mukatsuku kicks off the incoming autumn period with two delicious slabs of dreamy jazzual bliss from spanish artist and multi-talented musician marc friedli aka skymark. both tracks are presented here in a single form for the first time. “flying fantasy” is taken from the “resistance sonore” album on marc’s own label imprint modern sun from 2016 here in an exclusive instrumental version. on the flipside “rhodes e serenidade” is lifted from the “waves from the nucleus” long player from 2015.
the next installment in cold diamond & mink’s soul investigations introduces a three part harmony group from california. “my my my baby” is a smoking hot group harmony groover that should drop a few jaws at your next dj set. thee baby cuffs was born out of love for soul music and chicano culture. their first 45 “where did our pride go”, came out in 2017 on the raza del soul label, covering an unsung early 70’s larry saunders production. “my my my baby” continues on the same lane of midtempo soul over funky drums and soulful horn lines. the lyric is your middle of the road love song material, but the group harmony lifts it right off the ground like it’s meant to happen in this kind of music. get a few copies and rock the instrumental on the b-side before dropping the vocal, if you feel like it. soul music that’s this potent is better enjoyed in excess.
it’s been four years since eglo records fatima’ released 2014’s blue note-approved, critically acclaimed debut “yellow memories”. this september, the london- via -stockholm, sweden songstress, returns with her second album, “and yet it’s all love” — an emotional, yet entertaining trip through the full cycle of a romantic relationship, told in fatima’s now-familiar soulful style. the double lp release comes with 2 vinyl-exclusive tracks: “dang” (a1) and “may i” (a2).
moon riders is a brand new duo formed by esko boogie & ivan makvel, the 7inch comes with a 80s influenced modern funk a side with the collaboration with the queen of the modern funk movement, moniquea, and an explosive gfunk/r n b b side with the voice of ivan makvel. the old school hip hop sampling tecniques of esko boogie mixed with the synthesizers performed and arranged by ivan makvel, creates the perfect mix in between hip hop, r n b, funk & soul.
die neue “soul togetherness 2018” enthält 15 modern-soul-highlights des jahres, die teils erstmals auf tonträger erscheinen. darunter sind grandiose songs von cornell c.c. carter, kenny thomas, jaki graham, john reid und james day (in teils exklusiven extended versions), die rückkehr von change und the richie family, die beiden künstler brian courtney wilson und lexi von motowns neuem gospel-label, dance-grooves der newcomer the apx und imaa, vintage-soul von ernest ernie & the sincerities, soul-garage-hymnen von dj spen und prefix one, sowie der fabelhafte mousse t feat. peven everett.
vaudou game, the french afro-funk band, is back from togo with a brand new album called otodi (out oct 26th 2018).
otodi was the name of the recording studio in lomé, closed in 1987, and which peter solo, the band leader and his crew reopened during the spring 2018 to record these all analog 13 brilliant songs.
from this amazing album, here comes a 7 inch single dedicated to afro-funk dj’s and radio. pure afro-funk with togolese soul!
THE ATLANTIC SINGLES COLLECTION 1967 - 1970 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK16.11.18
Über 50 jahre dauerte die beeindruckende karriere von soullegende aretha franklin. eines der wichtigsten kapitel ihrer karriere schrieb die sängerin bei atlantic records. 1967 wechselte sie zu dem amerikanischen label, wo sie mit songs wie »i never loved a man (the way i love you)« ihren durchbruch feierte und schließlich zur ikone wurde. mit »the atlantic singles collection 1967–1970« gibt es 2018 eine best-of-sammlung, die einen blick auf diese besondere zeit wirft.
neck-snapping soul masterpiece from freddie scott, famously sampled by biz markie for his melancholic pop-rap hit “just a friend” and a surefire piano-driven basement party anthem in its own right. the work of the legendary producers gamble & huff, the track was also sampled by ghostface killah for the wonderful “save me dear” with jay dilla also utilising the crunching drums to lace many memorable productions for a tribe called quest and slum village. a peerless piece of deep soul and hip-hop history, here’s your chance to own the first ever officially licensed reissue on 45. on the flip, “powerful love” is uptempo guitar-soul with finger-popping swing. featuring delicate horns and gorgeous backing vocals, it’s an unfairly slept-on gem but, given the weight of the a-side, this is perfectly understandable. this special 7″,, single comes housed in a heavy duty custom printed full-colour company sleeve and is limited to just 500 copies.
