Take three beatmakers from Nantes known for their love of neatly used samples and sharp arrangement, add 2 turntable goldsmiths, including five-time world champion and platinum disc maker with his crew C2C, shake up the whole thing and you'll get the latest Jazzy-Hip-Hop sensation: Soul Square! Coming from Nantes, home of the French soulful scene's rebirth, Atom, Jay Crate, PermOne, Arshitect & Guan Jay quickly drew attention to themselves thanks to their forceful melodic instrumentals.
Hip Hop Soul and Jazz, Soul Square pays tribute to black American music with a confidence which invites you straight away to revisit their effort. We noticed them behind the stoves of Micronologie's or Fisto's recent albums, or as inspired remixers for Wax Tailor, Hocus Pocus and even The Jazz Liberatorz; the four chefs do know how to concoct the most flavorful combinations that make authentic and truly "soulful music".
Their first album, "Live & Uncut" released in 2010 on KIF Records, won unanimous support from the critic and the public, and was considered one of the best albums of the year.
After 2 EPs, the five members of Soul Square and the American rapper RacecaR maintains the mystery with a new opus titled "Hidden Truth". An album that might sound like an ode to the conspiracies but actually sounds like a comeback to the golden age of hip-hop.
After more than 10 years of existence, Soul Square remains faithful to its musicality combining nostalgia and new influences. No illuminatis or "chemtrails", the eleven tracks of the project, with groovy and jazzy sounds, bring us back to the best of the boom-bap with this unique soul supplement: a goldsmith's work in the service of percussive melodies.
Get ready! Soul Square will hit your turntables hard!
"If Soul Square had a euro for every time I played their song 'Take It Back', they’d be on a yacht right now. Well, maybe a rental... Coming from an extended family with turntablist crew C2C and French jazz hop outfit Hocus Pocus, Soul Square adopts an highly overused term, but it almost can’t be more fitting than for describing them: fresh."
- The Find Mag
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