DJ Pope and Rona Ray - Bringin' on the heartbreakBaltimore soulful house maestro DJ Pope joins forces with songstress Rona Rey for a towering four-to-the-floor remake of Def Leppard's 1981 hit "Bringin' on the heartbreak" (though you may be more familiar with Mariah Carey's 2002 cover version) by no means to be missed. Rona Ray's unrivaled emotive vocals truly shine on this expertly crafted verily soulful production featuring sumptuous keys and celestial chords overa smooth yet infectious organic backdrop . The cherry on top are the alternate mixes introducing gentle percussive rhythms and sublime keys to give the track a heavenly feel.

Mikki Afflick & Anita Davis - Ain't no mountain high enoughBack in May, Mikki Afflick blessed us with the phenomenal "Disco Afro & Cigars EP" where she reworked a few of  her favorite jams from back in the day, including "Ain't no mountain high enough" which now gets a full single release. Indisputably, this jaw-dropping remake featuring an incredible rendition of the unforgettable lyrics by powerhouse vocalist Anita Davis and keys by Jerrell Battle and Tiger Wilson will send shivers down your spine... The rich organic 'AfflickteD Soul' mixes are soulful yet enthralling, while the tantalizing 'NYC Deep' mixes ooze with an enchanting deep vibe.

Deepconsoul - House to Jazz 2020Throughout the year, Deepconsoul have been gracing us with one outstanding release after another, and their latest offering "House to Jazz 2020" featuring collaborations with the likes of Sakhi, Kestar, SoulVista, ShimmyTones and Jah Band is no exception. The outstanding and truly eclectic "House to Jazz 2020" includes ten sophisticated and masterly orchestrated soul/jazz/funk productions, each one keeping the vibe soulful and melodious yet captivating, as well as two superb remixes: Kenny Dolo featuring Godfrey "330ml" (Deepconsoul & DJ Conflict Soul Mix) and Sipho Ngubane & Gruv Manaics featuring Jay Sax "Antidote" Deepconsoul & Marklane Remix).

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Vanessa Smith - Beautiful tearsWe welcome Smitty Workhorse Recordings to Spirit of House with Vanessa Smith fabulous new single "Beautiful tears" to be released in early December. Produced by Jym Pratt, "Beautiful tears" is a towering soulful jewel featuring Vanessa Smith unmistakable heartfelt vocals and luxurious jazzy keys over a contaminous funked-up backdrop. Shino Blackk takes the track to a whole different level on his downright hypnotizing, unadulterated deep underground-esque rework.

Soulful Delivers featuring Pathy Andreas - RevitalizedUp-and-coming Soulbridge Records truly grace us with the paramount "Revitalized" produced by Soulful Delivers (the duo of Gigi Frassanito and Paolo Fedreghini) and performed in grand style by Pathy Andreas. Unquestionably, the smooth yet infectious rich organic musical backing together with the illustrious jazzed-up keys, lovely guitars and Pathy Andreas incredible haunting vocal will send shivers down your spine...

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unknownseasonremixesJapanese electronic music label UNKNOWN season celebrate their ten year anniversary in proper style with a couple of stunning album releases: "The Best of UNKNOWN season", "The Best of SATOSHI FUMI", "The Best of Rick Wade", "The Best of Chillout" and what we present to you today: "The Best of Remixes" which is released in two parts and includes not less than fifty-three tracks. All the celebrated remixes the label has released in the past are included, as well as brand new remixes from the likes of Jimpster, Death On the Balcony, K.E.E.N.E., Hugo LX, Silvano Del Gado, Rennie Foster, Phaze Dee, The People In Fog - DJ Sodeyama, Takuya Matsumoto, Guri, Teruyuki Kurihara, Mika Blaster and Sekitova, making this a truly chameleonic and mind-boggling collection of memorable UNKNOWN season classics.

 Lea & Muzikman Edition featuring Tweety - Songbird (AtJazz Remix)In fall of last year, Lea (Carla Leanna Yip) and Muzikman Edition (William Bagley) blessed us with "Songbird", a brilliant afro house production laced with the incomparable seductive vocals of Tweety. Soon to be released are outstanding remixes by Martin 'AtJazz' Iveson who adds his landmark soulful yet enthralling touch to take the track to a whole new level, and as cherry on top there is his 'Galaxy Aart Dub' oozing with an  enchanting deepened feel sure to cast a spell on you.

Ed Ramsey - So far awayWatch out for this truly towering release coming to ChiNola Soul in the coming weeks... The unquestionably fabulous "So far away" is produced by Tony Soul and DJ Randall Smooth and features the incredible deeply felt vocals of Ed Ramsey alongside bodacious keys and  dreamful pads over irresistible deeply groovin' rhythms; most definitely this soulful gem is by no means to be missed...

Ambrosia - Let me beAqua Sol Recordings present the fantastic "Let me be", the second single taken from Ambrosia's full length album to be released in 2021. Without doubt, Ambrosia's unrivaled heartfelt vocals truly shine on this excellent production laced with exquisite jazzy keys, ethereal chords and a rich organic musical backing. We can't wait to get our hands on Ambrosia's album, but before that there will be another single titled "Surrender" to look out for...

review logoSo many fabulous vocal soulful/afro releases this week, so making a selection for "Pick of the Week" and "In the Spotlight" was a bit of a challenge...

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