Just great music…. Soulphiction – 24/7 Love Affair

Label: Local Talk

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Artist: Soulphiction
Title: 24/7 Love Affair
Release Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Format: Digital
CAT#: LTCD013

01. U’ll Like It
02. Luv Yaselves
03. Jus Listen
04. 24/7 Affair
05. The Mood
06. 80s Standard
07. A Freak
08. Goodnite Emma
09. Smurfin
10. Blueprint
11. Beehive (HiPhife Mix)
12. Raw Talk
13. Feelin Good
14. Soul Power
15. Opium Den Xylo Lessons
16. Work That
17. Thanks For Listening

Local Talk is back again with a fantastic album from Soulphiction who gets deep, down and dirty with this bumping selection of timeless house tracks. Dusty grooves and soulful emotion form the foundation of this release, which also takes influence from jazz, hip hop and afrobeat. Soulphiction aka Michel Baumann is one of Germany’s most respected artists who is also known under the equally successful and iconic alias Jackmate. This is the third time Soulphiction has featured on Local Talk including his single “Beehive” which is featured amongst this mammoth seventeen track LP. Other labels to have featured Soulphiction tracks and remixes include Lumberjacks in Hell, Rebirth, Pampa and Philpot Records. A master of both mood and texture, this release showcases the studio wizardry of a true soundsmith. Chunky percussion with shuffling rhythms form the backbone of the grooves, which are fleshed out with intricate melodies and funky basslines that move mind, body and soul. Tracks like “U’ll Like It” open the release with a warm and welcoming vibe that set the scene and ease people into the party mood. With ebbs and flows, the release builds and drops with tracks like “Jus Listen” moving away from the dance floor vibe to focus on a more soothing sound. Each time the next track drops it starts to ramp up the momentum, and the likes of “Feeling Good” leads us back to the dance floor like the outstretched hand of an old friend. Like the tracklist of a J Dilla mixtape, this album flows with a purposeful care combined with a storytelling blend of emotions rarely heard in a house music album. Executed to perfect precision, this album is an instant classic and a must-have for home listening along with a club setting.