Welcome to Expansion Records. The time of year has come for our new Soul Togetherness collection, the 2019 edition available now and full of soulful goodness. Our new albums from Candace Woodson, Victor Haynes and One Way featuring Al Hudson are currently doing very well. Also out are a brand new singles from Change and Jennifer Holliday and a special compilation from DJ Tony Monson as part of his 75th birthday celebrations. Based in the UK, we endeavor to provide the level of quality soul largely abandoned by the American major companies many years ago. Our purpose is to offer artists, both new and veteran, a platform for their music on the UK soul scene, and where helpful, an international stage through our vast network of music fans and business affiliates. There is a real passion for what we do here and this is what keeps us going through sunshine and rain especially through these ever more changing and challenging times. Below are links to our current releases. A combination of CD, vinyl and digital releases. All are amazing soul, funk, jazz recordings that we know you will love. Why not check out THE EXPANSION RECORDS VAULT and see what other music you can explore.....
It is here, Soul Togetherness 2019 with 15 of the years best modern soul room gems on CD and double LP. It opens with What Turns You On, a signature track of the year from talented new singer songwriter and performer Lukas Setto. DCR is here too with one of the yearâ€™s best tracks Positive Vibes alongside other to cuts from established artists including Glenn Jones (ahead of his appearance at the January Luxury Soul Weekender 2020), Angie Stone, Raheem Devaughn and new artists too with Giving It Up by The Terri Green Project and much more
The much anticipated annual Luxury Soul series continues with the 2020 set. As ever, it is the pick big tunes are presented on this 35-track, 3CD collection, with contributions from Cornell CC Carter-I See Love (MetLife Remix), Brian Power ft Hil St Soul-Take Me Away, Glenn Jones-Better Man (exclusive), Alex Puddu with Breakwaters Gene Robinson Jr-Dont Hold Back, Zo! Ft Carmen Rogers and Eric Roberson Love Up, SouLutions Whos Been Kissing You, Incognito-Jakarta Dreams, Halo-Let Me Do It (are 1981 release), SoulPersona & Princess Freesias tribute to Leon Ware-Music Man, Laura Jackson-Reach Out, Rockie Robbins-Together (original stunning 1979 independent version), Victor Haynes-Who Do You Love and Noel McKoy-People Make Change among many others. Essential release that coincides with the ever popular Blackpool Soul Weekender. Album entered Solar Sweet Rhythms Chart at No.1!
One Way featuring Al Hudson are back! #New Old School is their first for over 25 years in this 40th Anniversary year of You Can Do It and their debut album in 1979. Prior to this event, Al Hudson had a solo career and recorded as Al Hudson & The Soul Partners prior to the transition to One Way. #New Old School has all the elements of their 80s funk jams with steppers and ballads all here in the mix. Still with Al co-writing and producing is Dave Maestro D Roberson at their Detroit studio.
This 30 track, 2CD collection is compiled by one of the UK's most prolific soul radio presenters, Tony Monson. He is also co-owner of Solar Radio and has a background in music sales as a distributor, and owner of Disc Empire the shop and record label. The songs here represent styles Tony has been associated with ranging from Disco-Boogie, to Soul, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Funk, Afro-Latin, and House, particular songs he has favoured and felt should be recognised more widely. This compilation gives those songs a platform in Tony's 75th year, part of purpose of this project. A celebration!