california flight project is a well known name for many record collectors because of the ppu 7 release of california flight, and the self released cd-r’s from the front man, jerry j. finally preservation records is very proud to present to you the first official release on vinyl of their early tracks 79-81. fantastic modern soul from berkley california. licenced, remastered, with new cover and full credits makes this a collectors item. only 500 pressed.
flevans returns with a killer 45 for the funky dancefloor! leading the way is “who’s got me” - an up tempo disco/boogie cut with more slap bass than a clone army of larry grahams… it’s a tasty dancefloor number with a big top line from none other than laura vane (mj cole, gnarls barkley, laura vane and the vipertones) who absolutely owns the vocal duties as anyone who is familiar with her work would expect. oooh weee!
over on the other side we have more classic-sounding flevans material with the party starting funk breaks of “take your money”. his signature jazzy keyboard and guitar licks converse with cheeky vocal samples all flying in and out of this slick production in a delightful fashion. it’s all about the beats on this one – it’s a guaranteed foot mover!
33 years after it s first release rick clarke s street soul simmerdown on local records, love with a stranger gets a much welcomed official reissue, remastered from the original tapes. check the dub! just peep that og artwork to get a taste of how this one s about to go down. written and produced by john collins, known for producing the specials - ghost town , love with a stranger perfectly encapsulates that 80s street soul sound. distinctly soulful, synthy slow jams, heavy on the bass with a touch of the low-slung, lovers rock vibrations about them. rick clarke s sultry sweet nothings weave their way irresistibly through this five minute gem, but for those that want to provide their own rendition over the top, the dub has been affectionately cut to the flip.
top-vinylsampler zum 45-jährigen jubiläum des legendären northern soul-clubs wigan casino. mit 18 northern soul-klassikern, die den sound dieses clubs geprägt haben, darunter das rare, tanzflächenfüllende instrumental -thunder- von lord thunder und der hypnotischer groover -get it baby- von stanley mitchell.
limited edition of 500 numbered copies. the double vinyl is housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with download code included.
lucky brown is forging new paths by soaking up musical styles from all over the world to infuse with his own trademark sound. those who praise the cross-cultural musical experiments of mulatu astatke of the 1960s and menahan street band of the 2000s will love this album.
produced by tommy ‘tnt’ brenneck, love in the wind features a number of the players that have helped define the daptone sound including members of the dap-kings, charles bradley, and the menahan street band. and, at the heart of the record, there are the four schaldas: three talented brothers and the father who taught his boys group harmonies on the stoop of their staten island home growing up.
the vinyl lp comes with download code included.
duke ellington once said that there are 2 kinds of music: the good one and the bad one. with the compilation series shaolin soul we are always certain to be on the right side of the line since its 1st episode released in 1998 and which compiled two dozens of tracks sampled by rza and the wu-tang clan. following a second episode in 2001 and a third one in 2014, the famous curator uncle o is back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the shaolin soul series with a fourth episode compiling 22 tracks among the rarest and finest treats of soul music, because everybodys talking about the good ol days!
aretha franklin’s debüt für das atlantic label ist eines der klassiker einer künstlerin, die man sicherlich auch als die soul-diva schlechthin bezeichnen kann. Über 75 millionen verkaufter tonträger sprechen eine deutliche sprache. 1987 wurde sie als erste frau in die „rock and roll hall of fame“ aufgenommen, dazu kommen insgesamt 18 bisher gewonnene grammy awards. ach ja, nebenbei hat sie auch die meisten chartnotierungen einer weiblichen künstlerin im us-billboard vorzuweisen. beeindruckend.
und das album? eine eruption des soul und des r&b. eine kompetente begleitband (legendäre musiker von muscle shoals und den atlantic studios), mit jerry wexler ein legendärer produzent und eine künstlerin, die beseelt, gefühlvoll und ausdrucksstark singt, ausgezeichnet klavier spielt sind dafür verantwortlich. das album beginnt mit dem bahnbrechenden hit -respect-, (wurde auch für otis redding zum superhit), danach folgen weitere großartige songs wie das titelstück und das gefühlvolle -do right woman - do right man-, tolle cover wie ray charles -drown in my tears- oder sam cooke’s -good times-, um nur die wichtigsten zu nennen.
