Music Reviews

We are keeping the heat on with this weeks update bringing you the latest and best in soulful house music - enjoy !!

Jose Carretas featuring Chenai Zinyuku "No love lost" (Journey Men Remixes)(Makin' Moves CD Promo)

In fall of last year, Jose Carretas graced us with the phantasmagorical "No love lost" featuring the unmistakable sumptuous vocals of Chenai Zinyuku, now this soulful gem returns in brand new verily mesmerizing remixes by The Journey Men guaranteed to send the dance floor into a frenzy, with Chenai Zinyuku's amazing vocals being accompanied by lush keys, celestial chords, wicked acidic overtones and relentlessly thumpin' rhythms.

Jesse Outlaw featuring Bill Beaver "Luv U deeper" (Seed Recordings CD Promo)

After a truly long hiatus Jesse Outlaw returns to Spirit of House with the marvelous "Luv U deeper", an utterly entrancing deep yet soulful production laced with the incomparable seductive vocals of Detroit legend Billy Beaver, luscious keys, scintillating vibes and incredibly deeply rumblin' rhythms. The remix courtesy of Bradford James keeps the vibe deep and tantalizing yet transforming the track into a heavenly affair oozing with inebriant melodies.

Alex Millet featuring Curtis Clark "Your love" (Racing Camel Recordings CD Promo)

Coming soon to Racing Camel Recordings is "Your love" by Alex Millet and vocalist Curtis Clark, an uplifting production using a smooth yet irresistibly bouncin' organic backdrop as playground for warm melodious keys, sweet guitar and Curtis Clark's distinctive deeply rooted vocals. The 'Deep Mix' introduces ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms and enchanting synth melodies to give the track a more energetic deeper feel sure to rock the floor.

Nadirah Shakoor "Never thought" (BambooSounds CD Promo)

BambooSounds have a beauty in their hands with the magnificent "Never thought" written by Nadirah Shakoor & Osunlade and produced by Serge Negri. On the original version, a dulcet yet captivating organic backing lays the foundation for glamorous keys and Nadirah Shakoor's inimitable haunting vocals, with the '2am Sax Mix' fueled with a wonderful saxophone and dreamy keys being a fabulous alternate version on a groovey late night tip guaranteed to cast a spell on you.

Mike Dunn presents his alter ego Green Tea "Dance to the rhythm" / "Move around" (T's Crates CD Promo)

To cut right to the chase, this blazin' hot release by Mike Dunn loaded with two sure-fire dance floor weapons is destined to take over dance floors across the globe, thanks to the utterly hypnotizing fusion of inexorable deep rhythms with exhilarating synth melodies and uber cool male vocals sprinkles, with "Move around" adding wicked male spoken vocals.

Blast from the Past: Hiraku Nagasawa "Matrix track" (Re-Mastered)(UNKNOWN season CD Promo)

Forthcoming on UNKNOWN season is a hard to find deep house classic from Japan originally released in 1997 on the "Burning EP" through Lychee Sounds/Toyokasei. Now for the first time ever, the memorable "Matrix track" by Hiraku Nagasawa will be available in digital format, bringing back memories from the good old days of 90's deep house music...

Marc Staggers "Keep those fires burning" (The Nigel Lowis Inferno Mix)(DSG Music CD Promo)

From North American r&b singer Marc Staggers comes the splendiferous "Keep those fires burning" in the fabulous Nigel Lowis 'Inferno Mix' (the song is taken from Marc Staggers upcoming album "Timeless"), to make it short this splendiferous slice of up-tempo soul is an in inspiring trip down memory lane to the heyday of Philly soul music...

W Howard Myers & Karla Brown "Feel no more" (Veksler Records CD Promo)

The vibrant "Feel no more" is a glorious duet written by Karla Brown which is produced by Gino Love and performed in grand style by Karla Brown and long time friend W Howard Myers. The passionate vocals and spoken words are accompanied by dazzling keys, ethereal chords and a verily infectious backdrop, altogether spreading a mesmerizing feel you can't resist to dance to. Not to be missed...

Deep House Pick: Distant People "The foundation" (Arima Records CD Promo)

Next up on Arima Records is "The foundation" by Distant People (Joey Silvero), an extremely compelling and hypnotizing deep house track built around unrelenting pulsating rhythms, tempting synth hooks and cleverly used vocal sprinkles. Soul Perpetuity (Dominic Balchin) is on remix duty, with his rework oozing with a superb old school feel.

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