If you follow SoulBounce with any regularity, then you know that we love the soulful sounds of The Foreign Exchange and the house grooves of Reel People Music. So when the two announce they’re collaborating on a compilation, that’s of course music to our ears. This September, that project will be a reality as Reel People Music will release Hide&Seek, a compilation curated by +FE’s Phonte and Nicolay that’s sure to get plenty of burn this fall.
The 13-track collection is filled with bangers from familiar names, including BOSCO, Muhsinah, Gwen Bunn, Tamisha Waden, Zo! and a few others. Oh, and as if that weren’t enough, the collection also includes an exclusive new track by The Foreign Exchange named “Shelter” that will also be part of the project.
If you can’t wait until September to get Hide&Seek in your hands, well, you’re in luck. The good folks at Reel People Music have dropped a two-song sampler that offers up two-minute previews of the songs “Tonight We Ride,” which features DJ Spinna and Phonte, and “The Beauty Of Life,” a collaboration between Pirahnahead, Diviniti and Carmen Rodgers. “Tonight We Ride” is a danceable groover that finds Spinna laying slick, house-tinged R&B production as Phonte serenades a lady into giving in to relax her inhibitions and enjoy the rhythm of the night. “The Beauty Of Life,” meanwhile, taps into a tropical house music vibe as Carmen extols all the things that make life worth living.
You can listen to both previews below and, because we love you, we’ve also included a short sampler that features a snippet of each song on the compilation, including “Shelter,” which leads off the set. Be sure to pre-order Hide&Seek right now and be on the lookout for it when it drops on September 1st.