Soul Water - Soul Water

Published Saturday 17th May 2008
Soul Water - Soul Water
Soul Water - Soul Water

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44992-13793
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Wayne Gough

Soul Water is made up of the unlikely duo of British MC Dan Moore and singer Lindsay Justice. The album is peppered with uplifting, slightly poppy beats which might be a bit too commercial for hip-hop purists but which work in a radio friendly, mass appeal way. Dan combines a powerful flow with challenging wordplay which is contrasted impeccably by Lindsay's trippy, whimsical vocal style, which in some ways shouldn't work but somehow it does. Some of the production has raw edges and would benefit from a bit of polishing, however this is a promising debut delivering a vibe that is refreshing and positive. The opener "LiveStrong" is jaunty and will cause even the most sour faced person to bob their heads while spilling Biblical truths in a clear way while "Streets Of Gold" again allows Lindsey's soulful chorus to work effortlessly with Dan's gritty raw verses. The 18 tracks here offer a diverse spectrum of subject matter and beats with the duo not scared to take on real issues. A promising debut.

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