original mono-aufnahmen, gepresst auf 180 gramm vinyl.
top-sampler mit 16 r&b- und popcorn-raritäten aus den 1950/1960ern. mit bobby mitchell, jimmy nolen, frank minion und larry bene, sowie dem ultra-raren honey bee des fantastischen lenny johnson. benannt ist die lp nach den ersten zeilen von bobby mitchells legendärem new orleans-r&b-dancer -well, i done got over it: oh yeah! oh yeah! yeah, i done got over it.-
exzellente best-of-compilation von roy ayers uno melodic-label, das in den frühen 1980er jahren seine hochphase erlebte. sämtliche tracks sind von roy ayers produziert und komplett neu remastered. während sylvia striplin, eighties ladies und ethel beatty die soul/disco/2step/boogie-seite des labels repräsentieren, stehen bobbi humphrey, justo almario und roy selbst für den jazz/funk/fusion-sound. der sampler endet mit einem der besten momente des labels und den spoken words von rick holmes.
this is a rare gem of a record from fantastic soul band the soul kids stemming from the democratic republic of congo, including covers of james brown & the mighty flames hit singles -lickin stick- (1968), -papa s got a brand new bag- (1965), wilson pickett’s -hey jude- and a french vocal version of otis redding’s soul hit -respect -. this amazing young band, which released only four 7inch singles and one album, is a great example of the influence of soul music and french pop bridging to the new afro soul scene that the musicians of kinshasa were involved in during the time of post-independence. ngoma was one of the first record labels intent on providing local artists recordings from both sides of the congo river to the people of the drc and west africa. created in 1948 by a greek man by the name of nicolas jeronimidis, the ngoma label was active through 1968, pressed in france until 1971, with a tremendous catalogue, including this historical and essential soul masterpiece!
production from xl middleton. just in time for the summer, moniquea is back with a future glass house staple entitled “all the time.” riding thick, squiggly production from xl middleton, modern funk’s first lady delivers declarations of dominance that might make you want to stand up, pop and lock, or have a seat and slam dominoes on the table top. the b-side, “his lady,” is a future roller skate staple featuring an instrumental culled from the mid 2000’s vaults of xl middleton. the track still sounds fresh nearly a decade and a half later thanks to moniquea’s timeless songwriting and silky delivery.
big crown records is proud to present another tough as nails split 7”!
the a side is a killer and well sought after reissue of the sonics “find myself another girl”. a tune that lands in one of our favorite sub genres - happy break up songs. the sonics rip into it with a dance floor friendly drum beat covered in uplifting horn arrangements, singing the tune of someone who is relieved to be out of a relationship gone sour. a proper dance floor burner sure to be in all the soul dj boxes. the b side is a never before released version of the classic and often covered “spooky”. taken from the original master tapes and edited down to fit a 45, this is the first time this tune is seeing the light of day. texas outfit s.c.a.m. takes the tune on a proper journey, easing into it on this 45 edit and finding their way through horn crescendos and dropping down to drums bass and rhythm guitar. an easy favorite version of the hit tune that collectors will love to get their hands on.
BLUES GET OFF MY SHOULDER / IM BEGGING YOU (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US14.09.18
big crown records is proud to present this killer reissue split 7” of two tunes that are equally as rare as they are great. an absolute must have for the funk and soul collectors that is sure to burn up the dance floor.
official re-release of the nelson family s gospel lp from 1986. essential for any serious collectors of gospel. quality from end-to-end, including the cuts thank you lord (firm favorite of floating points and skymark), filled with his spirit and everlasting love.
the bamboos veröffentlichen ihr neues album night time people. das australische dreamteam um bandgründer und gitarrist lance ferguson und sängerin kylie auldist ist millionen hörern weltweit durch ihren hit »this girl« bestens bekannt. ferguson schrieb den song bereits 2009. durch den remix von kungs vs. cookin on 3 burners avancierte er 2016 zu einem der größten charthits und zeigte, dass sich die welt popmusik mit echter seele wünscht. the bamboos gelten schon lange als eine der besten funk-soul-bands der welt.
ihr inzwischen achtes studioalbum verspricht, den erfolg von this girl noch zu übertreffen. die elf tracks auf night time people beleben mit zeitgenössischem songwriting vertraute arrangements und grooves des frühen funk-soul wieder. gesungen werden sie von einer der markantesten stimmen australiens.
