Show 'Em How It's Done (feat Sophie Paul) - (3:31) 91 BPM
Keep On (We Ain't Here For Long) - (4:35) 53 BPM
Reason 1 (Moviestars) - (0:48) 108 BPM
Let Me Go (feat Seychelles) - (3:31) 89 BPM
So Nice (It's Got To Be) - (3:08) 50 BPM
Reason 69 (Make U Mine) - (0:26) 87 BPM
One Of These Days (I Just Wanna Treat You Right) - (4:14) 106 BPM
J-Felix is the solo moniker of Bristolian producer, multi-instrumentalist and musical wizard, Joe F Newman. Now based in Brighton and quickly snapped up by Tru Thoughts, we now get a solo album inspired by his investigations into all the funk and soul samples heard in the DnB and hip-hop that he grew up with. However research is where the samples end for Newman, instead he layers recordings of his own vocals and instrumental pieces into a beguiling 15 track organic jam with more than a nod to his beloved white-gloved, dry-iced and jheri-curled 80s p-funk and synth soul.
Mid '70s deep funk and smouldering soul, Miami-style. Only laying down a handful of 45s during her career, Lynn Williams wasn't particularly prolific but what she did release has since become highly collectable with both of these sides fetching heavy triple figures over the years. "It Takes Two" is a sultry hip-strutting deep funk jam with a sleaze hanging off the groove while "Don't Be Surprised" is a much darker, barbed soul affair. A string-surged ballad, entrenched in authentic emotion; it's the female equivalent of Isaac Hayes's "I Can't Go To Sleep".
Back in the mid 1970s, young engineer Terry 'T.K' Kane and Harry Stone joined forces to launch a studio and record distribution business in Miami. It would spawn a huge number of in-house labels, and even greater number of funk and disco releases, and even a string of million-selling artists. Given this legacy, it's little surprise to see Athens of the North paying tribute to the funk side of Henry Stone's impressive legacy with this superb collection. While there are a few tried-and-tested cuts to be found - see the T Connection and Little Beaver cuts - for the most part The Miami Sound focuses on more obscure - but no less hard-hitting - gems from the likes of Jonny K, Stevens & Foster and Leno Philips.
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