Amalgamation: (Amalgamate) verb, combine or unite to form one organization or structure — DERIVATIVES amalgamation noun.
What is Soul II Soul?
Well, we’re a sound system
An amalgamation of dance music
There’s three of us from the north side
And two from the east
And through our style people just came to recognise us as the ‘Funki Dreds’.
(Soul II Soul, ‘Jazzie’s Groove’)
This spoken-word piece charted as a single in the US in 1989 as London group Soul II Soul enjoyed trans-Atlantic success with its stylish mix of contemporary urban themes and classic dance rhythms. While the group never regained the popularity afforded by their first album, the modestly but accurately entitled ‘Club Classics, Vol. One‘, the impact of this initial disc was sufficient to re-shape urban music in Britain and influence the international dance music scene.