Reviews

Brian Nance - Northern light selectionzNext up on up and rising Stellar Disco Records comes the jaw-dropping "Northern light selectionz" EP by Brian Nance. First up is "Just be", a glorious slice of laidback soul oozing deepness featuring a grandiose trumpet by Kafele and glamorous vocals by Bes. Courtesy of Kiko Navarro comes a spiced-up instrumental take putting the trumpet center stage, and Slotta transforms the track into an entrancing soulful gem fueled with lush keys, sweet guitar licks and a fetching organic backing. Finally, the release includes "Chamber tonez" and "Fantasy garden" both of which are ingenious deep house cuts drawing inspiration from the legends of the genre.

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DJ Randall Smooth, Sybil Shanell - HeavonBeyond the shadow of a doubt, up and rising ChiNolaSoul Music continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful house music with their next release "Heavon" by DJ Randall 'Smooth' Montgomery and vocalist Sybil Shanell. "Heaven" is a truly paramount production perfectly showcasing the inimitable emotive vocals of Sybil Shanell and the unmistakable enthralling yet soulful and melodious sound of DJ Randall 'Smooth' Montgomery. The verily eclectic remixes are courtesy of DJ Erv and Rick Lenoir both serving amazing uber soulful interpretations, and Soul Slayerz (Hakeem Syrbram & Tayo Wink) who deliver an inspiring gospel tinged rework.

@rtwork featuring Unqle Chriz - NeverComing soon to Deep Fusion Records is "Never", the debut single by @artwork (aka the duo of George Lesley and Soultronixx) and vocalist Unqle Chriz. To cut right to the chase, "Never" is a splendiferous slice of soulful house oozing with the unique deep-rooted vocals of Unqle Chriz, sublime jazzy keys, dreamy chords and gentle yet compelling rhythms. Put differently, top-notch soulful house music having timeless written all over...

We hope you enjoy this weeks verily eclectic update as much as we do...

Sir LSG - Moving circlesFinally the wait is over and GoGo Music present the long awaited debut album "Moving circles" by exceptionally gifted South African house music maestro Sir LSG. Eagerly awaited by us ever since the magnificent singles "Sandcastle", "Circles" and "Let it be" were released earlier this year, the verily eclectic "Moving circles" undeniably is an expertly crafted truly seminal long-player full of timeless soulful gems,featuring an illustrious list of renowned vocalists, musicians and collaborators such as Jaidene Veda, Clara Hill, Carla Prather, Joseph Junior, Ayanda Jiya, Zano, Sonja, Melanie Scholtz, Kafele and Thandi Ntuli. Put differently, the ingenious "Moving circles" by Sir LSG is a phenomenal album guaranteed to send shivers down your spine that is by no means to be missed.

5 Years of Check It Out RecordsFive years ago, Swiss house music label Check It Out Records was founded by DJ/producer Robert Rivera, ever since the label has being going from strength to strength, serving nothing but the best in soulful house music. In celebration of"5 Years of Check It Out Records" a twenty-five track strong compilation which represents some of the labels finest moments is about to be released, featuring original productions and remixes from house heavyweights such as BackRoomSounds, Kevin Sylvester, Distant People, True2Life, Mind Street, SoulFunktion, Kenny Thomas, Phillip Ramirez, Lee Wilson, Michele Chiavarini, OtherSoul, ReelSoul, Richard Earnshaw, Steven Stone, Dolls Combers and MoD & Staffan Thorsell to name just a few.

Heat Wave - Mike Maurro MixesNative New Yorker Mike Maurro has been an in-demand DJ for a long time, and in recent years he became renowned as highly skilled remixer, notably with the mind-boggling "The Mike Maurro Peak Hour Remixes" compilation released through Harmless Records a few yeas ago. Forthcoming mid-September to Brookside Records on two vinyl singles are Mike Maurro's towering remixes of Heatwave's all time Disco classics "Boogie nights", "Too hot to handle", "The groove line" and their brilliant slow jam "Always and forever"; without question these fabulous truly ingenious remixes based on the original multi track master reels are true and respectful interpretations breathing new life into these unforgettable gems, using previously unheard orchestration and vocals to give them a fresh yet familiar sound.

Kyle Kim featuring Sheree Hicks - SometimesKingStreet Records truly have a beauty in their hands with "Sometimes" by DJ/producer Kyle Kim and songstress Sheree Hicks, an expertly crafted soulful gem having timeless written all over featuring the unmatched heartfelt vocals of Sheree Hicks alongside illustrious keys, heavenly chords and enthralling rhythms - sheer musical bliss. Courtesy of Fuminori Kagajo comes a verily mind-blowing interpretation laced with fabulous jazzed-up keys and dulcet rhythms oozing with an enchanting laidback feel guaranteed to make you yearn for more.

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Sheba Jordan  - The Sheba Jordan EPSheba Jordan returns with the phenomenal "The Sheba Jordan EP" to legendary New Generation Records, and we have to admit we truly fell in love with this release with the very first listen... The release includes "7 daze" produced by Shino Blackk (with a remix by Corey Holmes) and "Bottle" produced by Corey Holmes (with a remix by Tony Jesus), both of these songs are sheer musical bliss, with Sheba Jordan's one-of-a-kind haunting vocals guaranteed to send shivers down your spine while the melodious and smooth truly entrancing musical backdrops are sure to get your feet movin'. Put differently, New Generation truly bless us with a timeless soulful jewel by no means to be missed...

Kage - Only youDeep Fusion Records once again have been pulling out all the stops to bring us "Only you", a paramount uber soulful release written and produced by Kagiso Motlhabane aka Kage and Lesley Theko & Sthe Kekana, collectively known as Those Boys. Kage's inimitable deep-rooted vocals truly shine on this timeless soulful production built around illustrious keys and gentle yet enthralling rhythms. Not to forget to mention the magnificent selection of remixes by @rtWork, Claudio La Barca and Grounded Oaks as well as the alternate interpretations by Those Boys, all keeping the vibe soulful yet thrilling, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.