Quotes: Imagine Al Green singing Joni Mitchell and you´re halfway there. Record Collector
Info: No synthetic pleasure. Real music for real people! Young talented singer-songwriter Joseph Malik, musically raised in clubland agrees that soulful music has always been music by seducers, it´s all about saving souls, rather than stirring up an uncontrolled and often drug-influenced feeling. An open-minded artist who has ever been standing for reality in terms of soul, R&B, folk, country, jazz, dance and the street life, Joseph Malik has a music career going back to the early 90s as a DJ and club promoter and producer in Scotland. What to expect from a man whose musical influences include Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon, Shuggy Otis, Crosby or Stills Nash. The original “I Don’t Want” is an unwound jazzy and soft Drum&Bass track with Malik as real soul crooner croaking passionately accompanied by a percussioned beat. Grand Unified aka Kenny MacLeod turns it all snappy for the “Grand Unified VIP Mix” not to be mixed up with his brilliant remix of “Futuristica” (CPT 112-1). Setting off housey with hand-claps and an acoustic guitar loop the result is amazing, ending up in breakbeat action and deep bass. „Evil Things“ is a simple modest acoustic guitar track which could as well have been a gospel song. Alterego of Espen Horne, Bobby Hughes comes across cosy and laid-back, down-beat style. Being popular with his Bobby Hughes Experience he´s been on numerous compilations with his funky lounge tracks. Percussion breaching through evoking a lounge atmosphere. Gavin “Fudge Fingas” Sutherland is continuing in that tradition for his „Fudge Fingas Remix“ disguised as RnB slow-jam turning trippy in the end. Who could forget his jazzy keys featured on Grand Unified`s amazing „Futuristica“ which are simply delicious. Hey, this 12“ is not evil and you do not only want but need this. Truly.