Review: Veteran soul man Victor Haynes has enjoyed a long relationship Expansions, having first released on the long-serving UK label way back in 1993. "Take It To The Top" is his fourth album in total and first for five years. It contains 13 new songs penned by Haynes and produced by the artist in collaboration with Pete May. It's a typically smooth affair, with Haynes delivering effortlessly soulful vocals atop tracks that variously touch on classic soulful house ("Take It To The Top", "Strong Love"), jazz-funk ("Do I Qualify"), boogie ("Round & Round"), revivalist '60s soul ("My Sweetest Temptation"), seductive slow jams ("Giving My All To You") and acid jazz (the Incognito-ish Latin shuffle of "Help Me feel The Sun").
Everybody Disco (The Mighty Zaf '80s edit) - (7:32) 122 BPM
Everybody Disco (Part 1) - (4:18) 121 BPM
Everybody Disco (Part 2) - (3:59) 128 BPM
Review: Unlike many of their compatriots, Timeless Legend were a soul group who didn't limit themselves to a killer, one-off EP before disappearing into the shadows. Believe us when we say that this is basically what happened to most bands in the 70s. In the case of these guys, they stuck around for a series of albums and singles that have remained engrained in every collector's memory, and that now go for big bucks on the second-hand market. "Everybody Disco" is their 1979 masterpiece, a tune that encapsulates the disco movement perfectly, from the beats to the bass and even the synths. What a hummable dance anthem - grab it before the RSD 2018 stock runs out!