Reviews

Union Records - ADE 2K18This years ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) is just around the corner, Italian label Union Records celebrate this annual extravaganza with their massive very eclectic "ADE 2K18" compilation loaded with not less than twenty definite soulful/afro-house dance floor bombs from an illustrious list of artists.Seventeen of the tracks from the likes of Mijangos & D Maestro, Cyda, Conquasso, Dom Valente, Ronald Enakadm, Eddie Amador & Dany Cohiba, Iuri Di Principe, Afro Exotiq & Kreative Nativez, Paul V, Redo Desyo, DeepQuestic, DeepSkeleTones,LeSoul WaAfrica, Shaun Ashby and SoulKiD Bdub are brand new, completing the package are three of the labels most memorable moments: "Into the Philly Sound" by Mijangos & Luis Elorza, "Organ ride" by Peppe Citarella & Davide Fiorese and "What more can I say" by Peppe Citarella & Nontu X.

Mikki Afflick featuring Emory Toler - Destination of lifeThe paramount "Destination of life" is the second single taken from Mikki Afflick's highly anticipated album "Music heals my soul" which will be released later this year. Unquestionably, this expertly crafted production with deep inexorably thumpin' rhythms leading the way for illustrious jazzed-up keys, inebriant chord progressions and the eminent powerhouse vocals of Emory Tyler is by no means to be missed (don't miss to check out the instrumental putting the enchanting melodies center stage). Put differently, "Destination of life" oozing with DJ/producer Mikki Afflick's beloved truly inimitable 'AfflickteD Soul' style is absolutely mind-blowing and guaranteed to cast spell on you....

review logoThe heat is on for ADE which is only a couple of days away... Enjoy this week selection of the best and latest in soulful/afro house music...

The Jersey Maestros featuring Donald Locklear - Never will forgetRenowned The Jersey Maestros (the duo of Eddie Boom and Donald Pup Bolding) are back on Spirit of House with their marvelous new single "Never will forget" which features Donald C. Locklear on vocals. "Never will forget" has timeless written all over, with Donald C. Locklear's phenomenal deeply felt vocals harmonizing perfectly with the glamorous jazzy keys, lovely guitar and the enthralling organic backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of Sol Brown who contributes a vibrant truly soulful and melodious interpretation, and D3 whose soul/funk infused rendition oozes with a glorious classic feel.

The Bros - All I need is youSouth African trio The Bros (Ray Horace, Leonard Canticle & Tyrone Rebel) make their debut on T's Box Records with the paramount "All I need is you", undeniably this masterly crafted soulful production oozing with the fabulous vocal stylings of Ray Horace, illustrious keys, heavenly chords and a spell binding organic backdrop will send shivers down your spine. The 'Canticl Authentic Soul Mix' gives the song a somewhat more laidback and refined feel, following are spectacular truly mind-boggling and eclectic remixes by Joe Smooth, Emmaculate, Rick Lenoir and David Vibes Tobon & Mike 'M-Dubb' Wright.

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DJ Qness - Chants of the pantherSouth Africa's DJ Qness returns to Ocha Mzansi with the mind-blowing truly ingenious and eclectic "Chants of the panther" EP loaded with three equally brilliant afro house productions."Mama we" featuring the fantastic vocal stylings of Nomalungelo Dladla and "Bambalela" featuring the fabulous vocals of Zizipho Ngwenya are both laced with inebriant melodies and vibrant rhythms, while the utterly hypnotizing title track "Chants of the panther" features cleverly used vocal sprinkles and tempting melodies over verily enthralling rhythms. In other words, an outstanding afro house release...

Jocelyn Brown & Inaya Day - Move of the spiritBeyond the shadow of a doubt, "Move of the spirit" produced by Terry Hunter and performed in grand style by legendary songstresses Jocelyn Brown and Inaya Days is a timeless soulful production by no means to be missed. This uber soulful jewel with a verily infectious rich organic backdrop leading the way for illustrious keys, heavenly chords and the paramount vocals of Jocelyn Brown and Inaya Day is guaranteed to make you yearn fore more. Not to forget to mention the 'Original Disco Mix' which lowers the tempo and gives the song a glorious laidback feel. Essential.

review logoOnly the very best and latest in soulful and afro house made it into this weeks update... enjoy !!

Deepconsoul - IntuitionIn fall of 2016, South African ensemble Deepconsoul blessed us with their towering "Soul factory" album, then beginning of the year the equally impressive album "Healing time" followed. Now they are back with "Intuition"which features collaborations with an illustrious list of artists including QBatone, Tpee Soul, Decency, Denny Dugg, Dindy, Lady LeSoul, Mthandazo Gatya, Ras Vadah, Carvalho, ISO 900, SoulVista, St.Jovis, Vuyo Dunge, Xdizzle and Tatenda, as well as stunning remixes of "Just friends" by Kwesi Bless, "Fly away" by Mc-Fenda & QBatone featuring Felix and "Listen" by Tipsta featuring Misoul. Like its predecessors, "Intuition" is a truly ingenious and includes not less than seventeen masterly crafted and orchestrated verily soulful productions having timeless written all over. Without question, Deepconsoul have delivered another masterpiece with "Intuition". a doubt each of these breathtaking collaborations having timeless written all over will stand the test of time. In other words, the marvelous "Soul Factory" album is no means to be missed...

guri guri boys featuring Josh Milan - Be yourself (Remixes)Back in May we were celebrating "Be yourself" by Japan based purveyors of soulful house guri guri boys and legendary Blaze vocalist Josh Milan, now this verily uplifting expertly crafted production returns in phenomenal remixes. First up we have multi-instrumentalist maestro Michele Chiavarini with his dazzling latin infused interpretations guaranteed to make you yearn for more, next are Namy & Fuminori Kagajo with their timeless truly glamorous organic rendition, and last but not least Monolog & Fuminori Kagajo drop a fervid dub rework. Undeniably, these remixes are by no means to be missed.

Luis 'Loowee R'  Rivera & Paris Cesvette featuring Walter Christopher - No rhyme no reasonIn March, Paris Cesvette released her highly acclaimed debut artist album "Celestial", now she returns with the inaugural release on her brand new label OPOM (Our People | Our Music), a truly paramount remake of the George Duke classic "No rhyme no reason" co-produced by Luis 'Loowee R' Rivera and performed in grand style by Walter Christopher whose unmistakable sultry vocals harmonize perfectly with the illustrious keys and enthralling rhythms. Not to forget to mention the fabulous alternate 'Sax Mix' featuring fresh young talent Jack 'The Sax' Davies.