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PAUL RANDOLPH: BELIEVER

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UK release date 02.04.2007

A single that whets the appetite for the forthcoming album from this talented bass-player, vocalist and producer. He’s already collaborated with luminaries Carl Craig and Mad Mike of Underground Resistance, as well as doing session work for Kanye West, PJ Harvey, War and Zap Mama, and has gradually carved out a name as an artist in his own right.

In 2004, Randolph released his debut album on Mahogani Music, and his recent collaboration with Isoul8 on 'On My Heart', was a classic piece of futuristic soul. With 'Believer', Randolph again proves his prowess on this beautifully orchestrated composition that wouldn’t sound out of place in the Cadet back-catalogue. On remix duties, Jazzanova catapult Randolph’s vocals into the space age, the live instrumentation of the original replaced with squelchy synth-bass and expertly sequenced drums that just build and build to a sweaty climax.
Words Jez Smadja

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