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Astral22 delivers a solid first ever various artist compilation release titled “Astral22 Presents…IMPERIAL”. IMPERIAL features a quality line-up of hand picked emerging and established independent soul talent. This spirited soulful “smooth”, “feel good” production showcases Astral22’s collaborations & re-works. The focus here is on the music, lyrical content, and this producer’s signature blend of Classic /Nu Soul; Jazz, Funk and Blues. Expect an assortment of jazzy melodic lush mid-tempo grooves, sophisticated funky up tempo bubblers, and the bluesy slow jams with which this producer is gaining prominence. Astral22’s inspiration and enthusiasm for the genre and artists represented here comes to fruition in this homage to the burgeoning Global Independent Soul Movement.
Trans Phatt Records debut compilation release titled “Astral22 Presents… Imperial” topped the charts and stayed at #1 on Starpoint Radio for 4 weeks, reached #4 on Solar Radio’s Sweet Rhythms Chart, received Top Seller Status on CD Baby, and was featured as the #1 Compilation Of The Year 2009 by Soul Brother Records, London.