Sunday, 11 December 2016

Luxury Soul 2017

Your yearly Luxury Soul box set injection of top selling Soul music is nearly upon us. With the injection ready, here is your Soulful fix of magical delights for 2017.

After only two album releases and the loss of band member Kae Williams Jr, it's a 'Gift Of Love' to see them back again with new materiel and also performing soon live in the UK with The Pockets, who's original members, bassist Gary Grainger, lead vocalist Larry Jacobs, percussionist-auxiliary drummer Greg,the bands 2016 release 'Sing A Message' is also included here, it's a mid tempo funky shuffler, almost Earth Wind & Fire in parts.  

DSG's Hannah White Joey Nelson remix of 'That's Love' is here on CD for the first time, it's Latino driven mix that saw the song reach top 5 in the UK soul charts, and pleasesd crowds at The Camp Soul Music Festival, The Solar Radio Boat party & Caister Soul Festival. Fe Fae catchy It's A beautiful day, Tom Glide's dreamy UK Soul #1 'All I Need Is You' featuring Funmilayo NGozi .

 Modern Soul favorites Cool Million are present with Kiki Kyte 'Disco Chick' and (Frank) Ryles 'Two Way Love Affair' which with remixes will be the new single from Ryles #1 Soul Album, 'Adventures of Jefferson Keyes'. Amazing to think it's be three years since Gary Van den Bussche discovered SouLutions, who have since followed, their #1 DSG release Listen with a top selling album last year called' Destiny' and a big #1 double A Side single this year in which,' Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover'' which is included  on this album and like many of the tracks for the first time on CD.

 The groovy Doggett Brothers are here with a Japanese remix by T-Groove. R&B/Soul fans will be happy with the inclusion of ' Moving On', By Faye B, Kim Tibbs 'I Need Your Love', Latrese Bush 'Love I Can Sing About', Lovell 'Groove With You' & The nephew of The Three Degrees’ Helen Scott, Ashley Scott debut recording 'Words' is present here, as is, HD Laura Jackson adding some sugar with the catchy, 'Nothing But Love'. One of the Summer's biggest Soul hits was Sargent Tucker featuring Drizabone 'I Need Your Love' where Billy Drizabone even plays live drums on the track himself, it was released on a Limited 7 inch pressing with now only the last few left from

 Soulful House music fans, will be pleased with the inclusion of Phil Asher’s West Ten Mix of 'Asking Eyes', Ed The Red's Catchy 'Wish You Mine'. It's been a good year for DSG's blue eyed Soul duo Mather & Kingdon, included here you will find their cover of Barry Whites' I Found Love, plus from Mather recorded debut solo album, which reached #2 in the UK Soul charts from the album the first single release, which is his cover of Ronn Matlock's modern Soul gem, ' I Can't Forget About You'. 

Quality oldies by the likes of, Rose Royce, Brandi Wells, Jean Carne & the late Kashif who sadly passed this year, but earlier in the year he performing live at the Blackpool at the Luxury Soul Weekender 2016, so it's a nice tribute to include, Can We Just Get Along? A fantastic collection of tunes, compiled by Ralph Tee, think your agree a massive collection of future classics! - A MUST BUY

(Mr Ralph Expansions Tee  pictured here with Tracy Hamlin and Alton McClain Scarborough)
Here is the track listing ...
Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover - Soulutions
I Need You For Your Love! - Kim Tibbs
Gift Of Love - Breakwater
That's Love (Joey Nelson Mix) - Hannah White
Two Way Love Affair - Ryle
Moving On - Faye B
You Make Me Feel (T-Groove Remix) - Doggett Brothers
Where Do We Go (Boogie Back Remix) - Conell C.C. Carter
Let's Have A Good Time - Andy Stokes
Love I Can Sing About - Latrese Bush
Groove With You - Lovell
Asking Eyes (Phil Asher’s West Ten Mix)- Da Lata
Your Love Is All I Need - Alton McClain
Disco Chick - Kiki Kyte
Running Away (DOS 7” Dub) - Simpson Uniquity
It's A Beautiful Day - Fe Fae
Sing A Message - Pockets
All I Need Is You (5am Jazzy Jam Rework) - Tom Glide
I Need Your Love (Drizabone Remix) - Sargent Tucker feat. Drizabone
I Can't Forget About You - Mather
Nothing But Love - HD Laura Jackson
Can We Just Get Along? - Kashif
Emotion (Reel People Vocal Mix)- Tracy Hamlin
I Found Love - Mather & Kingdon
Now - Camera Soul
Take U Back (DJ Mix) - Joyce Irby
Wish You Mine (Ed The Red's Funk Soul Mix) - Ed The Red
All My Love - Keith Patrick
Early Morning Love - Jean Carne
It's Your Love - Ethel Beatty
Makeusmile (Tom Glide Rework)- Kenya
Words - Ashley Scott
Why Can't We Be Lovers - Brandy Wells
I Want You - Rose Royce
Heading Home - Kenny Wellington

