I’m dedicating this write-up to Sam Shepherd (aka: Floating Points) as he’s set to spin a 5 hour set in Montreal this evening, which will most likely include (but not be limited to) quality gems from his enthusiastic and extensive collection of Soul, Funk and R&B.
Born Again is an incredibly solid album released by Perception Records in 1973, produced by David Jordan & Patrick Adams, who also share a large portion of the arrangement responsibilities. As one might expect from these kinds of credentials, the outcome is nothing short of lush and luxurious.
While Barnes’ masterfully covers two Black Ivory songs (Wishful Thinking and No If’s, And’s Or But’s), his soul pours out a little further on my personal favorites You Owe It To Yourself and I Just Make Believe (I’m Touching You).
I never plan my DJ sets (as I believe the dance floor is a living, breathing organism), but I can’t stop picturing opening up at Piknic Électronik this year with You Owe It To Yourself (Part 1).J.J Barnes - You Owe It To Yourself J.J Barnes - I Just Make Believe I'm Touching You