KARYN WHITE - KARYN WHITE DELUXE EDITION
Big Break Records proudly presents the first ever deluxe remaster of Karyn White, which includes a staggering 19 bonus tracks, rare promotional remixes and exclusive interviews with Karyn White, Daryl Simmons and Jeff Lorber, and presented in a super jewel case complete with a 20-page booklet and detailed liner notes. Karyn White became one of the most successful international artists in R&B with this, her debut album, in 1988. The album enjoyed platinum sales and spun off five hit singles including “Siperwoman,” arguably the most popular and enduring soul ballad of the era. This 2CD deluxe edition marks the 30th anniversary of White’s first hit and features bonus songs and remixes. Karyn White began her career as a session singer for R&B artist O’Bryan, while they were supporting Cameo. After using former Tower Of Power vocalist Michael Jeffries’ studio, both White and Jeffries were signed as the lead vocalists for Jazz Fusion artist Jeff Lorber’s Warner Bros. debut album in 1986. The majority of the album was produced by LA & Babyface at the height of both their creative and commercial powers, including the New Jack Swing styled first single “The Way You Lover Me.”
SOUL LOUNGE 13 (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
Latest volume in the attractively priced, ever reliable 3CD Soul Lounge series, with a strong line-up of soul, R&B and jazz artists, including Shaun Escoffery, Tony Momrelle, Simon Law featuring Caron Wheeler, Jarrod Lawson, Avery Sunshine, Incognito, Beverley Knight and Down To The Bone. Released for the first time on this album is a stunning, much requested live TV recording of Shaun Escoffery singing “A House Is Not A Home” at a Royal Festival Hall Burt Bacharach concert, as well as Jarrod Lawson’s Trevor Nelson BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge rendition of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor”, plus brand new track “Looking For” from Eric Roberson. Available on CD for the first time is the reunion of Soul II Soul writer/producer Simon Law and Caron Wheeler on the brilliant “Morning Love”, the Nigel Lowis remix of Shaun Escoffery’s “Healing Me” and the Ski Oakenfull remix of Bluey’s “Sky”. This latest visit to the Soul Lounge – with more than 3 hours of music on 3 CDs – is sure to find favour with those who like their soul and R&B with a touch of class. Released on the Soul Lounge label.
JACOB COLLIER - IN MY ROOM
22 year old Jacob Collier is recognised as one of the world's most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, Jacob's music combines elements of Jazz, A cappella, Groove, Folk, Triphop, Classical music, Brazilian music, Gospel, Soul and Improvisation (to name a few), all of which culminate to create the world of 'Jacob Collier'. Jacob has embraced the world of the Internet to share his uniquely creative talent, becoming best known for creating his trademark multifaceted YouTube videos from his music room at home, wherein he sings all the parts, plays all the instruments, and visualises every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Jacob's online social channels have garnered over 62K international subscribers and more than 6 million views and earned him a global following. Some of his greatest fans are among the elite Jazz community and include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Steve Vai and Take 6, to name just a few. Jacob has been recording and self-producing his debut album 'In My Room' and creating ever more videos to be shared on his online channels. He looks forward to meeting you, one day.