(UK release date: January 22nd 2001)
Rae & Christian have now completed their new album ‘Sleepwalking’ (released 26th February), the follow-up to 1998’s massively acclaimed ‘Northern Sulphuric Soul’ and here’s a single to warm you all up beforehand.
Featured are two tracks with the legendary Bobby Womack whose ‘Across 110th Street’ was the title track on Tarantino’s recent ‘Jackie Brown’ film. Bobby is one of Mark Rae & Steve Christian’s musical heroes and what an honour to work with one of the greatest soul singer/ songwriters ever! Womack recorded the two songs in between filming a role in Robert De Niro’s next movie.
Also featured is Rae & Christian’s own remix of the ‘Wake up Everybody’ track giving a fresh hip hop slant to the classic album version.
Those of you who caught D-Swing’s reworking of ‘Across 110th Street’ last year will realise why he was selected by Mark & Steve to add some serious dancefloor pressure to this release.
The album ‘Sleepwalking’ will also feature two tracks with The Pharcyde whose reputation in the live hip hop field is second to none. Also featured are The Congos, who need no introduction to roots reggae fans – their ‘Heart Of The Congo’ LP (produced by Lee Scratch Perry) stands as one of the defining moments in Jamaican music. Also on the album is Kate Rogers (as featured on Aim’s ‘Sail’), Siron (R&C’s new live vocalist who joined last summer), the Jigmastas from New York and Tania Maria