"When Stereo Deluxe asked us to compile the next edition of their 'Coming Home' series we were delighted for two reasons. First of all because we could reunite with the label which released our first ever records, secondly we really love the idea behind this compilation to create your personal mixtape and share it with your fans, " Ralf Droesemeyer and Mark Wetzler aka Mo' Horizons explain.
"So for us selecting these tracks was not only about digging some hip and groovy music, but also to put our own history into a new perspective. "How could you find a smoother way to open "Coming Home" than the mighty Southern soul voice of Mighty Clouds Of Joy singer Clay Hammond. Jehro from Marseille keeps up with the Caribbean vibe while adding a healthy shot of French folk and sending his "Why Me" on the hippie trail. The unquestionable down-to-earthness and songwriter genius of Mose Allison seems to be custom-made for this edition of "Coming Home". Southern England beatsmith TM Juke teams up with the Jack Baker Trio for "That Gut Feeling" and here we have it again: The groove and the global vibe. It is Sir Mack Rice who walks away with honour of closing this "Coming Home" session. His 1964 Lu Pine single "Baby I'm Coming Home" set as many Northern Soul floors alight over the years as it perfectly rounds up "Coming Home":
"It's all in there: Soul, rhythm, melody, passion and a feeling of actually arriving where you really belong," Droesemeyer closes. "That is what you expect when you are coming home."