Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Amplified presents Dirty Soul Electric

Amplified is an alternative soul collective operating out of London since its inception in 2001. The mandate has always been the support and promotion of black music not embraced by the mainstream yet loved by millions around the globe. This singular goal alongside the support of the public has enabled Amplified to grow and become a subtle yet strong presence in the black music scene in the UK.

I have had the pleasure of catching Amplified sets as the warm up for acts such as Dwele when I have ventured down to Camden's Jazz Cafe. They also opperate an informative website (see links) that has put me on to plenty of quality music.

BBE have had the good sense to tap into the Amplified collectives good taste in cutting edge soul music and allowed them to release the first of a trilogy of complilations entitled Dirty Soul:Electric

You Need Me - Tiombe Lockhart
Untitled - Flako & Shaunise
Girl Of My Dreams - Coultrain
Holl Up' - JimiJames
Noohustle - Bilal Salaam
Right Here (Seoul City Refix) - Dj Mitsu The Beats (Feat. Dwele and Neco Redd)
Portion No. 9 - OliverDaySoul
Pusha Man - Ayah
The Uncomfortable Truth [CD only Bonus Track] - Nneka
Conflict - Sy Smith
Construction - Musinah
Get Out Of My Face - Up Hygh (Feat. Melo)
p.r.i.t.t.y Boy - HEAVy
Is U Rollin? - Sandie Black
I Can't Help Myself - Benny Sings

Samples of the tracks can be heard at


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