Apr 30th, 2021
To celebrate the forthcoming release of their new album, Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk & Dub, Paris-based musician Guillaume Metenier’s collective project Soul Sugar offers up brand-new, digital-only single, “Cool Down feat. Booker Gee & Blundetto”.
Co-produced by Metenier with fellow French artists Blundetto and Blackjoy, the track is a sun-kissed slab of 21st century dub built around a typically weighty rhythm and joyous, afternoon-bright instrumentation. Underpinned by hazy bass, authentically shuffling reggae-style drums and echoing effects, “Cool Down” boasts some superb guitar licks courtesy of Blundetto, as well as inspired synthesizer and organ motifs provided by Metenier under his now familiar Booker Gee alias.
“Cool Down” is one of a handful of previously unheard tracks on Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk & Dub, the fourth album by Soul Sugar. The set gathers together previously released but now hard-to-find tracks that the collective has released on different formats over the last few years, including inspired reggae cover versions of Luther Vandross favorite “Never Too Much” and Marvin Gaye classic “I Want You”. It will be released by Gee Recordings later this Spring.
“Cool Down” out via Digital download on April 30th via Gee Recordings