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Deep Street Soul - Look Out, Watch Out
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Deep Street Soul

Look Out, Watch Out

Freestyle Records

Released: 24th October 2011 | 13 track funk album
Deep Street Soul's new album builds upon the diamond hard and gritty funk & soul template they established with their self titled 2009 debut long player. Not content to return with simply more of the same, Look Out, Watch Out expands the groups sound and repertoire, featuring as it does, incredible new vocalist May Johnston, guest contributions from renowned Randa Khamis and Roxie Ray, a choice cover version plus original tracks augmented with some raucous and heavy brass! Deep Street Soul kick off proceedings with the romping Soul Loco Suite, a heavy instrumental groove that is right in the pocket, which combines Monique Boggia's teeth rattling Hammond sound, stir in punchy ensemble horns and the groups trademark, wonderfully tough sounding production technique and you have a intoxicating soul stew! DSS's new vocalist May Johnston makes her presence felt on the albums title track Look Out, Watch Out, her voice combining the best elements of Marva Whitney and Spanky Wilson on this dance floor destroyer! Randa Khamis (of Randa & The Soul Kingdom) joins forces with the band to deliver a really great version of the hardy funk perennial Sweetback in a storming fashion, just listen to the chugging drums and southern style horns as they peel back your ears and swish your brains about. Truly terrific! May Johnston gives her best performance on What She Said, a low down, nasty and grinding tune with filthy clavinet key lines that bumps along in a raunchy Betty Davis manner, a track that gets down all the way down there..and then some. At the other end of the spectrum, Roxie Rays' contribution to the soft, mellow and dreamy number Fallin' bookends this collection of what is without the groups best work to date. Tough yet soulful, hard yet deeply melodic, what Deep Street Soul do better than anyone else!
"A masterpiece of an album. I think it’s fair to say that James Brown would have had no problem in hiring them on the spot."
"Deep Street Soul have gone from strength tostrength and with the addition of May Johnstons vocals, have delivered one of the best raw funk albums of the year"
Phil Gates, Funkalicious
"Dance the time away tick tock gotta rock and roll with some heartful grOOvin' soul."
misterG, Gren Arrow Radio
"Even got the dustbin lid in here musically speaking; the seventies brought bang up to date!"
Pete Hawley, Tameside Radio
"Welcome return for Deep Street Soul with another collection of down-right dirty funk grooves!"
Ginger Tony, Solar Radio
"Very strong it!"
"Funk the way it should be. Gritty raw, laidback and groovey. Big up!"
DJ Russ Jones
"I thought I just dug up this record in a thrift store but realized when I saw the date on the label that Deep Street Soul are indeed the reincarnation of funky Soul in 2011."
DJ Prestige,
"Stonkingly funktabulous!"
Matt Grant, The Right Side Of Funky
"Really loving the instrumental stuff! Along with the requisite Meters records, I suspect they also listen to a bit of Mel Brown (a GOOD thing!) For the vocal stuff, I'm really digging 'Sweetback' and 'What She Said' has a Betty Davis vibe that works."
DJ T Bird, Wtnr
"Seriously dirty,cool and gritty ghetto funk. This album not only makes a great listen but more than one song would make a fantstic film track."
Marcus G Hurley,
"A storming new album from one of the very best funk acts on the circuit!"
Tokyo Jazz Notes
"tight funk with a few fine lines of blues and soul inbetween, you don't need to dance constantly, their soulful slow moments are worth listening too and they are pure joy groove"
Oliver Schwesig, Tonart Lounge, D Radio
"Paint stripping funk! They have reached a level of meaness that others that just dream of. Excellent from start to finish"
Simon Hodge, Demus productions
"Deep Street Soul comes back strong on this one. The great music, the talented vocals, the funky funky vibe...can't really beat that combo!"
Velanche, Urban Landscapes