Reviews

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.

Dana Weaver - Dawn of a new dayAfter a short hiatus, D#Sharp Records are back on Spirit of House with the formidable "Dawn of a new day" produced by Joe Flame and performed in grand style by Dana Weaver. Sure enough, "Dawn of the new day" is soulful house music at its best as Joe Flame and Dana Weaver have been pulling out all the stops to bless us with a paramount soul infused production having timeless written all over, and the towering remixes by Allen 'Speedy' Jackson, DJ Gary B and Geoffrey C are the cherry on top.

As hot as the weather outside is this weeks update - enjoy !!

DJ Romain - That's how we do itHouse music pioneer DJ Romain (Romain Gowe), indisputably a legendary New York based DJ/producer, presents his long awaited debut artist album "That's how we do it" through Quantize Recordings. Ever since stepping into the game over three decades ago, DJ Romain has been blessing the house music community with some of the best underground house music tracks ever made, many of which are considered bona fide classics. This truly eclectic album perfectly showcases his versatility and talents, with the fifteen included tracks spanning from traditional over contemporary to revolutionary sounds, featuring guest vocal appearances by Emory, Nedelka, Miss Patty, Jay D and Kelly Leigh.

4 to the Floor presents Slip'N'SlideThe latest installment in the prestigious "4 to the Floor" series is looking at the legacy of Slip'N'Slide Records, one of the UK's original house music imprints. The label was created in the early 90's as a platform for the very best of the new wave of US House music that was sweeping in from across the Atlantic at the time. It was soon amongst the trend setters in house music and gained a reputation for taking chances on young hot producers with plenty of talent, and has released some of the best early tracks and remixes from now legendary producers and DJ's over the years such as X-Press 2, Deep Dish, Masters At Work, Kings Of Tomorrow, King Britt, Restless Soul, Joey Negro and of course the mighty Blaze (to name just a few). "4 to the Floor presents Slip 'N' Slide" revisits some of the labels standout releases, skillfully wading through the musical history of the label to bring back many memories from yesteryear...

Sierra Leone - SoulDJ Randall 'Smooth' Montgomery has been pulling out all the stops for his latest offering on up and rising ChiNolaSoul Music, the paramount "Soul" performed in grand style by New Orleans based singer Sierra Leone whose amazing sultry vocals harmonize perfectly with the illustrious jazzy keys, grandiose trumpet and gentle yet captivating percussive rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of Shino Blackk who adds his signature underground-esque touch, Rick Lenoir who takes us to church with his inspiring organ laced rendition, and Soul Slayerz (Hakeem Syrbram & Tayo Wink) whose lively organic interpretation is guaranteed to make you yearn for more.

Zogri featuring Rescue Poetix - Love messengerWe proudly introduce you to the inaugural release on brand new label Deep Spirit Recordings, the marvelous "Love messenger" by Konstadinos 'Zogri' Zografidis and renowned poetry artist Rescue Poetix. To make it short, this super smooth and melodious soul oozing jewel using gentle percussive rhythms as foundation for sublime jazzy keys, heavenly chords and Rescue Poetix unrivaled spoken word poetry will send shivers down your spine... Next to the fantastic original and instrumental versions, the package features a gorgeous afrocentric rendition sure to cause a stir on the dance floor.

We continue to serve you nothing but the best and latest in soulful house music - enjoy...

Juan Hoerni featuring Chezere & Maurice Smith - Love rewindTo make it short, "Love rewind" by Juan Hoerni and vocalists Chezere and Maurice Smith is a stunning soulful jewel having timeless written all over, coming complete with paramount remixes by Chicago house music legend Terry Hunter. The vintage "Love rewind" uses an utterly contaminous funktified backing as foundation for the immaculate vocal duet by Chezere and Maurice Smith and grandiose jazzy keys, undoubtedly this gem is guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Terry Hunter add his magical soulful touch to take the song to the next level and turn it into a sure-fire dance floor weapon you can't resist to dance to...