Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:04 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altSince the summer we've heard quite a bit about Detroit jazz and soul singer KATHY KOSINS. She broke through with the single, 'Could You Be Me' which featured Paul Randolph and its wonderful Opolopo mix it won a place on Gilles Petersen's 'Brownwood Bubblers' compilation.

We were told that the parent album was due in September. To be called 'Uncovered Soul' – named for the track of that name – the set's now been put back to February. And, here's the thing, that particular song  has been renamed ... now it's 'With My Uncovered Soul'. The album, though, remains 'Uncovered Soul'.

It seems that perfectionist Kathy re-vocaled the song and had it remixed by Soulpersonna. She says: "Soulpersona and Paul Randolph created a new soul arrangement of my song 'Uncovered Soul' and they gave it a new name! They recorded a Phat Detroit bottom of bass and drums, a great set of guitar parts, wonderful keyboard tracks and percussion in a tight groove. They played it for me . They were making a record of it . I said NO I have to sing it. I literally auditioned to sing my own song. They hired me!"

The end result- now out as a single - is a smouldering modern soul groove with a searing guitar fade that augers well for the album

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:26



Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:01 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altOver the last several months MF ROBOTS have built up quite a head of steam. The band - essentially Jan Kincaid and Dawn Joseph (who met during their respective tenures with the Brand New Heavies) - have released three powerful and well-received modern soul singles.

Now as we wait for the debut long player – due March next year- the duo release a fourth single – a solid, relentless groove 'Show Me The Love'. Ms Joseph is on top form and the cut is topped with a proper jazzy trumpet break ... no wonder it's on heavy rotation on Jazz FM, Mi Soul and Solar!

MF (Music For) ROBOTS 'Show Me The Love' is out now



Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:31 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

alt'I Got The Music In Me' is the new album from soul multi-tasker, ED THE RED. Edward Golstman (for that is Ed's real name) began in the biz in the 90s producing house jams for his own Bottom Line Records.

Over the past year or so young Ed's sound has moved towards a more mainstream modern soul sound and plenty of his tunes (like 'Summer Is The Coldest Season' and 'Love-Amore') scaled all the credible soul charts worldwide. ... and now the album!

Given the man's pedigree, it's no surprise that the long player features some belting house tunes.... thing like 'Move Yo Body' and 'Saturday Night Disco Party' – the titles, I guess ,sum 'em all up!

Modern soul fans will also find plenty to like – notably the David A Tobin vocalised 'I Love You Down' (very Kenny Thomas) and 'Time In The Bottle' with MJ White at the mic. Interestingly the set also features instrumentals. 'Blues For Latina' is a super slab of smooth jazz with great keys while the oddly named 'Prelude To A Camel Song' offer more smooth jazz though it's married to some real tasty steppers beats with fab sax work from Dr Melvin Price.

Yep.... something for everyone here – Ed The Red's 'I Got The Music In Me' is out now on Bottom Line Records!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:37



Sunday, 03 December 2017 19:02 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altA week or two back JAMES HUNTER announced he's set to release a brand new album in the New Year. 'Whatever It Takes' , we were told, will be out on February 2nd and like James' last collection, 'Hold On', it will be released on the iconic Daptone label.

In the meantime James and his band (The fab "Six") have just issued the first single from the album – 'I Don't Wanna Be Without You'. Its typically James Hunter; typically Daptone. It's lazy, laconic, sweet and soulful and James says: "The song was  inspired by my wife, I can't deny it. The sentiments apply to my love for her." Aah!

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 December 2017 19:10



Sunday, 03 December 2017 18:59 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altLAWRENCE PRESTON is an America singer/songwriter who also plays bass. His roots are in Gospel and as young boy he was part of the Fantastic Four (No, not the Detroit group) who toured the San Francisco Gospel circuit.

Now, following the call of secular music, Lawrence is working on an album – 'Eclectic Soul', from which the first single has just been released.... 'Something For You'. The cut is an unashamedly romantic tune that evokes the best of 70s soul and it's already causing major interest Stateside.

Lawrence Preston: Something For You is currently available via all the major download portals.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 December 2017 19:11


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