Music Reviews

blizzardbeats allmylifeForthcoming on Deep Fusion Records is "All my life" by South African DJ/producer Blizzard Beats (Sthe Kekana), most definitely this marvelous laidback uber soulful production having summer written all over will send shivers down your spine through the dulcet percussive rhythms, illustrious jazzy keys, heavenly chords, charming guitar, superb saxophone and the unmatched seductive vocals of Keisha Hall and Joseph Davis. The alternate 'Deep Fusion Mix' increases the pace and introduces a fervid organic backdrop to take the song to the soulful orientated dance floors.

DJ Mari Rossi featuring Jairo Pereira - DanzaSP Recordings have been going from strength to strength in recent months, undeniably their upcoming release "Danza by DJ Mari Rossi is something truly special... To make it short, "Danza" is a truly mind-blowing production using gentle yet spell binding Brazilian inspired percussive rhythms as foundation for enchanting chords, sublime trumpet and the unique vocal stylings of Brazilian poet/songwriter/musician Jairo Pereira.

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Vocal Anthems (25 Years Essentials)The twenty-five year anniversary celebration for renowned KingStreet Records continues with the truly chameleonic "25 Years Essential" edition of their beloved "Vocal Anthems" compilation series. KingStreet Records have handpicked not less than twenty-five vocal tracks from their inexhaustible back catalogue, you find classics such as "Just wanna be with U" by Bassmental featuring Charles McDougald (1994), "Heal my world" by Kerri Chandler featuring Treasa 'Diva' Fennie (1999) and "Give it up" by Rain - A Lil Louis Painting (2000), alongside more recent gems such as "One desire" by Barbara Tucker & Tuccillo (2010 remix), "From now on" by Namy featuring Josh Milan and "When can our love begin" by Kimara Lovelace (2016 remix). Once more KingStreet Records present an exhilarating journey down memory lane that lets you relive the diverse truly seminal house music sounds from yesteryear.

David Morales - BelieveBack in spring of this year, legendary David Morales launched his brand new genre crossing label DIRIDIM, with the latest release "Believe" an utterly uplifting slice of gospel house music fueled with grandiose vocals, a supreme piano hook, celestial chords and mercilessly thumpin' rhythms he takes it straight to church. The instrumental is a glamorous slice of piano house heaven, and then we have DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini who take the song to a whole new level on their absolutely breathtaking verily inspiring foot-stomping, hand-clapping interpretation (don't miss to check out their splendorous 'Harmonica Dub').

Vanessa L Smith - The chase (Mikki Afflick Remix)A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to the magnificent Shino Blackk produced "The chase" which is performed in grand style by Vanessa L. Smith, now we proudly present this jaw-dropping re-imagination by Mikki Afflick forthcoming to CyberJamz Records. Indisputably, Mikki Afflick delivers a phenomenal interpretation guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the sublime jazzed-up keys, enchanting chords and enthralling old school NJ/NYC influenced rhythms, not to forget to mention Vanessa L. Smith unrivaled haunting vocals, Without doubt this sure-fire dance floor weapon is not to be missed.

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 Joseph Junior & MAQman - Everything changesIndisputably, GoGo Music Records bless us with a phenomenal slice of soulful goodness having timeless written all over as Swiss born (now Vietnam based) DJ/producer MAQman returns to the label with "Everything changes", featuring the one and only Joseph Junior on vocals. The uber soulful verily organic "Everything changes" is masterly orchestrated, featuring an illustrious collective of international musicians, with Joseph Junior's unmatched haunting vocals accompanied by beautiful breathy female vocals courtesy of female backing singer Phi Pham. The towering interpretation by DJ Spinna takes the song to a whole new level, keeping the vibe soulful and melodious yet oozing with his famous truly enthralling 'galactic soul' sound.

Larry P. Rauson Jr. - Conny's first timeLegendary multi-instrumentalist Larry P. Rauson Jr. is predominantly famous for his keyboard wizardry found on many house music classics, yet first and foremost he is a saxophone player which can be heard on unforgettable classics such as "It's yours" by Jon Cutler featuring E-Man and "Africa" by Evan Adamafio. With "Conny's first time" he presents his first ever tenor sax recording, most definitely this eminent timeless production oozing with his unmistakable truly unadulterated classic New Jersey sound perfectly showcases his musical ingenuity and versatility. And then there is the jaw-dropping alternate interpretation entitled "Omi's humble luxury" featuring the inimitable vocal stylings of Omisanya Karade guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

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Andrea Curato featuring Morris Revy - Let loveUp and rising Italian DJ/producer Andrea Curato returns to SP Recordings to present the follow-up to the recently released "Batho ba Africa" (a verily enticing slice of afro-deep bliss). Without doubt, "Let love" which features the incredible sultry vocals of Morris Revy alongside sublime keys, dreamy chords and smooth yet enthrallingly thumpin' deep rhythms is a truly glamorous slice of soulful goodness guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Not to forget to mention the superb remixes by Coflo and Carlos Francisco both adding their distinctive verily mesmerizing late night touch to the track.

Jamie 3:26 presents - A Taste of Chicago 12'' SamplerAs a taster to Jamie 3:26 forthcoming compilation "A Taste of Chicago", BBE Records present an indisputably ultra dope 12" vinyl release featuring two of Jamie 3:26 most sought after cuts. The a-side features his breathtaking re-edit of the 1977 disco classic "Comin' on strong" by Calendar (taken from their album "It's a monster") which was released in highly limited quantities in 2008 (with a very limited repress in 2010) on his "The Basement Edits - Volume One" EP. The b-side features his utterly fervid rework of the impossible to find "Stomps & shouts" which was released in 2008 on Braxton Holmes storied "Cabrini-Greens & Cornbread Vol. 2" project. We can't wait to get our hands on the full album...