Music Reviews

guri guri boys featuring Josh Milan - Be yourself (Remixes)Back in May we were celebrating "Be yourself" by Japan based purveyors of soulful house guri guri boys and legendary Blaze vocalist Josh Milan, now this verily uplifting expertly crafted production returns in phenomenal remixes. First up we have multi-instrumentalist maestro Michele Chiavarini with his dazzling latin infused interpretations guaranteed to make you yearn for more, next are Namy & Fuminori Kagajo with their timeless truly glamorous organic rendition, and last but not least Monolog & Fuminori Kagajo drop a fervid dub rework. Undeniably, these remixes are by no means to be missed.

Luis 'Loowee R'  Rivera & Paris Cesvette featuring Walter Christopher - No rhyme no reasonIn March, Paris Cesvette released her highly acclaimed debut artist album "Celestial", now she returns with the inaugural release on her brand new label OPOM (Our People | Our Music), a truly paramount remake of the George Duke classic "No rhyme no reason" co-produced by Luis 'Loowee R' Rivera and performed in grand style by Walter Christopher whose unmistakable sultry vocals harmonize perfectly with the illustrious keys and enthralling rhythms. Not to forget to mention the fabulous alternate 'Sax Mix' featuring fresh young talent Jack 'The Sax' Davies.

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

Jovonn - TimelessBack in 1990, Allen 'Jovonn' Armstrong exploded into the house music scene with "Turn and run away" released on Warner Bros. Records, ever since he has been one of the real heroes and driving forces for unadulterated underground house music. Over the years, he has produced over 500 records (many of them are all-time NYC/New Jersey house music classics), and he has been running his own well-respected record labels Godltone Records and Next Moov Records. Earlier this year he launched Body N’Deep Records, after a couple of highly acclaimed single releases he is about to drop his mind-blowing full length album "Timeless" which includes not less than twelve brand new superb productions oozing with his incomparable truly ingenious house music sound; unquestionably this album loaded with nothing but pure authentic underground house music goodness is by no means to be missed.

Rhemi Mix Sessions Vol 1 - DJ Spen"It all started in summer of 2013 when the dynamic duo of Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk, collectively known as Rhemi, launched their Rhemi Music label with the marvelous "Call on me" by Fanatix which features Sara Devine and Sterling Ensemble. Now, a good five years later, the label celebrates its fiftieth release with a dazzling compilation of some of the best and most memorable tracks from its immaculate back catalogue, with the mighty DJ Spen contributing a scintillating continuous mix. The cherry on top is the brand new and exclusive  truly stunning DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini remix of "Diamond" by Rhemi featuring HanLei.

Phil Hooton featuring Biblical Jones - EverlastingWe welcome renowned DJ/producer Phil Hooton back to Spirit of House with "Everlasting", a phenomenal and absolutely breathtaking production having timeless written all over. Indisputably, this uplifting verily soulful jewel featuring the one-of-a-kind deeply felt powerhouse vocals of Biblical Jones, grandiose jazzed-up keys and heavenly chords over an enthralling old school inspired rich organic musical backing is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and make you yearn for more... By all means one of our favorite releases this year.

Groove Junkies, ReelSoul & Manoo featuring Nichelle Monroe - Feel my truthOriginally featured on the "Quantize Recordings Summer Sampler" a couple of weeks back, this absolutely mind-boggling fusion of Manoo's enthralling afrocentric instrumental remix of Sister Pearl's "Feel it" with the amazing spirited vocals of Nichelle Monroe lifted from Groove Junkies & ReelSoul's hit single "My truth" is getting a well deserved full single release complete with an instrumental and a killer dub featuring DJ Spen in the mix that is guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy. Pure fiyah...

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Darian Crouse - Get to itTurn back the clock to early 2012 when we first introduced you to Darian Crouse, ever since this highly talented singer, songwriter, producer and remixer has been blessing us with nothing but the best in soulful/afro house music (for example his paramount debut album collaboration "Reflections" with Deepconsoul released in 2015). Now he is back with "Get to it" featuring contributions from Marlon Bando, DJ Vega (Victor Blessie) and Amateur at Play (Danny Griffiths), beyond the shadow of a doubt this verily eclectic and indisputably mind-blowing album oozing with Darian Crouse's unrivaled deep-rooted vocals and ingenuity is guaranteed to make you yearn for more... By no means to be missed.

Mikki Afflick - Mercury in Retrograde EPOur Traxx Pick of the week is courtesy of Mikki Afflick who is about to take over dance floors around the globe with her latest offering the absolutely stunning "Mercury in Retrograde EP". Two equally brilliant tracks are included on this EP, first up is the vibrant title track "Mercury in retrograde" laced with illustrious keys, inebriant chord progressions and an enthralling organic backdrop. Second is the utterly hypnotizing "Blood moon" oozing with a dreamful moody vibe created by sublime jazzed-up keys, entrancing chords and inexorably pulsating rhythms (this wicked track is already being championed by Louie Vega). A release guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

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Gino Brown featuring Nonny D - Time no deyComing soon to Tribe Records is the splendorous "Time no dey" by Gino Brown, indisputably this ingenious fusion of afro-beat and house music laced with enthralling rhythms luxurious keys, celestial chords, grand saxophone and the phenomenal vocals of Nonny D (not to forget to mention the fabulous background vocals) will send shivers down your spine. The cherry on top is the eminent remix by David Montoya who has been pulling out all the stops and blesses us with an utterly hypnotizing afro house re-imagination this will blow your mind.. By no means to be missed.