Sunday, May 06, 2007

bargrooves: mimosa v.12

bargrooves: mimosa v.12

Ben Sowton is joined by The Groove Junkies for a sublimely sun-drenched journey through uplifting soulful house and atmospheric deep house gems. The first in the new quartet of bargrooves releases following the theme of Taste and Tastemakers, this is a fabulous sequence of great music that sparkles with taste.
“A firing selection of funky rhythms and jazzy movements to please even the most jaded clubber” Keep On Magazine

bargrooves founder Ben Sowton’s reputation for the perfect finish precedes him. Whether he’s setting up a members’ bar, record label or indeed executing a DJ mix, Ben’s specifications are top drawer. He is the constant behind the bargrooves brand. His mixes are powered by tight, driving rhythms, light jazz touches and perfect head-spinning chords.

Here on the first disc of mimosa, he hand picks fine tunes from across continental Europe and the States before heading back to Blighty with the well-respected sounds of the Urban Torque and Club Sole labels. En route he makes pit-stops at some of the East Coast’s most reliable bastions of house music namely West End records, Soulfuric and Subliminal’s more organic sister label, Subliminal Soul. bargrooves connoisseurs need look no further.

Disc two introduces the first guests in the Taste & Tastemakers succession. The Groove Junkies are New York’s Evan Landes and Detroit’s Parrish Wintersmith, two musicians/DJs who have partnered together through a mutual love of soul, funk, jazz, gospel and Latin rhythms. Their passion for these warm, life-loving sounds shines through their first mix for bargrooves. Skipping from the gospel-soaked vocals of their own ‘Inside My Soul’ release to the swinging beats of N.

Disc 1

1. The Journey : Rollercone
2. Si Weka : One51
3. Keep The Funk Alive (Soul Avengerz Keep The Funk d : Orange Muse
4. I Like It (original mix) : Joey Youngman
5. Supersoul (original mix) : Playmaker
6. Circulo dos Chiffres (Ian Carey mix) : Right On Brothers
7. Beautiful You : Dealer's Choice feat. Azeem
8. Break It Down (Dub It Down mix) : Veena Harlem
9. Nekoosa (Solar club mix) : Audiowhores
10. New York Taxi : The Beginerz

Disc 2

1. Inside My Soul (Classic Vox reprise) : Groove Junkies feat. Solomon Henderson
2. I Put My Faith in You (Original mix) : Morten Trust
3. Like I Love You : Tom Gianelli feat. Gary Bardouille
4. Didn't I Bring You Love (GJ Rubadub dub) : Groove Junkies pres. Diva 2 Diva
5. Jumpin : Pino Arduini feat. Dawn Tallman
6. Para Goza (GJ Soul Excursion mix) : Nuzzoli
7. Black Music A Cappella : Frank Boissy feat. Roland Clarke
8. Supra Sumo (Supra Bounce mix) : S.U.M.O
9. Sunshine (Sol Brillante) (GJ Nueva Soul mix) : Groove Junkies pres. Solara
10. Stay (DF’s Carnival mix) : SUMO
11. Babylon : Nu Rhythmix
12. It’s a Beautiful Life : Dennis Ferrer feat. Aaron Pearson
13. Music is the Answer : Col. Abrams vs Groove Junkies

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