If you’re looking to discover new music these top sellers of the past 7 days may offer some inspiration. These are the releases that have been flying out this week (the Wants List 4 is available to pre-order: out end Jan/Early Feb)
WANTS LIST 4
CD £13.99/DBL LP £22.99
10 Years on, the Wants List 4 comp fulfills expectations being possibly the best yet in this great series of 70’s Rare Groove,2-step and Modern Soul desirables. All 21tracks winners here, many appearing here on CD or comp for the first time.
MARC STAGGERS – CRUISING
Brand new release from smooth voiced Marc Staggers, ‘Cruising’ is a 12 track offering of sophisticated soul sounds that calls on vintage production sensibilities while remaining contemporary and relevant. Will appeal to Marc Staggers followers as well as Luther Vandross/Will Downing fans. Good album.
SIX MINUTES TIL SUNRISE – TIME OF OUR LIVES
Debut album from Houston trio Six Minutes Til Sunrise, ‘Time Of Our Lives’ is a solid 13 track offering of indie soul with strong old school sensibilities full of catchy melodies and good grooves. Good independent debut and one to pick up.
LUXURY SOUL 2018
The Great value Luxury Soul box set once again combines quality new, current and revival with 35 independent soul tracks across 3 Cds. Tracks by Will Wheaton, Marcus Anderson, Chris Jasper and The Wanda featuring Chaka Khan and Beres Hammond, Sand ir Piers featuring Frank McComb among those previously download only.
ETHEREAL MAGIC 3
16 track third volume in this popular series of chilled, laid back groves and dreamy ballads. Highlights include the atmospheric ‘Children Of The Night’ from the Jones Girls, Sweetback’s sassy ‘You Will Rise’, the jazzy ‘Bluz 4 Eyes’ from Buford Powers, the freesoul of Kazu Matsui Project’s ‘Time Flies’ and Lesette Wilson’s sultry ‘One’. A compilation to relax and switch off to.
DISCO SOUL GOLD
Production and remix wizard Nigel Lowis presents this 16 track compilation featuring no less than 9 remixes/new tracks – the set also includes 7 number 1 and 2 UK soul chart hits. Clean, crisp and modern grooves lace these sophisticated disco-soul numbers, including Ola Onabule’s ‘Soul Town’ and the Philly sound of McCrei’s ‘Show Me’
CRACK OF DAWN – SPOTLIGHT
Canadian group Crack Of Dawn released two albums between 1976 and 1981: they remerged in 2017 with their third album ‘Spotlight’. The latest incarnation of the band includes core members from nearly 40 years ago and the sound on ‘Spotlight’ bears the hallmarks of soaking up four decades of musical influence while keeping things firmly old school.
CHRISTIAN SCOTT – STRETCH MUSIC
Trumpeter Christian Scott has made an excellent new contemporary Jazz album introducing the wonderful talent of Eland Pinderhughes on Flute. Christian introduces four new instruments for the album including three self designed horns and a Pan African drum kit. The overall sound is one of togetherness and very natural. Really good Jazz.