Charlie Butler Takes a Look at the Mi-Soul Playlist‘Holding Back’ – SG Lewis featuring GallantSG Lewis may be a newcomer to the scene but on ‘Holding Back’ he has delivered a genuinely mature sound. There’s a similarity to Disclosure (the two are labelmates) but without the frenzy, and the peaceful vibes of the track also bring to mind Bonobo or Maribou State. Ultimately though, comparisons are useless; he’s made something that is unique and therefore interesting. It’s all beautifully layered with soft progressions and the rising synths in the chorus are a highpoint, pushing the track to euphoric levels. It’s no surprise that he was quoted as saying ‘if my music was soundtracking afterparties across the UK then I’d be a pretty happy man’.‘All I Do’ – Kyle Kim featuring Sheree Hicks (Luyo Kore remix)Korean producer Kyle Kim has returned with a sped-up, house-inspired cover of Stevie Wonder’s ‘All I Do’ just in time for his mammoth gig at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park. It’s an intriguing interpretation and although Kim’s version shares its essence with the original, the two are different enough to make this a song in its own right. Sheree Hicks adds a further layer of difference to the track; the female vocalist gives the lyrics and the song, a soft sensuality that Stevie Wonder’s voice doesn’t.‘Let Me’ – Kenya (Sean McCabe remix)A native of Denver, Colorado, Kenya came late to music via a spiritual awakening which enabled her ‘to strategise her life to live her divine purpose’. What this meant is that she took on the life of a professional musician full time and the good results have followed. She usually peddles in what has been described as ‘jazz-kissed soul’, so for Sean McCabe to be remixing her song ‘Let Me Show You’ represents a shift in gears and Z Records were quick to sign. Kenya’s voice is perfect for the producer. She’s emotional, upbeat soulful and fun.‘I Know Someone’ – Sean McCabe featuring Mike CityMaking his second appearance in as many paragraphs, this time on his own track, Sean McCabe is back with his signature sound. It’s house music, certainly, but with a little something extra added by Mike City on vocals, best known for producing ‘Heard It All Before’ for Sunshine Anderson. It’s the first release on Good Vibrations Music and throughout Sean’s 11 year musical journey the Bristol-based producer has clearly absorbed a hatful of different influences. The result is a song that’s brimming with life.