Myron and E with The Soul Investigators – Cold Game
This is something a bit special. New 7″ from Timmion Records of Finland right here. It’s by Myron and E with The Soul Investigators – the A-side is the track Cold Game and the B-side is called I Can’t Let You Get Away.
First things first: in the contemporary soul circles, this thing is going off big style. Initially 300 were pressed towards the end of last year, with more slowly trickling out into the new year. Every soul loving vinyl urchin is trying to get their grubby little mitts on this, and for good reason too.
Cold Game pays homage to that sweet 60s sound, with laid back singing and a swinging beat. The Soul Investigators do a mean job of providing the aforementioned beat, as well as guitar, strings and horns. It has a real innocent and fresh sound about it – nearly tripping into full on care-free sunshine territory, before being whipped back in-line by the fierce drum break and tight instrumentation. A real soul gem indeed.
At this point it is worth mentioning a bit more about Myron and E. Myron is a talented individual who has worked in the past with the likes of; Blackalicious, Mike Relm, Gift of Gab, Lyrics Born, Jankie Hotel Project and Indigo Soul Series. Whilst E is actually better known as E Da Boss, an accomplished beat digger, producer and DJ from way back who has mixed with Mark the 45 King, Blackalicious, Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truthspeaker – as well as shared stages with artists like; KRS-One, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, The Roots and Chaka Kahn. So it is something a bit different, in a very good way evidently, to see two experienced hip-hop/soul heads singing on a throw-back soul track from a label based in Finland. Full respect for flipping the game on its head like that!
As previously mentioned, this is a 7″ vinyl record that is generally in very limited supply, so if you want to get a hold of a copy I would advise you to contact those good people at Timmion Records and see what they can do for you. Good luck!