Mix gives a taste of forthcoming Fallin’ Off the Reel Vol.2
With the Truth & Soul Megamix, DJ Akalepse gives fans an intimate sneak peak sampling of what’s to come with the upcoming CD and double LP release of Truth & Soul: Fallin off the Reel Vol. 2, which comes out next Tuesday, March 11th. This Fallin’ Off the Reel Megamix seamlessly spans from the eclectic soul/funk/jazz/dub sounds of El Michels Affair "This One’s For My Baby" to the more stripped-down, traditional funk and soul style of "My World" by Lee Fields & The Expressions, to the Hispanic-flavored groove of Bronx River Parkway’s "La Valla." Other tracks featured on the Megamix include "What’s Going On" by Timothy McNealy, "An Earthquake’s Coming" by Black Velvet, Quincy Bright’s "Big Black Hole," and "Just A While Longer" by Funky Music Machine, and others. Truth & Soul lets the music speak for itself, patiently transitioning from one track to another, placing the integrity of the compositions and performances at the forefront of the Megamix.
1. "This One’s For My Baby" – El Michels Affair
2. "PJ’s" – El Michels Affair feat. Raekwon
3. "What Going On" – Timothy McNealy
4. "I’m Glad You’re Mine" – Timothy McNealy
5. "An Earthquake’s Coming" – Black Velvet
6. "My World" – Lee Fields
7. "Love Comes and Goes" – Lee Fields
8. "Big Black Hole" – Quincey Bright
9. "Just A While Longer" – Funky Music Machine
10. "La Vall" – Bronx River Parkway
11. "Nora Se Va" – Bronx River Parkway
Fallin’ Off the Reel Vol. 2 follows the success of Truth and Soul’s first edition of the compilation, Fallin’ Off the Reel, released in the fall of 2006. The forthcoming second-edition Truth & Soul compilation boasts a varied roster of current-day and older funk and soul artists, including Timothy McNealy, El Michels Affair, Bronx River Parkway, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Tyrone Ashley’s Funk Music Machine, Black Velvet, Quincy Bright and The Fabulous Three. The compilation comprises a wide selection of contemporary music that has descended from the rhythm and blues, soul, and funk music traditions. Fallin’ Off The Reel Vol. 2 has every Truth & Soul 45 single presented in chronological order from 2006 until now (available for the first time on CD), including one previously unreleased bonus track. The Gatefold Double-LP includes selected tracks from both volumes of the Fallin’ Off the Reel series, plus rare tracks.
About Truth & Soul: When Soul Fire Records officially retired in 2004, Soul Fire house musicians Leon Michels and Jeff Silverman started their own label, Truth & Soul, which has now become a label and production house based out of Brooklyn, NY that specializes in creating deep funk and soul music. They have released a slew of 7" and 12" vinyl releases by bands such as El Michels Affair, Bama & The Family, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Timothy McNealy, Asiko, Bronx River Parkway, and many more. Both Michels and Silverman produce, perform on, engineer, and mix all of the label’s releases and productions.