Reviews

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...

DJ Randall Smooth featuring Arielle Dominique - CircumstancesJanuary saw the launch of ChiNola Soul Music with "Single" by Chicago native DJ Randall 'Smooth' Montgomery and vocalist Arielle Dominique, in February they presented the follow-up single "My skin", and now their third collaboration "Circumstances" is ready. Once again the two bless us with a fabulous soulful gem, with the original mix oozing with the glamorous haunting vocals of Arielle Dominique, tantalizing melodies and compelling rhythms. The 'NolaSoul Remix' is a brilliant spiced-up rework of the original, Rick Lenoir adds his magical soulful touch, and finally Soul Slayerz (Hakeem Syrbram & Tayo Wink) contribute a fervid afro-deep rework.

Groove Junkies & Scott K. featuring Indeya - Higher (The Remixes Part 2)In February, Evan Landes (Groove Junkies), Scott K. and singer Indeya gave us the mind-boggling "Higher", then in May the first of two remix packages dropped (with remixes by Marques Wyatt & Gabriel Rene and DJ Pierre). Now part two of the remixes is here, once again taking Indeya's one-of-a-kind vocals and the iconic spoken words by Barbara Ann Teer to a whole new level: Sean Ali & Munk Julious grace us with a splendiferous soul infused organic interpretation having timeless written all over, M. Caporale delivers a blissful sun drenched jazzed-up rendition, and finally MKTL (the duo of Master Kev and Tony Loreto) serve an utterly enthralling afro-tech rework sure to send the floor into a frenzy.

Another week of nothing but the latest and best in soulful house music for you to enjoy...

Jaidene Veda - Heart of goldTwo years ago, Jaidene Veda blessed us with the wonderful long player "Wanderlust", now she she returns with her latest truly phenomenal and absolutely breathtaking album "Heart of gold" which features a live string quartet, live jazz players and an impressive list of guest artists and co-producers: From P60, S.E.Williams, Fuminori Kagajo, Omotani, Malcolm Aiken, Pablo Martinez, Sio, Lady C, ZuluMafia, Bailey, Master Mello, Kafele Bandele, N'Dinga Gaba, St.Jovis, Hosanna Littlebird, Anthony Nicholson, Kriswontwo, Pete Mo, Ursula Rucker, John Bews. The verily ingenious "Heart of gold" is a truly eclectic and blissful musical journey, witch each of the songs letting Jaidene Veda's one-of-a-kind sultry vocals shine and making you yearn for more. Without doubt, Jaidene Veda once again has been pulling out all the stops to deliver a towering album that will stand the test of time.

King DK - Coming homeIn late 2005, we were celebrating the anthemic "Can't read your mind" by Germany's King DK and songstress Claudia Fink released through legendary Black Vinyl Records, now the duo returns to the label with the paramount "Coming home". To cut right to the chase, this sun drenched soul oozing jewel featuring the inimitable sultry vocals of Claudia Fink alongside glamorous keys, ethereal chords and a verily infectious organic backdrop will most definitely cast a spell on you... By no means to be missed.

We keep the heat up with this weeks update of the hottest and latest in soulful house music... enjoy !!

Frank Williams featuring Shaemara - Stop apologizing (Mikki Afflick Remixes)A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to the splendorous "Stop apologizing", a mind-blowing afro-deep production by DJ/producer Frank Williams and singer Shaemara Rose. Now comes a truly phenomenal remix by Soul Sun Soul Music label head Mikki Afflick taking this incredible track to the next level, with the wonderful spirited vocals of Shaemara Rose being accompanied by entrancing synth melodies and an inexorable old skool inspired deep percussive bassline groove. Put differently, this mind-boggling remix by Mikki Afflick will send the dance floor into a frenzy...

Alton Miller - New Peace for Sky EPDetroit legend Alton Miller presents the jaw-dropping "New Peace for Sky EP" which is by no means to be missed. First up is "More positive things", a tantalizing soulful gem fusing the eminent powerhouse vocals of Sky Covington with heavenly melodies and enthralling percussive rhythms (an instrumental version is included in the package as well). Next are two glorious instrumentals: "Giant in a small land" is an enchanting atmospheric deep house track perfect for late night play, while the unadulterated "Good to know you" is a dazzling truly mesmerizing slice of ol'skool inspired Detroit deep house.