Isoul8 & Mark de Clive-Lowe – Stop Bajon

It’s good to see one of my favourite labels from the last decade return with a new release. Archive Records founder Enrico Crivellaro uses his Isoul8 moniker to join Mark de Clive-Lowe for a cover-version of Tullio de Piscopa’s seventies classic Stop Bajon.

More info on the record can be found on Mark’s blog, but I can already tell you about an equally impressive remix by Detroit’s Theo Parrish on the flipside.

The 12-inch will be out in all good stores on November 29, 2010.

Disco 3000 Podcast with Volcov

Disco 3000‘s second podcast comes from Neroli founder Enrico Crivellaro, better known as Volcov or Isoul8. Knowing D3K, there’s no need for a playlist as the music is the usual selection of disco, house and boogie. You can download the mix from SoundCloud (or listen below).

On the occasion, I also want to mention the previous edition of the podcast which was mixed Firecrackers artist Fudge Fingas.

Soul in Motion (compiled by Volcov)

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I had this article planned ever since the Deepblak compilation came out, but I only remembered after the Carl Craig special on Stylin. There hasn’t been a classic review in a while, today I want to feature one of my all-time favourite compilations.

Put together by Enrico Crivellaro (aka Volcov), Irma Records released Soul in Motion back in 2002 on both CD and triple vinyl. The artists featured are associated with the two cities Detroit and London, and the sound is a melange of the two, combining soulful techno with broken beats. It got a lots of soul indeed, and buzzwords like High Tech Jazz or Future Soul come to mind.01. Titonton Duvanté – Foreplay
02. Domu – The Long Way Up
03. Art Forest – The Flow
04. Ahab – Held By Love
05. Hanna – Ghost
06. Yellow Magic Orchestra – InDo (4 Hero Mix)
07. Carl Craig – They Were
08. Drexciya – Journey Home
09. Nubian Mindz – Malfunction
10. Nu Era – Breaking In Space
11. Splinterfaction – Ultraism
12. Envoy – Leave This World Behind
Many of the tracks are somewhat exclusive, especially at the time Soul in Motion was released. Domu’s track The Long Way Up is one of his standout tracks, it was later featured on his Discotech album, which was only available in Japan for a long time. Also just available in Japan was 4hero‘s remix of Yellow Magic Orchestra, a classic which  is now easier to get on 2004’s 4hero Remix Album. From the remaining tracks, many were previously only available on vinyl, including those by Nubian Mindz (1999 on Archive), Drexciya (1995 on Warp) and Nu Era (1995 on Ovum). Looking at those dates it is surprising how incredibly fresh these tracks still sound (even today).

Well, they don’t make records like this anymore! If you liked the Detroit Beatdown series or the previously mentioned Blaktropolis, you will need Soul in Motion in your collection! However, the chances of buying a new copy of this compilation are near-zero, especially if you are aiming at the vinyl release. Amazon UK still has the CD on stock, otherwise I recommend Discogs Marketplace for used copies.