Soul Train Best of 2011
Amerigo Gazaway’s Fela Soul has been named one of Soul Train’s Top 5 Best Independent Soul Albums of 2011! Check it.
Taken from www.soultrain.com
With a surfeit of mash-up concept albums clogging the Internet, Gregg Gillis success stories are sometimes hard to come by. However, Gummy Soul producer Amerigo Gazaway is not a turntablist bounded by mere convention. Originally released for free download on Bandcamp, Gazaway’s Fela Soul is a boisterous production retrofitted with samples from cult hip-hop favorites De La Soul and Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti. But what’s most remarkable is that the wide-ranging stylistic format never feels overcooked. Fittingly enough, the 9-track album opens with De La Soul’s “Stakes is High”, a 1996 kiss-off to hip-hop commercialism. Fela Soul starts a good track record for Nashville’s independent Gummy Soul label, an idea that began on Vanderbilt University’s bygone terrestrial radio station WRVU.
Read the full article at http://soultrain.com/2011/12/27/best-independent-soul-music-of-2011/