Trammps were among the first great disco groups.
The Trammps first hit our turntables in 1972 with their cover with,"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" and "Sixty Minute Man" frome their debut Legendary Zing album. They are best known for their Grammy winning song, "Disco Inferno," which was originally released in 1976, but went on to become a worldwide smash hit when it was included on the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever. They had a big top 5 single in the UK with "Hold Back The Night" in 1976, and followed with such hits as "That's Where the Happy People Go," "Hooked For Life," "The Night The Lights Went Out," "Stop and Think."

Now, after years away from the studio, group co-founder Earl You has issued a new single with his current version of the group, Earl Young's Trammps. As were the group's biggest hits, this new song was recorded live in Philadelphia. Earl Young stated on his Facebook page, "we are jamm'in. great philly play live or go home!! 'that's how we do it in philly."
The song was written by, The Steals Brothers, who have penned great classics like "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" for the Spinners, "Honeybee" for Gloria Gaynor, along with many others

Out Now through Amazon :Buy it here
Read the Review from :Soul Tracks