If a modern day Muhammad Ali had a ring entrance theme song then it surely would’ve been supplied by the good brother Carlton Jumel Smith’s new single “Keep On Swinging” which packs a mighty powerful shot of adrenaline to get things moving on the dance floor. As a long standing fan of Smith, this new combination of band backing courtesy of Mocambo and Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band brings something special out of him and a sound that enhances his already perfect soulful stylings.
The A-side features “Keep On Swinging” which is a slab of tough street funk with real-life storytelling about persistence and not giving up which will surely be a favorite spin amongst funk DJ’s in the scene. Carlton’s message of positivity and encouragement continues on the flip side with “Hope”, an uptempo sweet soul hitter with a strong gospel vibe over urgent breakbeats. A double a-sider with maximum replay value that gives you a two-for-one special knocking your socks off in the second round.