Nearly two decades into their career, Soul Clap’s list of professional feats are many. Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have collectively poured their blood, sweat and tears into realizing a soulful sound that has one foot in the past, the other in the future. Their dedication, vision and unwavering attention to quality has won them a faithful fanbase that’s allowed them to rock international dance floors, produce and remix movement-inducing jams, collaborate with the likes of Nona Hendryx to Parliament-Funkadelic’s George Clinton, and run a label that exists to shine the spotlight on their coterie of talented friends.
Having faced his share of challenges and lived to tell, the timing couldn’t be more right for Levine to explore his Lonely C alias, a project in which he plays guitar and keyboards, drum programming and handles arrangements. The result of more than five years of work is his heartfelt debut solo album, Charles & Tribulations, an introspective collection of songs in which he throws down like you’ve never heard him before.
We’re honored to world premiere the album’s opening track “Class of ’99,” a kinetic booty shaker featuring skittering 8-bit sounding synths, clacking percussion, deep chords and a sultry female vocal. Hit the play button below for an exclusive taste, pick up the album on November 27 on Soul Clap Records and catch Charlie on the road in 2019.