- Release Date 2007-09-03
- Label Papa Records
- Catalog PAPACD006
With Domus tight drum production ethic, the dulcet tones of Pete Simpson and the talents of Mike Patto (Reel People) and Pete Kuzma (Jill Scott) Domu produces some of the most forward thinking soul music ever committed to tape. This forthcoming album showcases their future soul style. Tapping into the best of UK and Philly soul with underlying strains of hope and inspiration, the album looks set to launch Simpson as a vocal force to be reckoned with.
The title track is written with a Martin Luther King speech in mind and Simpsons true soul voice manages to retain some of the grit of subject matter before shining on Second Chance and Coming Back Around.
Domu is Dominic Stanton, one of the most credible independent DJ/producers to come out of the underground dance music scene in recent years. He is an exciting and versatile producer who has over a decade of experience making some of the hottest beats in underground dance music. Dom is maturing in his musical development and this album reveals a heart of soul beating inside him indeed his earliest musical influences were the soul sounds of Motown.
Diversity is key in Pete Simpsons musical development and he displayed a willingness to listen to many styles from a young age. Originally from a small Yorkshire town, he moved to Sheffield and through the church discovered gospel music, touring for ten years in this vein doing all the major festivals. Eventually the restrictive doctrines of the church spurred Pete onto another path in music: he discovered Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and knew this was the music he wanted to make. Soul music.
Pete has collaborated with numerous artists and producers, working with names such as Jon Cutler, Joey Negro, Seamus Haji, Mark Rae (of Rae & Christian fame), Jocelyn Brown, D Ramirez, Nightmares on Wax and Reel People. 2007 will also see him continue his work with The Unabombers as a member of their Elektrons outfit.