- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 16 June 2012 20:42
- Written by Mike Fossati
Better late than never they say... so here we are with this weeks selection of the latest in soulful house music... enjoy !!
Anthony Beckford "Show love" (Vibe Boutique Records CD Promo)
Vibe Boutique are going from strength to strength, with their latest offering being "Show love" by Anthony Beckford, and utterly soulful production featuring sultry vocals and luscious keys over mellow rhythms. On remix duty we have Sophisticado's own Vick Lavender who has outdone himself on his masterly orchestrated interpretations oozing with his beloved vintage sound - masterpiece perfectly describes this jewel. Next is Monodeluxe (aka Alessandro Oliviero) who delivers a gorgeous jazz fueled version, a melodious sun drenched version and a deeply groovin' dub laced with lush synth melodies.
Joe Flame "Know that I love you" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)
Joe Flame returns to Spirit of House with "Know that I love you", a wonderful soulful production featuring his inimitable vocals together with delectable keys over a warm organic funk drenched backing. Beside the main vocal version, there is an alternate vocal version introducing a lovely tenor sax by Julian Meyers, the 'D#Sharp Remix' which turns up the heat with fiercely thumpin' rhythms, Abicah Soul who goes deep and smooth on his heavenly rendition, and last but not least there is a groovey workout by Shino Blackk featuring sublime keys.
Groove Assassin featuring Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd "African sunrise" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
"African sunrise" by Nick Moss aka Groove Assassin is an amazing production built around fierce yet smooth rhythms which features the spoken word poetry of Tantra Zawadi alongside captivating African vocals by Dana Byrd and exquisite keys. The package includes a selection of slamming remixes by DJ Umbi, Bhaku Jr., Berny, Mr. Fuzz and Xathi Coltrane all adding their distinctive deep soulful touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite as each of the mixes is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor...
Robert Owens & Tone Control "Starting with me" (Tone Control Music CD Promo)
Legendary house music vocalist Robert Owens and Tone Control aka Marcus Harris and Simon Finnegan team up on "Starting with me", an electrifying deep house gem featuring killer moog, rhodes and organ by Sean McCabe over utterly deep truly infectious rhythms. Then there is James Johnston who delivers a blazin' hot dub featuring phat chords over a spell binding bumpin' backdrop, not to forget to mention the uber cool "Stuck on loop, a deep'n'dark dubbed-out excursion. Serious deepness not to be missed...
Keyla "Let there be light" (Citynoiz Entertainment CD Promo)
South Africa's Citynoiz Entertainment present "Let there be light", a soulful vocal gem composed and produced by Linda Sithole (Cafrodeep) which features lyrics written and performed by Lucky Selobeng Mofolo. To cut a long story short, "Let there be light" is sheer musical bliss, featuring heartfelt vocals and marvelous keys over smooth yet contaminous percussive rhythms, altogether spreading a spell binding feel you can't resist to dance to. By no means to be missed, and with various versions included there are no limits for your creativity...
Luv City & Diana Waite "Love your love" (SoundMen on Wax CD Promo)
SoundMen on Wax present "Love your love" by Luv City and songstress Diana Waite, a timeless soulful gem guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and make you yearn for more. Written by Phil Hooton and Diana Waite, this one-of-a-kind jazz inspired production features grand electric piano by Mariko Nakabayashi alongside Diana Waite's unmistakable vocals, mixed to perfection by Kenn Yamanaka who contributes both incredible broken beat flavored interpretations as well as sweet 4/4 versions. Seminal latin/jazz infused mixes by Phil Hooton complete the package.
Rob Redford featuring Mona Bode "Lifetime" (Canvas Music CD Promo)
Canvas Music debut with the glorious "Lifetime" by Rob Redford and poetess Mona Bode, a deeper than deep truly hypnotizing affair featuring moody synths and fascinating spoken word poetry over intoxicating rhythms. Powdersoul gets old school on his ruthless thumpin' dub enriched with jazzy saxophone and classy keys, Lee Tristram gets dreamy on his delightful deep interpretation, Blackwax enters deepest territory on his raw and chunky rub, and finally Vandyman adds his magic celestial touch. Deep house at its best, highly recommended.
Libby Jones "Seasons change" (Jersey Soul Mixes)(Aqua Sol Records CD Promo)
The original release of the Rasmir Mantree produced "Seasons change" by Libby Jones dates back to early 2009, now this beautiful track returns on Aqua Sol Records in fresh mixes by Big Logan and Dave Lalla (together known as Jersey Soul) who both take Libby Jones' sultry vocals to new heights on their delectable remixes which feature the keyboard wizardry of John Crockett whose signature melodies harmonize perfectly with the vocals and intoxicating rhythms. Whether its the melodious take by Big Logan or Dave Lalla's deeper workout, this one will set the floor on fire...
The Steals "Dead flame rising" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Tribe Records bless us with something truly special here as they present four-to-the-floor mixes of "Dead flame rising" by Yorkshire folk band The Steals, with the result being truly sensational. First up, we have Uschi Classen's vocal version which combines the soaring breathy vocals of The Steals singer Jayn Hanna with acidic loops and deep tribal-esque rhythms to create a mesmerizing feel, this is followed by her dub which features a classy jazzy piano. Next is Tom Szites (aka Shur-I-Kan) who contributes a gorgeous mix perfect for late night / early morning play with its deep rhythms and rich melodies. Finally, DJ Stax (aka Abicah Soul) delivers a thrilling deep tech-soul workout.
Exclusive Preview: Eddie Stockley "Tell me something" (David Montoya & Wayne Howard Remix)(HouseTribe Records CD-R)
We are proud to introduce you to David Montoya & Wayne Howard's remix of the Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriguez produced "Tell me something" by Eddie Stockley coming soon on House Tribe Records. What we have here is a premium slice of soulful heaven where Eddie Stockley's inimitable vocals are accompanied by sublime keys and fiery rhythms - in other words, this is an infectious yet soulful and uplifting weapon guaranteed to cause a stir on the floor...
Steve Paradise featuring Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd "It's all love" (Una Mas Records CD Promo)
This upcoming release by Una Mas Records is a sure fire weapon guaranteed to set the floor on fire... Steve Paradise teams up with Tantra Zawadi and Dana Byrd for "It's all love", a truly spell binding production where the 'Deep Mix' is spreading a hypnotizing feel though the seductive spoken words, killer jazzy sex, lush keys and relentless rhythms. The 'Latin Mix' is a sheer musical bliss and oozes with grandiose latinesque melodies and rhythms, while the 'Old School Mix' takes you back in time with its acidic elements and funk soaked backing.