- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 13 October 2012 17:13
- Written by Mike Fossati
Enjoy another weekly update jam-packed with latest in soulful house music...
Steven Stone & Marc Evans "Who's to blame" (Pasha NoFrost 'Not to blame' Remix)(Soul Deluxe Records CD Promo)
After issuing both a 'soulful house music' and 'get out your Disco shoes' alert in September for part one and two of the vintage "Who's to blame" by Swiss maestro Steven Stone (not to forget to mention the phenomenal emotive vocals by the one and only Marc Evans), we are back to issue a 'boogie down all night' alert thanks to Pasha NoFrost who takes us back in time with his marvelous 80's inspired boogie-ish 'Not to Blame Remix' oozing with an infectious groove and gorgeous keys. Sheer musical bliss - nuff said.
DJ Fale & Lel' Metola featuring Pule & Andile "Kudala ndikuvela" (Peng Africa CD Promo)
What else can we say about this masterpiece by DJ Fale and Lel' Metola other than we fell in love with it the very first time we heard it... Featuring guest artists Pule and Andile, "Kudala ndikuvela" is a masterly orchestrated jazz inspired production using smooth percussive rhythms as playground for heavenly keys and outstanding guitar solos, altogether spreading a laidback yet exhilarating feel guaranteed to make you yearn for more. But it doesn't end here as you get an eclectic selection of stellar remixes from the likes of Deep Assassin, DJ Sonic, Lilac Jeans, Tristy Desoul and The Antidotes all adding their distinctive soulful/deep touch to the song, making it next to impossible to choose a favorite version.
Paso Doble featuring Andyboi "Never forget your roots" (Soul Sun Soul Music CD Promo)
DJ/producer Paso Doble (founder of Melomania Records) makes his debut on Soul Sun Soul Music with "Never forget your roots", an ingenious afro-deep production coming straight from heaven with its spell binding percussive rhythms, killer keys and mesmerizing vocals by the incomparable Andyboi. The remixes are courtesy of Paso Doble who teams up with Madoras Mezcla to deliver a truly hypnotizing deep workout, and Thabzen Bibo who takes the track to even deeper yet more laidback grounds.
Gene King presents Sacha "Changes" (Shines Records CD Promo)
Back in late 2007, legendary Shelter Records released the beautiful "Changes" by Gene King on vinyl, now for the first time ever this gem featuring sensitive vocals by Sacha Williamson alongside warm melodic keys over a deep yet smooth percussive groove will be available in digital format. The 'Shelter Genetix Dub' takes things deeper, giving the track a resistless slightly electrofied underground feeling, while the 'R&B Mix' relaxes the vibe to give the track a more laidback touch. Next we have the 'Reprise' complete with extra keys and funky flavas, and as a bonus you get the deep truly mesmerizing yet utterly melodious and soulful 'Unreleased Mix'.
Meechie Faire & LadyMarySound "Dear mother" (LadyMarySound International CD Promo)
"Dear mother" by Demetrice 'Meechie' Faire and LadyMarySound is the debut release for LadyMarySound International (a brand new Italian label founded by Felix Ricci aka DJ Ritchie and Elisabetta Girardi aka LadyMarySound). The lively "Dear mother" features powerful emotive vocals by Meechie Faire alongside luscious melodies over infectious rhythms, altogether spreading a soulful yet relentless feel guaranteed to set the floor on fire. Best of all, the package comes with various equally slammin' versions, including remixes by Ference Dee and DJ Ritchie, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor at any given time in the time.
New Believers featuring Merel Sluman "Be back tonight" (Solitone Music CD Promo)
The New Believers (Jasper 'Drexmeister' Drexhage, Dwight Brown, Ike Sofunky) follow-up "Read my mind", the inaugural release on their own Solitone label, with the gorgeous "Be back tonight" featuring sultry vocals by songstress Merel Sluman. Drexmeister's mellow soul-funk inspired rework is laced with beautiful lovely and sublime keys, Dwight Brown & Ike Sofunky turn the heat up on their fierce afro-tastic workout, and finally Merel Sluman gives us sure-fire floor weapon perfect for peak-time play with her irresistible 'Brooklyn Mix'.
