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Soul Clap announce their fourth album ‘WTF’ (World Transformation Force)

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Soul Clap have announced their fourth album called WTF (World Transformation Force).

They display their love for all things classic, contemporary and future on WTF (World Transformation Force). An album that exhibits the duo’s consistent evolution in the studio, delivering a diverse body of work that hones in on their uniquely soulful spin on underground house, blending in elements of RnB, garage, hip-hop, funk, and downtempo electronica.

In everything they do, Soul Clap lives up to their name as empathetic selectors and heartfelt producers, a two-man feedback loop eternally attuned to the frequency of the listener. How does a duo from Boston become a leading name in the global dance music scene? By emphasising community, from their Crew Love artist collaborations to their DJs For Climate Action and Rave The Vote initiatives. It’s only natural that those energies would be channelled into an album with a name like WTF (World Transformation Force) and be released on such a day as Earth Day (22nd April 2021).

Soul Clap are astute in looking to the past in order to build the future, they’ve connected with artists from the source, working with the likes of George Clinton, Funkadelic, Sly Stone, Laid Back, Louie Vega, Jungle Brothers, Kendra Foster, Amp Fiddler, Egyptian Lover.

This is further displayed on WTF with collaborators like Nona Hendryx (one-third of Labelle and who toured with Talking Heads), who delivers a powerful spoken word on album interlude ‘What If There Was No America?’ It also features Tra’zae Clinton, who is the grandson of George Clinton.

Harry Dennis, Chicago house music producer and lyricist who was part of the original generation of house music in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Rich Medina, a key figure of East Coast hip-hop scene, creator of Lil’ Ricky’s Rib Shack and resident for Q-Tip’s ‘Open’ Fridays events and Sha-Lor vocalist Lori Lava who burst onto NYC Club scene with Classic ‘I’m In Love’ produced by Newcleus/Dream 2 Science mastermind Cozmo D in the late 80s.

Soul Clap explains……..“WTF (World Transformation Force) is our reaction to what’s happening to this planet called Earth, and to us, the human beings on it. It’s a call for radical love and radical hope. Our belief that things will get better, even if we are still just beginning to learn how to get there. It’s a wake up call to action, a time for all of us to join together on the path to positive change. Dance music was born as a subversive, underground movement of marginalized people and we believe it’s our duty to follow in their footsteps and use the power of our culture for positive change. The WORLD is the planet we live on, our home, who’s gifts we rely on for survival. The TRANSFORMATION is Universal Love. A reminder that compassion, empathy and human connection from the heart are essential to our energy and have the power to heal. The FORCE is what we need to make an impact. No one said it would be an easy fight for justice, peace and our planet. With every step we take are we making our world more loving, equal and sustainable? This body of music has arrived during a time when we find ourselves with our hands in the air exclaiming WTF?! Well, the answer is exactly that: WTF! Together our force is stronger, and can transform the world as the magnitude of our universal love grows. Now is the time, we are all a WORLD TRANSFORMATION FORCE.”

The album is being released in three EP’s titled ‘World’, ‘Transformation’, ‘Force’. The first EP, ‘World’, has been released already, check out some of the tracks here and stream/download it here.

ALBUM TRACKLIST

Everybody’s Dancing
Back 2 Love ft. Desmond ‘DSP’ Powell
Enough Is Enough
You Can Shine Too ft. Harriet Brown
What If There Was No America? ft. Nona Hendryx
BREATH ft. XL Middleton
Sometimes We Cry ft. Harry Dennis
Gardening ft. Life On Planets
Time For A Dialogue ft. Rich Medina
T.O.U.G.H. ft. Tra’zae Clinton
Manners, Mood & Attitude ft. Greg Paulus
Love Yourself ft. Desmond ‘DSP’ Powell
Peace Love Unity Respect
Come To Me ft. Sha-Lor
WTF (World Transformation Force

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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