US newbie Gregory Porter was man of the year as far as nu-soul and funk goes and championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson,Patrick Forge & Nik Weston to name but a few. This record had an incredible amount of attention around it even before its release and to be honest, it ain't no surprise! It's just a future classic, end of discussion - it takes Detroit's fine soul and funk heritage onto a new level, showing us that classics are still very much in the making. Porter's own voice is majestic and prophetic as he talks about "Motor City burnin'" and who then goes on to deliver his powerful and emotional words. There's even a slightly "housier" remix by Opolopo, giving us the chance to also enjoy this mighty record at the centre of late-night set...this is certified Theo Parrish material right here!
Jonna (City Fly / Shadeleaf Music), Cez (Pop Your Funk), Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), Casbah 73, Dr Rubberfunk, Reece Johnson (Roots For Bloom), Domenic Cappello, OdDio, Harvey K-Tel (Music For The People), Rob Gribbin, Bobby Tempo, 7 Samurai, Jun Matsuoka, Michael Terzian, Bonar Bradberry, TrueSelf, Mr. Fiel, Smoove, J.Cub - E.A.R / CUB Records, West Norwood Cassette Library, Ronnie Turner(Blunted Funk Project), DJ Johnny Rebel, Nathaniel Jay, Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts), Switch Groov Exp. (Bab Musique), Pat Les Stache (Cabana Disco), Ionik (Traveller Records), Doc Martin, Ezequiel Lodeiro Soulfood Argentina, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Richard Sen, WOLF Music, Lay-far, Paul Thornton (Dig Deep / Reboot), Nick Carling (Fruitful/beetroot), Jazzee Loudness, Diesler, Elitechnique, ASHLEY BEEDLE, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Marcel Vogel, The Gemini Brothers, Jesus Gonsev, Sir Jarvis - Badass 45 Records, Dairmount (Room With A View), Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Marlow, Nickodemus, Agogo Records, Eddie C, Four Walls, Demetrio Giannice (Enterbt Rec.), Sticky Pete, Suonho, Juno Classics, Expansion Records, Feodor AllRight & Elena Mechta, Kai "KZR" Alcé, Nicola Conte, The Jazz Meet, NICK V, Doo, Marcello Giordani, Fantastic Man, Renegades Of Jazz, Sleep D / Butter Sessions, Mitchell Goor, SIMON OZBIZTON, Don Crisp, Anji Stone, Detroit Swindle, Kito Jempere, Juno Best Sellers 2016, PAPERecordings, ERIC ERICKSSON, Spittal (Craigie Knowes), Liam Geddes, MIL (Music Is Love Records), Pontchartrain, DJ Monchan
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