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Since 1992 Dome has been the UK Home of Soul and R&B, signing the cream of vocalists and musicians in the soul genre from the UK, US and the world. Early signings to Dome include Beverley Knight, Hil St Soul and Dennis Taylor. More recent additions to the label's roster have included Khari Cabral Simmons, Shaun Escoffery, Simon Law, Eric Roberson, Jarrod Lawson, Avery*Sunshine, Incognito, Citrus Sun, Down To The Bone, Tortured Soul, Anthony David, Rahsaan Patterson, George Duke, Brenda Russell, Angela Johnson, Imaani and Carleen Anderson.
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Down To The Bone present a seriously funky all-instrumental 3CD collection of their first three albums, which have been unavailable in physical format for several years.
The UK’s leading jazz groove band debuted with “From Manhattan To Staten”, which went to No 2 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart on its original release in the Nineties, while one of the key cuts, the Grammy-nominated “Brooklyn Heights”, hit No 2 on Billboard’s Jazz airplay chart. Both these tunes also feature as 2019 bonus tracks, recorded live in the studio by the band’s current line-up.
Second CD “The Urban Grooves” also has a newly recorded bonus track, a cover of Willie “Beaver” Hale’s “Concrete Jungle”, long a favourite in their live set. Third CD “Spread The Word” features a new recording – available for the first time – a cover of Beyonce’s 2006 hit “Déjà Vu”.
The 3CD package is available to pre-order now on Amazon - release: 22 March 2019
A playlist devoted to all things Bluey...the music of Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick - not just Incognito, but his "other band" Citrus Sun and his solo work, plus productions for George Benson, Mario Biondi, Najee, Brenda Russell, Maysa, Terry Callier, Thames River Soul and many more.
Dome presents a Spotify playlist of relaxing, mellow music from some of the finest classic soul voices – Aretha, Whitney, Gladys, Deniece, Randy, Dionne, Brenda, Nina, Dinah, Sade, Stevie, Luther, Marvin, Bobby, and present day talents like Avery*Sunshine, Lalah Hathaway, Hil St Soul and Maysa. Join the growing followers now.
Soulbossa is an uplifting, summery EP fusing bossa, soul and jazz from Atlanta musician Khari Cabral Simmons, following his two prior Dome albums “Moon Bossa” and “Clementine Sun” Khari, who began his music career as a member of India.Arie’s band, and who later fronted his own band Jiva, delivers this new collection of stunning tunes, highlight of which is the stunning “Samara Smiles”. Also included is a cover of “Capivara”” by celebrated Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal.
The EP is co-produced by Khari with London producer Daz I Kue, now living in Atlanta. Release date: June 15 2018.
This is a project born of Bluey’s love for the guitar playing of UK guitar legend Jim Mullen, who features once again. Incognito regulars Matt Cooper (keyboards), bassist Francis Hylton, guitarist Francisco Salas, drummer Francesco Mendolia and trumpet player Dominic Glover also return.
The obvious difference from Incognito is that Citrus Sun is largely instrumental, with stunning funky instrumentals like Refugee and Calling Mr Wolf. There is also a five-part Krabi Suite, which closes the album. Says Bluey: “the bulk of the album stems from jam sessions recorded in Krabi on southern Thailand’s west coast. This idyllic location provided all the positivity and inspiration needed to fuel these recordings”.
One highlight of the album is the assured vocal debut of the band’s percussionist Joao Caetano singing in his native Portuguese on the Marcos Valle-Leon Ware song Vontade de Rever Voce. Imaani handles lead vocals on Ride Like The Wind – while Natalie Williams sings lead on Send Me Your Feelings, recorded by New York-based Japanese jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino.
A second helping of classics from the Dome vaults on this 50-track digital album collection to celebrate Dome's 25th birthday. The album kicks off with the Brothers In Rhythm mix of Lulu's "Independence" - a Top 20 hit in 1993 - and Richard Darbyshire's brilliant "Wherever Love is Found" and spans the quarter of a century all the way up to Simon Law's "Higher", featuring the gorgeous vocals of Chante Moore, and Eric Roberson's duet with Will Downing on "Lyrics of Pleasure"
After his impressive 2017 mini-albums "Earth" and "Wind", Eric Roberson delivers the third collection of songs in his trilogy -what else but "Fire"? Eric calls the set "my most outspoken and important album to date". Long regarded as America's trailblazing indie soul star' the twice Grammy-nominated Erro demonstrates that social comment is still very much a part of soul music. Opening cut "Slave Owners" features Philadelphia rapper Dayne Jordan.
Latest volume in the long running Soul Lounge series, with a strong line-up of soul, R&B and jazz artists, including Shaun Escoffery, Tony Momrelle, Simon Law featuring Caron Wheeler, Jarrod Lawson, Avery Sunshine, Incognito and Down To The Bone. Released for the first time is a stunning, much requested Shaun Escoffery live version of the Bacharach-David classic 'A House Is Not A Home', as well as Jarrod Lawsons Trevor Nelson BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge recording of Lauryn Hills Ex_Factor
Stunning debut solo album from Simon Law, one of the UKs finest producer/writers, who has been a key part of the Soul II Soul family. As well as co-writing their Grammy-winning songs Back To Life and African Dance, and being involved in all but one of the band's albums, Simon has also worked as a producer, writer or remixer with, among others, Chante Moore, Brenda Russell, Maxi Priest, Johnny Gill, George Michael, Masters At Work, Duran Duran and Shabba Ranks. Look To The Sky sees him reunited with Soul II Souls Caron Wheeler on the uplifting Morning Love and with Maxi Priest on Sunshine Girl. Among the many other highlights are the Nadine Sutherland-vocalled Love Comes Back To You and Chante Moore guesting on Higher. Release date: June 23 2017