baR suSU3 - Various Artists
The darlings of all things soulful are back with the third installment of the acclaimed baR suSU compilation series, giving us a succulent selection of delicious deep house grooves dipped in classy jazz juice. The double CD is an essential album for both bar culture hedonism and chilling out. Volume 3 not only follows in the footsteps of previous releases of the series with a sprinkling of suSU nuggets, but also features a platter of tracks from a wider variety of labels including Soulshine, deVice/Soulfuric, King Street, Expansion, Chillifunk, & BKO Productions.
Great vocal house tracks include Miami Winter Music Conference fave Love Won’t Give Up which showcases producer Louis Beneditti on this funky, laid-back groove with a killer sax. Always in Heaven (When I’m With You), a deep house gem from the enigmatic Tortured Soul is given a great twist by DJ Spinna on a remix recently only available in Japan. Jazz Piano in d Minor by b-Soul is divine and Café Soul All Stars spice up their Urban Jungle with the help of the excellent Blaze.
It’s another quality collection from the label drenched with top rate soul and funk.