Complex Emotions – Soulista, Tai Malone
Italian based Soulista aka Sebastiano Di Filippo is a songwriter, composer, producer and remixer with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Recent releases include Jackpot Love and The Foundation, both released on the Double Cheese Label.
From the UK, Tai Malone is a vocalist, songwriter and producer who started singing in 2008. Tai is a master of many genres including Lovers Rock, Soul, House and UK Garage, and he has collaborated with several acts including Anita K, Ross Couch, Booker T, Steve Paradise, Quest and the Ragga Twins. He has performed live sets at premier London clubs including Ministry of Sound, Pache, O2 and Egg. Tai’s voice has graced many hit dance tracks – Make Me Say with Vittorio Santorelli, Taken Over with Booker T, and Reverie with Ross Couch to name a few. His signature soulful sound and versatility is quickly making Tai a significant name on the UK club scene.
This release is on Slapped Up Soul, a label which now has more than 30 releases under its belt, and a label that is known for championing quality artists and talented musicians on the soulful dance music scene. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk , Taliwa, Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey and Mr V, and the label continues to make its mark in the music industry with every new release.
The lyrical storyboard of “Complex Emotions” tells the story of a man asking for love, support, and inspiration to help him deal with the challenging emotions that he is experiencing. Tai’s impassioned vocals draw the listener right in to the heart of the song, embracing the view that together we can inspire each other, and give each other strength both mentally and physically. Soulista’s skilful production provides a sublime backdrop, that mixes soulful and jazzy keys to give a beautiful and mesmerising texture to this heartwarming composition. The bonus Funkstramental mix brings an 80’s funky Chic-style vibe to the party that you can’t help but shimmy along with.
Complex Emotions is a song that will inspire us all to lift each other up, both in life and on the dance floor, a wonderful vision of togetherness that will harmonize deeply with the hearts of House Music lovers worldwide.
SUS030 Complex Emotions – Soulista, Tai Malone – released on Slapped Up Soul – March 2018