Sylvester has never let me down y’all , whether it be an original or an edit there’s nothing that can quite match the degree of soul or fabulousness possessed by such an individual. With that said, a great little pack of edits was uncovered from Black Booby that holds a couple Sylvester vocals. Special Edition Volume 1 contains a rearranged and stripped back version of Sell My Soul, my first Sylvester album ever purchased. There’s also a fantastic studio outtake of I Need You on Dimitri From Paris’s third round of edits for Razor-N-Tape, a tune also on the Sell My Soul album. You could even look to the more dance floor focused Shake Edits 1 from Dan Shake for a beefy extended groove of ‘Over and Over’ called Buy Yourself Friends, Hunee rocked the original to wind down one of his famous Boiler Room sets from 5 years ago in Berlin. Enough of my infatuated ramblings though, hope that the new year will see us all through some self discovery of sorts and much productivity and development as artists, listeners, or lovers or whatever. Peace y’all.
Well, the coldness of January is upon us - events and releases seem to slow down. It’s weird though, cause this is the time you really need to lean on some new musical friends. So let’s go networking at a pantless happy-hour. Get ‘Together’ close your eyes flare your nostrils and chug that damn bassline from Cinthie. Make some small talk about business cards and the polarized musical directions of the 2 Genesis frontmen ‘Phil’ and Peter - ask Jeremy Vibes about it. When someone asks you what your career aspirations are, tell them you looked into the future and saw yourself surrounded by beads - then give them a worried looks as you peep their lifeline. Convince people you’re ‘The Psychic’ and up that status like Phil Merrall.
If y'all aren't up on Vanity Press Records, that's quite understandable, but lets get you learned. Started by Michigan native David Marroquin in 2015, the label has two main focuses: cultivating a diverse array of talent and actually supporting them, not with 'exposure', but actual money and resources. Many of us like to talk up how much we love supporting rising talent, but David is doing the damn thing, as nearly every single release has been the artist or groups' first release period. No exception to this is the recently announced EP from Flint native, Huey Mnemonic, boasting bright and bubbly electro, as well as piano driven, breakbeat heavy, and downright tough, house cuts. Black Noi$e's album was released late last year as well and I'm so glad I'm finally finding it because there's just so much to offer in the way of sounds and moods, as he covers so much ground sonically, while keeping the whole project cohesive. You can pick that one up here and check out the rest of their catalog if ya feel. Till next time y'all.