DJ Soopasoul / Johnny Pate / Bobby Womack Soopastole Edits Vol. 5 The fifth volume of Soopastole edits, featuring remixed tracks from Johnny Pate and Bobby Womack. Soopastole 7"
Bobby Byrd / Lyn Collins Hot Pants: I'm Coming Coming I'm Coming Soopastole now strikes out on his own eponymous 7' edits series and we must say it's impressive. These are well executed and above all much needed edits so credit to the edit! On the A side "Hot Pants" is an edit of the original track and the "dub beats version" (found only on the Urban release in 1988) starts with the drum break. On the flip we have got "Mama Feelgood" which has heavier drums and the instrumental intro and outro. Soopastole 7"
Funky Destination Come Back To Me DJ Soopasoul has previously breathed new life into tracks by Croatian producer Funky Destination, so it's little surprise to see him putting his spin on the Osijek-based artist's latest missive. He does a terrific job, offering up vocal and instrumental versions of "Come Back To Me" rich in long, tension-building intros, fuzzy funk horns, bass-heavy grooves, swirling orchestration and hard-wired guitar riffs. While the instrumental version is tidy, our pick of the pair is undoubtedly the A-side remix. We're not sure who the lead vocalist is, but her delivery is incredible Soopastole 7"
DJ Soopasoul We Are Edits / Cosmo On The Groove This Sister Sledge classic gets a great rework, aimed straight at the dance floor! Soopastole 7"
Labi Siffre / Banbarra Soopastole Edits Vol 4 Sweet beats on this class early '70s outing from veteran UK soul sensation Labi Siffre - as used by Eminem, Jay-Z and Miguel - and given special treatment by another class act from the UK, our very own SOOPASTOLE. Flip it and your value for money 45 gives you another dose of classic break-heavy dancefloor action from Banbarra. Turn it up! Soopastole 7"
The JBs / Bobby Byrd Soopastole Edits Vol 6 Just 300 copies of this tasty, club-ready 7" single from the Soopastole Edits stable exist, so you'll have to move fast to secure a copy. As usual, Jalepeno Records' regular Soopasoul is at the control, using his trusty scalpel to deliver two hot-to-trot interpretations of a lesser-known cut from the "Sex Machine" sessions. On side A, you'll find "Shake Your Money Maker (Part 1)", where Maceo Parker's killer saxophone solos rise above Soopasoul's slightly tightened up version of the JB's killer groove. Flip to the B-side for more sax solos and a groove that mines some of the original track's more percussive sections for hip-swinging, toe-tapping thrills. Soopastole 7"
DJ Soopasoul Soopastole Edits Vol 2 Jalapeno jive maestro Soupasoul has been a busy funkateer this year. Not least with this impeccable edit series. Subtly resculpting funk standards and forgotten classics with full emphasis on the breaks they blessed us with, every single "45 has been a dancefloor riot... Not least this jam hot take on "Give It Up" and "Rock Steady". The former is full focus on the tight horn Q&A and those classic jazzy swoons on the chorus while the latter is all about Aretha's gutsy vocals and that killer breakbeat. Only 250 copies pressed... Soop soop! Soopastole 7"