Celestine‚Äôs highly anticipated debut album, recorded entirely with live musicians ‚Äď With many of the lyrics penned by Celestine herself, Secret Side is on occasion ‚Äúa funksome blend of soul and jazz‚Ä¶with a voice of perfect poise coming through‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ¬† In addition tracks like ‚ÄėThis Baby Still Cares‚Äô and ‚ÄėProphecy‚Äô shows her more mellow
jazz style. ‚ÄúSecret Side‚ÄĚ is a great addition to all music lovers‚Äô collections.
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This digital release, on Ranking Records, consists of four versions of the song the first of which features Celestine applying a dreamy soulful vocal a top this melodious hybrid of organic and digi sounds, expressing a style that harks back to that vintage studio one sound.The final mix is from one of the new generation of Bristol producers K√§hn, who applies more of a funky, 2- step shuffle, club vibe that caresses around Celestine‚Äôs vocal so neatly that the two become one. More on United Reggae
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First they said it was a 2 step movement, latched on to by gospel DJs as far away as Europe, then they said its kinda broken beat, Jazz Fusion, traditional gospel, then I heard it was funky house. On and on the desire to categorise what thousands have come to own and constantly demand more of has developed a momentum of its own.
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Sonic Syringe featuring Celestine – Inside – 2006
Electronic music pioneers Spooky (aka Charlie May and Duncan Forbes) return with their third studio album, the double-disc masterpiece ‘Open’. Featuring the lush vocals of Julie Daske and the amazing Celestine Gordon ‚Äď ‘Open’ is a perfectly produced one-two punch of electronic soul and chill-out music.
On a historical level, Spooky are one of the most famous and important production outfits of the mid-1990’s electronic music scene. Much like other top acts from the golden era – including Orbital and Underworld – Spooky always created music that went beyond a 4/4 simple beat and landed in a realm of beautiful song structures and soundscapes.
‘Open’ isn’t merely another electronic or dance music album, but rather it’s a masterwork that needs to be thoroughly explored. The first disc of this collection features 9 songs that that traverses the realm of electronic soul. Each track is elegant and smooth as ice; paired with the irresistible vocals of Julie Daske and Celestine Walcott Gordon.
BBC Star for a Night– 2000