Soul Music - Special Request
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  • Summary: British electronic producer Paul Woolford's debut full-length release as Special Request includes a remix of Lana Del Rey's Ride.
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  1. Oct 18, 2013
    100
    A thrilling creative renaissance on so many levels.
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    85
    Spurred by excellent, challenging production, the record maintains an adequate sonic distance from its inspirations, and the bonus disc's excellent selection of remixes fosters a dialogue between jungle, house, and techno's past and present.
  3. Oct 24, 2013
    81
    As a single-disc shot, Soul Music is a truly unique and enriching experience: a collection of old sounds from one of dance music's enduring mainstays, re-assembled in a way that sounds fresher than ever.
  4. Oct 18, 2013
    80
    Soul Music feels a bit too modern to slot in perfectly with the music it's pining for, but that's part of what makes it a success.
  5. Nov 15, 2013
    80
    Woolford fends off critics of unoriginality by contributing to/completing bass music’s circle of life. Good tidings of Thunder and Joy.
  6. Oct 18, 2013
    70
    Yes, it’s possible to read Soul Music as some kind of commentary on, or deconstruction of, jungle. More people will probably interpret it as a collection of straightforward, canon-savvy bangers. That’s fine, of course, but it’s difficult to shake the sense that Special Request could have been something more.
  7. Dec 11, 2013
    60
    One can absorb the enthusiasm while feeling somewhat repulsed by the taste. On occasion, it works. [Nov 2013, p.65]
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