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Into The Depths


Mark Rae


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Into The Depths    
  2   Mind, Body And Soul    
  3   Without You Now    
  4   Medicine    
  5   Rise Up    
  6   Reach Out To Me    
  7   Put It Back Together    
  8   Clip My Wings    
  9   Depth Charge    
  10   Gato    
  11   San Fransisco    


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As one half of Rae & Christian, and label boss of Grand Central (home to Rae & Christian, Aim, Only Child, Fingathing, Riton, Kate Rogers, etc), Manchester DJ and producer Mark Rae is undoubtedly a key figure in the UK downbeat and beats'n'breaks scene, and this, his second solo release, is further proof as to why. While 2002's first solo effort 'Rae Road', certainly had its inventive high points, it was at times, simply a rather shapeless collection of tracks. 'Into The Depths', I am pleased to say suffers no such problems, with Rae delivering a solid set of contemporary funk and soul based numbers, with a dynamic bounce missing from earlier work. Less "downbeat" than say Aim, or earlier Rae & Christian works, Rae utilises vocalists (or sampled vocal hooks) on eight of the eleven tracks here (longtime collaborator Veba, Rae himself, Pete Simpson, Kwasi Asante), plus plenty of "real" instrumentation (guitar, bass, percussion, horns, etc), giving the album a more engaging and greater listening depth. It would also appear Rae has discovered a new collaborator of note in producer Rhys Adams, who gives this album plenty of its soul strut and addictive infectious uplifting vibe. The result is a perfect summer album. Recommended.

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Artist: Mark Rae
Album: Into The Depths
Cat #: GCCD129
Date: 12/01/2005
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Grand Central
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 days
Genres: Dance , Pop
Normally: $44.95
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