July 2009 sees the collaboration and coming together of two leading house music identities; Reelgroove and The Vocal Booth, launching the exciting new soulful house label, “The Sounds Of The Booth”.
The Vocal Booth, founded and fronted by Andy Ward (Soul Central / Soul Heaven) celebrates its 10th birthday after being launched back in the Ministry Of Sound Bar in 1999. Having developed the sound and style of The Vocal Booth, it has become an iconic radio show devoted to the very best in soulful house music.
The final piece of the jigsaw, and what seemed inevitable some time ago, is “The Sounds of the Booth” record label. After exposing listeners on a weekly basis to fresh new music throughout the radio show, it feels only natural to be a record label showcasing the very best up and coming talent, alongside some of Andy’s own productions tried and tested on the Vocal Booth family.
The Sounds of the Booth comes in conjunction with Reelgroove Records, one of the UK’s most consistent and respected labels.
Andy states “Starting the label alongside Reelgroove makes perfect sense to me, Greg Dorban has the proven network in place to make an independent label work smoothly. This allows me to focus more on the music, concentrating on productions and A&R of the label”
The label launches with a track titled “Unspoken” produced by Andy Ward with the sublime Rainy Payne on vocals. The original idea is brought to life by an interpretation from Park Street and will be backed by an array of mixes to suit all styles covered in The Vocal Booth.