- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 07 July 2012 17:55
- Written by Mike Fossati
We hope you enjoy our latest selection of soulful tunes as much as we do...
Sisco Umlambo featuring Zulmira "Bata mata" (Multi-Racial Records CD Promo)
Multi Racial Records present another amazing teaser from Sisco Umlambo's forthcoming solo album destined for release later in the year, featuring vocals by Angolan songstress Zulmira. "Bata mata" is all about Zulmira's seductive vocals, glorious keys and deep thrilling rhythms which altogether spread an irresistible feel guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor and make you yearn for more...
DJ Romain & Dave C "Cos it's alright" (Room Control CD Promo)
With "Cos it's alright" by the team of DJ Romain and Dave C, Room Control continue to drop releases guaranteed to jam pack floors around the globe. The original version of "Cos it's alright" uses infectious percussive rhythms, lush keys and wicked vocals to create a relentless feel you can't resist to dance to, next we have Mr. V who relaxes the vibe on his uber cool remix which features warm synth melodies, jazzy keys and additional vocals by Miss Patty and Mr. V himself over deep and smooth yet contaminous rhythms.
Fabio Tosti & Michael Proctor "Shine" (Solid Ground Records CD Promo)
There ain't no stoppin' for Solid Ground Records as they drop one bombshell after another... "Shine" by producer/DJ Fabio Tosti is a feel good production featuring the unmistakable vocals of Michael Proctor alongside classic strings and grand keys over smoothly thumpin' rhythms in the 'Classic Mix', taken to the next level on the funked-up 'Funkin Mix'. DJ Spen with partners in crime Irvin Madden and Thommy Davis contributes an irresistible gospel tinged stomper, Jonny Montana graces us with his beloved jazz drenched organic sound and finally Danny Clark & Jay Benham serve a mesmerizing deep dub workout.
Danny Clark & Jay Benham featuring Jocelyn Mathieu "Second chance" (Solid Ground Records CD Promo)
Finally Danny Clark & Jay Benham's spellbinding "Second chance" which features Jocelyn Mathieu on vocals gets a full single release complete with massive remixes (originally the track saw the light of the day on Solid Ground's "2012 Miami Sampler"). First up is the timeless old school inspired original version which features Jocelyn Mathieu's heartfelt vocals alongside distinguished keys and chords over deeply thumpin' rhythms. The track is then taken to new heights by the likes of Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriguez, Jihad Muhammad, Jonny Montana and Samson Lewis all adding their distinctive soulful yet thrilling touch to the track, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Infected Soul featuring Andy Lloyd "The Voyager EP" (Iklwa Brothers Music CD Promo)
If you're looking for deep house oozing with the beloved South African sound, look no further than "The Voyager EP" by Infected Soul (aka Mpilo Cele). On "One day" he teams up with singer Andy Lloyd to grace us with an intriguing deeper than deep production featuring cool vocals and ethereal melodies over infectious rhythms, then with "Deep sky" he presents an intoxicating truly deep instrumental fueled with gorgeous atmospheric synth melodies and lush organ solo.
Mojito featuring MJ White "I wanna rock you" (Sugar Groove CD Promo)
Paul 'Mojito' Satchell joins forces with singer MJ White for "I wanna rock you", a summery old school inspired production spreading a feel good vibe through MJ White's sultry vocals, sublime keys, precious saxophone and the spell binding funk soaked backdrop. On remix duty we have Swift of DJN Project who reworks the track into a fiercely groovin' affair laced with luxurious synth melodies by John Crockett. A summer anthem not to be missed...
True 2 Life featuring Morrisson "Your love" (Mutated Music CD Promo)
Behind True 2 Life is Richard Pring of Park Street fame who presents a grandiose release with "Your love", a collaboration with singer Morrisson. "Your love" is an uplifting production built around a bouncy backing which is topped with Morrisson's inimitable vocals, jazzy saxophone and luscious synths. Ciappy DJ & Davide Murri deliver a glorious organic remix, Si Gordon serves a melodious soul-tech rub, Ciappy DJ gets deep and dark on his late night dub workout, Colin Sales drops a mesmerizing bass-heavy dub, and last but not least Joco takes the track to the main room.
Juki "Step by step" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)
Not many words are needed to describe this gem by Juki titled "Step by step". Deep'n'smooth yet captivating rhythms together with celestial synth melodies, classy piano and passionate vocals spread an uplifting sun drenched feel - this wonderful soulful production is guaranteed to bring a smile to every dancers face... Not to forget to mention the timeless slow version that is also included.
Todd Terry presents House of Gypsies "Samba" (20th Anniversary Remixes)(In House Records CD Promo)
Back in 1992, Freeze Records released the seminal "Samba" by House of Gypsies, one of the many disguises used by Todd Terry in his illustrious career. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, this timeless classic has been revamped by the who's who of the dance community, including Louie Vega, Marc Kinchen, DJ Sneak, Mattias Heilbronn, Maurice Joshua, Davidson Ospina & Oscar P and Satoshi Fumi to name just a few (word is of none less than 36 brand new interpretations). To be released through In House Records in the coming weeks.
Mr. Mike "Why can't we live together" (Map Dance CD Promo)
A cover of the all-time Timmy Thomas classic "Why can't we live together" was one of the first tracks that Mr. Mike has released in his career (on the legendary Swiss label Maniak Records), now he felt its the right time to breath new life into the track. He re-recorded the vocals, reached out to Rocco, Deep Hustlers, Aldo Kapone, Pino Arduini, James Deron, Djaimin, Mario Ferrini & Deenasty and Kandy Martinez & Di Savino and asked them to add their magic touch to give the track an up-to-date four-to-the-floor feel. The result speaks for itself and guarantees the message is spread around the world once more...