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MoBlack Records presents - Afro House Collection (5 Years Label Anniversary Compilation)Ever since MoBlack Records presented their inaugural release "The Ultimate Afro" by label head MoBlack in December 2013, the label has been on the forefront of the afro house movement. Five years and over 300 releases later, the label unquestionably has become the leader of the afro house scene, with the diversity of artists and styles featured on the label speaking for themselves.In celebration of the 5 years label anniversary, MoBlack Records are about to unleash a mind-blowing compilation which features not less than thirty handpicked tracks from the labels immaculate back catalogue which perfectly showcase the versatility and ingenuity the label is famous and beloved for. Essential.

Tamia - Leave it smokin' (Terry Hunter Remix)Earlier this year, renowned r&b/soul zinger Tamia returned with the wonderful "Leave it smokin'" (taken from her current album "Passion like fire"), now this timeless r&b jewel is given the soulful four-to-the-floor makeover by Chicago house music legend Terry Hunter who has been pulling all the stops to bless us with a paramount interpretation which fuses Tamia's unrivaled deeply rooted vocals with luxurious jazzed-up keys, grandiose horns, classic strings and gentle yet enthralling rhythms. Without doubt, these Terry Hunter remixes are guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

Coflo & Tomahawk Bang - Rumba de Babalu AyeComing soon to Ocha Records is "Rumba de Babalu Aye" by Coflo and Tomahawk Bang, an absolutely mind-boggling afro house production honoring the Orisha Babalu Aye the deity presiding over the powers of life and death in the Yoruba tradition. "Rumba de Babalu Aye" features a masterly orchestration and enchanting Yoruba chant, coming your way in three equally brilliant yet varied interpretations. A truly ingenious release by no means to be missed...

Paris Cesvette & Frank McComb - Frustration"Frustration" is the first in a series of collaborations between musician/producer/DJ Paris Cesvette and vocalist Frank McComb, and what a musical treat this is... Quite simply, Paris Cesvette's landmark sol/jazz influenced house music sound combined with Frank McComb's eminent deeply felt vocals make this a truly stunning slice of timeless soulful bliss. Not to forget to mention the phenomenal remixes by the one and only Frankie Feliciano.

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Terry Hunter featuring Barbara Tucker - Holding onLegendary 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...

 DJ Umbi & Soulbridge featuring Angela Gooden & VonFrederiCK - Two heartsForthcoming 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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Ezel featuring Mike City - Already knewIn 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.

Dana Weaver - I know better (The Remixes)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.

George Lesley featuring Earl W. Green - Blow my mind (Mark Francis Remix)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.

review logoA plethora of new music was sent our way this week, only the best made it into this weeks extra-large update... enjoy !!