Thank your lucky stars that Soul Central are back to bless turntables. A soulful, choir-backed vocal promoting house music as life to an expectant audience, ‘Pray’ does a fine job of keeping you on the edge of your pew as it manages to contain itself from exploding and becomes an almost eccentric source of salvation. Its climax maintains its insistence of putting your hands together: its wandering star of a synth loop, filling Soul Central’s bare spaces into infinity, works all parts of the body while training the mind. 

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Soul Central’s role in dance music history should never be underestimated. Their ‘Strings of Life’ calling card featuring Kathy Brown became a top 10 UK singles hit, forever beloved by global dancefloors and subsequently ranked by Time Out, Mixmag and BBC Radio as one of the house music tracks of all time. In and around the industry for the next two decades, crossing paths with Defected, MAW, Strictly Rhythm and Ministry of Sound along the way, Be Yourself Music landed themselves a prize signing when announcing Soul Central’s Paul Timothy and Matt McKillop to the label this year.  
If Soul Central’s Be Yourself debut ‘Matador’ left you transfixed, ‘Pray’ is a second spellbinding episode, strictly for those that take their house music seriously.