About the show
Playing tracks by
Mtume & The Umoja Ensemble, Shamek Farrah, Charlie Rouse, Weldon Irvine, John Betsch Society and more.
More than just an imprint, more a way of life.
With this mix, The Soap Company try to humbly recognise the God-given talents of some of the most instinctive, sophisticated & progressive minds to ever hit the recording studios and club stages in an era where the American psyche was still reeling with the conflicts of Vietnam & civil rights violation.
Lasting less than a decade, this amazing record label had a quality control unit which assured its 60+ releases were each and every one, a bona fide classic in their particular Jazz originated genre.
Some of the albums are so obscure, but so cherished, they reach up to $1,000 between avid collectors thirsty to dissect & sample their mystical grooves & textures.
There literally has never been, before or since, a label that is so utterly essential to serious music heads young or old.
In all beginnings...A mystical, magic force, What course, what destiny...Determined in time.
Ladies & Gentlemen...Bow before the mighty 'Strata-East'.