Music Reviews

We hope you enjoy this weeks truly eclectic update...

Lisa Shaw "Falling" (Salted Music CD Promo)

Last week we introduced you to Miguel Migs "What do you want" which features Meshell Ndegeocello (forthcoming on Defected Records), this week we present to you "Falling" which he co-wrote and co-produced with songstress Lisa Shaw (to be released on his own Salted Music imprint). To make it short, "Falling" perfectly fuses Lisa Shaw's inimitable haunting vocals with Miguel Migs signature truly unique sound, with the result being an utterly mesmerizing slice of groovey truly deepalicious late night bliss... Besides two equally tantalizing vocal versions, the package features a fervid 'Deluxe Dub' taking the song to deeper hypnotizing tech-soul grounds.

Distant People featuring Chanelle "Your aura" (Dejavoo Records CD Promo)

Distant People (Joey Silvero) returns to Spirit of House with "Your aura", an amazing soul infused gem having timeless written all over, with gentle yet thrilling rhythms leading the way for sublime keys and the incomparable seductive vocals of house music diva Chanelle. The remixes are courtesy of Soulbridge and Mickey K both adding their distinctive magical soul/funk drenched touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version. By no means to be missed...

Banks "Music gives U love" (MuSoul Recordings CD Promo)

Last summer, Banks (the duo of songstress Lisa Millett and Dominic Dawson) graced us with the gorgeous "Stay", now they return with "Music gives U love", an uplifting feel-good gem built around a contaminous funk soaked backdrop, luscious melodies and the unmistakable emotive vocals of Lisa Millett. The dub version turns the heat up with thumpin rhythms, catchy piano hooks and celestial chords - perfect for peak time play. On remix duty is Nick Moss aka Groove Assassin who delivers a classy interpretation which is laced with illustrious jazzy keys and oozes with a glamorous classic vibe - sheer musical bliss.

Ultra Tone featuring VaalSow & DJ Sue "Stars" (DeejayKul Remix)(Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo)

Deeper Shades Recordings kick 2015 off in grand style with the super delicious "Stars" by Ultra Tone which was remixed and complimented by Spain's one and only DeejayKul whose 'DeejayKul meets Soultechnic Remix' combines the silky-smooth vocals of VaalSow and DJ Sue with deep'n'gentle yet spell binding rhythms and grandiose melodious strings and chords, altogether spreading a mesmerizing vibe you can't resist to dance to... Highly recommended.

Frankstar featuring Dawn Souluvn Williams "Where is the love (right here)" (4th Quarter Music CD Promo)

4th Quarter Music are back for 2015 with a bang as label owner Frank 'Frankstar' Blythe teams up with vocalist Dawn Souluvn Williams for "Where is the love (right here)", a fabulous slice of timeless soulful house music. Quite simply, Dawn Souluvn Williams one-of-a-kind deeply felt vocals together with the glorious pianos, heavenly chords and enthralling rhythms are guaranteed to make you yearn for more. Da Boyze (Graham Boyes) deepens the vibe on his spacious bass driven rework perfect for prime time, then we have Groove Addix (Sean Grasty) whose wicked 'New Jersey Drive Mix' is a tantalizing deep slightly dark affair laced with celestial melodies.

Peete Dibabes featuring Karabo & Maes "Live & be free" (Hats Off Records CD Promo)

Last year, we introduced you to "Love sad" and "All night" by Peete Dibabes and Karabo, now they return with "Live & be free" where they are joined by Maes. "Live & be free" is all about the unique combination of deep impellent rhythms with empyreal melodies and stunning deeply rooted vocals - undoubtedly hypnotizing. The dub eases the vibe and introduces exquisite jazzy keys.

Paul Sherriff featuring Mr Bailey "It's too late" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

UK based DJ/producer Paul Sherriff joins forces with Mr Bailey for "It's too late", a catchy slice of feel-good vocal house music using a relentlessly stompin' backdrop as playground for Mr Bailey's passionate vocals, grand jazzy piano and ethereal chords. Rightside contribute the remixes, giving the track a deeper truly entrancing yet somewhat relaxed feel on their vocal version, with theirinebriant further deepened tech-soul flavored dub version being a sure-fire late night weapon.

The best of the rest...

We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...

"African mermaid" which features the one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry of Tantra Zawadi is the latest track taken from Djeff Afrozila's hit album "Soldier Ascension", remixed by Rocco and DJ Angelo who both add their distinctively deep utterly hypnotizing touch - jam-packed floors guaranteed (Tribe Records CD Promo). Italy's Blurred (the duo of Vincenzo Scollo and Raffaele Sonnessa) present the uber hot "Soulseek EP" which includes two masterly crafted underground-esque deep house tracks oozing with a dazzling old school inspired acid flavored vibe (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo).

Jason Lee Ward graces us with "The rhythm", a glorious truly unadulterated slice of old skool inspired late night house music full of deeper than deep utterly infectious rhythms and luscious melodies. The remixes are courtesy of EffJay and Pressure Mode both keeping the vibe deep and exhilarating (Solid Ground Recordings CD Promo). "Live, love & give" by Funky Charles (Charlie Sijmons) is best described as being an enchanting late night jewel oozing with a charming sun drenched feel through the warm ethereal melodies and deep'n'smooth yet thrilling rhythms (Soulful Evolution Records CD Promo).

Next we have "Jad" by Beppe Gioia, as usual this is Beppe Gioia at his best with the track showcasing his truly unique timeless sound that is guaranteed to cast a spell on you thanks to gently thumpin' percussive rhythms, illustrious keys and beautiful lush chords (Soulshine Recordings CD Promo). We are closing this weeks update with the fantastic "Elevated Levels EP" by Brian Nance which features two brilliant old school inspired deep house cuts sure to send the floor into a frenzy (Night Scope Deep Recordings CD Promo).

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