Monday, September 7, 2015

Is it time for a gospel house revival?

Back during the first wave of deep house, the Grammy-winning gospel band Sounds of Blackness scored a handful of UK hits with dance versions of their singles. Chief among them was this classic David Morales remix of I Believe, a song Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis knocked off after they finished the Janet album

With Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Julio Bashmore and the rest crate digging for mid-90s inspiration, it was only a matter of time before someone revived the gospel-house vibe. But beating them all to the punch is Para One - aka French electro producer Jean-Baptiste de Laubier - who just so happens to have lived through the craze first time around.

He's hooked up with the South African Youth Choir (pictured above) for a song called Elevation that's equal parts inspiring and funky. It's been hanging around clubs and blogs since June, but I reckon it's still worth a spin as the sun sets on summer.

Check it out.

Para One - Elevation

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