So a few years ago, the great husband and wife team from Philadelphia, Kindred, ask me to contribute a remix to their debut album for Hidden Beach Records (original home to Miss Jill Scott)
I instantly said yes, especially since they reminded me of Ashford and Simpson! That week they had a show at Philly club Transit and they did a live version of Rhythm of Life which blew me away. The music community at this time was super thick and connected, especially because everyone was working out of the now defunkt Larry Gold Studio.
My dream was to have a full choir on the song and Ty Tribbett happened to be working with James Poyser that week. I asked Ty to come in while we were working on the track. I used many of the musicians from the band except Chuck Treece was on bass. I then had Kindred come into the studio and re-sing the vocals to really capture the essence.
Ty brought in a small choir a week later and to watch him work was mindblowing.
The song went on to be included on the album, although edited. The full version is on blue vinyl 12" and limited edition 7" and here for you on Youtube
It went on to become a huge NYC house anthem and a big song featured at the famous Body and Soul parties.