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Deeplay Music´s philosophy has always been one in which we try to break boundaries, and with this release, we’re pretty sure we have attained our goal. We are proud to present Soul Oasis’ (Sammy Acosta/ Tampa, USA) debut as an artist. This poetic, political spoken word gem is bound to touch the very foundation of your soul.
The package exhibits a variety of styles, ranging from pure house, Afro-Latin, broken-beats and mellow vibes. The “Original Mix” is the most poetic. The “Club Mix” is sure to be a favourite to those who did their musical worship at the legendary Body & Soul in NYC. This mix is truly MAGICAL!! Break-beat and Hip/Hop DJ’s should head straight to the “Ghetto Mix” where they will find a tasty treat for their discerning audience.
For the laid-back sophisticated crowd, we highly recommend the “Mellow Mix”
a1. Original Mix
a2. Ghetto Mix
b1. Club Mix
b2. Mellow mix
Soul Oasis aka Sammy Rock present "Ancestor/Jibaro", a spoken message track which comes in different flava. The 'Original Mix' is on laidback tip, featuring a deep funky bassline and smooth percussion and warm orchestral keys. The 'Club Mix' is more powerful with extra organ and guitar. The 'Mellow Mix' is a midtempo groover on a smooth and mellow tip with spacey keys.
This a label that have the likes of John Dahlback, Physics, Hibiki Connection and Dalminjo on their books. Joining this league of artists is Tampa born Sammy in the Soul Oasis guise. The sound present here is very reminiscent of Spiritual Life out of New York, one of my favourite labels. The theme of the track is of a political spoken word variety with mixes to suit afro-latin, broken beat, downtempo and groovy jazz heads. 3.5/5
Tampa's Sammy Acosta aka Soul Oasis, has definitely got it going on here. "Ancestor (Jibaro)" comes in four mixes, the original is built around an extremely funky percussive groove, with wah wah guitar, distant key strings, floaty pads, mysterious Rhodes & some excellent beat poetry. "Fish smells, cane smells & tobacco, an impression that makes even God smell foul". The Ghetto Mix loses the congas, beefs up the beats with a break, & gives out a lovely humdinger of a sub bass. This is perfect for the city heat. 5/5