Album Review: Janine Lyons "Epiphany" (Honeycomb Music Promo)

Janine Lyons - EpiphanyAbout a month ago, renowned Honeycomb Music blessed us with the debut artist album "For me" by Dawn Tallman, now they are back with yet another undoubtedly eminent release: the debut album "Epiphany" by poet, spoken word artist and performer Janine Lyons who has been releasing work independently for years. Then in 2013, she was featured on Honeycomb Music's free album "Happy" by poetry collective Raw Honey, and later in 2017 the label released her highly acclaimed singles "I need to dance" and "Forbidden song". Now "Epiphany" is here, unquestionably Janine Lyons delivers a towering and powerful poetry album produced by Josh Milan who perfectly showcases her impeccable vocals on this truly versatile album oozing with his unrivaled musical virtuosity and ingenuity.

Pick of the Week: Groove Junkies & ReelSoul featuring Nichelle Monroe "Harvest for the world" (Part 2)(MoreHouse Records Promo)

Groove Junkies & ReelSoul featuring Nichelle Monroe - Harvest for the world (Part 2)Back in February, we were celebrating the paramount four-to-the-floor remake of The Isley Brothers 1976 classic "Harvest for the world" by Groove Junkies' Evan Landes and Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriquez featuring songstress Nichelle Monroe, now we are being graced with awe-inspiring interpretations by David Harness who uses a chunky downright spell binding organic backdrop as foundation for magnificent mellifluous keys and Nichelle Monroe's amazing spirited vocals. Also included is the previously unreleased truly glamorous reprise by Groove Junkies & ReelSoul. Essential...

Reviews May 5, 2019

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Pick of the Week: Brazilian Soul Crew "From Brazil to the World EP" (Grooveland Music Promo)

Brazilian Soul Crew - From Brazil to the World EPBrazilian Soul Crew (short BSC) are back in a new formation (EdGround and Callvin) with the truly outstanding "From Brazil to the World EP". Included on this essential release are the laidback super soulful and melodious "You got what you give" featuring the inimitable vocals of Heidi Vogel, the lively truly tempting "Can you feel it" a collaboration with Sterling Ensemble featuring the incomparable vocals of Nadine Navarre, the blissful loungey "Home made love" featuring the unrivaled vocals of Marie Tweek (you might remember this song from "Groove Lounge Vol. 2" released last summer) and finally the stunning Anto Vitale remix of "Tema do Brazil" released ten years ago through Iwanai Music.

In the Spotlight: Marvin Gaye & Terry Hunter "What's going on" (The Funklovers & Mus Threee Ghetto Mix)(Promo)

Marvin Gaye & Terry Hunter - What's going on (The Funklovers & Mus Threee Ghetto Mix)From the The Funklovers and Mus Threee comes a truly classy and soulful four-to-the-floor re-imagination of the Marvin Gaye all time soul/r&b classic "What's going on" (the title song of his eleventh studio album released in early 1971) which combines Marvin Gaye's unrivaled vocals with a masterly orchestrated musical backing inspired by the Terry Hunter remix of "Distant lover" by Terisa Griffin. Simply wonderful...

Reviews April 28, 2019

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Album Review: Pat Bedeau "From the mind of" (Bedfunk Records)

Pat Bedeau - From the mind ofDJ/producer Pat Bedeau has been making waves on the soulful underground over the past few years, with many of his fabulous productions and remixes reviewed here on Spirit of House. Now the wait is over and his long awaited full-length album "From the mind of" is finally here, including brilliant collaborations with vocalists and musicians such as The Self Love Witch, Leon Dorrill, Finn Peters, Carrie Remington and Nicky Prince. Unmistakably, "From the mind of" is a house music album made for the dance floor that is lovingly penned and truly diversified, infused with lovelytouches of gospel, funk, soul and jazz. Without doubt, Pat Bedeau's dazzling debut album is by no means to be missed.

Album Review: Ultra Soul Project "Hear me out" (Gruv Shack Digital Promo)

Ultra Soul Project - Hear me outForthcoming to Gruv Shack Digital is "Hear me out" the highly anticipated debut studio album of South African producer Dumisane Mwase (to be released under his Ultra Soul Project disguise). Not much needs to be said or written other than this verily eclectic and truly enchanting album is downright outstanding, featuring a total of thirteen expertly crafted vocal and instrumental productions which are unquestionably soulful and melodious, with a little bit of deepness thrown in for good measure. Put differently, Ultra Soul Project's "Hear me out" comes  highly recommended.

Pick of the Week: DJ Meme featuring Gabriela Riley "Dancer" (Memix Recordings Promo)

DJ Meme featuring Gabriela Riley - DancerBack in 1979, Italian/Canadian electronic Disco don Gino Soccio released the epic "Dancer" which took over dance floors by storm, now forty years later Brazilian maestro DJ Meme breathes new life into this bonafide dance music anthem with a mind-boggling contemporary re-imagination. Indisputably, his mighty disco house interpretation oozing with the beautiful enticing vocals of Gabriela Riley, funky guitars, sublime horns, luscious keys and inexorably pulsating rhythms will send the dancers into a frenzy... Not to forget the ultra-fierce cosmic dub included in the package.

In the Spotlight: Ralf GUM featuring Monique Bingham "Claudette" (Ralf GUM & Jimpster Mixes)(GoGo Music Promo)

Ralf GUM featuring Monique Bingham - Claudette (Ralf GUM & Jimpster Mixes)The original version of "Claudette" featuring the second to none sultry vocals of Monique Bingham (taken from Ralf GUM's critically acclaimed fourth studio album "Progressions") has been one of the most played tracks at this years Winter Music Conference in Miami, after blessing us with towering Terry Hunter interpretations last week GoGo Music present the Ralf GUM and Jimpster mixes: Next to an extended version and radio edits, Ralf GUM delivers a verily mesmerizing dub rework, while Jimpster adds his trademark deep tantalizing sound, delivering cutting-edge vocal and dub re-imaginations.

Reviews April 21 2019

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Album Review: Deepconsoul "Crossover" (Deepconsoul Sounds Promo)

Deepconsoul - CrossoverSouth African ensemble Deepconsoul are back with the absolutely preeminent album "Crossover" which follows in the footsteps of the equally brilliant predecessors "Intuition", "Healing time" and "Soul factory". This mammoth twenty track long player features collaborations with well-respected artists including DJ Myazisto, SoulVista, Aiyon, Cosmiq, Dindy, Mthandazo, Mthandazo Gatya, Nedza, Vuyo Dunge, Audiology, PJ Augustyn, KB, Mimie, MluMakeys, Giga, Shazmicsoul, Chanelle, Tapes and Ashley Kings alongside mind-blowing Deepconsoul remixes of "Tlhakana tlhogo" by Chromaticsoul featuring Decency, "Real love" by Chromaticsoul featuring Komplexity, " All I want" by DJ Expectise & MluMakeys & Jay Sax featuring Komplexity, "Cannot escape" by DJ Laschem & Jay Sax featuring Decency and "Better future" by MluMakeys featuring Decency. Indisputably, the expertly crafted "Crossover" is another masterpiece by Deepconsoul not to be missed.

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