das 180 gramm doppel-vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
there may be many northern soul compilations on the market, but there are few as glorious as this. few other collections have such unfettered access to such outstanding catalogues that of tamla motown and chess. these 25 floor fillers are guaranteed to ignite any party and have been tried and tested in clubs the length and breadth of the country from the 60s onwards. compiled lovingly together on vinyl, these tunes - with artists such as the elgins, frank wilson, gloria jones and frankie valli and the four seasons - are timeless examples of this most precious music. the double vinyl release includes a download code.
two dancefloor friendly funky soul tunes from the mega rare 1978 blaxploitation soundtrack lp produced by the legendary motown funk brother which didn’t come out on 7” originally available here on a nice looking licensed 45 with cool picture sleeve!
der titeltrack eines der besten deep southern soul-alben aller zeiten, “wounded woman” von sandra bright aus memphis, später nashville, erfährt das erste reissue als 7” seit dem original-release 1974. auf der b-seite findet sich mit “midnight affair” ein weiteres album-highlight und begehrter modern-soul-track.
two unissued bud ross produced quality soul tunes from philadelphia, classic 70s crossover mover in exclusive alternative take, same singer as on brothers guiding light ‘getting together’ recorded at the same period b/w never before heard heart wrenching oh-so-soulful midpacer from the same top producer!
remastered from original tapes! die zwei key-singles aus dem album-klassiker “say my friend” des detroiter soul-künstlers rance allen, produziert von den mizell brothers (siehe donald byrd, bobbi humphrey, gary bartz, johnny hammond) und erschienen im original 1977 auf capitol records.
canadian only rare boogie release from 1982 which has been waiting to be 45’ed & smoothly edited by vienna’s master of it bto spider, perfect for modern soul dancefloors & also electronic music/house deejays looking for something else to play!
california’s the sentiments are back with another dose of sweet soul for all lovers of the low and slow. following the acclaim of their last 45, the group has arrived with another philly infused lovers lament. “what’s so good about saying goodbye” enters like a classic soul record with a signature drums fill leading into heavy hits accompanied by violins, fuzz guitar, vibes, and lush horns arrangements. and to answer the sentiments’ question, what’s so good about saying goodbye is knowing that after you do you can go to your local shop and grab this sweet seven inch. the song and arrangement, like the last, embodies so many elements that make up that sweet soulful sound that keeps reminding people why its better to smile now and cry later. produced and recorded entirely at the incomparable transistor sound studio, you’re gonna need doubles for sure. one for you....and one for your baby.
houston-based “gulf coast soul” band the suffers, led by the powerhouse vocals of kam franklin, is a contemporary version of classic r&b bands earth, wind & fire, kool & the gang, the commodores and others. their critically-acclaimed 2016 debut led to performances on late night with david letterman, the daily show and npr as well as high-profile placements such as queen sugar, honda and kit-kat tv spots. with the release of everything here, their most bold statement yet, the suffers are bound to further endear die-hard fans and make believers of new ones. the vinyl lp is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
second up on our bobby boyd unreleased recording we have some dope mid 80s material from bobby, “i like what you do to me” is boogie / proto house joint that is totally my bag, feels like it should be in a 80s movie weightlifting montage (in a good way) it just works on the dance floor so well.
on the flip things get even stronger with the proto-house banger “girl like you” a sick soulful number with with a biggest swinging kick drum i have ever heard, both proper club material.
if your not a rare soul or disco collector bobby’s name might not be a name your familiar with but as one of the founder members of lafayette afro rock band you will have experienced his music and influence which is far reaching.
one of the most coveted unreleased low rider / soul ballads. a huge tune, up there with darling dears (google that shit). only released on a japanese compilation 20 odd years ago without the bands consent (and with some of the channels missing) we bring you the full unreleased version for the first time. this is a big one for people who know the score.
if that’s not enough, we found this rather good unreleased disco gospel number on the master tapes of their private press lp sessions (also coming soon) but we had to give the ballad to the a side, roll the windows down and blast it.
this gem of a soul album has been transformed into a 45s collection for the first time. dynamite cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you all of those masterpieces from the album. two never before on 7” vinyl
this summer dusty donuts will fly you out to california with two brand new and stunning reworks. keyboard wizard jim dunloop steps in the arena and gives us the love ride. dunloop get s busy with heavy keyboard manipulations as the isley s smooth as silk vocals take you there! naughty nmx and marc hype deliver their nod to dilla s ode to the diamond girl. top shelf summer breezers no question! usually sell out week one, pre-orders as soon as you can.
