Friday, September 23, 2011

Brother of Soul - Eyes of Love (Guidance)

Originally released on Guidance (quite the label) in 1998 (quite the year), we recently found this little nugget in the dusty bins at halcyon the shop. Utilizing a winning combination of a nice, tough beat, a funky, live-sounding bassline and vintage, soulful male vocals, this one got my feet tapping and pulled at my heartstrings all at once, just like the best tracks always do. The original sample is from Vance and Suzanne's "I Can't Get Along Without You", but Brother of Soul (aka Brooklyn's own Paul Hunter) appears to have laid down his own vocals here. It's the type of deepness that's dirty and classy all at once; not an easy feat for a producer, but Paul achieves with ease. A furthering of the Guidance legacy, as well as my own collection. Can not wait to drop this properly at a party. - Nathaniel Jay

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