Reviews

 Guri Guri Boys featuring Carolyn Harding - UnityJapanese DJ/production duo Guri Guri Boys follow up last years soulful bomb "Touch the sky" with the incredibly soulful yet enticing and inspiring "Unity" featuring the unrivaled sultry vocals of legendary Carolyn Harding alongside illustrious jazzed-up keys, grand saxophone, wicked guitar and a vibrant organic backdrop. DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins take the song to the next level, adding their signature truly beloved Baltimore house touch, with their compelling dub being a sure-fire dance floor weapon, and finally Namy delivers a grandiose piano driven interpretation on a fervid yet soulful tip.

 M. Caporale featuring Pietro Nicosia - One of usWith the masterly crafted "One of us", Italian DJ/producer M. Caporale presents his debut release for up and rising Soulstice Music. "One of us" is a collaboration with Italian musician Pietro Nicosia, beyond the shadow of a doubt this phenomenal jazz house jewel oozing with a grandiose live orchestration and gentle yet enthralling percussive rhythms having timeless written all over is guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Pablo Martinez and Mark Di Meo contribute the remixes, both keeping the jazzy spirit of the original alive yet adding their distinctive touch.

The year is coming to an end soon, yet we have a super dope update loaded with the latest in soulful house music for you - enjoy !!

DCR100 by DJ SpenIt all started beginning of 2012 with the paramount inaugural release "My king" by Luyo & DJ Ermi, now release #100 Double Cheese Records marks the start for the labels five year celebration. They catch-up with their mentor, Baltimore house music maestro DJ Spen, who presents a fabulous retrospective of the labels illustrious catalogue with his enthralling continuous mix featuring some of the labels essential cuts, including music from the likes of Namy, Vittorio Santorelli, Luyo, DJ Romain, Spellband and many more, with a few of Luyo's best productions and remixes released through other labels such as SoundMen on Wax and Quantize thrown in for good measure. The icing on the cake is DJ Spen & Soulfuledge's jaw-dropping re-imagination of "7 mile soul" by Jodadj, one of the labels many unforgettable classic cuts.

10 Years of House MusicRenowned Brazilian label Grooveland Music conclude their ten year anniversary celebration with the glamorous "10 Years of House Music" compilation (previously, they released the stunning "10 Years of Grooveland mixed by Ars Domini", "10 Years of Deep House" and "10 Years of Soulful House" albums) which includes not less than twenty-two tracks, seventeen handpicked from the labels impressive back catalogue and five brand new. The music from the likes of Ars Domini, BSC featuring Andre, Carlos Vargas featuring Danny, eDeep, KC Jackson, Manousos, Tarek, Yotam Avni, Paris Cesvette featuring Robert Carvalho, Khulile featuring Zanele, Cällvin, Sam Qs featuring Taylor Jackson and George Tasalikis (to name just a few) spans from afro over deep and soulful to latin and jazz, perfectly demonstrating the labels diversity.

Kenny Dope presents Sterling Ensemble featuring Sara Devine - AngelLegendary producer Albert Sterling Menendez aka Sterling Ensemble blesses us with the phantasmagorcial truly breathtaking soul infused "Angel" featuring the one-of-a-kind sultry vocals of songstress Sara Devine alongside grandiose jazzy keys, heavenly chords and a spell binding funked-up backdrop. The remix is courtesy of another legend, namely Frankie Feliciano, who contributes a towering interpretation on a somewhat more laidback tip which oozes with his critically acclaimed timeless soulful sound. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Angel" is a masterly crafted soulful gem guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. By no means to be missed...

Various - Organic WaveMoBlack Records continue grace us with nothing but the best in afro house music with their seminal, truly ingenious and eclectic "Organic Wave" compilation loaded with ten grandiose productions from artists such as Coflo featuring Gyrefunk, Cosmo & Kramer, Oja Soulman, Stones & Bones featuring Toshi, Spellband featuring Jade Lovedale and VeneiGrette featuring Flo to name just some. This truly varied compilation is best described as electronic music that deals with natural, percussion, acoustic based instruments; put differently 'organic music is roots music' as it encompasses traditional and ancestral elements of African music. Watch out for some of the featured cuts getting a full single release in the new year.

Don't miss out on this weeks loaded truly eclectic update - enjoy !!