Soulshine [Bonus Disc]

Soulshine [Bonus Disc]

by DJ CamDJ Cam

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Overview

While DJ Vadim -- another European hip-hop mixer whose career began on the same trajectory -- pursued breakbeat hip-hop into the realm of heavily American/underground rap, the production work of Frenchman DJ Cam has become much smoother and closer in sound and execution to the British acid jazz scene. Soulshine is his smoothest record yet, opening with a breezy jazz dancer ("Summer in Paris") with a live band sporting a crossover groove while vocalist Anggun enthuses about the unique Parisian vibes. Cam also cultivates his American R&B connection, drafting Cameo's Larry Blackmon and Nathan Leftenant for a serviceable Roy Ayers impression, while "Condor (Espionage)" features Guru (aka Baldhead Slick) relaxing over a live cut. For DJ Cam, musical maturity seems to mean arrangements utilizing a live band, and though Soulshine has them throughout, there's much less innovation happening here than on his early work. Two tracks that work are the pair of real hip-hop tracks: "Bounce" and "Voodoo Child," the latter a tough remix by DJ Premier with Afu-Ra on vocals. [The U.S. version of Soulshine is bolstered by the presence of a disc of bonus material that includes four songs (an instrumental mix of "Summer in Paris," a remix of "Elevation," a dub mix of "Love Junkee," and remix of "He's Gone" by fellow Frenchman Kid Loco) as well as a meandering 12-minute interview with DJ Cam.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2003
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923849520
catalogNumber: 8495

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Cam   Primary Artist,scratching,Conductor,Drums,Vocals,Master of Ceremonies,Hand Clapping,Animal Sounds
Guru   Vocals
Eric Legnini   Keyboards
Anggun   Vocals
DJ AM   Hand Clapping
Donnie   Vocals
Daniel Romeo   Bass,Guitar
Alexandre Tassel   Trumpet,Hand Clapping
Guillaume Naturel   Flute,Saxophone,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Larry Blackmon   Composer
Dave Grusin   Composer
DJ Premier   Producer,Remixing
DJ Cam   Composer,Programming,Producer,Voice Editing
Avery Johnson   Engineer
Swift   Engineer
Filet of Soul   Engineer
Cutee B.   Engineer,Voice Editing
Jeff Chenault   Cover Design
Mickaël Rangeard   Engineer

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