REGROOVED is the soul project of DJ, producer and remixer NEIL THOMPSON. Thompson is a fan of 70s and 80s funk and soul though he’s also been known to dabble in soulful house… quality soulful house that is.
In 2012 he launched his ReGrooved project with the infectious single, ‘What I’m Gonna Do For Your Love’. Following world-wide airplay, the single climbed to #1 on the UK soul chart. The follow up, released back in September, ‘My Sunshine’ (featuring Damon Reel), was a top ten soul hit too.
Neil and ReGrooved have just released their third single – a double A sider… ‘It Had To Be You’/ ‘Soul Searchin”. The songs feature the soulful vocals of Sulene Fleming whose CV includes work with Bernard Purdie, Larry Graham, Ruby Turner and Gilles Peterson.
‘It Had To Be You’ is a mid-tempo chugger with a catchy chorus hook. Thoroughly modern in feel, Sulene tackles the vocal in the manner of her heroines Chaka Khan and Etta James. The tune’s garnished with an insidious sax line weaving in and out of the vocal. ‘Soul Searchin” is different again. Fast and pacey with wild percussion, it almost gets into soulful house territory though Ms Fleming’s gospel-inspired vocal keep the emphasis on the “soulful”.
Both tunes are out now and available from all the usual download portals and you can learn more about the whole ReGrooved project @ www.facebook.com/neiltomo