Thursday 12 October 2023

Jalapeno Records continue to support the North-East's favourite soul funk combo, with a majestic double A-single of 'Violet Hour' and 'Echoes'.

Still recovering from the fact that Ronnie Foster featured on their last single, 'The Light'/'Joy!' (see review HERE), heres the latest from the duo and whilst it smack of some dancefloor past, the vocals/lyrics/production speak very much of the now; like right now, Joseph's Malik's new album 'Proxima Ebony' (see review HERE) being a prime example.

I love this 'Echoes' great performances all round with a low slung groove "from the night" with a hint of DC go-go in there and it's chart bound.

'Violet Hour' would be considered a bit more radio friendly (perhaps?) as if anyone is getting excited of the news of a Level 42 tour, this is how jazz-funk-disco-soul is done in 2023.

And if your new to Jalapeno heat, they're on a bit of a roll at the moment as this follows the remix of Izo FitzRoy's 'God Gets A Little Busy Sometimes' by Cosmodelica for some serious gospel house and Birmingham's favourite son (post Ozzie), Sam Redmore's 'Jazzdance' to name just two!

Artist: Smoove & Turrell

Title: Violet Hour / Echoes  

Release date: 6th October, 2023

Label: Jalapeno Records

Cat. No: JAL432

Format: Bandcamp / Digital


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