Karlito’s Way 12 Recordings
I picked this up on Mike Stephens’s music stall at Luxury Soul Weekend Jan 2016 as I was attracted to the cover and the title, a twist of one of my favourite Al Pacino films Carlito’s Way. I was further drawn to the classic titles that include Earth Wind & Fire, Billy Griffin, Chaka Khan, Aretha, Teena Marie and The Crusaders so I thought I’d “Take A Chance” on it like Abba. I can only describe my delight upon hearing the fantastic music production mixed with spoken word and positive street rap as being a “Happy” one like Pharrell. Featuring amazing and the so perfect contributions from some of the UK’s finest The Floacist Natalie, Junior Giscombe, Paul Johnson, Don-E, Omar, Chris Balling Mark Harrison and Benjamin Ad, Karlito does all the instrumentation. He has additional support from The Hot City Horns, Pete Whitefield on violins. Trust me you need to get this!!