Jacksoul at Mod Club, March 25
With Jacksoul 's latest release, Resurrected, Haydain Neale 's aim was to create "straight-up, raw-dawg, takin'-no-prisoners, goin'-for-your-throat, tear-jerkin, ass-shakin', sweet-and-lowdown, fried-chicken-and-dumplings-with-a-side-of-grease, mess-around-and-hurt-yourself soul music." To do this, Neale believes, takes a certain amount of grit.
"It's that bit of imperfection that makes all great soul music. You can't just run the vocals through ProTools and knock out the bad notes. You gotta keep some of that. Keep the scratchiness and dirt in your vocal performance."
Tunes on Resurrected range from love songs to commentaries on war and youth violence, but mainly it's all about love.
"Not just love of booty and love of dancing, but love of self and of the world."