News

We made some changes to Spirit of House in the past weeks and days:

  • We moved from unsecure HTTP to secure (encrypted) HTTPS connections
  • We fixed the broken RSS feed
  • The site has a fresh yet similar look (please let us know if you come across any issues or errors)

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati

With Christmas and new year falling onto the weekend, we adjusted the update schedule for the coming weeks to accommodate the festivities:

  • The final update for 2016 will be published on Wednesday, December 28
  • The first update for 2017 will be published on Sunday, January 8

Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Mike Fossati

Please note that due to constant abuse of comments for unsolicited messages, with immediate effect we have enabled moderation for comments.

Admin

Just wanted to take the opportunity to inform you on our plans for the next updates on Spirit of House as we are moving away from the weekly schedule over the rather quiet year end period:

  • Final update for 2015: Wednesday, December 30
  • First update for 2016: Sunday, January 10

To give you a little heads-up, there are already a few wonderful releases lined up for the update coming mid next week...

Best,
Mike Fossati

Another year is coming to an end soon, and similar to previous years I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the artists, producers, labels etc. who sent their music for review consideration on Spirit of House - without you Spirit of House would simply not be possible.

Having posted our final update for the year, it is time to look forward to 2015. Although Spirit of House will continue to serve you with reviews of the latest and best soulful house music on a weekly basis, I consider certain changes as I struggle to find the time to listen to all the submissions and write the reviews. With regards to the Winter Music Conference in Miami in March, no decision has been made as of yet but chances are I will not attend (while it may be worthwhile I find it simply too expensive).

That said, we will be back in the new year with fresh reviews....  Finally, we wish you merry Christmas and all the best for 2015 !!

Yours truly,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

After quite some time, we have given the Spirit of House website a fresh new look. We are now using a "responsive template" which should much better adapt to the smaller screens of mobile phones and tablets as well as to any browser you may use on your desktop or laptop. In the coming days and weeks we will try to further tweak the layout, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case you come across any issues we should look into.

Kind regards,
Spirit of House Admin

With only a few more days before an eventful 2013 ends, it is time to thank all the artists, producers, labels etc. who sent their music for review consideration on Spirit of House - without you Spirit of House would not be possible !!

Looking forward to 2014, one question you might have on your mind is if I will attend the Winter Music Conference or not... I did not make a final decision yet, and although I blocked the time in my calendar chances are I might not attend as quite honestly I'm not convinced it is worth attending anymore (and yes, it is really expensive when coming from overseas)...

Please note there is no update this weekend, we will be back end of next week with fresh reviews....  And finally, we wish you all the best for 2014 !!

Yours truly,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

2013 is here, and we are back with the first of our weekly updates for the year. As usual we have only the best in soulful house music for you. Also I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few important items and new features on the website:

  • Direction of "Spirit of House": as stated beginning of this year, the focus will be on soulful vocal house, and more than ever quality control will be a top priority
  • Social Sharing: we have enabled sharing of the articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  • Comment function: from now on, you can provide comments to any of our reviews by using the comment function at the end of the article
  • And finally a friendly reminder: Use of my reviews: I wanted to remind everyone that I'm fine if you use my reviews (e.g. for quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) as long as a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)" is added

You can share your thoughts via email with me or post a comment to this article...

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

It has been a while since I shared some thoughts and news about the future Spirit of House with you... as the year is coming to an end and we look forward to 2013, I felt its the right time to do so now:

  • WMC 2013: No final decision yet yet but at the moment it looks like I will not attend
  • Direction of "Spirit of House": as stated beginning of this year, the focus will be on soulful vocal house, and more than ever quality control will be a top priority. However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what's going on outside of the world of vocal house music, we continue to inform you at the bottom of the reviews page on other noteworthy releases
  • And finally a friendly reminder: Use of my reviews: I wanted to remind everyone that I'm fine if you use my reviews (e.g. for quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) as long as a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)" is added

No update this weekend, we will be back end of next week with fresh reviews....

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

Welcome to the new and improved Spirit of House website. While at first, things looks pretty much as before, there have been some changes implemented in the last couple of hours:

  • The "Content Management System" (CMS) which the site is running on has been updated to the latest "Long Term Support" (LTS) release
  • The Guestbook has been better integrated into the site
  • Where not previously present, captcha protection has been implemented for forms etc.
  • The contact form has been improved
  • The comment functions have been enabled for the reviews

Please note as part of the improvements, the RSS Feeds have been updated as well so please make sure you point your RSS reader to the new feeds.

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati
"Spirit of House"

Some of you might have wondered why they haven't received a newsletter last week and this week... Sadly we need to inform you that after years of problem-free operation of the newsletter, about three weeks one or more recipients reported it as SPAM with the result that one of the biggest freemail service providers is now blocking all email communications from spiritofhouse.com. While we are working on resolving the issue, we decided to suspend the newsletter for the time being. We will provide any updates as they become available.

Regards,
Admin

If you signed up for our newsletter but have trouble receiving them (usually we send them out on Saturdays), this might be because:

  • your mailbox is over quota (you need to do some clean-up work before you can receive new mails)
  • your email address is invalid (you might have changed it, but did not update your registration for the newsletter)
  • receiving mail from spiritofhouse.com is not allowed by your provider or hosting company
  • the mail is considered SPAM and blocked or sent to a quarantine folder

Please note that we removed all users from the database where the newsletter could not be delivered for consecutive weeks (this step was taken after we've got lots of delivery error messages stating that mail address are not invalid).

You can simply subscribe again if you want to receive our newsletters. Thanks for your understanding.

Feel free to contact us if you have any question or other problem.

Regards,
Administrator
"Spirit of House"