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Seeing as long time Groovement bedfellow Gizelle Smith makes an appearance on the following compilation, it only seemed right to repost this from RECORD KICKS’ website…

Following the success of the previous editions the Soulshaker series is back! Volume 6 is yet another collection of the best head nodding, foot stomping tunes to come out of the contemporary funk, soul and jazz scenes. Back when the first volume of this series was released, the idea of contemporary funk was a bit of a novelty — but now, the deep funk underground is really getting some key exposure on a global level — and a collection like this is a good reminder of why it’s so great in the first place! From start to finish this volume holds back no punches and immediately tells you what time it is.

As usual the new edition is full of future classics, remixes & unreleased tracks that see the light on CD and compilation for the first time, from soul sensations Baby Charles, to Mishal Moore remixed by Kenny Dope, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators joined for the occasion by Nicole’s husband Jimi Tenor, Dojo Cuts’ take on Stevie Wonders classic “Uptight”, the Trio Valore turning up the heat with a cut from their debut album, sensational Laura Vane& The Vipertones with a northern soul stormer, Kokolo with legendary drummer JoJo Kuo on vocals, Bordeaux deep funkers Shaolin Temple Defenders revisited here by The Dynamics, Link Quartet’s smashing version of the classic “Purple Haze”, Torino all-stars band Soulful Orchestra, Ray Lugo’s new side / solo project L.E.S. Express and brand new singles that are available only here by new deep funk queen Gizelle Smith, German jazz-dancers The Hi Fly Orchestra and Scottish The Privates Hammond Orchestra, a brand new combo born from the aces of legendary Boogaloo Investigators/Five Aces, and that’s just to name a few of the artists behind these 18 groovy tracks!

Soulshaker vol.6 available in stores worldwide starting November 9th.
Available NOW at the Record Kicks website.

RKX 027 SOUL SHAKER vol.6 on CD/digital download – Please mind, for you vinyl addicts, there’s no LP format this time cause we’re releasing almost all the tracks here on limited edition Record Kicks 45s and you can get the rest on artists relative label’s 12″/LPs….. support vinyl!


Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement

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