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  • Introducing... The Soul Strut Music Archive

    For the past few years, it's been extremely quite around here.  While the web site hasn't seen much activity (other than the mixes page), I have been extremely active behind the scenes meticulously combing a vast archive of discussion threads from 2001-2007 documenting the eclectic and diverse musical tastes and trends of the Soul Strut community.

    I have amassed around 17,000 albums and singles (and that is up until 2007.)  

    I've made a life time decision to review and collect the most relevant recordings discussed on here in order to inform music lovers for years to come of how great this place really was is.

    I'm going alphabetical.  So with an average of 5 reviews a day, it will take me YEARS to complete.

    So, without further, here is the soft opening of THE ARCHIVE.
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  • Remove your mouth, I made Rhythm Roulette

    Probably the only guy to not plant records or use patch drums too. Idk. Check it out. Hi Soulstrut.
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  • Leo Sayer 4 EVA



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  • Soulstrut shout out on new release!

    I do walk with that soulstrut and carry that golden era. When i looked back at the mid 2000's there was only one set of footprints, and it was SS carrying me.


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  • Fines of October

    Your finds are all so cute. The ruler is back kids.
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  • Why So Quiet Around Here?

    yuichi said:
    RAJ said:
    yuichi said:
    Hey guys.  To be completely blunt, the last format/layout change I think completely turned off most
    remaining OG members. 
    I noticed that.. Harvey Canal, Batmon, Laserwolf, DB Cooper all jumped shipped after the "upgrade".  I will admit that the latest upgrade was a last ditch attempt to be "relevant" as it features a lot of more social media stylings.  It does have it's benefits (like a better search engine), but then again, if you are living in 2016 and still using message board technology, it's probably the last thing you care about.  

    I guess I am....

     

    In all honesty, though, I miss the community.  I miss being able to support people's new releases, hear about their new mixes, get excited about a new record store someone is opening up, a movie review.  All that is gone.  I'm friends with a lot of the same people on Facebook and it's not the same.  In fact, I unfollowed a lot of them because of the same stupid daily narcissism.  

    Also, I haven't been on Waxidermy in years, but props to them for keeping it simple and retaining their audience.  That was not a healthy place for me, though.  The last few times I was on there, it was filled with ex pats reveling in this place's demise.  

    Nonetheless, I am fully dedicated to having this place still up and running for more years to come!  The archives are one of my children and I hope people get the same value out of them as I do.


    Raj, you are CLEARLY disconnected son. The last thing, anybody cares about is poasting from their smartphone.
    Only thing I do that is close is listen to some mixes on Soundcloud on my phone.

    And the fact that the OG dudes still come back to this site and type in "soulstrut.com" like a junkie looking for one last hit,
    speaks on how there is still a need.  I for one still wanna talk about the NBA, but couldn't even find the damn thread.

    Someone mentioned "vibe".  You can't revive a site by "ghostbumping" or everyone pitching in a music-related thread.
    That shit is corny and has failed every time.

    Another thing Raj.  I don't think anyone has the time or wherewithal to go through achived msg board poasts.  or cares for that matter.
    Most of the pics you can't even view anymore.

    Waxi I think has slowed down a bit too.

    Youichi, I swear this will be my last "why must I cry" moment.  I'm sure others agree with your sentiments.  I'm not disagreeing.  I've made some last ditch efforts that have been perceived as failures.   I'm just doing what feels right for me 17 years after I started this site.  It feels right for me to revisit and restore threads I missed because I was busy being a father.  It feels right bumping those threads because I want others to see how great they were.  If any one can see these threads and be inspired, my job is done.  This will be the site's legacy,

      
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  • Why So Quiet Around Here?

    yuichi said:
    Hey guys.  To be completely blunt, the last format/layout change I think completely turned off most
    remaining OG members. 
    I noticed that.. Harvey Canal, Batmon, Laserwolf, DB Cooper all jumped shipped after the "upgrade".  I will admit that the latest upgrade was a last ditch attempt to be "relevant" as it features a lot of more social media stylings.  It does have it's benefits (like a better search engine), but then again, if you are living in 2016 and still using message board technology, it's probably the last thing you care about.  

    I guess I am....

     

    In all honesty, though, I miss the community.  I miss being able to support people's new releases, hear about their new mixes, get excited about a new record store someone is opening up, a movie review.  All that is gone.  I'm friends with a lot of the same people on Facebook and it's not the same.  In fact, I unfollowed a lot of them because of the same stupid daily narcissism.  

    Also, I haven't been on Waxidermy in years, but props to them for keeping it simple and retaining their audience.  That was not a healthy place for me, though.  The last few times I was on there, it was filled with ex pats reveling in this place's demise.  

    Nonetheless, I am fully dedicated to having this place still up and running for more years to come!  The archives are one of my children and I hope people get the same value out of them as I do.


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  • Soulstrut R.I.P. (1999-2016)

    Hi. I am brand spankin new to the Strut forum. Been into this record thing along with everything you can think of that comes with it for about 20 years now. Known about this site and have visited it from time to time but for whatever reason never became a member or commented on a post till recently. And I gotta say, I feel at home. 

    My activity here may have something to do with the fact that I recently decided to take a hiatus from all social media. No FB, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Stress in my life was at an all time high with multiple jobs, creative endeavors, personal issues etc and cutting that shit out of my life seemed like it might help me focus and regain some sanity. It's been two weeks now and I feel more human and in control than I have in a long time. There is something incrediblely empowering about choosing to disconnect from everyone else's bullshit and refocusing on what maters most to you. In my case I guess that's digging for records cause I ended up here. It's also probably a result of a deep seeded habit of grabbing the iPhone and scrolling, connecting to others quickly through a device. 

    So, despite that some might feel this is "lesser than" what it maybe used to be, I'm glad it's here and I look forward to participating more, digging through old posts for answers to questions someone else thought of before me, and helping to keep it alive.

    Peace!

       




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  • Why So Quiet Around Here?

    @tripledouble 

    Nice to see you check in.  I think there were a series of missteps that eventually encouraged a lot of the older heads to move on (changing of board software, too much political bullshit, the rise of social media). There are still some OGs on here, though.  

    Any attempts to revitalize has been short-lived because at this point in my life a) I have a demanding career b) I'm older and lazier, and c) I don't live and breathe records like I used to.

    I'm still committed to keep this place up for a few more years and may plan to archive it so that it is accessible for a long time.

    Soulstrut por vida

      
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  • Recent Finds






    some recent and not so recent finds. Happy to have found the two Nara Leão, plus the Sérgio Ricardo is one I've found a few times before but always passed it along, will probably keep this one though.

    Aldemaro is a weird venezuelan record that promised psyched out sitars on the cover but delivered this instead:


    Waldir Calmon is one people seem to be after because of a Madvillain sample.

    The find of the year for me though is Waltel Branco's Assim Na Terra Como No Céu, even if some asshole moth ate a hole into one of the tracks. This one's a compilation of novela soundtracks that had been unreleased until then, except for one or two tracks. A bit of a



    been having some decent luck with the 7"s lately, some of the highlights are:












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