Reviews

A long hot Summer Special Edition 2018With summer just around the corner, NiteGrooves Records unleash the latest installment in their highly popular "A long hot Summer" series. This time around, they have taken a different approach and selected twenty-eight tracks from their unrivaled back catalogue, with the selection being verily eclectic and spanning across the various genres of house music. The list of featured artists is truly illustrious and includes the likes of Ananda Project, Blaze, Byron Stingily, Frankie Feliciano, Heather Johnson, Jihad Muhammad, Kerri Chandler, Stephanie Cooke, Kiko Navarro, Michelle Chiavarini, Pete Simpson, Mateo & Matos, DJ Spen, Sean McCabe, Rancido, Julius Papp and many more.

Brian Power featuring Marc Evans - You mean the world to meIndisputably, "You mean the world to me" featuring the one and only Marc Evans on vocals is one of our favorite songs from Brian Power's paramount "SoulHouse Vol. 1" album, now this timeless jewel gets a full single release complete with superb remixes. "You mean the world to me" is soulful yet captivating, with Marc Evans inimitable heartfelt vocals being accompanied by luxurious keys, dreamy chords and a spell binding organic backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of Opolopo who delivers a glamorous deepened version laced with sublime jazzy keys and entrancing rhythms, and Mark Di Meo who serves an uber soulful seductively smooth interpretation enriched with a grandiose saxophone solo and exquisite keys.

Blizzard Beats featuring Joseph Davis - The reasonSouth African DJ/producer Blizzard Beats (Sthe Kekana) joins forces with Joseph Davis for "The reason", to make a long story short this towering production is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... The original version of "The reason" is a fabulous laidback sun drenched affair, with gentle percussive rhythms leading the way for Joseph Davis incomparable deeply felt vocals, illustrious jazzy keys and lovely guitar. The 'Deep Fusion Soul Mix' and 'JoeFlame Remix' both keep the vibe soulful yet transform the song into favorites for the soulful oriented dance floors. Not to be missed...

review logoLots of fantastic new soulful/afro house release to discover in this weeks update - enjoy !!

Danny Clark & Jay Benham featuring SuSu Bobien - More than enough (Danny Clark 2018 Mixes)End of  2011, Solid Ground Records released "More than enough" by Danny Clark and Jay Benham, a fabulous production featuring legendary gospel house diva SuSu Bobien on vocals. This timeless soulful jewel returns in brand new remixes by Danny Clark as the inaugural release on Dallinghoo Recordings, without doubt Danny Clark has been pulling out all the stops to bless us with a phenomenal truly inspiring interpretation which fuses SuSu Bobien's unrivaled vocals with illustrious jazzed-up keys, heavenly chords and a gentle yet enthralling organic backdrop. By contrast, the energetic '2018 Dub Mix' is a sure-fire prime time weapon guaranteed to set the dance floor on fire. A dope release guaranteed to make you yearn for more.

Pat Bedeau featuring E-Man - What ifForthcoming to Bedfunk Records is "What if" a blazin' hot collaboration by DJ/producer Pat Bedeau and spoken word artist E-Man. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the organic truly fervid "What if" will cast a spell on you through the verily intriguing afro infused musical backing, wicked guitar riffs, luxurious keys, uplifting chord progressions and the one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry of E-Man. Put differently, the top-notch "What if" by Pat Bedeau and E-Man is destined to take over dance floors all around the world by storm. Essential.

review logoNothing but the best and latest in soulful/afro vocal house music awaits you this week - enjoy !!

Audiodope featuring FevaSoul - LightworkAudiodope, the multi-talented duo of DJ Scratchy One and Mikie Blak. return with the second single lifted from their towering album "50/50-360" released in late 2016. "Lightwork" features the glamorous emotive vocals of FevaSoul and comes in absolutely stunning remixes by Phil Asher and Soulful Session both adding their distinctive truly beloved soulful touch, Miss KG who delivers a fervid underground-esque rework sure to take over dance floors by storm, and finally Audiodope themselves who contribute a fabulous laidback broken beat rendition.

Sir LSG featuring Melanie Scholtz - GratitudeThe marvelous"Gratitude" featuring jazz singer Melanie Scholtz on vocals is the third single taken from Sir LSG's phenomenal "Moving circles" album released in fall of last year, undeniably this smooth and melodious yet spell binding soulful jewel oozing with Melanie Scholtz unrivaled haunting will make you yearn for more. The remixes are courtesy of MAQman who contributes an awe-inspiring masterly orchestrated remix having timeless written all over. Put differently, this is another essential release by GoGo Music by no means to be missed.

review logoA truly eclectic update with the latest in soulful house music awaits you this week - enjoy !!

George Lesley - My journeyOver the past couple of months, George Lesley has been blessing us with his superb productions, mind-boggling collaborations with fellow producers and his fabulous remixes. Now he presents his eclectic debut artist album "My journey" which is absolutely phenomenal and featuresan illustrious list of guests vocalists, namely Earl W. Green, O So T, Jaidene Veda, Andiswa, Lee Wilson, Richelle Hicks, Rhey Osborne, L. Soul and Unqle Chriz, with some of the songs being co-produced by Doug Gomez, Chymamusique, Tazzy Lehutso, Tumelo Ruele, Exte C, Soultronixx and Sculptured Music. Each of the expertly produced and orchestrated songs is guaranteed to make you yearn for more; undeniably George Lesley's "My journey" album is a masterpiece that is by no means to be missed.

Sterling Void featuring Cleveland P. Jones - The last timeLegendary Chicago house music producer Sterling Void (aka Duane Pelt) joins forces with vocalist Cleveland P. Jones for "The last time", beyond the shadow of a doubt this timeless soulful jewel featuring the inimitable haunting vocals of Cleveland P Jones and illustrious keys over a gentle yet spell binding backdrop will send shivers down your spine... The icing on the cake are the paramount remixes by Chicago house music maestro Joe Smooth as well as UK house music heavyweights Distant People (aka Joey Silvero) and FrankStar all adding their distinctive soulful touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.