Vanessa Smith - Beautiful tearsWe welcome Smitty Workhorse Recordings to Spirit of House with Vanessa Smith fabulous new single "Beautiful tears" to be released in early December. Produced by Jym Pratt, "Beautiful tears" is a towering soulful jewel featuring Vanessa Smith unmistakable heartfelt vocals and luxurious jazzy keys over a contaminous funked-up backdrop. Shino Blackk takes the track to a whole different level on his downright hypnotizing, unadulterated deep underground-esque rework.

Soulful Delivers featuring Pathy Andreas - RevitalizedUp-and-coming Soulbridge Records truly grace us with the paramount "Revitalized" produced by Soulful Delivers (the duo of Gigi Frassanito and Paolo Fedreghini) and performed in grand style by Pathy Andreas. Unquestionably, the smooth yet infectious rich organic musical backing together with the illustrious jazzed-up keys, lovely guitars and Pathy Andreas incredible haunting vocal will send shivers down your spine...

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unknownseasonremixesJapanese electronic music label UNKNOWN season celebrate their ten year anniversary in proper style with a couple of stunning album releases: "The Best of UNKNOWN season", "The Best of SATOSHI FUMI", "The Best of Rick Wade", "The Best of Chillout" and what we present to you today: "The Best of Remixes" which is released in two parts and includes not less than fifty-three tracks. All the celebrated remixes the label has released in the past are included, as well as brand new remixes from the likes of Jimpster, Death On the Balcony, K.E.E.N.E., Hugo LX, Silvano Del Gado, Rennie Foster, Phaze Dee, The People In Fog - DJ Sodeyama, Takuya Matsumoto, Guri, Teruyuki Kurihara, Mika Blaster and Sekitova, making this a truly chameleonic and mind-boggling collection of memorable UNKNOWN season classics.

 Lea & Muzikman Edition featuring Tweety - Songbird (AtJazz Remix)In fall of last year, Lea (Carla Leanna Yip) and Muzikman Edition (William Bagley) blessed us with "Songbird", a brilliant afro house production laced with the incomparable seductive vocals of Tweety. Soon to be released are outstanding remixes by Martin 'AtJazz' Iveson who adds his landmark soulful yet enthralling touch to take the track to a whole new level, and as cherry on top there is his 'Galaxy Aart Dub' oozing with an  enchanting deepened feel sure to cast a spell on you.

Ed Ramsey - So far awayWatch out for this truly towering release coming to ChiNola Soul in the coming weeks... The unquestionably fabulous "So far away" is produced by Tony Soul and DJ Randall Smooth and features the incredible deeply felt vocals of Ed Ramsey alongside bodacious keys and  dreamful pads over irresistible deeply groovin' rhythms; most definitely this soulful gem is by no means to be missed...

Ambrosia - Let me beAqua Sol Recordings present the fantastic "Let me be", the second single taken from Ambrosia's full length album to be released in 2021. Without doubt, Ambrosia's unrivaled heartfelt vocals truly shine on this excellent production laced with exquisite jazzy keys, ethereal chords and a rich organic musical backing. We can't wait to get our hands on Ambrosia's album, but before that there will be another single titled "Surrender" to look out for...

review logoSo many fabulous vocal soulful/afro releases this week, so making a selection for "Pick of the Week" and "In the Spotlight" was a bit of a challenge...

Mikki Afflick featuring Janine Sugah Lyrics Lyons - America's real pandemic (Robotic Fire & Rage Remix)Something truly unique and ingenious awaits you as Mikki Afflick revisits "America's real pandemic", a powerful song very relevant to the turbulent times the world is facing right now. On this mind-blowing interpretation of the song, Mikki Afflick expresses love for rock by presenting a phenomenal truly vibrant four to-the-floor rework of "Whipping post" by American rock/blues band The Allman Brothers Band which serves as musical backdrop for Janine Sugah Lyrics Lyons deeply moving spoken word poetry. Indisputably, this seminal release is by no means to be missed...

DJ Conflict - Ever After LPSouth Africa's Deepconsoul Sounds label continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful house music with the paramount "Ever After LP" by DJ Conflict. From the first to the very last track, this LP featuring collaborations with and remixes for an illustrious list of artists such as Deepconsoul, Linkol X, Decency, Imprazen, Mogomotsi Chosen, Zimosoul, Phiri, Devine Maestro and Nex Vocals is sheer musical bliss, without doubt each of the included tracks will make you yearn for more...

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Defected presents - House Masters - Mike DunnThe latest installment in the highly acclaimed "House Masters" series looks at the illustrious career and awe-inspiring musical legacy of Chicago legend Mike Dunn who has been blessing us with his ingenious and seminal releases for over thirty years. This excellent and truly eclectic forty track collection features classics tracks such as his earliest releases "Dance you mutha" and "So let it be houze" alongside his his never hits such as "DJ beat that shhh" and "Natural high", explores the aliases that established him as a hero of the underground (think of MD X-Spress, MD III and The Jass Man), and showcases some of his outstanding remixes for other artists ("Devotion" by Ten City and "Not gonna do it" by Vicky Martin). Not to forget to mention many of the tracks feature his unmistakable vocal stylings. Essential.

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