ASE10-CASS MIXED BY WAXIST
Curated by Amila for Altered Soul Experiment.
Selected and Compiled by Julien Minarro, Lyon 2018.
Artwork and Layout by Maison CC. Photography by Silvia Conde. Words by Baptise Girou
Released : March 1st 2018
Rich of a back catalogue that makes the rounds from Detroit to Amsterdam via New York and Verona, French-born Berlin-based imprint Altered Soul Experiment keep beefing up their list of countries visited, making headway in their relentless and assiduous mapping of disco and soul music's worldwide landscape as they expand to France with a fruity tenth iteration courtesy of Lyon-based DJ and selector Julien Minarro aka Waxist.
Blending long-time treasured gems, hot-off-the-press favourites and a handful unheard ear candies from various eras, the SOL Discos honcho stitches a satiny and vibey hour-and-a-half long audio voyage into outernational R&B waters; spanning from Jamaican funk through Brasilian boogie onto modern soul and gospel. In Minarro's own words a mix that defies the classic dancy club format, it's a seamless and vibrant mosaic of deftly collaged tempos and moods that unfurls, showing an artist in full possession of his art.