Flair | Chasin' The Rain


chasin' the rain


Chasin' The Rain

Chasin' The Rain (Dub)

Heels & Souls step back to 1988, relicensing and remastering Flair's anthemic soul number “six blissful minutes of heavy bass licks, soaring vocals, and infectious synth lines”

Often lauded today as a UK Soul classic - partially due to its release on the prolific UK label Champion. However, the fact it was mixed and mastered at the famous Jankowski studio in Stuttgart by three Germans, reveals a somewhat different story.

The track has that UK street soul heavy low-end, but with a synth-pop flavour sprinkled in the mix - swinging synth lines and gated snares aplenty. Yet from chatting to Peter Bielig, who's been instrumental in getting this record reissued, the sounds sweeping across the Atlantic from the likes of Jam and Lewis, who blended R&B, funk, soul and pop, were clearly a big influence too.