Soulpersona aka Morgan Howell for me is a guy who has to be mentioned within one breath with guys like Joey Negro or Derrick Carter. He is on the forefront of UK Disco, Funk and Jazz for many years, his songwriting skills are as awesome as his productions. The results can be heard via his numerous albums, remixes and even genuine edits. The musical backdrop is inspired heavily by the disco, jazz funk, rare groove and soul of the late 70s and early 80s. The grooves are infectious and feature an uptempo score to suit the settings of a dancefloor with Princess Freesia colouring the musical canvas with her catchy hooks and vivid imagination. We are of course speaking of Morgan’s latest album work the great ‘Sunset City’.
To add an extra dimension to it, the Midnight Riot boys around mastermind Andy Williams have sourced mixes from some heavyweights of the disco world. Top of this list and at the top of his game is John Morales who drops not one but two mixes of ‘Sunset City’ hotly followed up with a boogie mix of ‘Over & Over’ by label head Yam Who?. Australian edit don Hober Mallow steps his game up with his first official remix on ‘Tryin’, whilst Midnight Riot’s own Alan Dixon gets a big sound on his remake of ‘SCPD’. All in all these new remixes will probably lead to wider audiences for Soulpersona, which is great all over! Large!
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX