Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Label: Jalapeno Records
May 22 2020

El próximo álbum de Smoove & Turrell, 'Stratos Bleu', marca un cambio radical a medida que la banda de soul Geordie se traslada a los territorios más electrónicos en los que anteriormente solo se habían entregado brevemente. Y la nueva canción 'This Time' es la clave de este nuevo enfoque. La enorme colección de sintetizadores de Mike Porter se desempolva para ayudar a crear un sonido que emana la nostalgia del sonido de principios de los 90. La voz del vocalista John Turrell es, como siempre, una pieza central maravillosa para que la banda trabaje, y seguro que saben cómo enmarcarla ... Melodías edificantes, ritmos de cuatro a piso y un bajo deliciosamente infundido de funk contribuyen a la euforia.

Smoove & Turrell's upcoming new album 'Stratos Bleu' marks a sea change as the Geordie soul band shift into the more electronic territories that they have previously only briefly indulged in. And new track 'This Time' is the epitome of this new approach with main keys man, Mike Porter's enormous synth collection gets dusted off to help create a sound that emanates early 90's dancefloor nostalgia. Vocalist John Turrell's voice is as usual a wonderful centerpiece for the crew to work around, and they sure know how to frame it... Uplifting melodies, driving four to floor beats, and a deliciously funk-infused bass all contribute to the euphoria, which the production mastermind of the crew -Smoove, has then meticulously polished to help this track shine in it's full glory. Add to that a humorous video created during lockdown and you have yourself a tasty morsel indeed!

Vocals by John Turrell.
Drum Programming & Percussion by Smoove.
Keyboards by Mike Porter.
Live Drums by Oscar Cassidy.
Bass by Neil Harland.

Backing Vocals by Chinyere Igun, Mathapelo Imarhiagbe, April Olatunji (The Voices of Virtue)