Music Reviews

We've prepared quite an eclectic update for you to check out - enjoy !!

John Legend "Made to love" (Charles Mitchell Remix)(AceBeat Music CD Promo)

AceBeat Music grace us with a powerful 4/4 re-imagination of John Legend's "Made to love" (taken from is 2013 album "Love in the future") by Charles (Chill 00) Mitchell (with a helping hand from Drew Lockhart) staying true to the original yet taking the song straight to the dance floor, with vibrant rhythms serving as foundation for classy jazzy piano, ethereal synth melodies and John Legend's unmistakable vocals.

Owen Paul "My favorite waste of time" (Kelly Mack Remix)(OP Music CD Promo)

"My favorite waste of time" is a song written an first released by American singer Marshall Crenshaw as the b-side of his 1982 single "Someday someway". In 1986, Scottish singer Owen Paul recorded and released his interpretation of the song which has been transformed by Kelly Mack into an uber soulful four-to-the-floor gem guaranteed to stand the test time, with grand piano, lush chords and a laidback yet thrilling organic backdrop accompanying Owen Paul's unforgettable rendition of the lyrics.

Various "Vocal Anthem EP 3" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

KingStreet Records are back with another "Vocal Anthem EP" featuring the previously reviewed/released DJ Vivona remix of "Closer" by Mood II Swing featuring Carol Sylvan, DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins' 'Tumbling Down Dub' of "Unity" by Guri Guri Boys featuring Carolyn Harding, Morten Trust's remix of "Oh my" by Palmino, and Piers Kirwan's rework of "Fairy tale" by Ed di Dux and vocalist Sofiko. The package gets completed with two previously unreleased tracks from Chriss DeVynal and Ref: the beautiful mellow and melodious 'Soulful Mix' of Turn up' and a tantalizingly deep remix of "Destination" by Aiko Morita.

Latest Craze featuring Joseph Chetty "Over & over" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)

We welcome back Latest Craze (Michael Gavrilidis & Peter Massa) to Spirit of House with "Over & over", a fantastic remake of the all-time dance music anthem by Sylvester dating back to 1977, with the amazing inspiring vocals of Joseph Chetty harmonizing perfectly with the gentle yet mercilessly pulsating rhythms, glorious jazzy keys and the celestial chords. The remixes are courtesy of Tony Jesus who serves an awesome interpretation on a classic US Garage tip (enriched a wicked guitar by Andre Lassalle), as well as a verily mesmerizing underground-esque dub guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Rhemi featuring Cassius "Beat within'" (Opolopo Remix)(Rhemi Music CD Promo)

Beginning of 2014, Rhemi unleashed the massive "Beat within" featuring the vocal talents of Cassius, now the track returns in a breathtaking remix by none other than Opolopo. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Opolopo has been pulling out all the stops on this absolutely awe-inspiring remix oozing with an entrancing nostalgic twist and the unique utterly infectious yet soulful and melodious sound he is renowned for. Put differently, this brilliant re-imagination of "Beat within'" is highly recommended.

Will Dawson, Duane Harden & Kathy Brown "All my love" (Big Lucky Music CD Promo)

From UK producer Will Dawson and musical heavyweights Kathy Brown and Duane Harden comes "All my love", a top-notch slice of classic soul/funk infused feel good house oozing with the incomparable emotive vocals of Kathy Brown, glamorous keys and a contaminous funked-up backdrop. The 'Piano Dub' is a sure-fire prime time weapon thanks to a killer piano hook and the ruthlessly thumpin' backing. Jam-packed floors guaranteed...

Fuminori Kagajo featuring Cosmiq "Breathe again" (Kings of Groove Remix)(Kings of Groove Records CD Promo)

The mind-blowing "Breathe again" by Japanese DJ/producer Fuminori Kagajo and vocalist Cosmiq (originally released back in June of last year) has been given a hypnotizing afro-deep makeover by Kings of Groove (Franco De Mulero), with inexorable tribal-esque rhythms leading the way for inebriant synth melodies and the beautiful haunting vocals of Cosmiq.

Jazz House Pick: Doc'N'Tones "The fizz" (House Tribe Records CD Promo)

Forthcoming on House Tribe Records is the phantasmagorical "The fizz" by Doc'N'Tones, an expertly crafted jazz inspired instrumental production oozing with a splendiferous truly uplifting and majestic feel created by dazzling vibes, exquisite keys, seductive ad-libs and smooth yet compelling organic percussive rhythms. Don't miss out on this jazz house gem...

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