review logoNothing but the best and latest in vocal soulful/afro house awaits you in this weeks packed update... enjoy !!

Kelvin Sylvester presents Brutha Basil - Listen (Jihad Muhammad BTD Remixes)Ever since played by Louie Vega on his Lockdown Sessions show, the phenomenal Jihad Muhammad remixes of "Listen" have been a favorite at the Spirit of House office. With smooth yet intriguing rhythms leading the way for Brutha Basil's unmistakable spoken word poetry, sublime jazzed-up keys and enchanting galactical pads, the anthemic "Listen" which comes complete with alternate and instrumental versions is timeless soulful house music by no means to be missed... Undeniably, with more mixes to follow in the coming weeks, "Listen" will be a sure-fire dance floor favorite for months to come...

R.O.D. - The cureWatch out for this masterly crafted soulful gem produced by Shawn Lucas and performed in grand style by R.O.D. aka Rainie Lassiter (formerly from the group De' Lacy best known for the all-time house music anthem "Hideaway"). Indisputably, "The cure" will make you yearn for more thanks to Rainie's inimitable haunting vocals, classy strings, sumptuous keys and smooth organic backdrop. The towering remix is courtesy of Coflo who adds his landmark soulful yet enthralling afro influenced touch to take the track to a whole different level.

review logoYet another blazin' hot update with the latest and greatest in vocal soulful/afro house music awaits you this week... enjoy !!

Grooveland Music: Soulful House Vol. 2Celebrated Brazilian label Grooveland Music just released the second installment in their "Soulful House" compilation series loaded with not less than twenty handpicked soulful cuts, featuring an illustrious list of artists which includes Andrea Curato, Brazilian Soul Crew, Sterling Ensemble, Anto Vitale, CitySounds, Deepn SoulBR, RoneeDeep and Sueno Soul, and vocalists such as Natasha Watts, Marie Tweek, Nadine Navarre, Richelle Hicks, Carla Prather, Asti, Ammo Moses, Robert Carvalho and more. No to forget to mention the previously unreleased soulful jewel "Love is the key" by Leandro P featuring Ed Ramsey.

Exte C & Tonechild - Happiness (Sean Ali Remix)In spring of last year, Pasqua Records S.A truly blessed us with the verily soulful and melodious yet tempting "Happiness" by South African DJ/producer Exte C (Charles Mogane), now this gem returns in a paramount re-imagination by Sean Ali guaranteed to make you yearn for more... To make it short, Tonechild's beautiful haunting vocals truly shine on this soulful yet enthralling interpretation fueled with sumptuous keys, heavenly chords and a compelling funktified musical backing.

QVLN, Coflo, Oyobi - XegueiReleased through  Ocha Records is the ingenious "Xeguei" by QVLN (Quetzal Guerrero). Two very unique and different interpretation of the track which feature the beautiful violin and unique vocal stylings of QVLN are included: First up we have Coflo who delivers a mesmerizing afro house interpretation built around irresistible percussive rhythms and entrancing synths, next are Oyobi who serve a stunning musically rich rendition oozing with a contaminous organic vibe.

review logoYet another extra-large and truly jam-packed update awaits you this week... enjoy !!

DJ Randall Smooth featuring Shakiel Smith - I got this feelinWatch out for the downright stunning "I got this feelin" by DJ Randall Smooth and singer Shakiel Smith to be released through ChiNolaSoul soon... Most definitely, this soulful masterpiece oozing with Shakiel Smith unrivaled heartfelt vocals, formidable jazzy keys and an infectious rich organic backdrop is guaranteed to stand the test of time... The cherry on top are the spectacular remixes by Deep Soul Syndicate Crew (Sean Ail & Munk Julious) who take the track to the next level on their dazzling interpretation laced with spell binding percussive rhythms and brilliant organ.

Maya Azucena - Changed my mind (Anthony Nicholson Remix)After a triumphant return a couple of weeks ago with the phenomenal "Ninataka (I want)", Clairaudience Recordings present outstanding Anthony Nicholson interpretations of "Changed my mind" by indie soul singer Maya Azucena. Without doubt, Anthony Nicholson has been pulling out all the stops to bless us with a timeless soulful gem which features Maya Azucena fabulous vocals alongside illustrious jazzed-up keys, enchanting galactical pads and an enthralling organic musical backing. Indisputably this gem will send shivers down your spine...

Casa Devi featuring Layal Watfeh - Peaceful thoughtsLondon producer Tom Davidson launches his brand new guise Casa Devi with "Peaceful thoughts" the debut release for his new imprint Four Four Soul Recordings. Featuring the unmistakable haunting vocals of Layal Watfeh, "Peaceful thoughts" is a masterly orchestrated broken beat flavored mellow jazzy affair sure to make you yearn for more... The 'Club Mix' is an enticing soulful house rendition of the track, Pat Bedeau contributes a deep dubby workout that is unquestionably captivating, HHA (Luke McCarty & Craig Whitfield) deliver a hypnotizing old school inspired underground-esque 'Acid Dub', and finally Modaji drops a masterful blissed-out soulful groover oozing with soothing melodies.

review logoDespite bringing you an XL update this week, not everything we got sent made it into the update... so more to come next week !!

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