Theo Parrish and Tony Allen together on a record? What a combo! Fusing the souls of Detroit and Laos, the unlikely but neatly fitting duo has created two absolutely beautiful soul workouts here. "Day Like This" is a staccato soul roller with emphatic swooping drums, sultry washed-out vocals and big warm organs. "Feel Loved" is a jazzier, more upbeat affair. Again the drums sit at the very forefront of the mix while the rest of the rich, warm instrumentation fits in around them in a soft, dreamy state. The debut release on Theo's new Wildheart label, expect more goodies like this very very soon.
Cez (Pop Your Funk), Casbah 73, Kid Fonque, Red Rack'em/Hot Coins, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), TrueSelf, Thomas Cox, Ksoul, Mehdi, Zenner, Mop Mop, DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz / BSTRD Boots), Carlos Nilmmns, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Lay-far, Toby Tobias, Paul Thornton (Dig Deep / Reboot), Kisk, Dj Prophet, Far Out Recordings, M50, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Jorge Caiado (Balance / Groovement), Francis Inferno Orchestra, Nicola Conte, Marcello Giordani, Nowicki, Señorlobo (Lovemonk), Ugly Drums, Schema Records, Marquis Hawkes, Pete On The Corner
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