VA - SoulShaker vol.5

by VARIOUS 27/10/2008 RKX024 n/a


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The Explosive Sound Of Today's Deep Funk & Soul Scene

Thanks to the planetary success of artists such as Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Sharon Jones and Nicole Willis, everybody's raving about the new funk & soul revival. The new SoulShaker volume is a good reminder of why the new deep funk sound is so popular these days. Almost all tracks here see the light for the first time in CD format. We included massive remixes like Kenny Dope's amazing rework of "Keep On Lookin" by the legendary Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Japanese Mr. Comicstore's rework of "Devastated" from Andy Lewis' debut solo album feat Loleatta Holloway on vocal, Tru Thoughts hero Nostalgia 77 deep funk edit of “I Don't Wanna Change” by Birmingham combo UNITY with Lizzy Parks on vocals. From The New Mastersounds' "Re::Mixed" album we picked up the killer single “Idle Time” by Lack Of Afro, Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire gives Lee McDonald's classic “I'll Do Anything For You” a groovy Philly touch. You'll also find new US funk sensation Eli “Paperboy“ Reed with smashing single “The Satisfier”, NYC's KOKOLO with an afrobeat revisitation of Duran Duran's 80s hit “Girls On Film”, a new track from the long awaited album by Stones Throw's Breakestra as well as a non album cut from BABY CHARLES, ex Style Council Steve White's new project TRIO VALORE, Japanese funk legends Osaka Monaurail and many surprises like the new northern soul scene sensation Kings Go Forth, Bordeaux Shaolin Temple Defenders produced by Eddie Roberts and the The Dansette's spin on Sweet Divines... this is the real deal.. see you on the dancefloor!


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