Music Reviews

Dele Sosimi - Turbulent times (Fabio Genito Remixes)Two weeks ago, we introduced you Armonica's outstanding remix of Dele Sosimi's classic song "Turbulent times", now MoBlack Records present phenomenal remixes of this unforgettable song by Italian DJ/producer Fabio Genito. Indisputably, Fabio Genito has been pulling out all the stops on this project, delivering not less than eight absolutely ingenious verily eclectic afro house re-imaginations that keep the spirit of the original alive yet give the song a jaw-dropping contemporary afro house feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Most certainly, the variety of mixes gives you plenty of choices to work the floor and let your creative juices flow...

Zepherin Saint & Miranda Nicole - ButterfliesIn February of this year, Zepherin Saint blessed us with his brilliant four-to-the-floor re-imagination of "Skyy (can you feel me)" by Raphael Saadiq, now he returns with the paramount uber soulful sun drenched "Butterflies" which uses gentle yet captivating afro inspired percussive rhythms as foundation for Miranda Nicole's incomparable sultry vocals, sweet guitar, heavenly keys and classy horns (for the purists, the instrumental is included in the package too). The alternate 'Live Mix' gives the song a more vibrant feel yet keeps the vibe soulful and melodious. By no means to be missed...

Ism featuring Miwa - Like the lightNext up on Japanese label Spirit Soul is "Like the light" by DJ/producer Ism and songstress Miwa (both hailing from Japan), undoubtedly this phantasmagorical production laced with the peerless angelic vocals of Miwa, grandiose piano, heavenly chords and a gentle yet entrancing organic backdrop has timeless written all over. Not to forget to mention the dazzling remixes by Mark Di Meo whose splendorous estival interpretation is truly soulful, and M.Caporale who serves an utterly mesmerizing afro-deep rendition sure to cause a stir on the dance floor. Essential.

review logoTo celebrate the beginning of summer, we bring you an extra large update of the latest and best in soulful/afro house music... enjoy !!

Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz featuring Marc Evans - The way you love meEver since the original version was released through Hustle Music in spring of 2005, "The way you love me" by Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz featuring the unrivaled heartfelt vocals of Marc Evans was a favorite of ours. In 2006, Defected Records unleashed ingenious re-imaginations by Dimitri from Paris and legendary Tom Moulton which took this timeless song to a whole new level. Now Glitterbox resident Dimitri from Paris and remixing pioneer Tom Moulton present their retouched interpretations of this modern day soul classic, skillfully updating their seminal mixes from back in the day to breath new life into this all time dance music classic.

DJ Vivona featuring Lisa Shaw & Echo B - Back2You (Part 2)Back in December of last year, we were celebrating "Back2you" by Italian DJ/producer DJ Vivona, a a verily enticing production oozing with the inimitable haunting vocals of Lisa Shaw and Echo B. Now this wonderful song returns in absolutely breathtaking remixes, first up we have Q Narongwate who delivers a paramount uber soulful interpretation which fuses the incredible vocals with lush keys, heavenly chords, sublime saxophone hooks and gentle yet enthralling rhythms. Next are Dazzle Drums who serve an utterly hypnotizing afro-deep rendition laced with jazzy piano, celestial synth melodies and inexorable rhythms, undeniably this is a sure-fire dance floor weapon.

review logoOnly the very best in vocal soulful/afro house music made this weeks cut... enjoy !!

Mikki Afflick featuring Georgia Cee - Music heals my soulRenowned DJ/producer Mikki Afflick and songstress Georgia Cee present the follow to their smash hit "Black coffee", the phenomenal "Music heals my soul" (the title song from Mikki Afflick's upcoming album released later this year). Undeniably, the uber soulful yet enthralling sun drenched "Music heals my soul" will send shivers down your spine through Georgia Cee's unmistakable seductive vocals, the glamorous harmonica, luxurious keys, heavenly chords and the gentle yet captivating rich organic musical backing. Not to forget to mention the masterly instrumental which lets the incredible orchestration shine.

 Chris Annibell featuring Rozie Gyems - Ye no ntemForthcoming to Wonderwheel Recordings is the ingenious "Ye no ntem" by Brooklyn based Chris Annibell and UK vocalist Rozie Gyems. To cut right to the chase, Chris Annibell graces us with a truly jaw-dropping soulful afro-deep jewel that is guaranteed to make you yearn for more, with compelling afrocentric rhythms leading the way for lush keys, tantalizing chord progressions and Rozie Gyems amazing vocals. The 'Afrokinetic Mix' is a fabulous alternate rendition which gives the track an absolutely mesmerizing feel guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

review logoOnly the very best and latest in soulful/afro house music made it into this weeks update - enjoy !!

SuSu Bobien - Let's have some churchLegendary gospel and house music diva SuSu Bobien returns in proper style with the George Sykes S3 produced "Let's have some church", beyond the shadow of a doubt this utterly uplifting and mesmerizing gospel house jewel featuring SuSu Bobien's unrivaled powerhouse vocals alongside illustrious jazzed-up keys and an enthralling organic backdrop will send shivers down your spine and have you raise your hands. The remixes courtesy of Junior White enriched with exquisite keys by Paul Heaven give the song a more traditional 4/4 feel that keeps the inspiring gospel feel alive. This essential slab of gospel house music will be released soon on S3 Music Revue.

Danny Clark & Nicole Mitchell - OptimisticThe second release for recently launched Dallinghoo Recordings will be an awe-inspiring remake of the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced Sounds of Blackness all-time dance music classic "Optimistic" (originally released back in 1991) by Danny Clark and songstress Nicole Mitchell. Most definitely this faithful yet contemporary re-imagination using smooth yet thrilling organic rhythms as foundation for Nicole Mitchell's fabulous rendition of the lyrics, luxurious jazzy keys, sublime vibes and heavenly chords is guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Not to forget to mention the chunky utterly fervid dub mixes perfect for prime time play.