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Divine Situation are Greg Belson and Paulo Fulci. The former is a veteran DJ and one of the premiere collectors of soul music worldwide. He's known as the go to authoritarian for gospel, is the compiler of the Divine Disco series on Cultures of Soul and presents his radio broadcast Divine Chord Gospel Show on LA's dublab.com creative hub.

The latter is a DJ and producer out of Bristol. His work as part of the Situation edit crew has been released and supported for many years. Following on from their incendiary slab of two sided gospel goodness "Born Again" & "Soul Revival", the Divine Situation duo have crafted the next lot of bangin' spiritualized dancefloor destroyers for your record box.

Here we have an EP catering for several sides to your night. The lead cut is the flat out roof raiser "The Problem Solver", then it's straight into boogie territory with "Brand New Feelin", before they close out with the end of 'nighter, "Try Love". Top stuff! 


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Martin says: Love a bit of gospel disco house music me to get me shuffling around the counter on a thursday. High energy = fast processing!

Over the years Moton has become synonymous with releasing great quality edits from a range of amazing producers. Their 43rd to date and the firm - made up of Dave Jarvis and Diesel and featuring many of their friends and acquaintances - continue to be a one stop shop for party starting fun, obscure but enjoyable edits / excavations and general left-of-centre weirdness for dancefloors and living room discos alike. I reckon they've occupied at least 33.3% of Manchester (more specially the Northern Quarter's) evening-to-late bar soundtrack between the years of 2004-2011 (when good music got replaced with 'party hip-hop' - urg, auto-tuned urban shite and Kings of Leon requests...).

“Cuffari (Make The World Larger Than Me)" on the A side is four and a half minutes of luscious, soulful, string laden goodness, entrancing you with those dreamy vocals. Trust us, she's right when she says '…the melody echoes in my mind' - this one will be stuck in your head for days!

Flip it over and Marcel Vogel, under his Em Vee alias channels the happy-go-lucky NYC discotheque days through "Dancing (Jumbo)". With an all too infectious guitar and bass riff, coupled with cosmic synth pops and perfectly layered vocal chants - it's sure fire, peak time disco gold.


Moton Records Inc Presents

Divine Situation

Two huge edits by gospel soul music authoritarian Greg Belson & veteran edit crew, Situation's member Paulo Fulci. Greg Belson has been the host of The Divine Chord Gospel Show since 2011 on dublab.com, and has shared his record collection to an ever growing worldwide audience. Over the last 4 years, he's assembled DJ tours around Europe to spread the gospel directly to the dancefloors of more discerning clubs, and it was at Glastonbury Festival specifically the NYC Downlow stage that he met Paulo Fulci. "Born Again" became a reality and in the Summer of 2017, was road tested on Belson's tour of 50 dates over 3 months. His work as a compiler of releases on Cultures of Soul & Harmless Records have garnered support from all sides of the music industry from The Guardian to BBC Radio 6 Music.

Now as Divine Situation, Belson & Fulci are returning to the underground sound with a slew of edits, starting with these back to back club-tested heavy hitters for Moton. "Born Again" is powerful and driving orchestral disco - with a full set of musicans on board for the journey. "Soul Revival" sees an obvious gospel number flipped into a charging disco / house number that'd find obvious favour with Theo Parrish and Harvey but really anyone should be able to find a way to work this soulful piece of magic into their set. Top stuff!


