Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Shake! Summer Soul Special At The Buffalo Bar, London (02/08/2014)

***NEW*** Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - Cold World (29/07/2014)9

With Gabriel (Bosco Mann) Roth at the helm, Naomi and company went into the studio Summer 2013, and cut onto tape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order!

At the heart of it, Cold World is a Soul record but the cross section of sub-genres the album weaves through makes it difficult to label it plainly as such.

There are tracks like ‘Sinner’, ‘Heaven Is Mine’, and ‘Humble Me’ that capture the group’s penchant for Soul grooves, seasoned with Naomi’s tough vocal delivery, and the Queens melodic interplay, which captures perhaps better than any of the other tracks, NSGQ’s live show. Then there’s some hard funk by way of ‘Bound for the Promised Land’, ‘Cold World’, and ‘Thank You Lord’ - the percolating church rave-up of ‘Get Up, Child’, the country heavy ‘One Day’, and ‘I Earned Mine’, and the bouncing rumba of ‘Everybody Knows.'

This album is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics. Trust us, the wait was worth it.


***NEW*** Get On Up - The James Brown Story (Soundtrack) - 04/08/2014

GET ON UP: The James Brown Story features studio and live versions of many of Brown’s top soul/funk hits. Brown’s hits fed an incredible legacy of live performances, and the soundtrack further highlights Brown’s legendary stage prowess with two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the film recorded on April 23, 1966 at Tampa, Florida’s historic Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory. The soundtrack also includes five recordings with new music production and arrangements by The Underdogs.

Music taken from the Tate Taylor directed 2014 bio-pic. 20 Live & studio versions of hits from across his career including 2 previously unreleased concert recordings.

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Northern Soul: Living For The Weekend (BBC4 Documentary, 2014)

Neal Birnie (Suncut) - Everything Is Everything Live DJ Mix

Collector and all round pool of knowledge, Neal Birnie steps up to the plate with a cracking mix of solid soulful goodness.

You can catch more from Neal HERE

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Impellers Featuring Clair Witcher - Last Dance Of The Moai

Azu - It's Not Right But It's Ok (Whitney Houston cover)

Soulful take on Whitney from up and coming new star Azu.


Gentleman Rudeboy Featuring MC D'Oxman, Ramrock Records sampler

Respected black dance music DJ Jo Wallace was commissioned to create a bespoke track to accompany this summer's must see exhibition 'Return of the Rudeboy' by its creators, Dean Chalkley and Harris Elliott.

In order to deliver the track in a limited vinyl format, Jo had to create a label....thus, Ramrock was born. Tipping the brim of a pork pie hat in the direction of the glorious heyday of Jamaican rocksteady, Jo tailored the sound to fit the flavour of the exhibition - more Argyle socks than on the rocks.

Gathering together the production skills of the legendary Ashley Beedle, the talents of musical supremo Darren Morris and the mighty MC D'Oxman, Jo oversaw the whole project in the studio even lending a hand on backing vocals and percussive teacup.

'Gentleman Rudeboy' is a track that will continue to fill dancehalls for many years to come....welcome to the world of Ramrock

Shake! Summer Special at The Buffalo Bar, London (02/08/2014)

Shake! returns to The Buffalo Bar in Islington, London on Saturday 2nd August for our Summer Special.

Joining Shake! residents Jay, Alena & Ben behind the controls this month will be special guest DJ Karl Costello.

Karl has co-hosted the long running Hook & Sling club nights on the South Coast as well as the Double Down nights in North London.

He's a longtime established collector of Deep Funk, Sister Funk, Northern and Memphis Soul 45s and we're really looking forward to seeing him bringing the heat to Shake! this time round. Definitely not one to be missed!

You can catch some of Karl's mixes here:


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