It’s coming up to a year since we launched our newest in-house label at !K7 and we’ve been looking back over the highlights of the label’s first year. Under the stewardship of musician, record producer, DJ & broadcaster Greg Boraman, Soul Bank’s first releases have gone down a storm, with additional label appearances on Soho Radio.
First up on the label was ‘Melbourne’s High Priestess Of Soul’ Kylie Auldist with the album ‘This is What Happiness Looks Like’, released to high praise from critics and fans alike. It’s most recently been followed up with a fantastic remix EP including remixes from Richard Earnshaw.
Next up we had Craig Charles with his new ‘Trunk Of Funk’ compilation series. Blending up-tempo club classics, with fresh music from the cream of the crop from the contemporary soul and funk scene. It was Craigs very first vinyl release – a beautiful, double vinyl gatefold LP and again went down a storm with fans and critics alike.
Another highlight on the label this year was Tamil Rogeon debut modal jazz fusion project Son Of Nyx. The album blends his viola playing with synthesisers and an acoustic spiritual jazz sound, it’s epic, lush and ethereal – especially with the wordless choral vocals of Allysha Joy and Jace XL and Ladi Tiaryn Griggs and hints at the electronic jazz fusion music of the 70s and early 80s, is very much a product of 21st century creativity and is arguably the most original and striking project to happen in the jazz resurgence of recent years.
There’s a lot more in the pipeline over the next months, so stay tuned for what’s next. We can wait to see it evolve. Find out more and hear all the releases here.