Album Review: Tasha LaRae "Tasha" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

Tasha LaRae - TashaAfter blessing us with numerous timeless soulful gems over the past few years (it all started with "Find my way" back in 2016), the wait is finally over and Tasha LaRae presents her long anticipated absolutely stunning debut artist album "Tasha" which perfectly showcases her versatile talent, featuring beautifully penned songs ranging from r&b to soulful house. "Tasha" is loaded with both her previous hit singles as well as nine brand new songs, featuringcollaborations with the likes of DJ Spen, Jay Kutz, Rhemi, Spencer Morales (DJ Spen & John Morales), Master Mello, DJ Kemit, Sebb Junior, Soulfuledge, Jihad Muhammad, Beat Rivals, LaShonda Schofield, Earl Tutu & John Khan, Lauray Him, Juan Chousa and Arrested Development's own Speech. Beyond question this marvelous album is not to be missed...

Pick of the Week: Change Request featuring Lailah Reich "Shatter proof" (Fresh Meat Records Promo)

Change Request featuring Lailah Reich - Shatter proofComing to Fresh Meat Records in a couple of weeks is the paramount "Shatter proof" by Chicago artists Change Request (aka Andrew Emil) and Lailah Reich. The original version is a fantastic down tempo affair featuring the incredible haunting vocals of Lailah Reich, luxurious piano and heavenly chords over deeply rumblin' rhythms. This timeless gem is taken to a whole different level by Anthony Nicholson whose ingenious re-imagination stays true to the original yet oozes with his beloved cosmic touch; quite simply this late night masterpiece is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

In the Spotlight: Louie 'Balo' Guzman, Darren Sains, Mikki Afflick featuring Janine 'Sugah Lyrics' Lyons "In the middle" (Soul Sun Soul Music Promo)

Louie 'Balo' Guzman, Darren Sains, Mikki Afflick featuring Janine - Sugah Lyrics' Lyons "In the middleNext up on celebrated Soul Sun Soul Music is the phenomenal "In the middle" by Louie 'Balo' Guzman, Darren Sains, Mikki Afflick and poet, spoken word artist and performer Janine Lyons. First up we have the truly soulful yet captivating 'NYC Original' mixes by Louie 'Balo Guzman & Darren Sains which feature Janine 'Sugah Lyrics' Lyons one-of-a-kind spoken words alongside grand saxophone, sumptuous jazzy keys and a groovey rich organic backdrop. Following are Mikki Afflick's verily entrancing afro infused interpretations fusing the fabulous vocals with tantalizing synths and spell binding rhythms.

In the Spotlight: Situation featuring Andre Espeut "Beyond compare" (Sean McCabe Remixes)(Situationism Promo)

 Situation featuring Andre Espeut - Beyond compare (Sean McCabe Remixes)Forthcoming to Situationism are these downright dope remixes by renowned UK DJ/producer Sean McCabe of "Beyond compare" by Situation featuring the vocal talents of Andre Espeut. Beyond doubt, Sean McCabe has been pulling out all the stops to deliver an uber soulful yet thrilling interpretation using enthralling rhythms as foundation for Andre Espeut's inimitable deeply rooted vocals, illustrious jazzed-up keys and dreamful chords. Next to the vocal, instrumental and reprise versions, the release features a stunning dub giving the track a deeper veritably chunky late night feel. Essential.

Reviews October 20, 2019

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Pick of the Week: Sunlightsquare "Oyelo" (AtJazz Remixes)(Sunlightsquare Records Promo)

Sunlightsquare - Oyelo (AtJazz Remixes)In summer of 2017 we were celebrating "Oyelo" by latin-soul band Sunlightsquare (whose mastermind and creative force is Claudio Passavanti) a paramount fusion of Jazz with Cuban and House Music featuring the unrivaled vocals of  legendary Cuban singer Rene Alvarez. Now this timeless jewel returns in ingenious truly eminent re-imaginations by AtJazz (Martin Iveson) which stay true to the spirit of the original yet give the song a fresh and vibrant feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Quite simply, these dazzling remixes are by no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: Randy Peterson featuring Andre Espeut "No better" (Sean Ali & Munk Julious Remix)(Makin' Moves Promo)

Randy Peterson featuring Andre Espeut - No better (Sean Ali & Munk Julious Remix)In late 2018, Makin' Moves graced us with "No better" by UK producer Randy Peterson, an inspiring and truly groovey track laced with the one-of-a-kind tempting vocals of Andre Espeut. Now Sean Ali & Munk Julious add their landmark verily soulful and melodious yet captivating touch to take the track to a whole new level, without doubt this breathtaking truly timeless re-imagination is not to be missed...

Pick of the Week: Tayo Wink & CyberJamz All-Stars "Revisions" (Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)

Tayo Wink & CyberJamz All-Stars - RevisionsDon't miss out on this wonderful truly paramount collection of re-imaginations by Zona Soul aka Tayo Wink featuring some of CyberJamz most prestigious spoken word artists. To make it short, Tayo Wink has added his magical truly beloved touch to choice cuts from Camille Veronica, Crescendo, DJ Housecat (la gata de fuego), Ejaye, Rescue Poetix, Seductive Sapphire and lastly SoulCat featuring Clarke Clark, beyond question each of these eminent deep and soulful yet enticing interpretations will send shivers down your spine...

In the Spotlight: MissFly & Sean Ali "Everything I got" (Pasqua Records Promo)

MissFly & Sean Ali - Everything I gotComing soon to up and rising Pasqua Records is the masterly crafted truly towering and unquestionably timeless "Everything I got" by Chicago's own Sean Ali and Canadian songstress MissFly. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this verily soulful jewel using a smooth yet spell binding organic musical backing as foundation for MissFly's amazing deeply felt vocals, illustrious keys and heavenly chords is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

Reviews October 6, 2019

review logoDon't miss to explore this weeks fully loaded bring you the latest in vocal soulful/afro house music...

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Album Review: Various "Nite Grooves presents Eclectic Dub Grooves" (25 Years Essentials)(NiteGroove Records Promo)

Nite Grooves presents Eclectic Dub Grooves (25 Years Essentials)The twenty-five year anniversary festivities for the celebrated KingStreet Records family continue with "Nite Grooves presents Eclectic Dub Grooves" an outstanding truly chameleonic selection of deep and groovey tracks paying homage to 'The Dub'. Beyond question, this massive package featuring not less than twenty-five sure-fire dance floor favorites from an illustrious list of artists such as Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, Martin Solveig, Sunshine Jones, DJ Spen, Sean McCabe, DJ Aakmael, Ananda Project, Anthony Nicholson, Cee ElAssaad, From P60, Kruse & Nuernberg, Demarkus Lewis and many many more comes highly recommended.

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