Thursday, 21 November 2013

Omni Trio - Soul Promenade

Omni Trio - Soul Promenade (Moving Shadow, 1994)

'Torn' wasn't the first time Rob Haigh had sampled the acapella of First Choice's 'Let No Man Put Asunder'. 'Soul Promenade' appeared on Volume 5 in 1994 and features a "I got something for your soul" vocal cleverly stitched together from the disco classic.

The track opens with some tearing timestretched Amens and 808 kick bass before beautiful layers of synthetic strings and piano create a rich melodic tapestry for an emotional tune. As well as the First Choice sample it features sensual "Yes... Oooh baby" vocals from Siedah Garrett's 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G', a well sampled garage house tune from 1988. A further element from 'K.I.S.S.I.G.' appeared in Nookie's remix of 'Soul Promenade' which adds an "Woah ahhh a ahhhh a ahh ahh ahhh" (???) adlib while also extending the First Choice sample. That adlib then also cropped up in Omni Trio's own remix of the track entitled 'Soul Of Darkness (Promenade 96 Rollout)', which as the title suggests is a darker, more rolling take on the tune which features the Think break. One track, three superb versions.

The original, Nookie Remix and 'Soul Of Darkness' are all available to purchase over at Beatport. You can hear the original in Grooverider's set at Quest: The Untouchables from 11th June 1994:

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