Michele McCain "If you don't know me by now" (Grooveland Music CD Promo)
Here we have the second single taken from Michele McCain's highly acclaimed album "Marivent Soul", the wonderful "If you don't know me by now" originally written by the legendary philly-soul producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes back in 1972. Fast forward to 2012 and Michelle McCain pays homage to this timeless classic with her fabulous interpretation which takes this unforgettable song to new heights. We would like to draw your attention to Jonny Montana who graces us with a grandiose rendition oozing with the signature soulful, organic jazz drenched sound he is beloved for. Simply beautiful music...
Alton Miller featuring Nasiphi "Feel the same" (FatSouls Records CD Promo)
In summer of 2010, renowned Detroit producer Alton Miller blessed us with the superb "In & out" released through FatSouls Records, now he returns to the label with the paramount "Feel the same" which features the vocal talents of South African songstress Nasiphi. "Feel the same" is a masterly crafted smooth as silk yet thrilling production built around groovy percussive rhythms, ethereal keys and sultry vocals by Nasiphi. In other words, timeless soulful house guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...
Rona Ray "Tell me" (House of Levan Mix)(Soul Elevation Music CD Promo)
Soul Elevation Music - one of house music's best kept secrets - present "Tell me" produced by the team of Eric Levan and TaRay White and performed by Rona Ray. "Tell me" is an uplifting production spreading an old skool inspired feel good vibe on the dance floor through a captivating funk drenched backdrop, classic strings, luscious keys and not to forget to mention Rona Ray's powerful deep-rooted vocals. Not to be missed.
Hanna Hais "Toumba" (Atal Music CD Promo)
"Toumba" is the latest offering by Hanna Hais (co-produced by Doc Gee), and what a gem this is... Hanna Hais impresses with her unmistakable truly unique vocal rendition of the French lyrics, accompanied by ruthless tribal rhythms and hypnotizing accordion melodies. On remix duty we have Djeff Afrozila getting deep on his afrolicious interpretation laced with lush keys, Sacred Soul giving the track a deep atmospheric soul-tech feel and last but not least Thierry Criscione & Marc Durif take the track to the main room with their elecotrofied rework.
Yoliswa "You are the one" (Una Mas Records CD Promo)
Producer Steve Paradise and singer Yoliswa join forces to present "You are the one", an energetic yet soulful production showcasing Yoliswa's inimitable vocals which harmonize perfectly with the grand jazzy piano hooks, wicked synth melodies and deeply stormin' backing. The stripped back 'Dirty Dub' gets deeper and intensifies the vibe to the max - jam packed floors guaranteed...
Mustafa & Oscar P featuring Marcus Pearson "Paradise" (Staff Productions CD Promo)
In 1988, Sade released her third album "Stronger than pride" including the wonderful "Paradise", now almost 25 years later Mustafa and Oscar P come together with singer Marcus Pearson to present a marvelous cover version. First up, there is the incredible 'Bossa Mix' taking you on a masterly orchestrated latinesque journey you wish would never end. Next there is the housed-up old school flavored 'Classic Mix', a silky smooth soul/jazz/funk inspired rendition laced with glorious keys. Closing the package are Sunlightsquare with their amazing remix which combines the vocals with a fiercely thumpin' 4/4 backing and celestial keys and chords.
Spumante "Deep & Blazed EP" (Antidote Music CD Promo)
We are proud to introduce you to the inaugural release of South African label Antidote Music courtesy of up and coming producer Siyabonga (better known as Spumante) who teams up with pianist Thuto for the "Deep & Blazed EP". Both the title track "Deep & blazed" and "Insomnia master" are super smooth and soulful yet deep and contaminous, with mellow percussive rhythms leading the for gorgeous jazzy keys and heavenly synth melodies, altogether spreading a relaxing vibe. We can't wait to hear more from the label...