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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Now, another example that Music with capital letters was created in Africa. I can't thank Kenny Dixon Jr enough for another outstanding piece of art rooted in the deepest and most ancient of expressions. What a reinterpretation of funk and disco! alexlaragarcia
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Burial is all I want from music. I can listen to this for the rest of my life and be happy.
For me, Tunes 2011-2019 sounds and feels like the soundtrack of the world in our times. It covers every dot of our world. This is the most beautiful collection of music ever in my opinion, and the one that matters the most. An analysis of the world and his habitants, and even the things that we do not know. wtomb