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Review Mon Oct 29 2012

Getting Down at the Numero Group's Eccentric Soul Omnibus Release Show @ The Hideout

Not that anyone needed another excuse to hit the town in costume last Saturday night, but the Numero Group's Eccentric Soul Omnibus release party at The Hideout certainly made a case for dancing around to old soul in full hallows garb as one of the best options you're likely to find. From midnight until just short of 3am, Numero staff spun records from their latest compilation of long-lost soul 45s, the Eccentric Soul Omnibus. Billed as "the mother of all rare 45 compilations," the box sets each come with a unique selection of 45 individual 45s from within the Numero archives, all neatly wrapped in a deluxe box with metal fasteners and a vinyl-wrapped exterior. Whether it was worth its $200 asking price is up to the soul collector die-hards — as for me, I was happy enough just kicking my two left feet around to unknown gems like The Intentions and The Procedures underneath the Hideout's string-lit rafters.

Along with the always helpful Hideout staff, label employees were on hand throughout the night to offer helpful information about the box set, offer tidbits about what we were hearing, and provide slow-dancing tips where necessary. Seeing as the event doubled as much as a standard Saturday night dance party as a proper release show, really it was an opportunity to get down in full costume to the Numero staff's carefully curated picks. And oh, did they get down — I never thought I'd see Pippi Longstocking and a replacement referee dance like that before, let alone together. But 'tis the season for soul, I guess, at least around these parts.

The event also served as a warm-up for the label's upcoming trip out to the East Coast for round two of the Eccentric Soul Omnibus release party in Williamsburg on November 1st, hurricanes be damned. Costumes optional.

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