FEEL IT PUMPING: Those groove masters at Tokyo Dawn Records have released another compilation of artists that fits their label’s motto all too well, “Dirty soulclaps since 1997”. “The Heart” is an 18-track record featuring some deep-digging soul, spacey funk trip-outs, and pretty female R&B harmonies to bob your head to. I first heard of the label after listening to a record, “Emotional Colors”, created by Swede:art — an electronica traveler of the future. This new record contains tracks from Jimetta Rose, Union Analogtronics, fLako, Hygher Baby, Blaktroniks, and Swede:art. Label founder Marc Wallowy calls this compilation “eighteen declarations of life, love and lust.” One of my favorite tracks on this record is from Irish singer and songwriter Wallis Bird. Yeah, you read correctly, an Irish soulstress. Her voice hits all the right spots, ripping it up over the top of Comfort Fit’s slow pulsing. Neo-soul doesn’t get much better. Note: You can purchase the record here. — David D. Robbins Jr.
Wallis Bird “La La Land” (Comfort Fit Remix)