Benji B and Glenn Underground mix up a disc each on the second Need2Soul compilation.
The Need2Soul label has been running since 2005, but they only made their first venture into the commercial mix market this year with a double disc set from regular US guests Ron Trent and Jerome Sydenham. On Need2Soul Vol. 2 you can expect yet another helping of deep and soulful house music, this time featuring DJs from both sides of the Atlantic.
UK-based Benji B is a DJ on BBC 1Xtra, a station which dedicates itself solely to black and urban music, and can be found spinning anything from UK Garage to jazz on his weekly Deviation show. Need2Soul regulars will probably be happy to know that there isn't a grime track in sight, as Benji mixes up classic soul and disco alongside African house and techno sounds on his disc. Glenn Underground's half is a more streamlined take on his jazzy house style, and the Chicago house stalwart even manages to crowbar in some bagpipes (which thankfully doesn't sound as awful as it does on paper) amongst the smooth grooves.
CD 1: Benji B
01. Celestial Choir - Stand on The Word (Larry Levan Mix)
02. Alice Smith - Love Endeavour (Maurice Fulton Remix)
03. Rick Wilhite - Ruby Nights (Gilb-r 'Solo Flight' Remix)
04. Phlash & Friends feat. Benji B & Om'Mas Keith of Sa-Ra
05. Ame - Hydrolic Dog
06. Serious Intention - You Don't Know
07. Cesaria Evora - Angola (Carl Craig's Mix)
08. Cerrone vs Louie Vega - Love Ritual
09. Luisito Quintero - Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo - (Louie Vega EOL Remix) (Afefe Iku Re-Edit)
10. Deetron feat Ovasoul 7 - I Cling
11. Womack & Womack - Conscious of my Conscience
12. Yaw - Where Would You Be
13. Jimmy Abney - Come Go With Me
CD 2: Glenn Underground
01. Swell Session - A Swell Session
02. YMC - Satellite Traxx 2
03. Glenn Underground - Mental Fusion
04. Nahawa Doumbia - Yankaw (Bassino Dub Mix)
05. Glenn Underground - Indians & Bagpipes
06. Nick Holder - Summer Daze
07. Jiva - I Realized (EOL Mix)
08. Fini Dolo - Blow (Phil Asher Remix)
09. Misia - Melody (MAW Remix)
10. Allen Hoist - With Love
11. BLVD East & Louie "Lou" Gorbea - Luv 4 Money
12. Kenny Dixon Jr - Jan
13. Brett Dancer - Dreaming
Need2Soul release Need2Soul Vol. 2 mixed by Benji B & Glenn Underground in February 2009.