Following on from the success of their first EP on Wah Wah 45s, released earlier this year, South London Afro-dub warriors Soothayers return with a myriad of remixes from some of the UK’s finest producers, and some of their most talented friends and family.
Lead track from their previous EP, Blinded Souls, gets a foursome of very different re-works. South coast dance floor destroyer Titeknots follows up his energetic remix for Dele Sosimi with more bass worrying tropical house mayhem; hugely influential producer from the Worldwide Family, SMBD AKA Simbad, provides both a classic disco-house mix and a subversive rolling future Warrior Dub interpretation; and very much part of the family, Miles Wu-Lu (son of Soothsayers front man Robin Hopcraft) comes through with a throbbing Afro-electronica gem of a remix.
Elsewhere, magnificent club-jazz workout Eagle Song is transformed into a meditative 115bpm electronic beauty for the more discerning dance floor by Albert’s Favourite Deoke, AKA Dave Koor; and the righteous Refugee is served with a suitably sultry dub from Resonators producer Darren Jamtone.
Add to that an instrumental, percapella, radio edit and dub of the Titeknots mix and a bonus dub of Roll River Roll from Daniel Boyle at Rolling Lion Studio and you’ve got one rather hefty package!
Previous radio support comes from Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, David Rodigan, Don Letts, Robert Elms and many more worldwide.
“It’s the best thing in the world!” Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Nice” Jazzie B
“Really fucking nice!!!! Titeknots remix, Simbad remix (I’m already playing out at gigs), really nice this release!” Rebecca Vasmant, UK
“Afro as such has become a serious theme in my box and on the floors in the last years. When something becomes a trend, the average quality declines normally. This is a big exception. Taking the tunes with respect and giving them a real bump at the same time. I can already see my folx getting mad to the Titeknots remix. But there is even more. BIG!” Rene Josquin, Format Analog / Monkey / Solar / Sisyphos
“Thanks – sounding lovely. Love the Jamtone dub! Roll River Roll dub is fav though” – Tom Mullett – NTS Radio – United Kingdom
“Some killer remixes here. SMBD’79 raw disco and Titeknots dub both hit the right spots and take you on a musical journey. Lovely Afro Disco House beats. Full support on my shows.” – Paul Courtney – Back2Back FM – United Kingdom
“OUCH! Titeknots kills it.” – George Higham – Shades Recordings – United Kingdom
“Bonkers! Love the SMBD rmx” – Tony Heynen – Global Riddims – Belgium
“Lovin the Jamtone Dub of Refugee … HEAVY” – Jon Brent – Dusk Dubs – United Kingdom
“Holy Shit what a cracking package of tunes and remixes.Will be dropping some Dub action on next weeks show. Much love x” – Michael Prestage – Numb Magazine – United Kingdom
“Very nice package, thanks” – Chris Greenwood – Mi Soul – United Kingdom
“Welcome back to the Soothsayers.” – Astro Jazz – United Kingdom
“Continuing like this, Titeknots are becoming one of my favourite remixers.” – Måns Strömberg – Radio Helsinki – Finland
“Super happy!” – Susan Schwartz – Platinum Rye Entertainment – United States
“Sounds for every mood and session” – Jamie Renton – Chilli Fried – United Kingdom
“Sounds Nice!” – DJ Create – United Kingdom
“Great stuff” – DJ Lamp – United Kingdom
“Cool mixes!” – Dj Angola – United Kingdom
Blinded Souls (Titeknots Remix) – Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6 Music
Blinded Souls (SMBD ’79 Raw Disco Mix) – Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6 Music
Eagle Song (Deoke Remix) playlisted on Chill Radio
Blinded Souls (SMBD ’79 Raw Disco Mix) playlisted on Innamissions Radio
Blinded Souls (Titeknots Remix) – Black Radio Berlin
Blinded Souls (SMBD ’79 Raw Disco Mix) – Shy One, Balamii