robert used musicians from ripple to record four self penned songs as a vanity project which remained unissued, two of which have since been released as a soul junction 45 the modern soul dancers time of the day/take me high (sj537). while a third track, the excellent ballad love song about you made it s initial debut as part of the popular -we got a sweet thing going on - (volume 3) cd compilation series to great acclaim, following requests for it to put on a 45 we have duly obliged placing it back to back with robert s remaining previously unissued track the more dance orientated -i love you so- complete with girl backing singers. thus in doing so, we have now completed the trilogy of robert montgomery s recording output.
jonny drops debut, sub plot, was the very first album release on the fledgling alberts favourites label at the beginning of 2016. the initial offering, a 7inch of album favourites mind field and this is the one had quickly been picked up on by the good people at bbc radio 6 music as well as some of drops personal heroes including kenny dope, mr. thing and nightmares on wax.
ursprünglich ein herausragender album-track von charles bradleys changes longplayer damals mit dem titel you think i don t know (but i know) verwandeln axelrod und co. den soulgroover kunstvoll in einen frühen reggae-groover a la bunny lee. charles klagender gesang bietet eine schöne gegenüberstellung zum unbeschwerten bounce des inversion island beats. auf der rückseite befindet sich die dub-version mit dem titel-strike three, glücklicherweise konnte cb diese version hören, bevor er starb, und er sagte: ooooooo! i love it!
millie jackson spring sides exposed as fantastic recordings of great songs, played by remarkable musicians and sung by a truly amazing singer. remixed by steve levine to bring them into the sharpest focus.
cordial recordings in partnership with miami legend willie clarke are proud to release this unreleased version of ‘stand up for what you want’ by kat roberts. the song had previously been released on 12″,,, with kat doubling up with les brown, who provided a motivational speech throughout the song. the version we’re releasing on the a side is the luscious solo vocal version by kat which had sat on tape since it’s recording in 84. on the flip we’ve used a small extract of les original vocal before kat lets rip.
cordial recordings in partnership with pilier records are proud to announce the return of philadelphia’s legendary mr garfield fleming with a 7″,, single and mini album of new productions. all female vocals are performed by fellow pilier recording artist mz. nina. the 7″,, version of “ain’t nothing too good for my woman” comes with a great acoustic guitar version of hustling” by new york based producer ben pirani.
pablo is the former incarnation of big crown recording artists paul & the tall trees. paul schalda toured as a background vocalist and rhythm guitar player in charles bradley’s band, his extraordinaries. produced and mixed at transistor sound.
A COSMIC JAZZ FUNK ADVENTURE (CLEAR GREEN LP + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK16.07.18
deluxe 12” colored sea green vinyl. an exciting new indie funk-jazz-soul masterpiece featuring masters o funk & united sound musicians. recorded live in detroit at united sound, ny, hollywood, las vegas and at funk studios in florida. special guests include: blackbyrd mcknight on guitar- (parliament- bootsy collins), sue ann crawford-vocals (prince) plus a big cast from the allstar funk band and even musicians from lady gaga & theo parrish. each vinyl printed on deluxe heavy weight board, cool graphics and comes with a download card for the full album of songs plus bonus tracks! like getting a double album.
deluxe reissue of leroy’s seventh and final album on curtom records. features amongst others ‘right or wrong’, ‘(you put the) funk in my life’ and ‘so nice’. the album comes with full colour inner sleeves complete with in-depth notes by award winning soul expert tony rounce. part of acid jazz’s campaign to reissue all of mr. hutson’s classic albums which has so far seen impressive support at radio and press.
hutson’s first solo album since leaving the impressions bearing the influences of curtom records’ main man curtis mayfield.
considered one of the best soul albums released in the summer of 1973 it features some of leroy’s most popular tracks ‘love oh love’, ‘when you smile’ and ‘so in love with you’.
part of acid jazz’s campaign to reissue all of mr. hutson’s classic albums which has so far seen impressive support at radio and press.
