‘Shine (This Is It)’ is the debut single from Soul Clap’s second self-titled album, a project that’s been four years in the making. The single features legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx and comes on their own Crew Love imprint..
The single ‘Shine’, which is also the lead single of the album, is an anthemic masterpiece featuring Nona Hendryx, a founding member of the group Labelle who’s ‘Lady Marmalade’ is a timeless classic and has collaborated with acts such as George Clinton & P-Funk, Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel to name a few. There is magic contained in ‘Shine (This Is It) and the strength in her vocal is empowering it its uplifting message. Midnight Magic’s Morgan Wiley delivers an outstanding keyboard solo and fellow bandmate Jason Disu teams up with Kali Rodriguez and No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus to form the Soul Clap horn section.
Remixes come courtesy of Dimitri From Paris, the esteemed French producer who gained huge exposure in the mid 90’s for his Playboy Mansion mix series and Sacreblue album and DJ Rocca, the modern Italo Disco master. Their main vocal and Dubstrumental renditions take us back to the piano driven, Italo House sound of the 90’s with a classic loon sample to prick the ears of the old school.
This is modern Disco music how it should sound like, a proper biggie!
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX