One of the biggest of recent modern soul tunes has been the Philly throwback ‘Stairway To Heaven’. Credited to RANDY ROBERTS & RICHARD BURTON it was/is a wonderful cover of an old O’Jays song (the B-side to the group’s ‘Livin’ For The Weekend’, we think)

Released on DJ Spen’s Quantize Records it reminded us all of just how magnificent Philly soul can be when all the key ingredients come together. If you need more proof then the track’s been given a brand new remix… this time courtesy of self-confessed Philly freak, Nigel Lowis. Close your eyes and drift back to the heady days of Sigma Sound and the properly soulful vocals of people like Eddie Levert and Teddy P. Oh, and by the way, if you like instrumentals, the tweak also comes sans vocal….. MFSB meets the Salsoul Orchestra!