Music Box 5: Home and Away is the latest double disc compilation by DJ Terance under the Soul Candi music stable. We’ll be honest and say it wasn’t deep love at first listen, though “Home and Away” grows on an avid listener very quickly.
DJ Terance exhibits great musical theory and his colossal experience on this release, showcasing this across both discs on Music Box 5. His features both local and international producers on this compilation and our local producers have most definitely stepped up their game, with wonder tracks like ‘Stay’ by Nu Town Soul featuring B.Kay (that voice, those lyrics, the production – what a killer combination). Memorable choices on disc 1 include: Aki Beren featuring Carmen Sherry ‘Into My Soul’ and Benedetto & Farina featuring Sandy Spady on ‘So Addictive’ (The Layabouts Addicted to you house vocal mix). The track selection is perfectly formulated, the music is blended smoothly to perfection – taking music lovers on a deep and soulful house journey.
Very few words on this planet can explain how the second disc in “Home & Away” can make one feel. The transition from soulful and vocal house music on disc 1 to jazzier notes and reprise versions of classic house gems on disc 2 is somewhat mystical. With musical works by the likes of Vikter Duplaix, Aaron Jerome and The Layders; disc 2 offers a perfect selection of acid and nu-jazz tracks, which make a great recipe for memorable Sunday afternoons. Works featured on disc 2 include Lanu’s ‘Hold Me Down’, the album version of Vikter Duplaix’s ‘Make A Baby’ and an unforgettable original Mix of the classic ‘Cafe De Flore’ by Dr Rocket. Need we say more?