Soul Mosaic

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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: 4/6/2004
  • Label: Ubiquity
  • UPC: 780661114420
  • Catalog Number: 11144
  • Sales rank: 148,749

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Genevieve (4:03)
  2. 2 Son-Ray - Ricci Rucker (4:17)
  3. 3 Bronson - Mainflo (3:27)
  4. 4 See My Eyes (3:49)
  5. 5 Omega (1:04)
  6. 6 To Know You Is to Love You (3:49)
  7. 7 Awright (0:30)
  8. 8 So Good - Bing Ji Ling (3:10)
  9. 9 Got to Be a Love - Quantic (3:27)
  10. 10 Big Tito (4:33)
  11. 11 Loggia (0:56)
  12. 12 Make Music (3:46)
  13. 13 Gotta' Stand for Something - Sharon Jones (3:14)
  14. 14 Everyday Problem (1:13)
  15. 15 Genevieve (4:34)
  16. 16 Got to Be a Love - Quantic (4:35)
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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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