Album Review: Peppe Citarella "10 Years of Peppe Citarella" (Union Records Promo)

Peppe Citarella - 10 Years of Peppe CitarellaItaly's Peppe Citarella is celebrating ten years as a producer with this mind-boggling compilation to be released soon on Union Records. "10 Years of Peppe Citarella" perfectly illustrates his beloved truly unique latin influenced sound, amongst the not less than twenty featured tracks are his most popular songs (many of which were released on well respected house music labels Netswork Records, TR Records, Quantize Recordings, Nervous Records and MoBlack Records) where he collaborated with renowned artists such as India, Paki Palmieri, Andres Roman, Virginia Quesada, Walter Ricci, Francesco Desiato, Chynaah Doll, Paris Hairston, Walter Scalzone, Nontu Xulu, Cristians Afrotronic, Nigga Thieuf and Isidro Infante. Essential...

Pick of the Week: Andrea Curato & Cortney LaFloy "Crossroads" (Cool Staff Records Promo)

Andrea Curato & Cortney LaFloy - CrossroadsOnce again, Italian DJ/producer Andrea Curato has been pulling all the stops to bless us with a truly spectacular soulful production having timeless written all over... On the paramount "Crossroads" he joins forces with Atlanta based songstress Cortney LaFloy, indisputably this verily soulful yet intriguing production using gentle yet addictive percussive rhythms as foundation for sublime jazzy keys, heavenly chords and Courtney La Floy's unmistakable deeply rooted vocals is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

In the Spotlight: Angela Gooden "Doin' it on my own" (HSR Records Promo)

Angela Gooden - Doin' it on my ownHSR Records celebrate their 200th release with the expertly crafted "Doin' it on my own" produced and mixed by DJ Umbi and Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and performed in grand style by Angela Gooden. To make it short, the summery "Doin' it on my own" is verily inspiring, without doubt the enthralling organic musical backdrop together with the exquisite jazzed-up keys, dreamful chords and Angela Gooden's incomparable powerhouse vocals will cast a spell on you... By no means to be missed.

Reviews June 2, 2019

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Album Review: The Strictly Jaz Unit "The Tempest" (Strictly Jaz Unit Muzic Promo)

The Strictly Jaz Unit - The TempestWith "The Tempest", legendary Chicago house producers and DJ's Glenn Underground and Boo Williams (under their The Strictly Jaz Unit disguise) deliver an absolutely phenomenal and truly ingenious instrumental electronic dance album sure to stand the test of time. As the press release rightly states, 'every track is naturally dynamic with sonic rich musicality and keyboard melodies';  most certainly Glenn Underground and Boo Williams have been pulling out all the stops to bless us with this masterpiece. "The Tempest" (which could be the last album of the SJU collective) is scheduled to be released in late June on vinyl as 2xLP through Strictly Jaz Unit Muzic (with a digital release to follow).

Pick of the Week: Monday Michiru "Don't" (Casamena Remixes - Remastered 2019)(Ocha Records Promo)

Monday Michiru - Don'** From the Vault ** Ocha Records grace us with a fully remastered re-release of the timeless Casamena (Carlos Mena) remixes of Monday Michiru's "Don't" (originally released in 2007 through Phuture Sole Recordings). Our review from back in the day still holds true, this is a verily organic production based on a smooth yet intriguing tribal-esque groove featuring deep'n'funky bass, wonderful horn section, sublime jazz piano and inspirational vocals by Monday Michiru (who also plays the lovely flute) altogether creating a scintillating live jazz vibe. The 'Front Stoop Dub' is a vocal free take of the main remix, while the 'Basement Dub' intensifies the vibe and turns it into a stormin' deep house track by using thumpin' beats and classy strings.

In the Spotlight: Izo FitzRoy "I want magic" (Jalapeno Records Promo)

Izo FitzRoy - I want magicForthcoming to Jalapeno Records both on 12" vinyl and as digital download is the Dimitri from Paris produced truly phantasmagorical "I want magic" by Izo FitzRoy. To make a long story short, this mind-boggling truly glamorous slice of contemporary disco featuring the towering haunting vocals of Izo FitzRoy alongside luxurious keys, Cotonete's classy truly infectious groove work and Dimitri from Paris deft studio touches is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

Reviews May 26, 2019

review logoThis was another week with much more fresh music than we ever could review, so once again only the very best in soulful and afro house made the cut... enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: Kates Le Cafe & Blue Rose "Akekho" (Cool Staff Records Promo)

Kates Le Cafe & Blue Rose - AkekhoUp and rising Cool Staff Records continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful house music with their latest offering "Akekho" by South African DJ/producer Kates Le Cafe and songstress Blue Rose. Beyond the shadow of the doubt, the phenomenal "Akekho" oozing with the incredible vocal stylings of Blue Rose, luxurious jazzed-up keys, heavenly chords and a gentle yet spell binding organic musical backing is sure to make you yearn for more... Put differently,"Akekho" is a verily soulful and melodious jewel by no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: DJ Kabila featuring Wendy Soni "Somnyama" (Musiq Soldier Entertainment Promo)

DJ Kabila featuring Wendy Soni - SomnyamaCourtesy of South African DJ/producer DJ Kabila and vocalist Wendy Soni comes "Somnyama", to cut a long story short this undeniably phantasmagorical production with gentle yet downright compelling broken beat inspired rhythms leading the way for luscious keys, dreamful chords, Wendy Soni's grandiose haunting vocals and verily cool spoken male words is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... A truly essential purchase...

In the Spotlight: Mark Francis featuring Carissa Nicole "Gonna be alright" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

Mark Francis featuring Carissa Nicole - Gonna be alrightUnquestionably, Quantize Recordings truly grace us with "Gonna be alright" by Mark Francis a magnificent soulful production using a rich organic backdrop as foundation for lush keys, fantastic organ and the amazing uplifting vocals of songstress Carissa Nicole. On remix duty is DJ Spen who stays true to the original while adding his landmark beat-bustin' touch and upping the tempo for some serious dance floor heat, with his dope dub putting the organ center stage.

Reviews May 19, 2019

review logoOut of the plethora of new music we received this week, only the very best in soulful and afro house made the cut... enjoy !!

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