London hip-hop producer/DJ Budgie drops a monstrous mix that’ll have believers and non-believers alike testifying to its musical powers. The Gospel According to Budgie Pt. II is a 28 track program of gospel-soul-funk rarities – the sequel to the OG installment championed by the likes of DaM-Funk and Paul Weller. With his expertise in the genre having won props from colleagues like Theo Parrish and Alchemist, Budgie rewards the faithful by maintaining impeccable quality control throughout. Even throwing in the occasional gospel-ized cover like His’ version of the Philly soul classic, the Jones Girls’ “Who Can I Run To.” Audio and additional info below.
From the desk of Budgie:
With thoughtful blends and bespoke edits, the songs are tastefully woven together creating a dynamic mix that will seduce the ears of secular and pious alike and certainly have any soul/funk/disco aﬁcionado double checking the track list. The mix pitches gospel heavy hitters (e.g. James Cleveland and Raymond Anthony Myles) against a counterpoint of unknowns like The Weeden Family Singers, Souls A’Fire, The St. Luke Youth Choir, Holy Name of Mary Choral Family and Jimmie Hill And The Creators. Despite their absence from the mainstream psyche, these forgotten artists convey a deja vu triggering sense of familiarity in their musicianship, you might be left scratching your head wondering if you’ve heard it before. You probably haven’t…
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