Various Artists Luke Una Presents.... É Soul Cultura
With some of the best DJs and selectors there is a certain mysterious sound or underlying feeling which unites the music they play, regardless of genre, year or tempo. Luke Una is a master of telling a story through music and this compilation is a perfect example of his musical alchemy in action. Featuring tracks from Yusef Lateef, Airto Moreira, Crooked Man, Henri Texier and many more, it is a collection of new, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world, all united by Luke under the banner of "E-Soul Cultura".
It's best described by Luke himself, who writes: "As the 5AM city sleeps and the strobe lights are slowly turned off, we gather on the wrong side of town in a transcendental journey alone together. We are the late night disenfranchised holding on in various after parties, flats, lofts, random kitchens and basements into the outer cosmos with É Soul Cultura. Music from exotic tear jerkers, Afro-spiritual jazz, cosmic Brazilian celestial grooves, machine street soul, dark horses, lost B-sides, £1 bargain-bin bombs, hidden gems, late night Italo dubbing, deep velvet N.Y.C garage, bass buggin sonic futurism, wrong speed 33BPM pitched up +8 new beat, majestic sunset strings, sweet vocals from heaven, no half steppin jazz dancing in outer-space and odd numbers. Yes… magical moments, together, holding on in witness protection suburban cul-de-sacs and Castle Court flats. Cosmic É high, 3000ft above the city getting evangelical to murky, wonky timeless beautiful music. This thing of ours dreaming of better days. Fail we may, sail we must, the sun will come up again." For anyone who has enjoyed his epic 5 hour shows on Worldwide FM, you know what to expect from the man who is Luke Una. Variety and quality all the way.
1. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti – Eva
2. Chene Noir - Le Train
3. Metropolis - Every Time I See Him
4. The Brand New Heavies Featuring N'Dea Davenport – Stay This Way (The Lunar Dub)
5. Typesun - The P.L. (Extended Edit)
6. King Errisson - Space Queen
7. Yusef Lateef - Robot Man
8. Daniel Humair, Francois Jeanneau, Henri Texier - Le Cyclope
9. Airto Moreira - O Galho Da Roseira (The Branches Of The Rose Tree)
10. Francisco – Wache
11. Nar'Chiveol - Apocalypse Now Ho
12. On - Southern Freeez
13. Soylent Green - After All