Reviews

A bit of everything the soulful genre has to offer, including some deeper cuts, can be found in this weeks update - enjoy !!

Deepconsoul - Soul FactoryNot less than fifteen masterly orchestrated truly eclectic soul oozing vocal productions are included on this phenomenal album by celebrated South African ensemble Deepconsoul. "Soul Factory" features collaborations with an illustrious list of artists such as Maq D, Chanelle, Cosmiq, Kenney Love, Neleh, Vuyo, Mickey K, Mizz, Denn Dugg, Soul Tone SA, Cmpra, St. Jovis, Mthandazo Gatya, Xdizzle, Tatenda, Messive and Tpee Soul as well as an amazing Deepconsoul remix of "Tonight" by Sipho Ngubane featuring Kenney Love, beyond the shadow of a doubt each of these breathtaking collaborations having timeless written all over will stand the test of time. In other words, the marvelous "Soul Factory" album is no means to be missed...

Thomas Blondet featuring Philip Ramirez - Happy peopleDJ/producer Thomas Blondet and legendary vocalist Philip Ramirez join forces for "Happy people", an energetic truly uplifting production using a vibrant backdrop as foundation for luscious keys and the one-of-a-kind truly inimitable falsetto vocals of Philip Ramirez. The remixes courtesy of Soulphonix, DJ Spen & Thommy Davis take the song to all new heights, introducing sublime jazzed-up keys and smooth yet relentlessly thumpin' rhythms to give the track an inspiring truly soulful gospel tinged touch guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Panevino - Stay with meRenowned Swiss DJ/production duo Panevino (aka Sandro Endrighetti and Renato Abate) have been on a hiatus lately, now they return in grand style with the truly fabulous "Stay with me". To cut right to the chase, "Stay with me" is a verily soulful yet entrancing production featuring the glamorous haunting vocals ofSydney based singer & songwriter Juanita Tippins Latukefu alongside illustrious keys, ethereal chords and gentle yet thrilling percussive rhythms. Next to the vocal version is the utterly mesmerizing 'FlyHy Dub' giving the song more of a transcendental feel guaranteed to cast a spell on you.

This week we have a truly eclectic update for you - enjoy !!

Inner City Sound Clash - Biorhythm"Biorhythm", the stunning debut album by Eleonora Cutaia released under the Inner City Sound Clash moniker, has been created over the past three years across many countries including Spain, France, Italy, UK and Canada. Featuring an illustrious list of renowned guest artists such as Jaidene Veda, Stephane Lefrancois, Wendel Patrick, Olu, Reuben, Kostnic, Dezaray, Naiad, Rise Ashen, Andy Compton and Pete Morris, "Biorhythm" is a truly eclectic absolutely breathtaking collection of ingenious songs taking you on an extraordinary sonic journey words can't describe. Don't miss out on this awe-inspiring album...

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.