Sounds from the Soul Underground

A 17 track funk album (1h 8m 32s) — released February 27th 2012 on Freestyle Records

Sounds From The Soul Underground draws together tracks by some of the greatest contemporary acts from all over the globe and working within the genres of soul, funk, afrobeat, latin and jazz today. With a hard to find rarity from Ray Camacho & The Tear Drops, a DJ Format remix of a Speedometer single, brand new, previously unheard material from Nick Van Gelder, Jessica Lauren Four, and The Andy Tolman Cartel as well as a smattering of recent dance floor destroyers from established Freestyle acts and like minded artists and record labels across the globe, Sounds From The Soul Underground provides an eclectic snapshot of the magnificently healthy international underground music scene. Whilst the variety of genres included is varied in feel and styles, all the featured artists share a common love of, and are rooted in soulful black music and typify an organic approach to modern music making. Many of these tracks have become essential and reliable crowd pleasers in my DJ sets, from Brighton to Barcelona, Lausanne to New York, when open minded people hear these quality grooves it's always the same result, jam packed dance floors, happy faces and weary, tired legs come closing time. Massive thanks to all the contributing artists, labels, and the clubs, DJ's, promoters and radio shows right across the planet who continue to fly the flag for underground music made with heart, soul and simply for the love of the music. Greg Boraman Freestyle Records

A MUST have for any funk/jazz enthusiast. - Michael Stukes WHCR 90.3 FM NY

The soul underground of today. Proof that there's still some amazingly deep music being made in the 21st Century, as long as you know where to look! - Dusty Groove America

Jazzy, Funky and very Dancey, a storming collection guaranteed to move your feet!!! - Ginger Tony Solar Radio

This is instantly appealing feel good music. You guys are on fire at the moment! - Rob Wood Music Concierge

This is a solid selection showing us again that soul is NOT dead and Freestyle Records is the living proof. - DJ Alex Attias

Absolutely high quality grooves! - DJ Ottic Alooga Radio

Refuel your record bag with the finest soul cuts from across the land. Only Freestyle could pull this off so well! - Gavin Kendrick Southport Weekender

Dance floors get ready to defend yourselves as 'Sounds from the Soul Underground' is about to mount an attack. Start compiling SFTSU 2, this is going to be hard to follow! - Paul 'ABBO' Abbott

Another top drawer compilation from one of my favorite labels. Go out and buy it now! - Gary Turner THE HOT BOX

What a fantastic comp... can't get enough of it! (10/10) - Mark Milz Further In Fusion Show

An amazing way to start the New Year off with a bang! A quality selection of underground dancefloor gems. - Dj Strangefellow

Freestyle proves itself the hardest working funk label in the world, tirelessly spanning the globe to bring together another fantastic compilation. You guys rock! - Christopher Lawyer 88 1 KDHX FM

Some seriously unexpected surprises here that are funked up, jazz tuned and tropical in spirit. - John Warr Juice 107.2 FM

B-boy funk and killer dance floor drums take centre stage on this superb compilation. - DJ Blacc Jazz

An exceptional track list including many tunes to play for a long time!! - Black Mighty Wax Radio International

This is a very strong release containing some of the freshes sounds drawn from various genres. - Lofty Amber Sound FM

Freestyle do it again and again... and again... Top label. I'll be playing these out no fear!!! - DJ Paul Murphy

A full on funkdamental, fierce-some Soulful set of future gems. A dancers delight and an intelligent collectors dream! - DJ Marcia Carr Colourful Radio

YES! Just what I've been waiting for, a fantastic compilation of contempory sounds. This one will be getting plenty of play! - Corey Hudson The Soul Funk Experiment

A beautiful round-up of the latest soul, jazz and afro crackers, each a floor filler. - Oliver Schwesig Tonart Lounge Radio Show

This album's jam-packed. With the addition of some heavy gems I've yet to discover elsewhere, it's an essential piece for both the serious Freestyle aficionado and soul music lovers alike. - DJ Nutritious SpinSpinNYC

A cosmopolitan taster of things groovy on today's 'now' scene. Sounds from the Soul Underground will move you, groove you and improve you! - Phil Noir

Wow, this is something special. If you have slept on any one of these nuggets then do yourself a big favour and pick this up, it is simply one outstanding album from start to finish. - Craig Charles BBC 6Music

I LOVE this album! - Paul Miller The Soul Show BBC South

An assiduous guide to a few of the best things in contemporary soul, funk, afrobeat, latin and jazz! - Hipsoundblog

Bringing a dose of seriously good funk tonic with this truly great future classic of an album - DJ Marcus Hurley Soulectric

A Chef's salad of today's most body moving funk! - Pierre-Jean Lavigne Galaxie Radio

Killer cuts that are nicely compiled into one rather fine album. - Brian Hurst

Fine selection of some real nuggets. - Renegades Of Jazz

A seriously kicking album! - Aja Samurai FM

A great selection of tunes. WIll play them on the radio and at my gigs! - Angel Mishev Groovy Sessions Radio

Sounds as cool as the cover looks! Includes some of my favorite tracks from the last year and some I'm looking forward to being my favorites from this year. - T-Bird

Sounds great, as always from a quality label such as Freestyle Records! - Mike

True freestylism and everything you expect from a 2012 comp. A pure groove of funk-afro-jazz compiled from music lovers to music lovers! - Christos Exarchopoulos The Trouble Radioshow

This is a great compilation! I can see why Greg says these tracks fill the dance floor, great sounds! I like it as the whole compilation isn't just funk or jazz or even disco. The more you listen the more different musical flavours stand out. - Nelson Ramalho POWERFM.ORG

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