People Need People
XLR8 magazine (USA): Pixel is destined to be far more than just a blip on the screen?. IDJ (UK): review by Peter McIntyre: An album that heralds the arrival of a major new talent? Dusty Groove (USA): One of the freshest American underground records we?ve heard in a longtime? Gilles Peterson (Worldwide): Do You Miss Me? That's a bad tune!? Ashley Beedle (UK): An amazing record and production. More records like this please.? Rainer Truby (Germany) : Such a good album, difficult to pick any particular tracks.? Paul Gamblin (RTR FM, Australia): Soothes the soul- wicked!? Plastiks (Belguim): review by Matthew K: 'Great album covering loads of genres with a big Philly influence. The deep house tracks are amazing' De-Bug (Germany): review by Rene Josquin. 'Extremely versatile, but with a deep trademark. Like Pepe Braddock or Henrik Schwartz have. Stewart Velanche (Urban Landscapes/USA): 'This is the kind of album that makes what I do worthwhile. What a stunning effort of beauty, depth, and spiritual energy...like magic.' One of the freshest American underground records we've heard in a long time -- and a cosmically soulful set that's every bit as great as anything coming out of the current London scene! Maryland-based Pixel work in a spacey blend of house and future soul -- giving equal parts to both aspects of the work, and shifting easily in mood and tone from track to track. A few notches to one side, and this might just be a one-off album of dance tracks -- but thanks to a keen vision from producer Kwesi Dawes, the record pushes forward with a brilliant post-4Hero mix of keys, beats, and righteous vocals! The whole thing's great -- the kind of debut that would be looming large if it was issued on one of those fancy import labels -- and titles include 'The Spirit Of Love', 'Anger Against My Face', 'Freedom', 'Space Explorers', 'People Need People', 'Do You Miss Me', 'Monkey Boy', and 'Future Town' From 'dustygroove.com' US realease OUT NOW This deep house / future soul album from Pixel (aka Kwesi Dawes from Maryland) and I must say that out of the 13 tracks included there wasn't even one that I didn't like, something that nowadays is exceedingly rare. For now my favourite remains number 5 entitled 'Anger Against My Face ' (Featuring Niela & Matthew Payne) but I am sure that during the next couple of days I will find another fave.... Excellent!