this hampshire & foat project should not come as too much of a surprise to those familiar withgreg& warren s music, influenced heavily by not just jazz but the library sound of the 60s and 70s along with film soundtracks from the same golden era.greg& warren are avid collectors of this music,gregsends me links night and day to lps he has picked up digging on his travels. this constant search sends him down new musical pathways and often sparks a whole new concepts for projects. warren andgregare both fiercely creative talented individuals which means we have to keep them working, a challenge for us all, but the music rewards the effort many times over. we had talked for a long time about doing a library style lp (somethinggregis very passionate about) so during different recording sessionsgreg& warren started laying down various tracks with a view to the lp we have here. side one is 5 tracks in very distinct styles, musical paintings for the big screen. the vast sound of the japanese influenced jasmine, the spaghetti western melancholy of mariposa lily, the call to action that is antonio s theme, the breezy vintage sports car in the sun that coastal drivepaints, and lost in nostalgia, a late night poirotesk piece. side 2 is a classic library suite, whichgregdescribes as a detective s theme with different variations on the motifs.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DAP-KINGS - THE INSTRUMENTALS BEHIND SAUN AND STARRS LOOK CLOSER (LTD BLUE LP + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl US30.07.18
daptone records präsentiert die instrumentals des von der kritik gefeierten -look closer- albums von saun & starr. aufgeführt von der soul/funk band des landes, the dap-kings, enthält dieses album zwei instrumentalstücke, die bisher nicht erhältlich waren. limitierte rsd 2018 lp edition in transparent muted blue, downloadcode inklusive.
full pic gatefold sleeve (artwork attached) – 1000 units,
this holly grail album has been transformed into a 45s collection. dynamite cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you 4 of those masterpieces from that album. two never before on 7” vinyl all of the most in-demand tracks. cat no : dynam7011/12 track a1 – “windy c” this amazing track that delivers a funky melodic bass groove and great arrangement - full length version track b2 – “puppet on a chain” first time on 7” this under rated soul track, gets me every time. track a1 - “no more city, no more country” this track has been edits to fit for the first time on 7”, another funky gem, fav track b2 - “hole in my shoes” my favorite track from the album. killer groove and vocals so happy it’s a 7” now for the first time
soul sugar drop their own reggae version of marvin gaye’s -i want you-. french outfit soul sugar – the brainchild of guillaume “gee” metenier – deliver yet another soulful reggae 12”, this time a cover version of marvin gaye’s 1976 classic -i want you-. jamaicain native leonardo carmichael sings lead vocals and legendary drums and bass duo sly & robbie add their flavor to the mix, with two versions on side b. marvin gaye’s single -i want you- was a big step forward for his sound & vision and marked a change in direction – from hip motown soul to a more sultry, disco sound. marvin s vocals are notably intimate and the lyrics are more explicit, more personal. an original soul classic, -i want you- is memorable for its unique combination of lush harmonies, a mesmerizing groove and the apparent sexiness of the theme itself. soul sugar s discomix version combines a smooth mixture of reggae, soul and funk over beefy bass lines, designed for heavyweight sound systems. sly & robbie, rhythm duo known for their studio work on countless reggae classics since the 1960s deliver their version, taking us back to the golden age of reggae, the days when it was typical for jamaican musicians to record their own versions of american soul tunes ... ace producer jahno dubs the mix live and direct to tape, from his very own n.o.f studio
veryone loves -why can t we live together- by timmy thomas: how could one resist such a strong music vibe coming with a message more relevant today than ever! it has been covered by the most creative artists more than a few times… recorded in paris and kingston, the soul sugar crew & leonardo carmichael make it their own with a sultry reggae groove. jahno on drums and syndrums, thomas naim on guitar, and guillaume -gee- metenier on keyboards and production duties, are delivering the classic hit in all its majesty, in the superior categories of both extended discomix, and dub version under the spell of dubmaster extraordinaire dennis bovell! what to say about the breathtaking interpretation of leonardo carmichael? growing up in jamaica, leonardo learnt many a song from his father glendon joseph mcfarlane, who would sing to his mother geraldine, who sang in a choir. leonardo grew up as a drummer and a singer in churches. through a mutual friend, he met nastassja hammond, daughter of beres hammond, with whom he started writing and releasing music for various artists including courtney john and kreesha turner. leonardo has a wide appreciation for diverse genres but keep an international reggae and dancehall feel at the core of his music. it can be said leonardo has faith & soul to the bone