Joey Silvero, under his Distant People disguise, continues to grace us with top-notch soulful house music having timeless written all over, with his latest project "Get way" being a collaboration with South African songstress Mpho. The summery "Get away" is sheer musical bliss, fusing Mpho's unrivaled deeply rooted vocals with glamorous keys and relentlessly pulsating rhythms. The 'Deep Classic Mix' gives the song an inspiring old school flavored deepened feel, not to forget to mention the mind-blowing truly eclectic selection of soul infused remixes from the likes of D General, MinoCafe, Seb Skalski, Monodeluxe and Tracebeatz & Bob all adding their distinctive touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.
Tony Records let loose yet another standout cut from their paramount "Miami Uncuts 2016" compilation: the enthralling "Sumthin' good" by Sol Brown which uses an infectiously groovin' backdrop as playground for illustrious keys and Sacha Williamson's inimitable haunting vocals. On the 'Underground Dub Mix', Sol Brown transforms the track into an utterly mesmerizing underground-esque affair laced with tantalizing melodies, while Groove Assassin contributes truly spell binding 90's house inspired remixes oozing with a gorgeously exhilarating vibe. Essential.
Last week we reviewed the original version of "Know thy self" by VNICVM, a laidback afro deep track fusing gentle yet intriguing rhythms with sublime keys, ethereal chords and a beautiful spoken word poem by Kamau Abayomi. Following this week is a splendid remix by Rafael Moraes who transforms the track into a mesmerizing deep house affair which combines the eminent vocals with glorious keys, heavenly chords and relentlessly thumpin' rhythms. Essential.
Yoruba Records grace us with this masterly crafted interpretation of "Celebration of oggun" by Sunlightsquare (aka Claudio Passavanti). Based on a traditional Yoruba chant performed by Havana's Abbilona, Sunlightsquare takes the original and gives it a modern truly inspiring deep house touch. Osunlade contributes a stunning rendition on a laidback yet spell binding percussive tip that is truly entrancing, and finally Trinidadiandeep adds his signature deeper-than-deep truly melodious touch sure to send the floor into a frenzy.
The original version of N'Dinga Gaba's paramount "Loving that I needed" premiered earlier this year on the "Unity Through Sound WMC 2016" compilation, now the single release of this jewel featuring the inimitable sensual vocals of Sabrina Chyld is just around the corner. N'Dinga Gaba's original version is a truly laidback and soulful yet seductive affair guaranteed to cast a spell on you. DJ Spen and Soulfuledge join forces for an enchanting peak time stomper guaranteed to set the floor on fire, Earl Tutu and John Khan deliver an edgy funk-laden garage rework sure send the dancers into a frenzy, from Enoo Napa comes an utterly mesmerizing afro-deep workout taking the song to a darker realm, and last but not least PM Project provide a glamorous truly thrilling and atmospheric afro-deep rendition.
Back in February, we introduced you to the glorious soulful gem "Over the top" by Italy's Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and singer Josiah Ruff, now comes part two loaded with a stellar selection of truly breathtaking remixes. First up we have Gigi Frassanito with his beautiful sun drenched re-imagination of the original, next up Soul Groove contribute a masterly crafted laidback organic rendition on a classic old school inspired tip, following are Hot Wind who drop a grandiose latin/jazz infused interpretation, and finally Massimo Anelli serves an inspiring truly entrancing jazzed-up afrotastic rework. Essential.