- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 22 September 2012 17:52
- Written by Mike Fossati
Enjoy this weeks mammoth update loaded with the latest in soulful house music... enjoy !!
Entity featuring Charles Cooper "Magic" (Remixes)(USO Recordings CD Promo)
Beginning of August, we introduced you to the original set of mixes of "Magic" by up and rising house music artists Charles Cooper and Darian Crouse, now the remixes of this masterpiece have landed on our desk - similar to the first set of mixes they are not to be missed. There is a feel good Disco inspired remix by Entity, captivating broken beat flavored remixes by Big Brown Baby taking you back in time (check the raw dub for no-nonsense underground vibes), a classy deep house rendition by DJ Soultek fueled with lush melodies, and finally we have Entity's deeper than deep afrolicious 'Uzima Mix'.
Lee Pearson Jr. Collective "Evolved: The Debut EP" (Anka Shank Music CD Promo)
Up and coming Chicago producer, songwriter and singer Lee Pearson Jr. presents the magnificent "Evolved: The Debut EP" which marks the first release for Anka Shank Music, a brand new independent record label he set up with partner Erwin McEwen. The EP features special contributions from Larry Heard, Abicah Soul, Darren 'DJ Quad' Brandon, Terry Yancy and Bruce 'Union Soul' Rodgers - the result are three masterly crafted songs showcasing the various talents of Lee Pearson Jr. "Who's to blame" and "Tell me what it is" are both fantastic soulful up-tempo productions oozing with glorious melodies, while the heavenly "Winding roads" is an ageless mid-tempo soul/r&b inspired production. Essential.
IndySoul presents Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd "Change all over me" (Shines Records CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of his previous club favorite "I'm done" follows the next bomb from Montreal's own Carl 'IndySoul' Guerrard titled "Change all over me", a deep underground-esque production featuring inspiring vocals by Tantra Zawadi and Dana Byrd alongside phat keys over infectiously stormin' rhythms. To top it all off, an all start cast is responsible for the remixes: Jonny Montana, Deep Xcape, Kafele Bandele, Nastee Nev, Guerilla Science, Chip Chop, RudeDisko and label head Gene King all add their distinctive soulful/deep touch to the song, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Distant People featuring Carla Prather "Have no fear" (Solid Ground Recordings CD Promo)
Here we have the second new promo from Solid Ground Recordings for the week courtesy of Joey Silvero (under his Distant People disguise) and songstress Carla Prather who join forces for "Have no fear", an uplifting production built around a fiercely thumpin' backdrop, sublime keys and Carla Prather's amazing vocals which premiered on the labels massive "Spring Sampler" earlier this year. The remixes are courtesy of Ezel who relaxes the vibe on his deep silky-smooth interpretation laced with beautiful jazzy keys, and Groove Assassin who gives the song a timeless classic feel on his precious rendition fueled with lush keys.
Exclusive Preview: Steven Stone & Marc Evans "Who's to blame" (DJ Mannix Remix)(Soul Deluxe Records CD Promo)
Three weeks ago, we issued a soulful house music alert for the original version of Steven Stone's "Who's to blame", a seminal soulful production by Swiss maestro Steven Stone featuring phenomenal emotive vocals by the one and only Marc Evans. This time around, we're about to issue a 'get out your Disco shoes' alert as DJ Mannix takes on this wonderful song and turns it into an absolutely irresistible expertly orchestrated Disco-House stomper guaranteed to set the floor on fire...
Exclusive Preview: Praxis featuring Kathy Brown "Turn me out" (Staffan Thorsell Remix)(Cutting Records CD-R)
Back in 1994, now legendary Cutting Records had a world-wide club smash with "Turn me out" by Praxis (Cevin Fisher & David Shaw) and songstress Kathy Brown, now this unforgettable classic returns in a brand new glamorous remix by Staffan Thorsell who takes Kathy Brown's incomparable vocals to a whole new level, with the relentlessly stormin' backing and warm keys spreading a feel-good vibe you can't resist to dance to...
Paris Cesvette & Room 806 featuring C Robert Walker "First hello" (Jack 2 Jazz Records CD Promo)
What an utterly soulful gem we have here... Paris Cesvette, Room 806 and C Robert Walker bless us with the phenomenal "First hello", a masterly production featuring the unmistakable heartfelt vocals of C Robert Walker, grand jazzy saxophone by Steve Graeber and gorgeous keys over deeper than deep percussive rhythms - the result is simply mind-blowing, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... Essential, by no means to be missed. Nuff said.
Kiko Navarro presents Koko featuring Paul Randolph "The captain of her heart" (Stalwart CD Promo)
In 1985, Swiss duo Double hat a world-wide hit with "The captain of her heart", now Spain's Kiko Navarro presents a dreamy balearic flavored interpretation featuring an impressive vocal performance by Paul Randolph. While the original is the choice for the lounge, the remixes take the track straight to the dance floor. Daniel Kyo's remix is on an old school acidic tip, while his dub is a more minimalistic enchanting affair. Roberto Rodriguez is twisting things around on his deep mesmerizing dub rework laced with celestial melodies, and last but not least there is a freaky down-tempo version by Jeff Sharel.
