- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 09 June 2012 18:54
- Written by Mike Fossati
Right in time for summer comes this weeks huge update loaded with the latest in soulful house music... enjoy !!
Carolyn Harding "Pick it up" (Sean McCabe Remixes)(KingStreet Records CD Promo)
KingStreet have done it again and asked Sean McCabe to breath fresh life into another one of their countless timeless classics: "Pick it up" by legendary songstress Carolyn Harding which was originally released in 1995 with mixes by Kerri Chandler and Roger Sanchez (followed by Jon Cutler remixes in 2005). Man of the moment Sean McCabe is pulling out all the stops on his incredible remixes where old school meets new school, combining the inimitable vocals of Carolyn Harding with paramount keys and infectious rhythms, altogether spreading an irresistible vibe you can't resist to dance to.
Mateo & Matos "Deep afro rootz" / "Open minded" (NiteGrooves Records CD Promo)
The legendary team of John Mateo and Edward Matos is back with this blazin' hot double release - and what a return to Nite Groove it is !! The self-described "Deep afro rootz" by Edward Matos takes you on a journey to deepest afro territory with remorseless rhythms, wicked guitar loops and captivating chants, while John Mateo's "Open minded" is blissful deepness featuring celestial synth melodies over smooth yet contaminous rhythms. In short, two sure fire floor weapons...
Alex Millet featuring Cinnamon Brown "Never give up on love" (Room Control Records CD Promo)
Alex Millet makes his debut on Room Control with the wonderful "Never give up on love", an intriguing production featuring passionate vocals by Cinnamon Brown alongside grand keys and chords over a captivating funked drenched backing. The remixes are courtesy of Sean McCabe who adds his signature spell binding new school touch, Jonny Montana who blesses us with a precious organic jazz drenched 'Church Mix' and a deeper version aptly titled 'Deeper Remix', and finally Dave C who turns up the heat for prime time action.
Viola Sykes "Call my name" (Room Control Records CD Promo)
Here we have another bomb from up and rising Room Control Records, the beautiful "Call my name" by Viola Sykes in fantastic interpretations by DJ Meme and Jonny Montana. Both add their distinctive touch to the song, with DJ Meme keeping the vibe laidback and soulful on his Disco inspired rendition laced with classic strings, melodious keys and lovely guitar, while Jonny Montana graces us with his beloved organic jazz drenched style coming complete with grand jazzy keys.
Marlon D presents Colombia Soul Orchestra "Chande en laureles" (Wagon Cookin' Remix)(Underground Collective CD Promo)
Two months ago when we got the original mixes of "Chande en laureles" by the Colombia Soul Orchestra on promo from the label, we responded with "A masterpiece... timeless and essential... by no means to be missed...". The same can surely be said about these paramount remixes by Wagon Cookin oozing with thrilling deep rhythms and gorgeous melodies - nothing more needs to be said besides this is sheer musical bliss...
Meisha Moore "Tell me all about it" (AudioBite Soulful CD Promo)
Meisha Moore is going from strength to strength, with her latest offering being a seminal cover of Michael Franks' timeless smooth-jazz classic "Tell me all about it" where she impresses with her respectful deeply felt vocal performance. From The Funklovers' masterly orchestrated classic interpretation, Francesco Cofano's fresh uber cool deep house version, Alex & Chris' deeply rumblin' Chicago-style rub, Geoffrey C's signature melodious underground-esque workout, Ricky Pellegrino's jazzed-up deep house groover to Dany Cohiba's energetic main room crowd pleaser, this is pure class.
Afronaut featuring Suheir Hammad "Eye will not" (Stalwart Records CD Promo)
Afronaut (aka Orin Walters), one influential member of broken beat maestros Bugz in the Attic, presents the amazing "Eye will not" which features the poetry of Suheir Hammad. The original is an utterly deep spellbinding affair featuring phat keys, remixed to broken beat perfection by both Daz I Kue (another Bugz in the Attic member) and Russia's Missoless. Next is DJ Rork whose mesmerizing four-to-the-floor remixes will cause a stir on the dance floor thanks to ruthless tribal-esque rhythms and gripping melodies. Last but not least, Djeff Afrozila contributes a hypnotizing afro-deep workout laced with enticing synth melodies.
Richard Earnshaw featuring Natasha Watts "Won't let go" (Duffnote Records CD Promo)
Richard Earnshaw joins forces with songstress Natasha Watts on "Won't let go", a marvelous soulful production featuring outstanding vocals, enchanting keys, lovely guitar and classy strings over intoxicating funked soaked rhythms, altogether creating an uplifting feel guaranteed to keep your feet moving. Watch out for part two which will include additional mixes from Groove Junkies and Richard Earnshaw.
RaShaan Houston "30 days" (The Funklovers & Mirco Esposito Mixes)(The Brothers CD Promo)
Courtesy of The Brothers Records come these brand new mixes by The Funklovers and Mirco Esposito of RaShaan Houston's wonderful "30 days". First up we have The Funklovers' masterly orchestrated interpretation oozing with a timeless soul/jazz/funk feel they are renowned for, next is Mirco Esposito who delivers a sublime old school flavored version spreading an uplifting feel through glorious keys, sweet guitar and the fierce funked-up backdrop. RaShaan Houston's heartfelt rendition of "30 days" never sounded better...
KlevaKeys featuring Diamondancer "Raising vibrations" (House Keys Records CD Promo)
Adam 'KlevaKeys' Agnilleri teams up with poet/songwriter/artist Carolyn 'Diamondancer 'Ferrari on "Raising vibrations", a spell binding yet soulful gem taking spoken word house music to new heights with relentlessly groovin' rhythms, luscious keys, killer organ ride and not to forget to mention the inspirational spoken words. The 'Deeper Vibration Mix' strips things back, taking the track to deeper grounds - perfect for late night / early morning play.
Russell & Woods "Brothers & sisters" (Black Vinyl Records CD Promo)
Black Vinyl's Alan Russell and Offshore Music's Jack Woods (aka Torsten Stenzel) collaborate on "Brothers & sisters", a thrilling track built around mesmerizing percussive rhythms which are enriched with beautiful jazzy flute, lush keys, superb rhodes solo and a cool Malcolm X vocal sample. For a more intense vibe, check out the stripped down dub. Play it loud - one guaranteed to send the crowd into a frenzy...
ADSS "Swing mood" (Rule 5 Records CD Promo)
If you are looking for something different and special, look no further then Alex Dimitri's amazing "Swing mood"... Under the moniker ADSS, Alex Dimitri presents an infectious truly relentless production inspired by Louis Prima's Swing Jazz Band from the 1930's that is spreading a summery feel through the jazz and swing elements, while the percussive rhythms ensure the floor is jam packed.
Lee Tristram "Rhythm is love" (Sounds of Lee CD Promo)
Let's close this week with a delectable slice of deepness courtesy of Lee Tristram and his Sounds of Lee imprint. Lee Tristram's original version of "Rhythm is love" uses a laidback deeply thumpin' backing as playground for gorgeous keys and sparse cleverly used female vocals, while his 'Dub Mix' is a stripped down rather minimal yet hypnotizing affair. The remixes are courtesy of Rob Redford and Vandyman, both adding their distinctive deep and soulful touch to the track, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.