Boomkat Product Review:
Thomas Brinkmann’s Soul Centre project is brought to a wider audience on this third installment with a move away from his own label and onto Novamute. Displaying a far less rigid approach to dance music than Brinkmann’s self-titled work, Soul-Centre bases itself on the extraction of funk loops and uptempo tech/house beats with a freeflowing aesthetic. The micro-obsessions of Brinkmann’s work have long been noted and brought to huge acclaim, but it is undoubtedly his work as Soul Centre that will bring him the dancefloor adulation that he may well shy away from. In a similar move to Vladislav Delay’s eye-opening transformation into Luomo, Soul Centre is deeply accessible and light, but with production standars that are second to none within the field. Flawlessly executed and reassuringly ‘Up’, this really is a testament to the influence that 60’s/70’s funk music has had and will continue to have on dance music throughout the clubs of Cologne, Europe and the world. Ace.