Reviews

Anya V & M. Caporale - You could beItalian DJ/producer Massimiliano Caporale joins forces with vocalist Anya V for the marvelous "Could you be" forthcoming on the ever dependable Sounds of Ali label. To cut right to the chase, the dazzling "Could you be" featuring the inimitable sultry vocals of Anya V alongside illustrious keys, heavenly chords and spell binding deeply groovin' organic rhythms is a timeless soulful gem guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Marc Sir Dane - Let it rainRenowned AceBeat Music truly bless us with the Derrick Ricky Nelson and Ace Mungin produced "Let it rain" performed in grand style by Marc Sir Dane. To make it short, "Let it rain" is an inspiring old skool flavored uber soulful production oozing with the unrivaled gospel tinged vocals of Marc Sir Dane, exquisite keys, lovely guitars and a vibrant organic backing. Undeniably, "Let it rain" is by no means to be missed...

Kelvin Sylvester and Al Copeland - Come over (Part 2)Back in March of this year we were celebrating the wonderful "Come over" by Boston soulful house maestro Kelvin Sylvester and songstress extraordinaire Al Copeland. Now we proudly introduce you to the paramount verily soulful yet enticing re-imagination by Wipe the Needle (Lee Gomez) taking this gem to a whole new level, with a gentle yet captivating organic backdrop, luxurious keys and glorious vibraphone accompanying the unmistakable emotive vocals of Al Copeland.

A fully loaded update with the latest in soulful and afro house music awaits you - enjoy !!

Sunlightsquare - OyeloClaudio Passavanti aka Sunlightsquare is back on Spirit of House with "Oyelo", certainly this ingenious truly breathtaking release has essential written all over... "Oyelo" is a phenomenal fusion of Jazz with Cuban and House Music starting off with a formidable Latin-Jazz piano and sun drenched percussion by Giovanni Imparato before a classic house beat kicks in and passionate vocals by Rene Alvarez and a sublime Montuno piano are added. London based Japanese producer Kay Suzuki contributes two brilliant remixes: The 'By the Sea Mix' enriched with the sound of waves and seagulls is a splendid re-imagination of the original, while the hypnotizing 'Drum Dub' strips all the musical elements for a classic cosmic dub treatment.

Kejam and Cleveland Jones - Fly freePast summer saw the release of the fabulous "Fly free" by Kejam and Cleveland Jones, a super smooth'n'soulful production with gentle yet compelling rhythms leading the way for luxurious keys, inebriant chords and Cleveland Jones dazzling inspiring vocals. Now this jewel returns in mind-blowing remixes by Josh Emman and Pat Bedeau both adding their signature touch, giving the song a deeper truly entrancing yet verily soulful feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and make you yearn for more... By no means to be missed.

 AudioDope featuring Charlene Samms - Just be / Everything is changingIn October of last year, we were celebrating "50/50-360", the towering debut album by AudioDope, the multi-talented duo of DJ Scratchy One and Mikie Blak. Now the duo returns with the first single from the album loaded with two verily tantalizing uber soulful gems both featuring the unrivaled deep-rooted vocals of Charlene Samms. First up is "Just be", an incredible broken beat flavored track oozing with heavenly melodies and contaminous organic broken beat flavored rhythms. Next we have the previously unreleased "Everything is changing" a truly bodacious slice of mesmerizing deep house bliss.

Summer is officially here, so is this weeks blazin' hot update - enjoy !!

Chynaah Doll - I'm on fireLast summer we introduced you to the glamorous "I hear the rain" produced by Joe Flame and performed in grand style by Chynaah Doll, now the follow-up single "I'm on fire" is here. Without question "I'm on fire" is a paramount soulful jewel oozing with with Chynaah Doll's distinctive vocals, luxurious keys and gentle yet spell binding rhythms guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... The 'Joe Flame Mix' turns the heat up with an irresistibly thumpin' backdrop and enchanting keys accompanying the fantastic vocals, and last but not least the 'D#Sharp Tribal Mix' introduces enthralling tribalcentric rhythms and inebriant melodies. By no means to be missed...

Soultronixx featuring Khayna Greens - You make me happyEver since the inaugural release "Meta-morpho-sis" by label head Doug Gamez released beginning of the year, Merecumbe Recordings has being going from strength to strength. The labels latest offering "You make me happy" by Soultronixx is a soulful yet vibrant afro house gem, with intriguing afro-percussive rhythms leading the way for enticing melodies and the beautiful deep-rooted vocals of Khanya Greens - undoubtedly Merecumbe Recordings will continue their success streak with this gem...

Massive update this week, including some bonus reviews - enjoy !!

Various - Aluku Records Various Compilation Vol. 4We welcome Aluku Records to Spirit of House with their brand new "Aluku Records Various Compilation Volume 4", a truly eclectic and ingenious selection of tracks exploring the multifarious afro-deep soundsfrom South Africa and Botswana. The compilation features music from the likes of Infected Soul, Enoo Napa, Soulem, De Cave Man & TonicVolts, Chanell Collen, Behr, Leeu, Ace Mantez, Vaal Deep, Benny T, Neuvikal Soule and Tribe Franko, without doubt each of the twelve featured tracks is top-notch afro-deepness guaranteed to cast a spell on you...