Reviews

N'Dinga Gaba and Jaidene Veda featuring Josh Milan - BeautifulEver since we've reviewed Jaidene Veda's phenomenal album "Wanderlust" in March of last year, we've been eagerly awaiting the full single release of our favorite song "Beautiful", a duet with legendary Josh Milan. Finally the wait is over, and we can enjoy this timeless soulful gem in its full glory... First up we have N'Dinga Gaba's superb rendition which you might remember from the "Unity through Sound ADE 2015" sampler, next Doug Gomez truly blesses us with his jaw-dropping super smooth'n'melodious yet enticing afrotastic interpretation. Following are Jonny Miller who gets deep and dreamy on his utterly hypnotizing afro-tek rework, and Real Deep who offer a glamorous jazz infused broken beat flavored workout guaranteed to cast a spell on you. Finally you get the version that started it all, the 'Veda Vocal' which was included on the "Wanderlust" album.

Manousos - Afriki RemixedWith "Afriki Remixed", Greek DJ/producer Manousos (Manoli Manousakis) presents something out of the ordinary that is truly outstanding. The project consists of nine expertly crafted four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of original music from famous African artists such as Mamou Sidible, Sekouba Bambino, Bonga, Nabintou Diakite, Souley Kante, Issa Bagayogo, Nahawa Doumbia and Salif Keita, with each of these wonderful afrocentric interpretations staying true and respectful to the spirit and vibe of the original, letting the original ethnic instrumentation and vocals shine.

As usual we serve you only the very best and latest in soulful house music -  enjoy !!

Maverick Sampler (Re-Inception)In summer of 2014, we introduced you to the inaugural release on Maverick Records (the fantastic "Doing my thing" EP by DJ SoulProvider), now the label returns with a phenomenal truly eclectic three track sampler guaranteed to make you yearn for more and send shivers down your spine... First up we have "Do it in time" by Solartape an utterly mesmerizing afro-deep gem fueled with inebriant melodies, next is the jaw-dropping "Love won't do U wrong" by Master Mello featuring the inimitable emotive vocals by Kgaoza alongside delectable keys and gentle yet spell binding rhythms, and finally there is EthniqueFusion's superb soul infused remix of "Done with these promises" by SoulProvider & IsaqDeep featuring the incomparable deeply rooted vocals of Darian Crouse.

 DJ Thes-Man featuring Kimicoh - Kind of loveBack in June, South African DJ/producer DJ Thes-Man and vocalist Kimicoh blessed us with the outstanding "The Love Series EP" featuring three equally brilliant productions, now they present another fabulous collaboration entitled "Kind of love" where Kimicoh's unmistakable sultry vocals are accompanied by heavenly melodies and smooth yet thrilling rhythms. On remix duty are Oscar P who gives the song a deeper truly tantalizing old school inspired feel, and Jackson Brainwave who transforms the song into an utterly hypnotizing techy afro deep affair.

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firsthello remixFour years ago, we were celebrating the release of the expertly crafted uber soulful "First hello" by Paris Cesvette, Room 806 and vocalist C. Robert Walker, now we are blessed with a truly mind-blowing interpretation by Luis 'LooweeR' Rivera taking this timeless gem to the next level. To make it short Robert C. Walker's unmistakable heartfelt vocals are accompanied by sublime saxophone, illustrious keys, lush chords and gentle yet irresistible rhythms, altogether spreading an entrancing yet soul oozing feel guaranteed to cast a spell on you... Essential.

Opolopo, Roy Ananda, Sacha Williamson - TransformationWhat an impressive year it has been for Double Cheese Records so far, over and over again the label honored us with top-notch soulful house music... The saga continues with this splendiferous production by Opolopo and Roy Ananda entitled Transformation" that is nothing short of phenomenal, blending the distinctive sounds of these two highly talented artists into one, with Sacha Williamson providing the icing on the cake with her unrivaled inspiring spoken words. The excellent remixes are courtesy of Larry A who serves an intriguing broken beat flavored rework and Namy who delivers a glorious truly soulful piano laden interpretation.