Soul Movement Vol. I
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Even if the Toronto-based producer/singer Slakah the Beatchild does little that people like Dwele and Jay Dee haven't done before, it's all in the execution. His debut album, Soul Movement, Vol. 1, is a warm, positive, forward-thinking, and often dreamy effort, prime for slinking around a tasteful loft or for chilling out without coming down. The old-school spirit is all over the album with the key track, "Enjoy Ya Self," dropping a steady stream of throwback references while "B-Boy Beef" declares "all my people lace up" before turning the story of an attention hogging breakdancer into a parable that illustrates how to win with humility. Friends like Ayah and Drake help Slakah with the vocals, and for every song that makes a pro-human, pro-unity statement, there's an acceptably empty set of lyrics designed to be elegant and tasteful background music. The hodge-podge called "Some Beats" could be source material for a number of underground hip-hop hits, but its odd placement three-quarters of the way through speaks to the album's biggest problem. Soul Movement, Vol. 1 comes off as Slakah's high grade vault simply turned over, so take the title to heart and approach as an attractive sampler of the neo-soul man's work, rather than a definitive, carefully constructed album.
The Nu Soul
Excellent album...reminds of the groove that Dwele comes with but to be honest better...Beats are off the shizzle and the funk is vibrant all the way through the tracks..No doubt this will be one of the best albums of the particular to be released this year....Well done guys keep doing what you do....
S U P E R B R E L E A S E !
Great album, I purchased the actual CD and I'm feelin' it. Can't wait for Volume 2?!? Corey
Wow..recommended through word of mouth!
This is a great album. For those of you that like artists like Producer Nicolay, you will be extremely impressed. Tight production, great neo-soul and hip hop tunes..You can't go wrong. The best album that I bought (admittedly late) in 2009.
Years Active: '00s
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