Celebrating 20 years since the Defected Records release that placed them in the top ten in the UK charts and saw them receive an NMC award for reaching over 1000 radio plays worldwide, Soul Central have been championed by the godfather of house Frankie Knuckles, Kerri Chandler, Pete Tong (Radio 1) plus many more, making them a household name. Most famously known for their global house rendition of Derrick May’s “Strings Of Life”, Soul Central aka Matt Mckillop and Paul Timothy make their debut on Tru Thoughts doing what they do best.
The UK production duo team up with gospel talent Jennifer Wallace and West Loop Chicago on the instant classic “Work It Out (People)”. The house anthem sits alongside stellar versions of Soho’s timeless tune “Hot Music” and jazz-fusion pioneers Weather Report’s “Teen Town”. CoOp affiliate EVM128 is on the remixing duties as his broken beat take on the soulful “Work It Out (People)” blazes through.
Talking about “Work It Out (People)”, the duo said: “Musically just try to imagine a piano house track from 89/90 trying to copy a disco record. Lyrically, the song is inspired by Willie Hutch from The Mack, “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out”. These kinds of sentiments will always resonate because, pick any year, decade, situation, government or world power… we never really seem to have our shit together.”
Also releasing on leading labels such as Ministry of Sound, Master At Work Records and Strictly Rhythm more recently the duo hit number one on Traxsource with “All This Love” for Tropical Disco Records. Expect to see Soul Central supersede former glory by breaking down musical barriers and taking on new re-edits of superlative tunes.