Reviews August 11, 2019

review logoThis weeks update loaded with the latest in vocal soulful/afro house oozes with nothing but quality.. enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: SOULe featuring The Urban Retropolitan Movement "Stay this way" (Urban Retro Music Group Promo)

 SOULe featuring The Urban Retropolitan Movement - Stay this wayForthcoming to Urban Retro Music Group is this wonderful Neal Conway produced remake of The Brand New Heavies classic "Stay this way" by The Urban Retropolitan Movement and SOULe. The main version stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song an uplifting contemporary feel, with a masterly orchestration accompanying SOULe's incredible rendition of the lyrics. Neal Conway's sophisticated '4-to-the-Floor' mixes take the song straight to the dance floor, oozing with a glamorous truly soulful yet intriguing vibe sure to make you yearn for more...

In the Spotlight: Aaron K Gray "A journey into house" (Album Sampler)(Quantize Recordings Promo)

Aaron K Gray - A journey into house (Album Sampler)Quantize Recordings truly grace us with this eclectic seven track sampler of "A journey into home", the second artist album by New York based soul and gospel house singer/songwriter Aaron K Gray. The album dexterously spans the various shades that soulful, gospel and afro house music have to offer and features collaborations with the likes of Mark Francis, Giulio Bonaccio, DJ Gomi, Derrick Ricky Nelson, Junior White, Masakii Mori and many more; unquestionably "A journey into house" perfectly showcases the one-of-a-kind truly impeccable vocals of Aaron K Gray.

Reviews August 4, 2019

review logoOnly the very best and latest in vocal soulful and afro house made the cut for this weeks update... enjoy !!

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Album Review: Various "25 Years of Paradise Vol. 2" (KingStreet Records Promo)

25 Years of Paradise Vol. 2King Street Sounds continue to celebrate their silver anniversary in proper style with the second volume of "25 Years of Paradise" which features a whopping 37 tracks from the inexhaustible back catalogue of the King Street family. Like the first volume, this is a truly glorious and verily eclectic selection of unforgettable gems from an awe-inspiring list of artists such as Ananda Project, Arnold Jarvis, Blaze presents UDAUFL, Carol Sylvan, Carolyn Harding, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Roland Clark, Frankie Feliciano, Johnny Dangerous, Kerri Chandler, Kimara Lovelace, Larry Levan, Man Friday, Mood II Swing, Peven Everett, Rain a Lil Louis Painting, Stephanie Cooke, Tears of Velva and many many more... Included is a brand new 'Dub Edit' by DJ Spen of Kerri Chandler's "Something deeper".

Pick of the Week: Souldynamic featuring Jocelyn Mathieu "Fine wine" (DJ Spinna Remix)(Tribe Records Promo)

Souldynamic featuring Jocelyn Mathieu - Fine wineTwo years ago, Tribe Records blessed us with "Fine wine", a glamorous uber soulful gem featuring the smooth deep-rooted vocals of Jocelyn Mathieu, now this jewel returns in breathtaking re-imaginations by DJ Spinna. Without doubt, DJ Spinna takes the song to a whole different level, with his fabulous interpretation keeping the vibe soulful and melodious yet oozing with his illustrious truly enthralling 'galactic soul' sound. By no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: Tom Glide featuring Jaya Jenay "Trust in me" (TGee Records Promo)

Tom Glide featuring Jaya Jenay - Trust in meSongwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Glide once again hits the mark with his latest offering "Trust in me" featuring Chicago vocalist Jaya Jenay. Most definitely, this laidback yet lively summery production featuring a masterly orchestration alongside Jaya Jenay's inimitable sultry will make you yearn for more... The cherry on top is the downright superb interpretation by Sean Ali & Munk Julious which gives the song an intriguing yet verily soulful feel. Essential.

From the Vault: Various "K4B Records Classics Volume 1"(K4B Records Promo)

K4B Records Classics Volume 1Indisputably, K4B Records is one of the most influential labels of the 1990's yet it is one of the best kept secrets in house music. Now the immaculate and truly impressive discography of K4B Records is available digitally for the first time, with each record written and produced by Kingsley O (an Englishman of West-African heritage). The digital offering is supplemented by this special 2x12" release loaded with some of the label standout tracks by two of their most prominent artists, Maydie Myles and K London Posse; without question this first edition of a series of vinyl releases is perfectly showcasing the truly unmistakable and seminal K4B sound.

Pick of the Week: DaSoul, Niko M featuring Stephanie Cooke "No stopping us" (Makin' Moves Records Promo)

DaSoul, Niko M featuring Stephanie Cooke - No stopping usMakin 'Moves Records have a beauty in their hands with "No stopping us" by Italian DJs/producers DaSoul (Fiorenzo D'amore) and Niko M (Niko Mozzillo) and larger-than-life house music vocalist Stephanie Cooke. Undeniably, this soulful jewel fusing Stephanie Cooke's unrivaled haunting vocals with illustrious jazzed-up keys, heavenly chords and a gentle yet intriguing organic backdrop will make you yearn for more... Not to forget to mention the outstanding 'Alternate Mix' which gives the song a deeper truly charming dreamful feel. By no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: Rona Ray "I need to know" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

Rona Ray - I need to knowVibe Boutique Records continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful house music with "I need to know" by Russian native Rona Ray coming in paramount interpretations by Kelvin Sylvester, Andrea Curato and Monodeluxe all letting the unmistakable sultry vocals of Rona Ray shine. First up we have Kelvin Sylvester who serves a smooth and melodious yet enthralling interpretation, next up is Andrea Curato who delivers a wonderful somewhat laidback sun drenched rendition, and last but not least Monodeluxe contributes an enchanting mid-tempo lounge rework.

Reviews July 21, 2019

review logoA massive update with the latest and greatest in vocal soulful/afro house awaits you this week... enjoy !!

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