Soul Mosaic

Soul Mosaic

by Greyboy
     
 

It was ten years ago that producer/DJ Greyboy burst onto the southern California club scene with the groundbreaking Freestylin', an album that helped give shape to the nascent acid jazz movement and define a regional dance music genre. Although he has been active and in high demand as both a producer and DJ since, his output of albumsSee more details below

Overview

It was ten years ago that producer/DJ Greyboy burst onto the southern California club scene with the groundbreaking Freestylin', an album that helped give shape to the nascent acid jazz movement and define a regional dance music genre. Although he has been active and in high demand as both a producer and DJ since, his output of albums has been sparse, averaging about one every three years since his debut. Soul Mosaic (aptly subtitled "A Case Study in Beats, Soul and Funk") finds him muscling up the standard laid-back groove of acid jazz with good, sturdy funk breaks and inventive sampling. What makes the album special is that it's more than just an elaborate quiltwork of interlocked beats and expert mixing. Most of these tracks are actual songs, and most of them are excellent; the combination of quicksilver turntablism, funky breakbeats, sly sampling, and real, honest-to-goodness, hook-filled singing sets Soul Mosaic apart from the pack in just about every dance music genre. Highlights are difficult to identify, in part because weak tracks are so hard to find -- whether it's Bart Davenport's charming Stevie Wonder homage ("To Know You Is to Love You"), D-Styles and Ricci Rucker's unassumingly virtuosic turntablist workshop ("Son-Ray"), or the funkadelic bonus remixes by Quantic and Paul Nice, just about everything here is top-notch dancefloor material. Very highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Ubiquity
UPC:
0780661114420
catalogNumber:
11144
Rank:
179282

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Greyboy   Primary Artist
Michael Andrews   Electric Piano
Robert Walter   Keyboards
D-Styles   scratching
DJ Greyboy   scratching,Drums,Keyboards
Quantic   Bass,Guitar
Ricci Rucker   scratching

Technical Credits

Patrick Patterson   Composer
Steve Scipio   Composer
Syreeta Wright   Composer
Jon Erickson   Producer,Engineer
DJ Greyboy   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Main Flow   Composer
Eric Crandell   Graphic Design
Bing Ji Ling   Composer

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