A secret weapon here at Spirit of House since being included in Uno Mas superb "WMC 2014 Sampler" in Kamikaze's marvelous remix, "Afrika my lovely home" by up and rising DJ/producer Mzala Wa Afrika finally gets a well deserved proper release. The original is a timeless deep'n'smooth affair featuring sweet emotive vocals by Tee R alongside glorious keys and chords over gentle afro-deep rhythms. Enea DJ & Ju K serve a glamorous rendition fueled with lovely guitar licks, sublime chords, grand jazzy piano and captivating percussive rhythms, next Indy Soul deepens the vibe and gives the track a moody somewhat dark feel perfect for late night play. Finally, there is Kamikaze's breath-taking remix keeping the vibe deep and soulful yet spreading a tempting vibe you can't resist to dance to.
Back in 1994, 95 North (Doug Smith & Richard Payton) worked with Phillip Ramirez to record a marvelous cover of the classic Earth, Wind & Fire song "See the light" released on Choice Records (complete with remixes Smack Productions and DJ Disciple), then in 1998 Crash Records releases superb remixes by Dino & Terry. In November of last year, the first part of the '20th Anniversary Remixes' was released, with 95 North own Richard Payton on remix duty. Now the second part has arrived, featuring brand new remixes by Sean McCabe who graces us with a compelling truly soulicious remix laced with grand strings and killer organ, taking Phillip Ramirez unrivaled vocals to all new heights. Richard 'True2Life Pring reworks the song into a vibrant relentlessly thumpin' affair oozing with luscious melodies, with his raw'n'gritty dub intensifying the vibe to the max. Finally, DJ Nav contributes an utterly soulful and melodious yet truly tantalizing underground-esque interpretation guaranteed to put a spell on you.
Last year in March, we were celebrating "Star night love" by Enea DJ, a marvelous slice of timeless soulful dance music. Now Enea DJ returns in grand style with "Feel all right", a truly uplifting masterly orchestrated soul/funk/disco inspired production oozing with a captivating feel-good vibe created by the glorious strings and horns, sweet guitars, melodious keys and groovey funked-up backdrop, not to forget to mention Che Cherry's wonderful emotive vocals. On remix duty are Yass who pulls out all the stops on his jaw-dropping classic interpretation, N'Dinga Gaba contributes an utterly hypnotizing deep late nigh rework, and last but not least Groove Assassin delivers a relentless deeply groovin' workout laced with luscious melodies sure to set the floor on fire.
The saga continues as Soulful Session aka Simon 'Schoolboy' Phillips presents "Thankful", a masterly crafted EP featuring the beautiful haunting vocals of songstress Cheryl Lee. Each of the seven wonderful tracks included on this EP showcase the versatility of Cheryl Lee's one-of-a-kind voice, taking you on a blissful journey to all the soulful styles Soulful Session loves you wish would never end... From breathtaking street soul to timeless soulful house, it all can be found on this phenomenal EP. In other words, a masterpiece by no means to be missed... A full album is in the works, and we are certain so see some of this gems to get a proper single release complete with stellar remixes.
End of last year, Sounds of Ali released the wonderful "Back together" produced by Sean Ali and performed in grand style by songstress Sheree Hicks (including a dazzling remix by Mike Dunn). The one and only Vick Lavender adds his magical touch to this marvelous soulful gem, taking Sheree Hicks unrivaled emotive vocals to all new heights on these masterly orchestrated (the keyboard wizardry of Vijay Tellis-Nayak is simply mind-boggling) truly phenomenal interpretations oozing with the vintage soul/funk/jazz infused sound Vick Lavender and his Sophisticado family are celebrated for... In other words, timeless soulful dance music by no means to be missed...
"Leave the world behind" is one of the standout tracks of SoulPoizen's (Nkosingiphile Ngiba) first studio album "Nature frequencies", now this phantasmagorical production gets a full single release complete with jaw-dropping remixes. Featuring the incomparable haunting vocals of Darian Crouse, "Leave the world behind" is a spell binding soul infused production fusing Darian Crouse's one-of-a-kind vocals with utterly spell binding afro-deep rhythms and glamorous keys and chords - quite simply a timeless soulful gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more. On remix duty are Benny T, Maverick Mali, Infected Soul and Entity all adding their signature deep/soulful/afro touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version... Essential.