Reviews

SedSoul - The Singles CollectionSedSoul Records present a phenomenal collection of timeless soul gems oozing with the labels signature blend of old-school meets contemporary grooves, beyond the shadow of a doubt you are in for a real treat... "SedSoul - the Singles Collection" features not less than sixteen songs taken from the labels unrivaled back catalogue from an illustrious list of artists such as Cool Million, Laura Jackson, Natasha Watts, Kiki Kyte, Seest, Diane Marsh, Donald McCollum, Farina Miss, Rob Hardt, Gregers, Mariama Ceesay, Luman Child and more. Highly recommended.

Play it like Papa (15 Years of Papa Records)Back in 2002, DJ/producer Oli Lazarus established Papa Records, ever since the label has being going from strength to strength and is nowadays regarded as one of the most renowned and prolific labels for soulful music, having released approximately 100 singles and nearly 50 album to date. The label is celebrating 15 glorious years of brilliant musical output with their special anniversary compilation "Play it like Papa" available as a triple CD divided into Broken Beat & Nu Jazz, Soulful House and Deep House & House genres, along with a giant digital download release loaded with 120 gems taken from the labels impressive catalogue. One particular artist who has worked very closely with Papa Records over the years is legendary DJ Spinna who contributes three inspiring continuous mixes taking you on a blissful journey into each genre.

Namy featuring Azumi Takahashi - The bossThe fourth single on up and rising Spirit Soul Records is an outstanding remake of the Diana Ross classic "The boss" from 1979 (written and produced by legendary Ashford & Simpson) by Namy and vocalist Azumi Takahashi. The original version is a glamorous contemporary take on this unforgettable disco anthem featuring a jaw-dropping rendition of the lyrics by Azumi Takahashi's alongside classic strings, sublime jazzy keys, classy horns and a gentle yet thrilling backing. Michele Chiavarini takes the song to a whole new level on his paramount masterly orchestrated soulful rendition sure to send shivers down your spine.

Bizio Cool featuring Noelle - Can't get enoughBizio Cool aka Italian DJ/producer Fabrizio Colasanti joins forces with songstress Noelle for "Can't get enough", an expertly crafted soulful jewel having timeless written all over that is guaranteed to make you yearn for more through the inimitable emotive vocals of Noelle, luxurious keys and a smoothly thumpin' organic backdrop. South Africa's The Gruv Manic Project and MinoCafe as well as Vibe Boutique regular Monodeluxe all add their signature soulful touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...

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4 to the Floor presents Faya ComboThe latest installment in the prestigious "4 to the Floor" series rediscovers Faya Combo, the label and passion project launched by seminal French born underground house hero DJ Gregory back in 2002. Many of the labels releases have striking afro and latin flavors, some of these releases are beyond the shadow of a doubt uncontested all time dance music classics. This mind-boggling collection features twenty-five of the best original tracks and remixes from the impressive Faya Combo back catalogue, including the heavyweight anthems "Elle" and "Tropical soundclash" and stunning remixes from the likes of Kerri Chandler, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Dimitri from Paris and more.

Circle of Funk featuring Taliwa - What ya gonna doBeyond the shadow of a doubt, Circle of Funk truly bless us with a masterly crafted soulful gem by no means to be missed... Their paramount "What ya gonna do" is guaranteed to make you yearn for more, using a gentle yet irresistibly thrumpin' backdrop as foundation for Taliwa's unrivaled seductive vocals, sublime jazzy keys and lush chords. Put differently, Circle of Funk's wonderful "What ya gonna do" is top-notch soulful house music sure to stand the test of time.

Genetic Funk featuring Mr. V - The Believe (AtJazz Remix)Back in December of last year, we were celebrating the truly dopalicious soul infused "The believe" by Si Firmin aka Genetic Funk which features the unrivaled spoken word poetry of Mr V, now this definite dance floor weapon returns in massive truly hypnotic remixes by AtJazz guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the verily enthralling rhythms, abstract jazzy key hooks and celestial melodies.

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Greg Winfield starring Kadesh - I found loveTo cut right to the chase, the splendiferous "I found love" by Greg Winfield is produced by none other than Terry Hunter and features the paramount gospel inspired powerhouse vocals of Kadesh alongside luscious keys and luxurious organ over a smooth yet contaminous organic backing. Don't miss out on this inspiring uber soulful gospel house gem coming to T's Box Records very soon...

Soulbridge featuring Deli Rowe - Do for loveThe magnificent "Do for love" is the latest single taken from the highly anticipated full length album by Italian DJ/producer Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito), beyond doubt the wonderful emotive vocals of Deli Rowe together with the exquisite keys, heavenly chords and the utterly captivating funked-up backdrop will send shivers down your spine.

Vickie Ryan - Believe in yourself (Remixes)A couple of weeks ago, we were celebrating the phantasmagorical "Believe in yourself" written and produced by Corey Holmes and performed in grand style by Vickie Ryan (with stellar remixes by Jonny Montana included in the package). This soulful jewel now returns in an absolutely stunning fresh interpretation by Shino Blackk guaranteed to get you dancing, with a gentle yet spell binding organic musical backing leading the way for splendorous jazzy keys and Vickie Ryan's incomparable sultry vocals.