Reviews September 29, 2019

review logoA jam-packed update with the latest and greatest in vocal soulful/afro house music awaits you this week... enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: Soul Slayerz featuring Morris Revy "Tamuno" (KeeSoul Music Promo)

Soul Slayerz featuring Morris Revy - TamunoWe proudly introduce you to KeeSoul Music who present their paramount inaugural release "Tamuno" by Soul Slayerz (Tayo Wink & Hakeem Syrbram) and vocalist Morris Revy. The undeniably outstanding "Tamuno" is soulful yet verily tantalizing, with enthralling percussive rhythms and inebriant synth melodies accompanying the inimitable sultry vocals of Morris Revy. Not to forget to mention the indisputably dope 'Afrophreek Dub' and 'Afrophreek Beatz' mixes which transform the track into sure-fire afro-tribal dance floor weapons. Essential.

In the Spotlight: Kates Le Cafe & Blue Rose "Akekho" (Andrea Curato Remix)(CoolStaff Records Promo)

Kates Le Cafe & Blue Rose - Akekho (Andrea Curato Remix)Back in May, we were celebrating the phenomenal "Akekho" by South African DJ/producer Kates Le Cafe and songstress Blue Rose, now this soulful jewel returns in a hands-down brilliant latin influenced re-imaginations by Andrea Curato. Most certainly his dazzling interpretation fusing the incredible vocal stylings of Blue Rose with illustrious keys and a smoothly groovin' organic musical backing will send shivers down your spine...

Album Review: John Morales "All Q'd Up Volume II" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

John Morales - All Q'd Up Volume IIComing soon to Quantize Recordings is the second volume in the "All Q'd Up" series (the first edition was released in late 2016) by John Morales, undeniably this is an absolutely breathtaking compilation by the hugely respected Nuyorican producer who has been blessing the dance music world for over 40 years with his ingenious and seminal sound. This latest installment in the series features a glittering selection of his own original production and remixes, including an excellent brand new cover version of the Terry Wells classic "I'm giving all my love" performed in grand style by Natasha Watts (which will be his next single complete with remixes) as well as previously unreleased remixes of soulful gems such as "Heartbreaker" by Sebas Ramis & Tutsi Girl Play House and a mind-boggling Susu Bobien vs Loleatta Holloway rework of "Love sensation".

Pick of the Week: Various "Re-Vibrations: A Remix Collection" (Good Vibrations Music Promo)

Re-Vibrations: A Remix CollectionIn celebration of this years Record Store Day (which took place on April 13), Good Vibrations Music released the much sought-after 2x12" "Re-Vibrations: A Remix Collection" loaded with a total of eight unreleased tracks and remixes by Louie Vega, Jovonn, Sean McCabe, 95 North, Groove Assassin and Black Sonix. Now the compilation comes to digital format in an expanded package including five additional previously unheard interpretations by Karizma (as Kaytronik), IG Culture, QB Smith and Sean McCabe. Without doubt, this verily eclectic and truly outstanding compilation (which has been on heavy rotation at the Spirit of House office over the past few days) full of dazzling re-imaginations of some of the labels most iconic and beloved releases is by no means to be missed... (click on 'Read more' to check out the impressive track list)

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In the Spotlight: Angel-A "True to myself" (LDF Recordings Promo)

Angel-A - True to myselfLiverpool Disco Festival present "True to myself" by Angel-A the inaugural release of their exciting new label venture, LDF Recordings. To make it short, "True to myself" produced by Chicago's own Rahan is a masterly crafted soulful gem with smooth yet infectious deeply groovin' rhythms leading the way for illustrious keys and the unrivaled sultry vocals of Angel-A. Next to the main version, the package includes a super dope dub rework by Karizma that deepens the vibe and is downright hypnotizing. Vinyl aficionados should add quick as the 12" will be a limited release only.

Reviews September 15, 2019

review logoWe hope you enjoy this weeks selection of the latest and best in vocal soulful house as much as we do...

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Pick of the Week: Mousse T. & Peven Everett "Pleasure" (Peppermint Jam Records Promo)

Mousse T. & Peven Everett - Pleasure"Pleasure" by Mousse T and Peven Everett was originally released as the opening track for the "Peppermint Jam Files No. 3" compilation, now this soulful jewel is getting full release complete with dazzling remixes. The original included here in an extended edit is oozing with enthralling dutty rhythms, blissful chords and the unrivaled sultry vocals of Peven Everett. Next we have mind-blowing remixes by Chicago house music legend Glenn Underground who adds his landmark truly unmatched musical science to the track, Crackazat who delivers a lively truly scintillating rendition, and finally Eli Escobar who blesses us with an uber cool dub workout.

In the Spotlight: Livio Mode featuring Shaunte Daurice "I need you" (HSR Records Promo)

 Livio Mode featuring Shaunte Daurice - I need youItalian DJ/producer Livio Mode returns to HSR Records with "I need you", beyond question this is a marvelous soul oozing production which is all about the unmistakable truly fantastic vocals of Shaunte Daurice, illustrious keys and rhodes by Enrico Messina and the infectiously groovin' musical backing. Next to the main vocal version, the package includes a glittering instrumental version putting Enrico Messina's keyboard wizardry center stage.

Reviews September 8, 2019

review logoA huge update with the latest in vocal soulful and afro house music awaits you this week... enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: T.S.O.N. (TheSoulOfNola) "Blessed & grateful" (Remixes)(ChiNolaSoul Music Promo)

T.S.O.N. (TheSoulOfNola) - Blessed & gratefulThe time has come to present the downright phenomenal remixes of "Blessed & grateful", the towering verily uplifting and soulful masterpiece by T.S.O.N. (TheSoulOfNola aka Shakiel Smith, Nati Hardin and Tracci Lee) laced with truly inspirational gospel tinged male and female vocals. These outstanding remixes have been a secret weapon here at Spirit of House for a few weeks now, indisputably Rick Lenoir,Mike Dunn, Mark Francis, Soultronixx and Soul Slayerz have been been pulling out all the stops to bless us with nothing but the best that soulful and afro house music has to offer. It's next to impossible to pick a favorite version, though our favorites have been the incredible interpretation by Rick Lenoir sure to stand the test of time...

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