Reviews June 16, 2019

review logoLet's turn up the heat with this weeks update loaded with the latest and greatest in soulful house music... enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: T.S.O.N. (TheSoulOfNola) "Blessed & grateful" (ChiNolaSoul Music Promo)

T.S.O.N. (TheSoulOfNola) - Blessed & gratefulBeyond the shadow of a doubt, this upcoming release on ChiNolaSoul Music will make you yearn for more and send shivers down your spine... Written, arranged and produced by DJ Randall 'Smooth' Montgomery, the downright towering verily uplifting and soulful "Blessed & grateful" by T.S.O.N. (TheSoulOfNola aka Shakiel Smith, Nati Hardin and Tracci Lee) featuring truly inspirational gospel tinged male and female vocals, fabulous keys and enchanting chords over a smooth yet infectious funktified musical backing unquestionably is a masterpiece. "Blessed & grateful" will be released later this month, will remixes to follow.

In the Spotlight: Wipe The Needle & Sheree Hicks "Love of my life" (Kelvin Sylvester Remix)(Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

Wipe The Needle & Sheree Hicks - Love of my life (Kelvin Sylvester Remix)End of last year, we were celebrating "Love of my life" by Wipe The Needle (aka Lee Gomez), an expertly crafted soulful production oozing with Sheree Hicks unmatched heartfelt vocals. Now this jewel returns in paramount interpretations by Kelvin Sylvester having timeless written all over, with Sheree Hicks amazing vocals accompanied by illustrious jazzed-up keys, heavenly chords and gentle yet intriguing latin influenced rhythms. Just like the original release, this remix package is by no means to be missed...

Reviews June 9, 2019

review logoOnce again only the very best in vocal soulful and afro house made it into this weeks update... enjoy !!

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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

review logoWe continue to deliver the heat with this weeks update in the latest and greatest in soulful house music... enjoy !!

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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'" (Casamena Remixes - Remastered 2019)** 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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