Soulfuric is one of the most well-renowned labels in house music worldwide. As production duo Jazz-N-Groove and Urban Blues Project (UBP), Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy released records on classic labels including Sub-Urban, Strictly Rhythm and AM:PM, even cueing up the first ever release on Defected Records (and a UK chart no.8) with Soulsearcher’s 'Can’t Get Enough'. In 1996, the two founded their own label Soulfuric Recordings which eventually included sub-labels Soulfuric Deep and Soulfuric Trax. Soulfuric was and is one of the most important labels in the history of this genre we love, garnering a cult following and releasing classics from Axwell, John ‘Julius’ Knight, Shawn Christopher, Hardsoul, Melba Moore, & Copyright.
‘Testify’ sees Brian & Mark adopt their Urban Blues Project moniker and join forces with New York R&B vocalist Jay Williams to create one of the all-time gospel house anthems. This bumper package includes two vocal mixes and two dubs from UBP themselves, whilst Mousse T. contributes a remix, a dub and bonus beats. Roger Sanchez is on top form with his Narcotic Mix and Dub, as well as his Turned-out Club Mix. Aston Martinez accentuates the track’s piano line, whilst UK Garage pioneers Tuff Jam’s pair of remixes are considered classics of the genre. Phunk Phorce (aka King Unique’s Matthew Roberts) comes good with a pair of driving remixes, and an Accapella closes out the release.
released February 14, 1997
1997, Defected Records Limited dba Soulfuric Recordings