Dear old EXPANSION records is currently celebrating a remarkable 30 years as the modern soul brand leader! Amongst its most acclaimed series of albums is their Annual SOUL TOGETHERNESS compilation and the 2016 edition is now set for release… this coming Friday, 30th September.
The new compilation follows the pattern of all the pervious sets; that’s to say it’s stuffed with all the latest modern soul classics alongside some well chosen oldies…. and, as a bonus, there’s always an exclusive track or two!
This year’s big bonus is a new Cool Million production on Danish soul man Seest… that’s right the man who turned heads and ears on Frank Ryle’s latest album. The new Togetherness Seest track is a belting modern soul dancer, ‘All In The Name Of Love’. Like everything that Cool Million produce, the cut’s annoyingly familiar but you always find it difficult to actually pin down what their source material was. Whatever, ‘All In The Name Of Love’ is yet another wonderful slice of retro flavoured modern soul.
Amongst the featured oldies on Togetherness 2016 is Puff Johnson’s still lovely, ‘Never Loved Nobody’ and Breakwater’s ‘No Limit’.
The album will be officially launched at the Brooklyn Bowl in Greenwich’s O2 complex this coming Friday. The launch show will feature two headline acts … ALTON McCLAIN and TRACY HAMLIN. They’ll be supported by a huge live band and during the proceedings the audience will enjoy a very special musical tribute to Skip Scarborough. DJs on the night will include Terry Jones, Bobby and Steve, Luke Howard and, naturally, Expansion head honcho, Ralph Tee.
Find out more @ www.mcexpansion30.eventbrite.co.uk