Listen: Christian Gregory - "Count On You"

When British soul/folk troubadour Michael Kiwanuka began his new Movement Records, the first artist he brought on board was fellow mellow funkster Christian Gregory, a singer and songwriter he'd been traveling in the same musical circles with for nearly seven years. Being that the goal of the fledgling North London label is "releasing music with an organic sound rooted in soul," Kiwanuka -- whose own album achieved both critical and commercial success in the U.K. -- has found something of a brother in arms with Gregory's cool, persistent old-school soul beats and husky vocals. "We’re basically trying to keep it pretty much true to the way people were recording back in the sixties or seventies," says Gregory, "which is something I don’t think many people are doing today."

Christian Gregory - "Count On You"