The Trak Godz with Natasha Watts & Rainy Payne "Street walker" (Strictly Music CD Promo)
"Street walker" by The Trak Godz (DJ Romain, Pat Bedeau & Alex Toms), one of the standout tracks from Strictly Music's "Miami Sampler 2012", has finally arrived in its full glory. The wicked "Street walker" is a spell binding floor anthem oozing with passionate vocals by Natasha Watts, spoken word poetry by Rainy Paine, distinguished keys and infectious deep rhythms. You have the hard choice between equally fantastic vocal, dub and instrumental variations of the original as well as a Dougi Dwongo's soulful yet truly resistless re-rub. A killer track guaranteed to jam-pack floors at all times...
Ananda Project featuring Kai Martin "A second" (ReelSoul Remixes)(NiteGrooves Records CD Promo)
"A second" is the long awaited brand new single by Ananda Project (the brainchild of Chris Brann) featuring sweet sensual vocals by Kai Martin. The mixes are courtesy of Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriguez who is pulling out all the stops on his uber cool vibey interpretation oozing with his beloved signature melodious touch - in other words, this is sheer musical bliss... miss it at your own risk.
DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul "Until we meet again" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
The 1996 Urban Soul classic "Until we meet again" which features the unmistakable voice of Roland Clark gets a brand new life in form of these grandiose revival remixes by Sean McCabe who is taking this unforgettable song to all new heights on his beautifully orchestrated truly soulicious rendition. The original 1996 remixes by Deep Zone (Matthias Heillbronn & Mike Delgado) and the 2009 remix by Italy's Dolls Combers will be included in the package too.
DJ Aguy presents Black Silk "Floating" (2012 Remixes)(Part One)(Black Vinyl CD Promo)
Back in 2002, Black Vinyl released the gorgeous "Floating" by Portuguese-Angolan DJ/producer Aguinaldo Ferreira aka DJ Aguy, now ten years later this incredible track which features emotional female vocals beautiful guitar returns in brand new massive remixes. First up we have DJ Aguy himself under his new Black Silk moniker. His 'Orchestral Remix' is perfect for prime-time play thanks to dramatic synth hooks, catchy piano and contaminous rhythms, while his 'Dub Guitar 2012 Remix' is a supreme laidback rendition oozing with an adorable dreamy vibe. Next we have Mauritzio 'Old Bastard' Baiocchi who contributes an afrocentric workout combining the vocals and guitar with exquisite marimba and fierce tribal rhythms. Part two will follow soon.
Boskay featuring Pat Edwards "I'm sad" (Ospina Digital CD Promo)
Ospina Digital bless us with the smooth as silk yet sexy "I'm sad" by Kuki Mothata aka Boskay which features sensitive vocals by Pat Edwards alongside stellar jazzy keys and chords over deep truly mellow rhythms. The 'Afro Mix' slightly turns up the heat, with spell binding afrolicious rhythms leading the way for the vocals and celestial melodies. Simply brilliant.
New Jersey's Finest DJ Punch "The Baby Powder Trax EP" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
New Jersey DJ/producer DJ Punch is dropping a giant three track EP destined to send the dancers into a frenzy. From his hypnotizing ruthlessly thumpin' take on the monumental Patrick Cowley remix of the Donna Summer classic "I feel love", over the respectful laidback four-to-the-floor rework of John Legend's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the deep" to the super sweet 4/4 makeover of Regina Belle's slow jam "Baby come to me", this is pure dance floor heaven...
Huge in Japan "Bahia" (Justin Imperiale Remix)(Cabana Records CD Promo)
Not many words are needed to describe this gem by Huge in Japan, Dario Boente's dance/electronica/latin project featuring an all-star cast of musicians. On the phenomenal latin inspired production "Bahia", Dario Boente teams up with Ronny Jordan (guitar) and Luisito Quintero (percussion), with vocals by Dario Boente himself and Fabiana Masili. Justin Imperiale delivers an amazing interpretation featuring keys and bass by Max Paparella which is spreading a laidback summery feel guaranteed to make you yearn for more...
SOL Element and Dimi Stuff "Forgotten on the Beach EP" (Hats Off Records CD Promo)
Greek house maestros SOL Element and Dimi Stuff present a wonderful sun drenched release with the "Forgotten on the Beach EP" which features two equally great tracks. The laidback "Ocean dream" is all about mellow percussive rhythms, grand jazzy piano and heavenly melodies, while the fervid "Sit on funky sh*t (things U do to me)" is an infectious funk soaked affair featuring lovely guitar and classy keys and chords.