Kenny Dixon Jr. ‎– Soul Sounds

Label:
Soul City ‎– SLSS-002
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Winter Breeze
A2 January
B1 Yesterdays
B2 Midnights

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Credits

Notes

Additional production by Moodyman for Simply Soul Productions / Soul City Records.

Bootlegged in 2009 (Kenny Dixon JR EP).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 787947501011
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): SLSS-002-A (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): SLSS-002-B (NSC)

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KJR 001 Kenny Dixon JR* Kenny Dixon JR EP(12", EP, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Sti) Not On Label (Kenny Dixon Jr.) KJR 001 2009 Sell This Version
SLSS-002 Kenny Dixon Jr. Soul Sounds(12", Promo, TP) Soul City SLSS-002 US 1996 Sell This Version

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dylaf

dylaf

March 26, 2016
edited 4 months ago
Hypnotic sublime analog machine funk. Winter Breeze/January. Moody, & F**ing brilliant. Poor sound quality? Get a life! The whole 12" is of absurd soulful darkness. Top 3 Kenny releases this is in, no messin.
joaquing

joaquing

March 11, 2016

One of my favorite KDJ records, all tracks are fun for me and the dancefloor
rogersause

rogersause

April 30, 2015
edited about 1 year ago

this is a poor record, not one track i would give above 3/10 to. every cut is based around sampling obvious disco/soul like george benson "give me the night" (i can hear geraldine hunt in there) but its all completely out of tune and painfully discordant/dense - like an out of key blend in a dj mix. it's although the producer has randomly grabbed a pile of records then sampled them and shoe horned them together with no musicality or attempt to find samples in the same key. i totally understand why its rare, as its not very good and i'm sure it didn't sell very well as a new release. if it wasn't moody man (who has gone on to make some better music) then no one would remember this. it does make me wonder about people's taste when you read the reviews here. i guess rarity and supposedly cool producer blind people of maybe they like really badly put together disco samples?
DetroitBootyBass

DetroitBootyBass

February 10, 2013

Still my favorite KDJ release of all time. I'm on my second copy as I wore out the first one!
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July 31, 2011
If you listen to the stuff Kenny was doing on KDJ around the same time as this got released you'll notice the KDJ stuff generally has a dirtier feel. The cleanness of the production on this Soul City release is what sets it apart. Sure, Yesterday's is a get-down-n-party disco joint but Midnight and January are deep, sparse, super pumping and heavy... and at the same time, real clean! You could slip either track into any kind of house or garage set and often into a deeper techno set.
Pistachios

Pistachios

April 2, 2011
edited over 5 years ago

KDJ was on form when he made this beautiful house record. Winter breeze certainly sits with his finest, a rolling track with warm, jazzy samples. Sounds simple on paper, but very few house producers do it this well. January is just as good. KDJ has changed his style over the years and music lovers are often accused of asking great producers to stick to the same old sound which seems unfair as they naturally want to try new things. That said, I'd love KDJ to make a few more tracks in this style because he's got the magic ingredients.
jcgnyc

jcgnyc

November 5, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
'Irresistible' is the only word that comes to mind.
BoomptyBoomp

BoomptyBoomp

September 25, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
The track "January" is above par. It has an excellent tough bass line which coexists perfectly with the female vocal sampling. I played this once over a system with four Cerwin Vega "EarthQuake" speakers and it was really exciting. Cheers.
glennevo

glennevo

January 28, 2004

Nice 4-tracker. A1 is a deep dirty track that would be great in a warehouse party in mid-winter. A2 is a funky deep rework of "Give Me The Night" by George Benson. On the flipside, B1 is a sax-driven almost disco-house track around mid tempo, perhaps a nice warm-up or filler tune but still very good, although it never really hits its straps, teasing you right up until the very end. To finish up, A2 is better than coffee and biscuits, a nice funky driving track with a Macy Gray style vocal. I love these types of records with a little bit of something for everyone instead of some crappy remixes. 4 out of 5
Carceri

Carceri

January 17, 2003

Whooo. This is it! If you only have 2 Moodyman recs "Silent Introduction" for starters. This would be a must. Winter Breeze is just that, it sends shivers down your spine. January is much warmer, with a thick ass baseline. Smokers and dancers alike will love this. It was repressed in 2001, so you may be able to find some copies with the plastic wrap still on it. You can hear samples on Groovetech.