- Parent Category: Reviews
- Created on Saturday, 29 September 2012 18:25
- Written by Mike Fossati
For the second week in a row, we bring you a huge update loaded with lots of amazing soulful gems... enjoy !!
ReelSoul featuring Taylor P "Angel" (Part 1)(DeepForestSA CD Promo)
South Africa's DeepForestSA have a beauty in their hands with the William 'ReelSoul' Rodriguez produced "Angel" featuring Taylor Pena who wrote and performs the song. The first part includes super delicious interpretations by Tebogo 'Soul Secured' Mojapelo featuring illustrious keys alongside Taylor Pena's incomparable deeply felt vocals over smooth yet spell binding rhythms. Part two will be released later in the year and will include the original version and a remix by Yass.
DJ Mtshepang featuring Tshepside & Lulama "Ubizo" (All Mixes)(Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo)
Deeper Shades continue to bless us with nothing but the best in deep house music with their latest offering "Ubizo" produced by the team of DJ Mtshepang and Tshepside, featuring amazing vocals by Lulama. Previously we could only enjoy the Jose Marquez remixes, now the full package is available, including the breath-taking original versions and a superb selection of remixes by Dela Creme Shaheedmo and Gruvhunter. "Ubizo" is an essential slice of inspiring South African house music highly recommended to any lover of soulful house music oozing with that special South African touch.
KlevaKeys featuring Julie Iwheta "I'll be there" (House Keys Records CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of his recent bomb "Hold of me" featuring legendary Michelle Weeks comes the next gem from KlevaKeys (Adam Agnilleri) on House Keys Records. "I'll be there" is smooth as silk and features gorgeous sultry vocals by songstress Julie Iwheta alongside a grand piano and heavenly synth melodies over laidback afro-percussive rhythms - sheer musical bliss...
Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk featuring Kele Le Roc "Friends" (Room Control Records CD Promo)
There ain't no stoppin' for Control Room Records as they unleash yet another soulful gem... Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk join forces with vocalist Kele Le Roc to bless us with the wonderful soul/funk inspired "Friends" which has timeless written all over it - the combination of Kele Le Roc's unmistakable heartfelt vocals with lush keys and the smooth yet infectious funk drenched backdrop make this a sure-fire soulful anthem...
Peven Everett "Black boy" (Mark Stone & Terry Lex Mixes)(UDM Show Records CD Promo)
Chicago's one and only Peven Everett is back on Spirit of House with the sensational "Black boy" produced by Swiss DJ's/producers Mark Stone and Terry Lex. Peven Everett's inimitable deeply felt rendition of the lyrics combined with precious strings, lush keys and an absolutely irresistible funk soaked groove make this something truly special you can't resist to dance to...
UPZ & Black Motion featuring Theo Lawson "Afrika wo-man" (soWHAT Records CD Promo)
"Afrika wo-man" was originally released back in 2007 on UPZ's genial album "United People of Zion", now this wicked track gets a well deserved full single release. This brand new interpretation is a collaboration between UPZ and South Africa's Black Motion who take the track which features an intriguing vocal performance by Ghana native Theo Lawson to a whole new level on their raw afrotastic workout laced with luscious keys. Botswana producer duo Groove Cartell intensify the vibe to the max on their masterly crafted remix built around truly deep relentless rhythms and celestial melodies. Also included is the Euan Mitchell remix taken from the 2008 album "United People of Zion - Remixed".
Vick Lavender "Havana" (DeepTrax Records CD Promo)
What can we say other than Vick Lavender is back with a masterpiece by no means to be missed... "Havana" is not simply another one of his phenomenal vintage productions guaranteed to send shivers down your spine; rather this is an ingenious, Cuban-Jazz/NuYorican inspired soulful house jewel which features the keyboard wizardry of Vijay Tellis- Nayak and sweet percussion by Joe Rendon - in other words, and to make it short: a timeless masterpiece...
ZuluMafia "This is not Jazz" (ZuluMafia Digital CD Promo)
After gracing us with the superb vocal productions "Give me a chance" and "Falling in your arms", ZuluMafia (Simphiwe Nhlapho) presents something a little bit different. On "This is not Jazz", he is pulling out all the stops to grace us with a stellar jazz inspired instrumental that is all about marvelous jazzy keys and a mesmerizing yet laidback broken beat styled percussive backing. In short, "This is not Jazz" is a timeless gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more...
