Legendary DJ/producer Terry Hunter joins forces with house music diva Barbara Tucker for the indisputably paramount "Holding on" (taken from his forthcoming "Imagine no music" album), without doubt this collaboration is a timeless soulful jewel by no means to be missed... In a nutshell, "Holding in" is verily inspiring and features Barbara Tucker's unrivaled sultry vocals together with illustrious jazzed-up keys and lovely guitars over an utterly spell binding funk soaked backdrop; most definitely this uplifting soulful anthem will make you yearn for more...
Forthcoming to HSR Records is the expertly crafted four-to-the-floor remake of "Two hearts" (originally performed by legendary Stephanie Mills and Teddy Pendergrass in the early 80s) produced by Italian DJs/producers DJ Umbi and Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and performed in grand style by Angela Gooden and VonFrederiCK. To make it short, this verily soulful and uplifting duet oozing with the inimitable vocals of Angela Gooden and VonFrederiCK, luscious keys, heavenly chords and an infectious organic backdrop is sheer musical bliss...
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In September of last year, Ezel and singer Mike City blessed us with the uber soulful "All this time", now they are back together with "Already knew". Without doubt, "Already knew" featuring the amazing deep-rooted vocals of Mike City, lush truly tantalizing keys and dreamy chords over a verily infectious funk soaked musical backing will make you yearn for more... The ingenious absolutely hypnotizing 'Bayacou Deep Dub' laced with the inexorable rhythms takes you on an entrancing journey to deeper verily atmospheric realms.
A couple of months ago, Scoob & Freez launched their self-titled record label with the excellent "The House Keepers Vol. 1" compilation which includes the stunning "I know better" performed in grand style by the one and only Dana Weaver. Now this soulful jewel is getting a full single release loaded with a truly paramount selection of eclectic remixes from the likes of Jihad Muhammad whose blissful interpretation is all about his beloved melodious New Jersey sound, Doug Gomez who delivers a heavenly rendition that is verily enticing, Shino Blackk who serves an enchanting afro house rework, Echo Deep takes us to deepest imaginable depths on his hypnotizing remix, and finally Vjuan Allure drops an energetic peak time favorite.
Merecumbe Recordings once again bless us with nothing but the best in soulful house music with the Mark Francis remixes of "Blow my mind", one of our favorite songs from George Lesley's phenomenal debut artist album released earlier this year. In short, Earl W. Green's eminent vocals truly shine on Mark Francis smooth yet enthralling interpretations fueled with illustrious jazzy keys, heavenly chords and gentle yet thrilling percussive rhythms. By no means to be missed.