Reverend Funk, The Caves, Edinburgh, Feb 24
The groove is in the heart and there's magic in the air.
The great, grey grotto of The Caves is where the Reverend will preach his truth about the soul, and it is a truth worth telling. Is it the candle-light dancing across the rough stone walls that makes this place seem almost spiritual? Or the congregation dancing across rough stone ground that insist it is? The second room is a grand chamber – if you look up, that is – and though the dancefloor is small, it's never static as the story of the beat is told in jazz-funk roll-outs, electronic jazz and old-school hip-hop. The main room pulls out the classic soul and funk cuts from the 60s and 70s, focusing on motown and northern soul in a broad round-up of the key sounds of the scene. The crowd is in the spirit, the groove is in the heart and there's magic in the air – come back soon, Reverend.
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