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Deep Street Soul - Souls Come Alive
7" Vinyl

Deep Street Soul

Souls Come Alive

Freestyle Records

Released: 11th March 2016 | 2 track retro soul single

Australia's Deep Street Soul, since signing to Freestyle Records in 2008, have earned a reputation as being right at the grittiest end of the hard funk scene who made a big impact from the outset - with even the MC5's Wayne Kramer saying that their version of Kick Out The Jams ... is the greatest version of the song ever recorded!.

From their debut self titled instrumental long player, to the 2011 follow up 'Look Out, Watch Out' (and the addition of vocalist mighty May Johnston) this band have delivered two extremely tough and uncompromising slabs of raw funk & soul.

2016 sees the band return with this two track teaser taken from the new album 'Come Alive!', and it's clear from the outset that the group have taken it up a level with Mighty May making her presence felt on both sides of this heavy 45.

Souls Come Alive leaps from the speakers with Monique Boggia's electric piano intro, the blistering horns kick like a donkey behind May Johnson's simply exemplary singing - the songs' catchy appeal will be lost on no one with an ear for genuine organic 21st century soul music. the flipside Done Me Wrong also doesn't let the pressure drop for a second.

Without a doubt this new single proves Deep Street Soul have delivered two extremely tough and uncompromising slabs of raw funk & soul that hints at the stunning album to come.

"This is great, it’s raw, funky and real."
Chris Philips, Jazz FM
"This is brilliant, love the rawness in production and Mighty May's vox really hit the spot. Wonderful and full support.... Thank you for the music LOVE & SOUL"
Dr Bob Jones
"Deep Street Soul have re-defined the concept of raw funk! No-one does it tougher than they do and I love them for that"
Craig Charles, BBC 6Music
"Classic funkiness!"
"Fabulous sensuous groove on Souls Come Alive - with the beat just on the right side of almost too slow. Done Me Wrong is one of those 'take no prisoners' grooves, the kind that ain't hanging around for no-one, you'd best keep up!"
"Is that Ray Charles on the keys?!? Sounds like an old unheard unearthed gem. This is heavy."
DJ Matt Stevens
"Deep Street Soul burn!. Deep down RAW Funk ! Thanks for this piece of RAW!"
Martin DOUBLE D Huebscher, Funky Fresh Radio X
"Both sides done me right. May Johnson is a revelation!"
Glenn Red, Afro Funké events
"Greasy, sauce dripping funk! Tremendously soulful vocals and a thumping rhythm that is tough to ignore. I defy you to be still. Welcome back, Deep Street Soul."
Christopher Lawyer, 88 1 KDHX FM, St. Louis
"Sensational soul funky as funk can be, bring on the album!"
Chris DJ DAPPER DAN Brown, Skanking Delights Radio Show