- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 21 July 2012 18:04
- Written by Mike Fossati
This weeks selection of the latest in soulful house music guarantees hot summer nights... enjoy !!
Whitney Houston "Love will save the day" (Neter's Jersey Goddess Anthem Vox)(CD-R)
Neter Supreme pays homage to the one and only Whitney Houston's (r.i.p.) with an inspirational wonderfully crafted interpretation of her unforgettable all-time classic "Love will save the day". He graces us with an anthemic 18 minute long fully reproduced and reimagined rendition of "Love will save the day" that is masterly orchestrated and keeps the spirit of the original alive while taking it to the soulful dance floors. Sheer musical bliss...
Wipe the Needle featuring J.M. Browne "Music is the answer" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)
SoundMen on Wax have a certified floor weapon in their hands with"Music is the answer" by Wipe the Needle (Lee Gomez and Mikael Nybom), an irresistible production using deep and infectious rhythms as playground for luscious synth melodies and truly captivating vocals and spoken words by J.M. Browne. Nothing more needs to be said besides "Music is the answer" is guaranteed to set the floor on fire...
Exclusive Preview: Rocco featuring Akram "Working hard" (Yass Remix)(House Afrika CD-R)
French producer/DJ Rocco will soon release his debut artist album through House Afrika, with the first single being "Working hard" featuring Akram on vocals. We are proud to introduce you to the Yass remix of the song which combines the sultry vocals of Akram with grand jazzy keys, heavenly synth melodies and deep spell binding rhythms - the result is simply breathtaking and sure to make you yearn for more...
Brown Sugah "Corners of my mind" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
If you're looking for only the best in underground house music, look no further as "Corners of my mind" by Brown Sugah is exactly that. Produced by DJ Elementz, "Corners of my mind" is an ingenious slice of raw underground house featuring sensual spoken word poetry by Brown Sugah alongside lush synth melodies over deeper than deep truly contaminous rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of John Crockett who adds his beloved melodious organic touch and Serge Negri who contributes a moody interpretation loaded with luscious melodies.
Kenny Carpenter & Ricky Diciotto featuring Wendy Lewis "Universal dreamers" (Tony Records CD Promo)
What we have here is a remake of a Alan Sorrenti's "Figli delle stelle" dating back to 1977 by Ricky Diciotto and Kenny Carpenter which features the unmistakable vocals of Wendy Lewis. The team of Mark Di Meo & Tony Loreto is pulling out all the stops on their summery funktified interpretation laced with magnificent guitar, classy horns and delectable keys, Kenny Carpenter somewhat relaxes the vibe on his classic styled version fueled luxurious melodies, and last but not least Sami Dee turns the heat up for prime time play.
D-Reflection featuring Thor Dulay "Real life fantasy" (Adaptation Music CD Promo)
On "Real life fantasy", Adaptation Music's own D-Reflection teams up with vocalist Thor Dulay for a marvelous production oozing with soul from beginning to the end. The original mix is a smoothly stompin' funk soaked affair combining Thor Dulay's deeply felt vocals with classic strings, jazzy keys and classy sax. The '909 Reflection Mix' is a wicked Detroit-esque soul-tech rework, the 'Naked Music Reflection' is a tribute to the legendary warm organic Naked Music sound, and the 'TechJack Reflection' enters jackin' territory. This incredible selection of mixes making it next to impossible to select a favorite version...
Marlon D & Mena Keys "We need his power" (Room Control CD Promo)
Room Control are going from strength to strength as they continue to present nothing but the best in house music. On "We need his power", Marlon D and Mena Keys join forces for an utterly soulful yet truly infectious gem featuring mesmerizing vocals and killer keys - watch the floor explode when you drop this one... Add a remix by the one and only DJ Spen adding his distinctive touch, and you have a sure-fire floor anthem for years to come...
Cafrodeep featuring LaVeda "Speechless" (Citynoiz Entertainment CD Promo)
South Africa's Citynoiz Entertainment is back with the "Speechless" by Cafrodeep (Linda Sitole), a beautiful production built around deep mellow rhythms which are enriched with seductive vocals by songstress LaVeda Davis and glorious keys and chords, altogether spreading a thrilling feel you can't resist to dance to. The various versions included guarantee there are no limits to express your creativity when you work the floor with this beauty...
BackRoomSounds featuring Al "Fallen for you" (Part 1)(Check It Out Records CD Promo)
Check It Out Records is a brand new Swiss house music label founded by DJ/producer Robert Rivera who present their inaugural release "Fallen for you" by BackRoomSounds (Sam Gibbons ), an uber cool slice of Disco/Funk inspired (think "Keep it in the family" by Deodato) four-to-the-floor featuring uplifting vocals by Al. The remixes are courtesy of Matt Early who injects his magic funky touch and MoD & Staffan Thorsell who take the track to the main room. One guaranteed to cause a stir whenever being played...
Deep House Maniacs featuring Siba "Cloud 9" (Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo)
Deeper Shades Recordings bless us with an amazing slice of fresh soulful house by the Deep House Maniacs titled "Cloud 9", an utterly soulful production oozing with the inimitable South African sound we admire so much written and produced by Kagiso Kaygee Pitsong and Jackson Motlogelwa and featuring heartfelt vocals by Nhlanhla Sibanyoni. The hypnotizing dub deepens the vibe, while Tony Loreto & Toro Trisorio takes us deeper into African territory on their celestial interpretation.
Deep City Soul & Groove Assassin "I need you" (Bump Trax CD Promo)
A while back, the Deep City Soul duo and Nick Moss aka Groove Assassin went to the studio together, now they let us enjoy the result of this fruitful collaboration. "I need you" is an incredible old school inspired track, irrespective if you choose to play the melodious Deep City Soul version or Groove Assassin's earth-shattering dub workout, jam-packed floors are guaranteed...
Shai "If I ever fall in love" (Tayo Wink Bang the Beat Mix)(Toupe Records CD-R)
Yolanda Adams "Be still" (Tayo Wink City Soul Mix)(Toupe Records CD-R)
Here we have to uber cool reworkings by Tayo Wink sure to set the floor on fire... First up he takes on "If I ever fall in love" by Shai, a r&b classic dating back to 1992 which he takes to new heights on his pounding 'Bang the Beat Mix', combining the incomparable vocals by Shai with a bad-ass backing. Next is his 'City Soul Mix' of "Be still" by Yolanda Adams (taken from her 2011 album "Becoming"), a respectful four-to-the-floor interpretation which keeps the vibe and spirit of the original alive and lets Yolanda Adams' inimitable voice shine.
Exclusive Preview: R. Kelly "Love is" (Alex Dimitri SSE Re-Touch)(CD-R)
The old school flavored "Love is", a song taken from R. Kelly's brand new album "Write me back" which is somewhat reminiscent of the unforgettable Barry White, has been transformed for the soulful dance floors by Alex Dimiti who stays true to the original, with a fiercely stompin' four-to-the-floor backdrop leading the way for R. Kelly's unmistakable vocals and the original orchestration.