Reviews

 AudioDope featuring Charlene Samms - Just be / Everything is changingIn October of last year, we were celebrating "50/50-360", the towering debut album by AudioDope, the multi-talented duo of DJ Scratchy One and Mikie Blak. Now the duo returns with the first single from the album loaded with two verily tantalizing uber soulful gems both featuring the unrivaled deep-rooted vocals of Charlene Samms. First up is "Just be", an incredible broken beat flavored track oozing with heavenly melodies and contaminous organic broken beat flavored rhythms. Next we have the previously unreleased "Everything is changing" a truly bodacious slice of mesmerizing deep house bliss.

Summer is officially here, so is this weeks blazin' hot update - enjoy !!

Chynaah Doll - I'm on fireLast summer we introduced you to the glamorous "I hear the rain" produced by Joe Flame and performed in grand style by Chynaah Doll, now the follow-up single "I'm on fire" is here. Without question "I'm on fire" is a paramount soulful jewel oozing with with Chynaah Doll's distinctive vocals, luxurious keys and gentle yet spell binding rhythms guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... The 'Joe Flame Mix' turns the heat up with an irresistibly thumpin' backdrop and enchanting keys accompanying the fantastic vocals, and last but not least the 'D#Sharp Tribal Mix' introduces enthralling tribalcentric rhythms and inebriant melodies. By no means to be missed...

Soultronixx featuring Khayna Greens - You make me happyEver since the inaugural release "Meta-morpho-sis" by label head Doug Gamez released beginning of the year, Merecumbe Recordings has being going from strength to strength. The labels latest offering "You make me happy" by Soultronixx is a soulful yet vibrant afro house gem, with intriguing afro-percussive rhythms leading the way for enticing melodies and the beautiful deep-rooted vocals of Khanya Greens - undoubtedly Merecumbe Recordings will continue their success streak with this gem...

Massive update this week, including some bonus reviews - enjoy !!

Various - Aluku Records Various Compilation Vol. 4We welcome Aluku Records to Spirit of House with their brand new "Aluku Records Various Compilation Volume 4", a truly eclectic and ingenious selection of tracks exploring the multifarious afro-deep soundsfrom South Africa and Botswana. The compilation features music from the likes of Infected Soul, Enoo Napa, Soulem, De Cave Man & TonicVolts, Chanell Collen, Behr, Leeu, Ace Mantez, Vaal Deep, Benny T, Neuvikal Soule and Tribe Franko, without doubt each of the twelve featured tracks is top-notch afro-deepness guaranteed to cast a spell on you...

DJ Randall Smooth featuring Arielle Dominique - CircumstancesJanuary saw the launch of ChiNola Soul Music with "Single" by Chicago native DJ Randall 'Smooth' Montgomery and vocalist Arielle Dominique, in February they presented the follow-up single "My skin", and now their third collaboration "Circumstances" is ready. Once again the two bless us with a fabulous soulful gem, with the original mix oozing with the glamorous haunting vocals of Arielle Dominique, tantalizing melodies and compelling rhythms. The 'NolaSoul Remix' is a brilliant spiced-up rework of the original, Rick Lenoir adds his magical soulful touch, and finally Soul Slayerz (Hakeem Syrbram & Tayo Wink) contribute a fervid afro-deep rework.

Groove Junkies & Scott K. featuring Indeya - Higher (The Remixes Part 2)In February, Evan Landes (Groove Junkies), Scott K. and singer Indeya gave us the mind-boggling "Higher", then in May the first of two remix packages dropped (with remixes by Marques Wyatt & Gabriel Rene and DJ Pierre). Now part two of the remixes is here, once again taking Indeya's one-of-a-kind vocals and the iconic spoken words by Barbara Ann Teer to a whole new level: Sean Ali & Munk Julious grace us with a splendiferous soul infused organic interpretation having timeless written all over, M. Caporale delivers a blissful sun drenched jazzed-up rendition, and finally MKTL (the duo of Master Kev and Tony Loreto) serve an utterly enthralling afro-tech rework sure to send the floor into a frenzy.