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This Is Real (ft Shara Nelson)

by charles webster

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Dimensions Recordings present the second track from Charles Webster's first major solo album in two decades, 'Decision Time'. Following on from first single 'The Spell' (which featured Ingrid Chavez and a remix from Burial), we have our second taste entitled 'This Is Real', also featuring the classic soulful vocals of Shara Nelson, probably best known as the powerhouse that fronted Massive Attack's seminal classic 'Unfinished Sympathy'.

Operating in house music since the mid '80s, Charles Webster is revered as something like the producer's producer, spoken about in the same breath as Larry Heard or Ron Trent amongst the DJ cognoscenti, releasing music over the years under 30 different pseudonyms with over 500 remixes.

'Decision Time' is Charles' first major solo record since 2001's 'Born On The 24th July', and features an array of artists from a number of different eras, guises and genres that Charles has been involved with over his career, including Terra Deva, Sio, Thandi Draai and Sipho.

'This Is Real' illustrates further the depth of the new album's soundscapes; depth being the operative word, with deep, layered atmospherics and strings gracing a pulsating downtempo almost-tribal rhythm, accompanied by the unmistakable ethereal vocals of Shara Nelson.

A new generation of ears are about to discover the influential underground sound of Charles Webster.

"As if Everything But The Girl, Larry Heard and Womack & Womack decided to merge musical ideas in the studio…" Billboard, USA.

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released October 30, 2020

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