Long-time ambassador of Urban Music in the UK, club and radio DJ Ronnie Herel presents
Neo Soul Sessions Vol. 1, his debut compilation for BBE Music.
Cutting his teeth on the 80's and 90s club scene in London, MOBO nominated DJ and
producer Ronnie Herel has been a powerful champion of high-quality soulful music in the
UK for over 3 decades. One of BBC Radio 1Xtra's first signings, Ronnie went on to scout
talent for TV show ‚The Voice' before finding a new home as head of music at internationally
renowned station Mi Soul.
Offering up a meticulously selected selection of hip-hop soul gems, Ronnie Herel's Neo Soul
Sessions Vol. 1 shines a light on a number of incredible artists, singers, songwriters,
musicians and producers who find themselves in the netherworld between 'underground'
and 'overground': too accomplished to fall into the former category, yet not 'mainstream'
enough to fall into the latter. "The fact is" says Herel, "there's a whole world of smokin'
grooves out there that most of the time gets overlooked for radio playlists; the powers-thatbe
opting for the more manufactured, purpose-built mainstream record."
Featuring UK talents Omar, Etta Bond, Children of Zeus and Terri Walker alongside US
heroes Foreign Exchange, Phonte, Erro and the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, this collection
delivers the very best in contemporary soul from both sides of the Atlantic.
"The words, thoughts, production, love and hard work these artists put into their music is
clear for you to hear. Hopefully you will have made some new discoveries and will continue
explore their music beyond this compilation. I hope there will be many more volumes to
come, but we need your support and the artists need your support for that to happen, so tell
everyone about this, and enjoy!" - Ronnie Herel.