Pick of the Week: Joseph Junior & MAQman "Everything changes" (GoGo Music Promo)

 Joseph Junior & MAQman - Everything changesIndisputably, GoGo Music Records bless us with a phenomenal slice of soulful goodness having timeless written all over as Swiss born (now Vietnam based) DJ/producer MAQman returns to the label with "Everything changes", featuring the one and only Joseph Junior on vocals. The uber soulful verily organic "Everything changes" is masterly orchestrated, featuring an illustrious collective of international musicians, with Joseph Junior's unmatched haunting vocals accompanied by beautiful breathy female vocals courtesy of female backing singer Phi Pham. The towering interpretation by DJ Spinna takes the song to a whole new level, keeping the vibe soulful and melodious yet oozing with his famous truly enthralling 'galactic soul' sound.

In the Spotlight: Larry P. Rauson Jr. "Conny's first time" (New Generation Records Promo)

Larry P. Rauson Jr. - Conny's first timeLegendary multi-instrumentalist Larry P. Rauson Jr. is predominantly famous for his keyboard wizardry found on many house music classics, yet first and foremost he is a saxophone player which can be heard on unforgettable classics such as "It's yours" by Jon Cutler featuring E-Man and "Africa" by Evan Adamafio. With "Conny's first time" he presents his first ever tenor sax recording, most definitely this eminent timeless production oozing with his unmistakable truly unadulterated classic New Jersey sound perfectly showcases his musical ingenuity and versatility. And then there is the jaw-dropping alternate interpretation entitled "Omi's humble luxury" featuring the inimitable vocal stylings of Omisanya Karade guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

Reviews July 22, 2018

review logoEnjoy this weeks fully loaded update with nothing but the latest and greatest in soulful/afro house music...

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Pick of the Week: Andrea Curato featuring Morris Revy "Let love" (SP Recordings Promo)

Andrea Curato featuring Morris Revy - Let loveUp and rising Italian DJ/producer Andrea Curato returns to SP Recordings to present the follow-up to the recently released "Batho ba Africa" (a verily enticing slice of afro-deep bliss). Without doubt, "Let love" which features the incredible sultry vocals of Morris Revy alongside sublime keys, dreamy chords and smooth yet enthrallingly thumpin' deep rhythms is a truly glamorous slice of soulful goodness guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Not to forget to mention the superb remixes by Coflo and Carlos Francisco both adding their distinctive verily mesmerizing late night touch to the track.

In the Spotlight: Jamie 3:26 presents "A Taste of Chicago 12'' Sampler" (BBE Records Promo)

Jamie 3:26 presents - A Taste of Chicago 12'' SamplerAs a taster to Jamie 3:26 forthcoming compilation "A Taste of Chicago", BBE Records present an indisputably ultra dope 12" vinyl release featuring two of Jamie 3:26 most sought after cuts. The a-side features his breathtaking re-edit of the 1977 disco classic "Comin' on strong" by Calendar (taken from their album "It's a monster") which was released in highly limited quantities in 2008 (with a very limited repress in 2010) on his "The Basement Edits - Volume One" EP. The b-side features his utterly fervid rework of the impossible to find "Stomps & shouts" which was released in 2008 on Braxton Holmes storied "Cabrini-Greens & Cornbread Vol. 2" project. We can't wait to get our hands on the full album...

Album Review: Dimitri from Paris presents "Le Chic Remix" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Dimitri from Paris presents - Le Chic RemixFinally the wait is over and we can enjoy Dimitri from Paris "Le Chic Remix" project in its full glory with this paramount twenty track album which features three brand new remixes alongside the much-loved essentials, all brilliantly remastered for this heavyweight release (alongside the remixes the album includes instrumentals of each track, four of which are previously unreleased). Dimitri from Paris was entrusted with the original studio masters, with his jaw-dropping re-imaginations unveiling never-before-heard performances, turning the spotlight on the beautiful orchestrations of one the most unique and highly-revered production duos of the Disco era and beyond, the unrivaled Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, along with their Chic organization of musicians. Undeniably, "Le Chic Remix" is an awe-inspiring demonstration of how captivating the sound of a full orchestra of musicians can be...

 

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Pick of the Week: Dana Weaver "Negril (come go with me)" (Face the Bass Records Promo)

Dana Weaver - Negril (come go with me)End of last year, we were celebrating the splendid "Touch the sky" by Dana Weaver released on Face The Bass Records, now the follow-up single "Negril (come go with me)" is here, and what a musical treat this is... Once again Allen 'Speedy' Jackson has been pulling out all the stops to bless us with a towering soulful jewel having timeless written all over, with Dana Weaver's unrivaled emotive vocals accompanied by illustrious keys, heavenly chords and fervid underground-esque rhythms. The cherry on top are the mind-boggling truly varied remixes by Anthony K, Badala B, Cee Holmes & Kevin Foushee, DJ WM J, Joe Flame, Shino Blackk and Jym 'Dabadseed' Pratt all adding their signature soulful touch. Most definitely each of the interpretations included in the package will make you yearn for more...

In the Spotlight: Diephuis & Jephte Guillaume featuring Barabara Gwanmesia "Baba m'fa njika" (Shelter Records Promo)

Diephuis & Jephte Guillaume featuring Barabara Gwanmesia - Baba m'fa njikaForthcoming on 12" vinyl  to Shelter Records is "Baba m'fa njika" by acclaimed purveyors of sorcerous world and soulful grooves, Diephuis (sorcerous) and Jephte Guillaume. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this truly phenomenal sun drenched slice of earthy afro house bliss will send shivers down your spine through the enthralling rhythms, hypnotic synths, sublime saxophone and rhythmic vocal chants, not to forget to mention the amazing haunting vocals of Barbara Gwanmesia. The dub version is pure dynamite on the dance floor... Put differently, the outstanding "Baba m'fa njika" is by no means to be missed...

Reviews July 8, 2018

review logoWe continue to celebrate summer with this weeks loaded update... enjoy !!

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Album Review: Defected presents "House Masters: Mousse T" (Defected Records Promo)

House Masters - Mousse TThe latest offering in Defected Records prestigious "House Masters" series features award-winning DJ/producer Mousse T. This jaw-dropping compilation features a total of thirty tracks covering both the chart-topping highlights as well as some of his lesser known works, perfectly showcasing Mousse T.'s perpetually eclectic and charismatic productions and remixes. Everything you would expect is included, such as his worldwide hit "Horny" or his unforgettable remixes of gems such as "The player" by First Choice, "Sing it back" by Moloko, "Brighter days" by Big Moses featuring Kenny Bobien, "Find our way" Key to Life featuring Kathleen Murphy or "Testify" by Urban Blues Project present Jay Williams. Also included are his recent single "Rock the mic" and a brand new exclusive remix of Dennis Ferrer's all-time house music anthem "Hey hey".

 

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Album Review: Various "Abstract Jazz Vibes Vol. 5" (NiteGroove Records Promo)

Abstract Jazz Vibes Vol. 5NiteGroove Records are back with the latest installment in their highly acclaimed "Abstract Jazz Vibes" series loaded with not less than twenty-three selected classics from their unrivaled archives. Without doubt, this excellent truly eclectic compilation once again lets you experience house accentuated with jazzy elements in its full glory, featuring memorable gems from an illustrious list of artists such as Ananda Project, Basement Jazz Ensemble, Blaze, Dennis Ferrer, Frankie Feliciano, Fuminori Kagajo, Heather Johnson, Lady Alma Project, Kerri Chandler, Nick Jones Experience, Sean McCabe and many more.

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