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DIVINE SITUATION - Born Again / Soul Revival

Catalog Number: MTN41

Label: Moton Records Inc

Format: Vinyl


Release Type: Single

Genre: Recommendations, Funk / Soul / Jazz / Disco,

Availability: Out of stock


DIVINE SITUATION - Born Again / Soul Revival

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Two huge edits by Gospel Soul music authoritarian Greg Belson & veteran edit crew, Situation member Paulo Fulci. Greg Belson has been the host of The Divine Chord Gospel Show since 2011 on dublab.com, and has shared his record collection to an ever growing worldwide audience.

Over the last 4 years, he's assembled DJ tours around Europe to spread the gospel directly to the dancefloors of more discerning clubs, and it was at Glastonbury Festival specifically the NYC Downlow stage that he met Paulo Fulci. 'Born Again' became a reality and in the Summer of 2017, was road tested on Belson's tour of 50 dates over 3 months.

His work as a compiler of releases on Cultures of Soul & Harmless Records have garnered support from all sides of the music industry from The Guardian to BBC Radio 6 Music.

Now as 'Divine Situation', Belson & Fulci are returning to the underground sound with a slew of edits, starting with these back to back club-tested heavy hitters.

Initial Reactions

James Hillard (Horse Meat Disco) - "Born Again" is a proper Philly belter!

Felix Dickinson - I think the tracks are great, especially "Born Again"

Luke Howard (Horse Meat Disco) - I've been playing "Born Again" and it's sounding great.

Austin Ato (Drums of Death) - Belters!

Gideon (NYC Downlow) - Greg Belson's existence on this planet seems to me to be entirely devoted to the pursuit, excavation & showcase of some of the most important pieces of vinyl on earth. In my opinion, the importance of his motley collection of unpolished rare Black Gospel and Northern Soul obscurities is rivalled by only a few others today. Like the likes of Jah Shaka, Kevin Nutt & Brian Shimkovitz.

When Greg is moved enough to re-edit, extend and remaster a piece of music, you know it has to be a significant recording in the first place. "Born Again" by Divine Situation, was initially tested on the dance floor of the NYC Downlow…to epic effect. The roof was literally torn off when the opening line "I was born into slavery" hit the crowd this past June 2017 and from that point on, I was sold. To know that this experience was a contributing factor to the release of this incredible record makes me very very proud. "Born Again" by Divine Situation perfectly represents the tip of an iceberg that is Greg Belson's world. Get it while you can.

Steve Cobby (Declasse / Fila Brazilia) - Smashing couple of soulful tub thumping edits from Messrs Belson & Fulci. Both scoring high on the groove meter but Soul Revival is the one that I'll be dropping in my sets. Lovely cadence and vocal that's sure to set any well curated floor alight.

Carry Nation (NYC) - Full Support from The Carry Nation. Brings us right back to the fields at Glastonbury. Proper NYC Downlow vibes.

Tristan da Cunha (Back to Basics) - Seeing and hearing this release brings me a lot of joy knowing that Greg and I were discussing how he should be putting out music and using his vast knowledge a couple years back in Maceo's at Glastonbury . So to see him bringing this kind of heat to the world makes me very happy and reassured that this is just the beginning of many more great things to come for the Divine disco don …. The music sounds authentic and fits in perfectly with the other soul bombs that Greg has loaded in his cannons. Classy and sassy this is timeless music of the highest order. Essential for anyone who likes a Sunday service under the strobes.

There are collectors and there are the real collectors - Greg Belson is from the Second category. One of the leading diggers in old soul and especially Gospel Soul, Greg has taken two unknown Gospel rarities and conjured up some dance floor magic with two Re-edits tastefully and lovingly done. Born Again is a sure fire straight up Disco number with an ethereal female vocal that kicks in later in the track which could have been done by Tom Moulton. It's that Good! The flip of Soul Revival hales back to the kind of Gospel male quartets that are the staple of the stateside retro gospel scene and makes for a well-balanced flip side which should attract the Northern Soul fraternity. This will be in my record box for a very long time - Will it be in yours?
The Showfa. Toni Rossano

Two killer edits . I love them both, Born Again just edging it for me. I'll def be playing both out &will support on the radio. Soft rocks - Andy Sims

Essential release! Two slices of pure unadulterated spiritual disco funk, blessed with sensitive and clever slices and splices from Paulo and Greg, ultimately making these perfect tracks for taking the dancefloor to church! Amen! - ?dmin

Been feeling this one!! - Dave Harvey (Futureboogie/Love International)

Greg Belson has been deep into gospel for a very long time and this is the product of that journey. An incredible reworking that is immediately anthemic. Born Again is a bomb, pure and simple. - Bill Brewster

The latest from the Moton stable is a double A side gospel business 12" ft. Born Again/Soul Revival from Greg Belson's vinyl archives. As expected, straight up powerful vocals riding some serious backing rhythms. You won't be disappointed with this package - buy now to avoid eternal damnation. Ashley Beedle

A1. Divine Situation - Born Again
B1. Divine Situation - Soul Revival
DIVINE SITUATION - Born Again / Soul Revival
  • 1. Born Again
  • 1. Soul Revival

Additional Information

Label Moton Records Inc
Format Vinyl
Back to date 23 Feb 2018

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