Philadelphia or 'Philly'
as it's amply known as nowadays was the mecca for soul music in
the 70s and early 80s with Gamble
and Huff's PIR
(Philadelphia International Records)
and TSOP (The
Sounds of Philadelphia) records ruling the airwaves.
But then in the late 80s and 90s it was just 'the city of brotherly
love' with the sound of music nowhere in sight as far as soul
Enter the new millennium
and the appearance of newcomer Jill Scott,
the Philly lass who's beautiful and sensual voice took the world
by storm. All were hailing her praise and rightfully so and then
came Bilal, Musiq
Soulchild (known nowadays as Musiq)
The Roots, Jazzyfatnasties
and Jaguar Wright just to
name a few and with all of this talent emerging, Philly's soul
music wasn't dead and buried but merely in hibernation for the
last decade and a half. With that said, enter the latest Philadelphian
to emerge his name: Vikter Duplaix
- a name you should look out for in the very near future.
The song in question here
is 'Looking for love' a smoking
house groover with a dinstictive soul mood to it that had me hopping
from start to finish. Vikter's voice at times reminds me of a
young Ray Parker Jr for it's
distinctive baritone but with a full length currently under way
and set for release early next year this young man has a bright
future ahead for him.
Put this one in high rotation
for your listening pleasure it's just a great track all round
- a TY-D
Pick through and though.
Listen to Vikter