Timmy Regisford featuring Mikey Dance "Shining" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Timmy Regisford's upcoming album "Covers" which is inspired by songs he loves and wanted to transform for the soulful house floors will be released in a few weeks by Tribe Records, but the first single taken from the album is the exception that proves the rule as it is an original song. "Shining" is a fantastic production featuring sultry r&b flavored vocals by Mikey Dance alongside sublime keys and chords over smooth yet contaminous rhythms on the original version, with Sean McCabe taking the track to the next level on his absolutely gorgeous remix which combines the amazing vocals with delectable melodies and deeply thumpin' rhythms.
Peter Oakden & Lay-Far "Holdin' you" (SoulfulBeats CD Promo)
SoulfulBeats are going from strength, with the labels latest offering "Holdin' you" being courtesy of Soul Free Records label head Peter Oakden and Lay-Far. Their mind-blowing "Holdin' you" is a brilliant slice of soulful house music oozing with uber cool vocals, celestial melodies and smooth as silk yet deep broken beat inspired rhythms. By no means to be missed... Nuff said.
Kenny Summit & Director's Cut featuring Yasmeen "Loving you" (Good For You Records CD Promo)
For his second release on Good For You Records, Kenny Summit teams up with Director's Cut, the team of legendary producers Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper, and songstress Yasmeen. "Loving you" is simply awesome, featuring marvelous heartfelt vocals by Yasmeen together with grand keys and lovely guitar licks over a captivating yet smoothly stompin' funktified backdrop. Timeless soulful house music...
Serious-Man "Everyday" (Different Muziq CD Promo)
The fourth release on Different Muziq release is courtesy of Serious-Man (Aymeric Marquant), co-founder of the label. The wonderful sun drenched "Everyday" features angelic vocals by Freddy & Angel, sublime jazzy piano and exquisite keys over an old school flavored thrilling yet dulcet backing - the more you listen to this beauty, the more you're gonna love it...
Winston Warrior "Elevator'" (Dave Doyle Remix)(Dragonfruit/Vintage R&B CD Promo)
The original version of Winston Warrior's sexy slow-jam "Elevator" can be found on his sophomore "Lifeology 101" album, now this old school r&b inspired song returns refreshed on his upcoming "Lifeology 101: Back 2 School" long player, complete with a slammin' remix by Dave Doyle who adds his signature spell binding touch, combining Winston Warrior's deep-rooted vocals with classic strings, luscious keys and a fierce funk soaked four-to-the-floor groove, altogether spreading a feel good vibe guaranteed to jam-pack floors.
Giovanni Ikome "The Phuture Deep EP" (Phuture Rhythms CD Promo)
Phuture Rhythms, the track orientated sister label of Phuture Sole Records, have made a name for themselves in the past few years for releasing nothing but the best in soulful yet intoxicating pristine underground-esque house music. Their upcoming release is no exception as Giovanni Ikome is pulling out all the stops on his versatile "The Phuture Deep EP". From the dark'n'moody "Archangel" fueled with spaced-out synths, over the relentlessly thumpin' truly melodious "Kiss me" laced with cool female vocals to the beautiful string laden "Nothing's real but music" and finally to "Friend", a heavenly afrocentric production featuring inspiring vocals by Anthony Poteat, this is underground house music the way it ought to be...
Maminstrumental presents "Apulia EP" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
First things first - congratulations to CyberJamz and label head Sammy Rock for their 100th release. And what better way to celebrate than with this incredible release by Italy's Maminstrumental who graces us with the "Apulia EP" which showcases his different sides and many talents, with each of the six included tracks bringing you his beloved deep and remorseless yet soulful sound, with infectious backings leading the way for lush keys and chords.
Ryan May "Shibuya EP" (Solid Ground Recordings CD Promo)
With the "Shibuya EP" by Netherlands's Ryan May, Solid Ground Recordings present some of the finest deep house we've heard in a while. Four tracks are included, each of them taking you on a mesmerizing journey to deepest grounds, with utterly deep thrilling rhythms leading the way for celestial melodies, altogether spreading a hypnotizing feel you can't resist to dance to.
Alton Miller "Life Changes EP" (Smooth Agent Records CD Promo)
Renowned Detroit producer Alton Miller is back with the stellar "Life Changes EP" which includes three masterly crafted soulful deep house cuts guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. The atmospheric "Feel about me" features ethereal keys and Alton Miller's own vocals over a laidback yet fierce groove, the percussive funked-up "Inside out" oozes with glorious keys and chords, and last but not least the gorgeous "You & me" uses an organic backdrop as playground for wicked keys.