Moton Records Inc Presents

Feel Good

    After turning the controls over to the Mighty Zaf for a sell out smasher last time out, Moton main main Diesel steps back into the studio and serves up another trio of rarities, lovingly reworked to rock your nearest dancefloor. Grooving its way across the whole of the A-side, the outrageously funky "Feel Good" shakes a leg in blue eyed soul territories, blending serious 70s vocals with a whole lotta jamming. Twinkling Rhodes licks, bubbling bass, shuffling percussion and ballooning brass put us in proper party mode, while the vocal pushes its way through an audible beard to fray even the finest cardigan. If you're into Rhead Brothers or Doobie Brothers, then this is the cut for you. The B-side opens to disco kicks and tightly wound toms, swiftly segueing into a low slung Latino version of Ian Dury's "Wake Up". The louche lyrics and laid back groove of the original are intact, joined here by tango-tastic keys, space siren Moog riffs and scratchy guitars which lend the whole track a sunblushed South American mystique. Last but not least we're in upper orbit as Diesel classically cuts and splices a space disco oddity. Operatic vocals and orchestral sweeps make for an arresting intro before the track settles into deep "Supernature" style bass, gypsy violins and more of those musical theatre vocals. Camp as they come and entirely unusual, this is the kind of curveball you'd love to hear on a dancefloor. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Patrick says: Diesel follows that excellent Zaf release with a trio of re-edited rarities on his evergreen Moton imprint. Boasting AOR grooves, leftifeld Latin disco and a floor filling space opera this should should move boat shoes, Cuban heels or rocket boots alike.

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    12" Info: One copy in stock

    Moton Records Inc

    My Guide / Man's Lifespan

    The fine folks at Moton, that'll be Diesel and Jarvis, hook us up with something a little special this summer, slimming their usual 12" format down into superb colored 7's of edit delights. As we head onto the second instalment, things only get better as Diesel and Jarvis pitch down some high camp, high emotion d-i-s-c-o to create a seriously trippy Balearocker that's already making the playlists of the A-list. "Man's Lifespan" follows presently, hitting us with "Never Can Say Goodbye" as we've never heard it before, thick with echoed vocals and spinetingling guitars. Unreal! 

    The fine folks at Moton, that'll be Diesel and Jarvis, hook us up with something a little special this summer, slimming their usual 12" format down into three superb 7"s of edit delight, housed in a stickered box within a printed tote bag, russian doll style. The reward for working your way through the mutli-layered packaging is the audio bliss of six stunning Moton reworks, all exclusive to this boxset! From the top, the A1 goes deeper than deep with an uptempo space disco number alive with expansive synthlines, funky clavs and intergalactic fx. Next up, "Exotiq" drops down a few gears for an Eastern influenced synth trip in the true wonky cosmic style - all dub fx, off kilter melodies and chanted vocals. As we head onto the second disc, things only get better as Diesel and Jarvis pitch down some high camp, high emotion d-i-s-c-o to create a seriously trippy Balearocker that's already making the playlists of the A-list. "Man's Lifespan" follows presently, hitting us with "Never Can Say Goodbye" as we've never heard it before, thick with echoed vocals and spinetingling guitars. Unreal! E1 cut "Sister To Sister" does its thang with plenty of soul and sass, blowing our minds with far out funk, and full on frequencies. Last but not least, Diesel and Jarvis go beachcombing with the blue eyed boogie of "We Are The Sunset", a jazzed out, funked up cut ripe for early hours or end of night play.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    7" Box Set Info: Printed Tote Bag containing hand numbered 3x7" box. Limited to 500 copies.

    As the Moton edit series inconceivably approaches its 20th year, Messrs. Jarvis and Diesel pull their finger out and grace us with a proper, picture sleeve reissue of 1999's "Moton Long Play Volume 1". For the uninitiated, the edit duo of Diesel and Jarvis set Moton up in 1996 digging deeper through the dusty crates of jazz, rock, new wave and world music (and anything else they could find) to seek out a plethora of leftfield dancefloor treats for the discerning jock. Naturally this approach was a hit with DJ Harvey, who provided added percussion on some of the early releases and was a long standing champion of the series. This compilation includes some of the standout tracks from the first three years of the series, including the duo's reworks of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sugar Daddy, George Duke and Billy Paul. Rather than merely serving as a collection of club ready edits, the album is sequenced to work as a home listen, stitched together with interludes and skits (which are perfect mixtape fodder if you ask me!). So, turn on, tune in and drop out to that mindwarping Moton sound.


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