Stevie knows we got it, Amp Fiddler is trying to copy it and we¹re trying to champion it! London has Soul by the bucket load, be it from the ground breaking West London Œbroken beat¹ movement (call it what you will) with forgers like 4 hero, BITA or IG Culture, the slap dash funk of rising Œvedettes¹ like Em Cee and Spacek, to down right legends such as Omar, the soul scene in the capital and it¹s surrounding area has been established since our state side brothers and sisters were cracking the Cali funk with cuts by the P Funk generation and before.
The tapestry that is woven by London Soul bears threads of music from around the world - hot step raga, afro beat, lovers rock and even classical all find their way into the hybrid of Soul featured on this here compilation. The artists¹ harness and embrace all music, leading to a catholic musical upbringing and interpretation. Some soul acts may well fall into the Œlovers
noodle¹ category, where a tactical swoon along with a well held note can justify comparisons to bland and formulaic panto soul. Well, rest assured, none of that makes it¹s way through the gates of Unisex, for the gate keeping is the minister of funk and broken beat, and all else in between.
Enjoy London for what it is - truly soulful. Jog On!