Let’s be honest. A record collection is hardly complete without a Soulphiction release, right?> Michel Baumann’s second release on 18437 is using his Soulphiction moniker and while 2021 is still young, he manages to pull off the one of the best house tracks so far with the opening track Ballin’ The phrase ‘top-shelf material’ springs to mind for sure. Up next is ‘What What ??!’, an expertly constructed shuffling rhythm workout that fits neatly among a seriously funky bassline and piano hooks. This is as close as you get sounding like a band doing their version of a Soulphiction track, from a one man band. Finally ‘Midi Funk’ sounds like a dubbed out tribute to Shep Pettibone…enough said. How deep can you go?
1. What What??!
2. Midi Funk