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DANNY KRIVIT - I like this song.

ROBERT OWENS - Great Track.


LOUIS BENEDETTI - In the box, Thanks.



SEAN McCABE - Hard to pick a best mix, I like them all. Wicked Song!!

BOOKER T - Nice Vibes!!!

DJ POPE - Full Support.

HIPPIE TORRALES - Nice Club Mix!!!

TYRONE FRANCIS - DOPE package, Will Support.

BRAZILIAN SOUL CREW - This is my kind of music, Perfect release.

IAN FRIDAY - Dope Soulful House.

MICHAEL FOSSATI - A Phenomenal slice of timeless soulful dance music.


LUKA - Soulful Session Remix, Pure class, Love it!!!!

DEEJAY MANNIX - COF HOuse MIx is a good Jam.

STEVE JOHNS (SOULFUL HOUSE CHART-SOLAR RADIO) - A real soulful gem of a track, All the mixes work on this for me.

Free to Fly

Circle of Funk Presents Charlene Samms

This is the first time that Circle of Funk have collaborated with up and coming London vocalist Charlene Samms. The result is a quality partnership of musical talents which radiate through in this production.

Charlene started singing as a very young child, attending stage school at 3 years of age and singing in church as a member of the choir. She has worked as a backing vocalist for the likes of DaPaul, Drizabone Soul Family, Lifford and LyricL and performs as a member of soul tribute band SugaSoulSistrin and gospel vocal group Ellensi. Charlene gathers her influences from many genres but considers Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse to be her 'lyrical legends'.

The 'Free to Fly' song lyrics are about a relationship break up, and the sadness of reluctantly calling it a day comes through with honesty in Charlene's vocals. She has a very smooth and polished tone to her voice, delivering her lyrics with a maturity beyond her years. Charlene is a lady with a gift that we will all want to hear a lot more of in the future.

It is a bit of an enigma trying to work out which genre the original mix belongs to. It has elements of soul, blues, jungle, broken beat, house and chill-out, which just goes to show that yet again Circle of Funk have pushed the production envelope, making full use of their palette of sounds to devise something new and different and somehow very beautiful and enticing. The gentle keys, atmospheric vibe and swaying bass line fit the song perfectly and the result is a piece of music that flows seamlessly to suit any occasion - where the listener can dance, sing along or just relax. The percussion nuances and tempo changes keep the listener enthralled throughout and Lifford Shillingford adds a fitting cameo dialogue at the end. This track will have widespread appeal to soulful music fans everywhere.
The package also includes a smooth and jazzy soulful house mix from Circle of Funk, and an additional house remix where talented producer Soulful Session has worked his magic - this features beautiful xylophone and piano touches that add yet another dimension to this outstanding composition.

© Sue McDonald 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sue McDonald with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

"Hard to pick a best mix, I like them all, Wicked Song 10/10" - Sean McCabe (King Street)
"Beautiful Soulful House 10/10" - Vinny Da Vinci (House Afrika)
"Hello guys, Thanks for the release, Cool Mix from Schooly" - Souldynamic (Italy)
"Love it guys!!!!!" - MR V (Sole Channel)
"Dope Soulful House" - Ian Friday (Tea Party Music)
"Nice Soulful Vibes" - Booker T (Kings Of Soul)
"Tight!!!" - Marques Wyatt (USA)
"Quality Vibes here.." - Groove Assassin (UK)
"The soulful session remix, Pure class, Love it!!!" - Luka (We Go Deep)
"Dope package, Will Support" - Tyrone Francis (USA)
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