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Hannah White Christmas

Every year peeps moan that there are no new Christmas songs composed, so this year at DSG we have released  three new Christmas songs that feature Hannah White. 
London based Hannah White is a singer/songwriter in her own unique jazzy style with a Soulful touch - White began her singing career touring in a Girlband and as a backing vocalist that were signed to Motown records after graduating from Drama School.

White has worked with many influential artists, such as Kenney Jones (Small Faces), Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger & Ringo Starr. Whilst on tour Hannah started writing her own music for her forthcoming album, White is presently working as a recording artist/session singer/songwriter in all genres of music, but more recently with UK Soul Singer Kenny Thomas who is always in demand for his live shows. White has recorded with Soul Music legends Little Anthony & George Benson as part of the DSG Family, Mather of Mather & Kingdon & Marc Staggers. 

Master producer Nigel Lowis is currently co-writing and producing her forthcoming album due for release on DSG. Hannah’s first release ‘Sunny Day’ went to number one on many Soul charts after her live appearance at the Sold Out Caister Soul Festival. Sunny Day can also be found on Expansion records compilation, Soul Togetherness 2016. 

‘That’s Love’ White's second single was performed for the first time at the sold out, Camp Soul Music festival in Oxford, the song reached the UK Soul chart top 20 & #4 in the Sweet Rhythms Chart, as well as a #2 position in the Amazon R&B Chart. Hannah White's album ‘Lost in Reverie’ is due to launch in Spring 2017, her style is a mix of jazz/soul with a world inspired music with a hint of Vintage Hollywood & always a glass of Champagne on the side, as they say when in Roma!
(Hit making producer Nigel Lowis with Songstress Hannah White writing, Santa Bring My Baby)

Why is Christmas special to you ?
(HW) I love Christmas because everybody is happy, people come together and there is love in the air. It is a very special time of year that you don’t just get at any other month or season.
Do you have any Brother & Sisters i have an older sister called Shelley.
(HW) Memories of Past Christmas's as a Kid Christmas’ have always been a family orientated one for me. Just spending time together and having fun, eating and drinking. One year we went to Las Vegas for Christmas, another we went to Australia….but nothing beats a cold wintery UK Xmas.
Favorite X Mas Gift
(HW) As a kid I always had great Christmas gifts, I was very lucky indeed. in 1988 I got a pink Peugeot racer bike (That i rode about three times then never touched again, that my dad always reminds me of)
Favorite X Mas Music
(HW) Andy Williams is always on repeat at Xmas. And Donny Hathaway ‘This Christmas’ makes me so happy.
When did you open (time) your presents as a kid ?
(H W) Early! It is the one day a year i would be good at waking up as early as possible.
Perfect Christmas ?
(HW) Is being with the ones you love and feeling content.
Did your parents or & Santa buy you the presents ?
(HW) Always Santa!
Any other Christmas thoughts ?
(HW) Christmas, although one of my favourite times of year, for some it can be a very sad or lonely time. The year i will make a conscious effort to reach out to others who may not be as fortunate or have a family around them. We all get so swept up on rushing about preparing and lose sight of the actual meaning of it all.

 Santa & The sweet rhythms Band - Christmas Cheer (North Pole mix)
all money raised going to Macmillian Cancer Support. This new re-grooved 
version features not only, Leanne McCrei, Roger Samuels, Jimmy Gallagher, 
but now Hannah White. Big thanks to Gary Spence, Tony Monson & 
The Solar 
Radio DJ's for contributing to the North Pole Panto Mix.