Review: Strong Arm Steady is a West Coast super-group founded by hip-hop legend, Xzibit. His vision was to take the cream of California's underground scene, namely Phil The Agony, Mitchy Slick and Krondon, and turn them into an undeniable hip-hop powerhouse. In preparation Strong Arm Steady has toured relentlessly with Xzibit and pounded the California mixtape scene for years. Their debut album, "Deep Hearted", is the culmination of years of hard work. Their never-ending grind and consistent track record of creating great music shows why Strong Arm Steady is a force to be reckoned with. The album features Chamillionaire, Juvenille, Xzibit, Black Thought (The Roots), Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, Tha Liks, Ras Kass and more.
Review: When it comes to immaculately produced and brilliantly performed deep soul, you'll struggle to find a better example than Gloria Taylor's 1973 single "Deep Inside of You". The track became a favourite with DJs during the disco era thanks to its sensual groove - all elongated organ chords, gradually intensifying four-to-the-floor drums and eyes-closed guitar solos - and an awe-inspiring vocal from the Ohio-born soul-stress. This 7" reissue edition includes the marginally longer version initially featured on a later 12" single, as well as original B-side "World That's Not Real", a slightly more psychedelic soul affair that boasts another incredible vocal performance by Taylor.