Album Review: Various "Vibe Boutique Amsterdam 2018" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

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.

Pick off the Week: DJ Pope & Marc Evans "You'll never find another love like mine" (POJI Records Promo)

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.

In the Spotlight: Jasper Street Co. "My soul is a witness" (Nervous Records Promo)

 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.

Reviews October 28, 2018

review logoAnother jam-packed update with the latest in soulful/afro house music awaits you this week... enjoy !!

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Pour le Connaisseur: Loftsoul x Miruga featuring Fae Simon "See line woman" (UNKNOWN season / Jazzy Sport Promo)

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...

Pick of the Week: Bobby D'Ambrosio featuring Stephanie Jeannot "Love will save the day" (Soulstice Music Promo)

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.

In the Spotlight: Marc Staggers featuring Nia Simmons "I'll do anything for you" (John Morales Remix)(Mar-Reg Music Promo)

Marc Staggers featuring Nia Simmons - I'll do anything for youNorth American r&b singer Marc Staggers is back with "I'll do anything for you" a prominent duet with songstress Nia Simmons that will be released soon. Most certainly, this masterly soul jewel which perfectly showcases the incredible vocals of Marc Staggers and Nia Simmons is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... The song is taken to the dance floor by legendary DJ/producer John Morales who adds his magical truly beloved old school inspired touch which gives the song a truly inspiring up-tempo feel you can't resist to dance to. Essential.

Reviews October 21, 2018

review logoIt is the week of the annual ADE extravaganza with lots of new soulful/afro gems to discover... enjoy !!

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Album Review: Various "Union Records - ADE 2K18" (Union Records Promo)

Union Records - ADE 2K18This years ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) is just around the corner, Italian label Union Records celebrate this annual extravaganza with their massive very eclectic "ADE 2K18" compilation loaded with not less than twenty definite soulful/afro-house dance floor bombs from an illustrious list of artists.Seventeen of the tracks from the likes of Mijangos & D Maestro, Cyda, Conquasso, Dom Valente, Ronald Enakadm, Eddie Amador & Dany Cohiba, Iuri Di Principe, Afro Exotiq & Kreative Nativez, Paul V, Redo Desyo, DeepQuestic, DeepSkeleTones,LeSoul WaAfrica, Shaun Ashby and SoulKiD Bdub are brand new, completing the package are three of the labels most memorable moments: "Into the Philly Sound" by Mijangos & Luis Elorza, "Organ ride" by Peppe Citarella & Davide Fiorese and "What more can I say" by Peppe Citarella & Nontu X.

Pick of the Week: Mikki Afflick featuring Emory Toler "Destination of life" (Soul Sun Soul Music Promo)

Mikki Afflick featuring Emory Toler - Destination of lifeThe paramount "Destination of life" is the second single taken from Mikki Afflick's highly anticipated album "Music heals my soul" which will be released later this year. Unquestionably, this expertly crafted production with deep inexorably thumpin' rhythms leading the way for illustrious jazzed-up keys, inebriant chord progressions and the eminent powerhouse vocals of Emory Tyler is by no means to be missed (don't miss to check out the instrumental putting the enchanting melodies center stage). Put differently, "Destination of life" oozing with DJ/producer Mikki Afflick's beloved truly inimitable 'AfflickteD Soul' style is absolutely mind-blowing and guaranteed to cast spell on you....

Reviews October 14, 2018

review logoThe heat is on for ADE which is only a couple of days away... Enjoy this week selection of the best and latest in soulful/afro house music...

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Pick of the Week: The Jersey Maestros featuring Donald Locklear "Never will forget" (Gotta Keep Faith Records Promo)

The Jersey Maestros featuring Donald Locklear - Never will forgetRenowned The Jersey Maestros (the duo of Eddie Boom and Donald Pup Bolding) are back on Spirit of House with their marvelous new single "Never will forget" which features Donald C. Locklear on vocals. "Never will forget" has timeless written all over, with Donald C. Locklear's phenomenal deeply felt vocals harmonizing perfectly with the glamorous jazzy keys, lovely guitar and the enthralling organic backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of Sol Brown who contributes a vibrant truly soulful and melodious interpretation, and D3 whose soul/funk infused rendition oozes with a glorious classic feel.

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