Music Reviews

Tikkle  -  Outer limitsTurn back the clock to 1990 when legendary Chicago based House Jam Records released the stunning "Outer limits" by Tikkle (aka Rick Lenoir and Larry Thompson), one of those classy instrumental tunes from the early days of house music that nowadays is considered a bona fide classic. This timeless track famous for the lovely piano, dreamy synths, cool acid squiggles and elegant rhythms returns in fresh re-imaginations by Rick Lenoir (with a little help from Spike Rebel on keys and Pete 'Ulysses' Johnson on saxophone) which stay true to the spirit of the original yet give the track a glorious contemporary feel.

 Aphreme featuring Joel Kibble - We are responsibleAfter a short hiatus, Octave Moods are back on Spirit of House with the phantasmagorical "We are responsible" by Aphreme (Martin Mamzer), a truly enchanting journey to old school inspired deep house music. Unquestionably, "We are responsible" fueled with deep unadulterated rhythms, ethereal melodies and the paramount vocals of Joel Kibble (Take 6) will cast a spell on you. The 'Confession Remix' goes even deeper, stripping back on the vocals and introducing glamorous fender rhodes to give the track an entrancing late night feel.

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Elbert Phillips featuring Carla Prather & Shamrock - That soundChicago's own Elbert Phillips joins forces with Carla Prather and Shamrock for "That sound", a phenomenal soulful production using an utterly intriguing old school influenced percussion enriched organic backdrop as foundation for illustrious jazzed-up keys, celestial chords, glamorous guitar by Shamrock and the unrivaled majestic vocals of Carla Prather. Indisputably, "That sound" is a timeless soulful jewel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

Dawn Souluvn Williams - Feel the fireSoon to be released through Souluvn Entertainment is the splendiferous "Feel the fire" by Dawn Souluvn Williams and executive producer Derrick Ricky Nelson, a verily inspiring uber soulful production oozing with the inimitable haunting vocals of Dawn Souluvn Williams, luscious keys, lovely guitar riffs and a contaminous funktified musical backing. Dwayne 'DJ Beloved' Tennant adds his signature soulful touch to deliver a truly heavenly interpretation guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

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Vibe Boutique Amsterdam 2018Vibe Boutique Records present a formidable verily eclectic selection of soul infused gems to celebrate the annual ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) music festival which ended just a couple of days ago. Not less than a total of twenty-six cuts are included from an illustrious list of artists such as Daniele Baldi, David Anthony, Beverlei Brown, Deep Xcape, Mpho, DJ Pap, Cei Bei, Glenn Underground, Kim English, Monodeluxe, Rhemi, Rocco, C Robert Walker, Sean McCabe, Soulbridge, Stephanie Cooke, Tasha LaRae, ReelSoul, Kelvin Sylvester, Mr. V, Mousse T and Ricky Morrison and many many more.

DJ Pope & Marc Evans - You'll never find another love like mineRenowned DJ/producer DJ Pope and legendary vocalist Marc Evans join forces for a jaw-dropping remake of Lou Rawls breakthrough hit single "You'll never find another love like mine" (originally released back in 1976). To make it short, their amazing four-to-the-floor interpretation which stays true and respectful to the original and features the inimitable deep-rooted vocals of Marc Evans alongside sublime jazzy keys, glamorous strings and a contaminous organic musical backing is sheer musical bliss... Don't miss to check out the ' Sound of Baltimore Reprise' which is a phenomenal contemporary soul/r&b rendition.

 Jasper Street Co. - My soul is a witnessAll the gospel house aficionados will certainly fall in love with this stunning cover version of Billy Preston's 1973 gospel favorite "My soul is a witness" produced by Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen. Undoubtedly, this contemporary truly uplifting gospel house interpretation oozing with the fabulous vocals of Randy Roberts, Richard Burton and Vonita White, brilliant horns, excitatory jazzed-up keys and spell binding rhythms will make you yearn for more. Not to forget to mention the dope remixes by Karizma and Jay Kutz sure to rock the dance floor. Essential.

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Loftsoul x Miruga featuring Fae Simon - See line womanThis towering cover version of Nina Simone's masterpiece "See line woman" will be released on limited edition 10" vinyl towards end of the year through UNKNOWN season / Jazzy Sport. To make it short, Loftsoul and Miruga have been pulling out all the stops to bless us with a truly ingenious jazz/soul interpretation clocking in around 90bpm that features the one-of-a-kind vocal stylings of Fae Simon and outstanding piano by Soul-T over a gentle yet enthralling musical backing. The flip side features an uber cool dub rework by Dominic Dawson that will blow your mind...

Bobby D'Ambrosio featuring Stephanie Jeannot - Love will save the dayLegendary DJ/producer Bobby D'Ambrosio makes his debut on Soulstice Music with an expertly crafted cover version of the Whitney Houston all-time classic "Love will save the day". Undeniably, this fabulous timeless remake featuring the amazing emotive vocals of Stephanie Jeannot alongside illustrious jazzy keys, heavenly chords and spell binding rhythms will make you yearn for more... The cherry on top are the paramount remixes by DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins, Kenny Carpenter, Mark Di Meo and Gerardo Smedile all adding their signature soulful touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.