Single Of The Week: Peter Symphorien – State Of Mind (Nigel Lowis Grandmaster Mix Pt 1) (DSG Music)
I’ve often said on these shores as to how one gets nothing out of nothing. And DSG Music label head (and brother) Gary Van den Bussche seems to prove me once again I’m right. Nothing, that’s most likely what he had when creating his label a couple of years ago. Out of nothing, that’s how he managed to get SouLutions to national recognition in the U.K. charts with their debut-single back then.
History looks set to repeat itself nowadays with Peter Symphorien. A singer whom Gary discovered, almost incidentally from a message he received linking to a post of the man singing in a pub abroad. The effect happened to be almost immediate, with the two parties agreeing to collaborate. And the rest almost being history, under the form of this piece marking Symphorien‘s debut.
‘State Of Mind’ is pretty much illustrative as to what one might expect from DSG Music. The best or nothing in terms of Disco/Soul vibes, bringing us back to the enchanting days of labels such as Philadelphia International Records or Salsoul. And the result is pretty much astounding as a matter of fact.
‘State Of Mind’ just defies the reality in terms of production (courtesy of Nigel Lowis) and vocal performance. Singer Peter Symphorien getting himself straight to the First League, takin’ on where the late Teddy Pendergrass left.