A bigger and more uniquely soulful sound for Triple P – aka cosmic DJ production duo Platinum Pied Pipers
, rechristened as PPP
with the addition of vocalists Coultrain and Karma to the group on the wonderful Abundance! The vocals, and a tighter focus on great songs than on an overall vibe, makes this a huge leap forward for an already excellent crew. Even when it was mainly just the duo of Waajeed and Saadiq, the PPP
vibe was eclectic – it still is, but with the vocalists and some grittier instrumentation, they're now tapping a deeper reservoir of soul and funk. Horns, funky drums, handclaps, keys and the male & female vocals reign it in for a tighter approach – still with the soaring cosmic vibe of earlier work. They're also proudly representing a classic Motown, 80s Detroit club grooves, string accented soul and gritty funk – never sounding dated, and very much of the here and now, representative of PPP
's timeless approach. Far more than abundant – a bounty! Titles include "Angel", "Smoking Mirrors", "On A Cloud", "Love Affair", "Go, Go, Go", "Ain't No If's Or Maybe's", "Pigeon Hole", "Lovers & Haters", "American Pimp", "Dirty Secrets", "Goodbye" and more. LP version features a bonus track not on the CD, the title track in fact, "Abundance".