Producing under the moniker Isoul8, as well as teaming up with Domu under the Rima alias for the incredible jazz/fusion album ‘This World’, Volcov is a truly important player in the underground music scene.
Remixing artists such as Frankie Valentine, Azymuth & Taylor McFerrin, running his two labels Archive and Neroli, as well as DJing all over the World has given Volcov a rare knowledge of soul, funk, disco and deep house music; knowledge which is very apparent throughout this album.
‘From The Archive’ comprises a lovingly chosen collection of obscure Funk, Disco & Boogie tracks, alongside three very special edits produced by the man himself. From Chez Damier’s sun-drenched remix of The Urban Crew’s ‘Go’ to Bembe Segue’s emotional ‘Sun On My Back’ via Shuya Okino’s disco epic ‘Still In Love’, this record takes the listener on a joyful journey deep into Volcov’s musical mind.
Sun soaked deep afro, jazz, house, disco. Brazilian, boogie, all topped off with great vocals. This pretty much cuts across the store and is the kind of music we love.
A good few of the tracks are getting hammered by the likes of SNO up in Manchester and I’ve had Hot Quisine’s ‘Keep The Same Old Feeling’ stuck in my head since she dropped it at the Reboot BBQ. And that’s just tip of the iceberg. A stunning LP released earlier in the year, this was slept on by many. Essential.