When not working on our weekly updates, we here are Spirit of House listen to lots of black music - we have to admit we are huge lovers of soul and r&b. Every now and then we come across a release that puts a spell on us with the very first listen, such as the phenomenal "Morning light" by Personal Life, a London based jazzy soul collective formed by Robert Strauss, featuring the amazing voice of Stuart Lisbie plus core members of Amy Winehouse's (rip) touring band. Not much needs to be said about this vintage soul masterpiece - what you get is an eclectic selection of ten masterly orchestrated songs taking you on a blissful journey through jazz, funk and rare groove infused soul music, oozing with a paramount vocal performance by Stuart Lisbie. By no means to be missed.
Pour le Connaisseur: Personal Life "Morning light" (Tokyo Dawn Records CD Promo)
- Written by Mike Fossati