HSR Records are going from strength to strength, once more blessing us with a soulful masterpiece having timeless written all over. The inspiring "On tonite" is produced by Soulbridge and features the passionate vocal stylings of Josiah Ruff alongside a grandiose orchestration composed of splendorous horns, glamorous jazzy piano and exquisite keys all perfectly arranged over an infectious funk soaked backdrop - sheer musical bliss. Guido P, Ondagroove and SoulFunktion are the chosen ones to deliver the remixes of this gem - to cut right to the chase, they all add their distinctive truly magical soulful/deep touch to the song, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version from this stellar truly eclectic selection of interpretations.
C-Major (SA), the team of Nqobile Ntlabathi, Phiwokuhle Madondo, Ndlelenhle Jiyane, Phindile Shoba and Mlungisi Zuma, return to Atal Music with the superb "Funny Faces EP" (if you missed their previous releases on the label entitled "Another level" and "The Mind Massage EP" go check them out) which is loaded with four deepalicious gems by no means to be missed. "Funny faces" and "Heaven heaven" are truly mesmerizing and spacy instrumentals oozing with glorious atmospheric melodies, while "Have you heard" featuring sexy vocals by Sky P (Kwanele Mabaso) and "Running away" featuring sultry vocals by Faye Wonder are breathtaking afro-deep vocal jewels having timeless written all over.
Back in 1979, Machine released their self-titled debut album which included a song that nowadays is considered one of the greatest dance songs ever: "There but for the grace of god go I". Fast forward to 2015, and we are blessed with this marvelous Big Moses (Moise Laporte) produced re-imagination of this unforgettable truly seminal classic which stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song a unique contemporary four-to-the-floor feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine thanks to an utterly infectious funked-up backdrop and enticing keys and chords, not to forget to mention the phenomenal truly breathtaking rendition of the lyrics by The S.O.S. Project, the trio of renowned singers/songwriters Latrechia Peteet, Gwen Hunter and Dawn Souluvn Williams also known as Sister's of Sounds.
La MuziQue Afreak is an up-and-rising independent label from South Africa destined to introduce the world to underground house music from the motherland. "LMA Underground Selections Volume One" is the labels first compilation which features tracks from not only local South African talents but also producers from other parts of the world, namely: Afro Mates, IndySoul, O'ryan, Jozified ManiK and J.K.A. To cut a long story short, from beginning to the end this fabulous compilation takes you on a blissful musical excursion to deepest imaginable grounds underground house music has to offer; beyond the shadow of doubt the future shines bright for both the label as well as the artists featured...
This enticing collaboration by Blade Deep and DJ Fale with legendary spoken word artist Eman which is guaranteed to put a spell on you through the deep thrilling rhythms, heavenly keys and chords - not to forget to mention the thought provoking lyricism by Eman - has been a favorite here at the Spirit of House offices for the past couple of months. Now part two featuring the 'L2M Remixes' produced by 4matiq, Khenzo-Lee and LiftedSoul has arrived, to cut a long story short each of these masterly crafted afro-deep interpretations is guaranteed to make you yearn for more, with each of the three up-and-coming producers adding his signature sorcerous touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.