Friday, September 22, 2017

Soul:ID – Believe (Reelsoul Remix)

This Beat Is Mine! (*) Soul:ID – Believe (Will Reelsoul ReMix Vocal) (ABB Records)

The kind of music you gotta listen to whenever you feel like lost in the middle of nowhere. By what I understand to be (or has been) an Afro-Belgian threesome of in-demand session singers. Although we haven’t much heard much of them since the release of their ‘Sex, Love & Philosophy’ album back in 2007.
From the latter, William Reelsoul Rodriquez turned ‘Believe’ into a one of a kind infectious jazzy/funky soulful gem (makin’ of it one of his best remixes ever) serving as the ideal environment to its deliberately uplifting lyrics.

I wish we had more of these. Just gotta ‘Believe’.

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Overview
William Rodriquez III found his early influences in the wide rage of musical sounds and styles which his dad introduced him to. From Cerrone to Loose Ends. Not to mention the various tones of Hip-Hop and Dance Music that surrounded him.
An avid collector of 45’s by the age of 4, this experience continued to have an expression for Will‘s creative outlet. By the age of 10, he taught himself by ear to play the keyboard. His cousin bringin’ his attention to Deep House cuts from labels such as Strictly Rhythm and Nervous. And a year after, he eventually started spinnin’. Nurturin’ his craft musical arrangements across the board from Hip-Hop, Rare Groove & Underground House Parties.

By 1992, Will was making beats with two tape decks and a keyboard. This rich musical assortment continued to thrive on his passion for production. As he continued to advance himself in the art of making music so did his sound. His rich soulful debut, ‘Take Me To A Place’ found a home on Frankie Feliciano‘s Ricanstruction label.

He quickly followed with a string of releases for various labels, meanwhile establishing an instantly recognizable signature. Therefore turnin’ countless jams into essential cuts. From The Laybouts & Pete Simpson‘s ‘Thank You’ to Soul: ID‘s ‘Believe’. But also Marc Cotterell‘s ‘Into The Light’. Or Diephuis featuring Jocelyn Brown‘s ‘Don’t Quit’. Not to mention Sterling Ensemble featuring Lee Wilson‘s ‘Everybody’ to name a few.

No surprisingly, Reelsoul also crafted masterpieces under his own banner. Beginning with the memorable ‘For The Love Of You’ featuring Kyra back in 2010 on MN2S. And ‘Get Myself Together’ on his recently launched Reelsoul Musik label.

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