Luke Una Present - E Soul Cultura (Orange)LABEL: Mr Bongo
Limited special edition indies only orange vinyl to celebrate the success of Luke Una's first compilation and Kartel's compilation of the year for 2022 ! With some of the best DJs and selectors there is a certain mysterious sound or underlying feeling which unites the music they play, regardless of genre, year or tempo
Luke Una is a master of telling a story through music and this compilation is a perfect example of his musical alchemy in action. Featuring tracks from Yusef + Lateef, Airto Moreira, Crooked Man, Henri Texier and many more, it is a collection of new, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world, all united by Luke under the banner of E- Soul Cultura. Beginning his career as an original Sheffield house young blood in the mid 1980s, Luke's move to Manchester and partnership with Justin Crawford saw the birth of Electric Chair, a cornerstone cult night in the UK underground club scene, and later Electric Elephant, a Croatian festival paying homage to their wild eclecticism from Balearic to Brazilian to E soul, house, disco and techno. Luke's much loved, long running Homoelectric night and more recently Homobloc sell out festival for 10,000 souls has been at the forefront of Manchester's LGBTQ cultural landscape. Luke's Friday evening show on Worldwide FM has captured imaginations and has already become a cult four hour must-listen monthly journey with fans all over the world. Today Luke remains, as ever, at the forefront of a changing scene, pairing the momentous legacy of Manchester's 80s and 90s scene with the delivery of what today's club communities need to get down.