- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 28 April 2012 17:04
- Written by Mike Fossati
We've got only the best in soulful house for you this week... enjoy !!
Distant People featuring Nickson "My love song" (Solid Ground Records CD Promo)
The saga continues as Solid Ground Records release another soulful gem courtesy of Distant People (Joey Silvero) who teams up with singer Nickson for "My love song", an uber soulful production featuring heartfelt vocals and glorious keys over a funk soaked backing in the 'Main Mix', while the jazzy piano and classic strings on the 'Classic Mix' let the track ooze with a lovely old school feel. Ian Friday's gorgeous organic 'Libation Mix' was previously featured on the labels 'Miami 2012 Sampler', next are truly delectable remixes by Zepherin Saint combining Nickson's vocals with illustrious keys and smooth yet contaminous percussive rhythms.
The Copasetic "Far away" / "Dance with me" (DiverseCity Music CD Promo)
DiverseCity Music are going from strength to strength, with their latest offering being courtesy of The Copasetic (DJ Afro & Manchildblack). Two wonderful songs are included, with "Far away" being a sun drenched production featuring deeply felt vocals and luscious melodies over percussive rhythms, while the old school flavored "Dance with me" is on a summery laidback tip, spreading a feel-good vibe through the uplifting vocals and soul/funk drenched backing. Daz-I-Kue and Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel contribute the remixes of "Dance with me", each adding his distinctive touch to the song.
Kenny Thomas "Baby it's you"(Soul-Fi Records CD Promo)
Here we have a soulful bomb courtesy of Soul-Fi Records who give us slammin' remixes by Eric Kupper and Dave Doyle of the beautiful "Baby it's you" by legendary UK soul singer Kenny Thomas who impresses with his unmistakable vocals. Eric Kupper blesses us with his smoothly stompin' version laced with grand piano and lush keys bringing the beloved soulful DEFmix sound back to the floor, while Dave Doyle delivers a fierce four-to-the-floor interpretation built around a funk soaked backdrop, cool guitar, jazzy keys and classic strings.
Exclusive Preview: Tears for Fears "Start of the breakdown" (Cubanix Remix)(CD-R)
David 'Cubanix' Reyero takes on one of the earlier songs from Tears for Fears, precisely on "Start of the breakdown" form their debut album "The hurting" (considered by many their best album to date), and turns it into an one-of-a-kind deep house track using a relentlessly thumpin' backdrop as playground for the original instrumentation and the signature vocals, keeping the spirit of the original alive from beginning to the end.
Exclusive Preview: R. Kelly "Share my love" (Alex Dimitri SSE Re-Touch)(CD-R)
R. Kelly's uplifting "Share my love" (the first single from his forthcoming "Black Panties" album) is an inspirational r&b offering, oozing with a lovely mid-tempo retro Disco feel in the original version. Alex Dimitri's up-tempo rework takes the song straight to the soulful dance floors, staying true to the vibe and feel of the original while the infectious funked-up rhythms together with the original instrumentation and R. Kelly's signature vocals spread a feel good vibe.