Music Reviews

David Morales - BelieveBack in spring of this year, legendary David Morales launched his brand new genre crossing label DIRIDIM, with the latest release "Believe" an utterly uplifting slice of gospel house music fueled with grandiose vocals, a supreme piano hook, celestial chords and mercilessly thumpin' rhythms he takes it straight to church. The instrumental is a glamorous slice of piano house heaven, and then we have DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini who take the song to a whole new level on their absolutely breathtaking verily inspiring foot-stomping, hand-clapping interpretation (don't miss to check out their splendorous 'Harmonica Dub').

Vanessa L Smith - The chase (Mikki Afflick Remix)A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to the magnificent Shino Blackk produced "The chase" which is performed in grand style by Vanessa L. Smith, now we proudly present this jaw-dropping re-imagination by Mikki Afflick forthcoming to CyberJamz Records. Indisputably, Mikki Afflick delivers a phenomenal interpretation guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the sublime jazzed-up keys, enchanting chords and enthralling old school NJ/NYC influenced rhythms, not to forget to mention Vanessa L. Smith unrivaled haunting vocals, Without doubt this sure-fire dance floor weapon is not to be missed.

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 Joseph Junior & MAQman - Everything changesIndisputably, GoGo Music Records bless us with a phenomenal slice of soulful goodness having timeless written all over as Swiss born (now Vietnam based) DJ/producer MAQman returns to the label with "Everything changes", featuring the one and only Joseph Junior on vocals. The uber soulful verily organic "Everything changes" is masterly orchestrated, featuring an illustrious collective of international musicians, with Joseph Junior's unmatched haunting vocals accompanied by beautiful breathy female vocals courtesy of female backing singer Phi Pham. The towering interpretation by DJ Spinna takes the song to a whole new level, keeping the vibe soulful and melodious yet oozing with his famous truly enthralling 'galactic soul' sound.

Larry P. Rauson Jr. - Conny's first timeLegendary multi-instrumentalist Larry P. Rauson Jr. is predominantly famous for his keyboard wizardry found on many house music classics, yet first and foremost he is a saxophone player which can be heard on unforgettable classics such as "It's yours" by Jon Cutler featuring E-Man and "Africa" by Evan Adamafio. With "Conny's first time" he presents his first ever tenor sax recording, most definitely this eminent timeless production oozing with his unmistakable truly unadulterated classic New Jersey sound perfectly showcases his musical ingenuity and versatility. And then there is the jaw-dropping alternate interpretation entitled "Omi's humble luxury" featuring the inimitable vocal stylings of Omisanya Karade guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

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Andrea Curato featuring Morris Revy - Let loveUp and rising Italian DJ/producer Andrea Curato returns to SP Recordings to present the follow-up to the recently released "Batho ba Africa" (a verily enticing slice of afro-deep bliss). Without doubt, "Let love" which features the incredible sultry vocals of Morris Revy alongside sublime keys, dreamy chords and smooth yet enthrallingly thumpin' deep rhythms is a truly glamorous slice of soulful goodness guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Not to forget to mention the superb remixes by Coflo and Carlos Francisco both adding their distinctive verily mesmerizing late night touch to the track.

Jamie 3:26 presents - A Taste of Chicago 12'' SamplerAs a taster to Jamie 3:26 forthcoming compilation "A Taste of Chicago", BBE Records present an indisputably ultra dope 12" vinyl release featuring two of Jamie 3:26 most sought after cuts. The a-side features his breathtaking re-edit of the 1977 disco classic "Comin' on strong" by Calendar (taken from their album "It's a monster") which was released in highly limited quantities in 2008 (with a very limited repress in 2010) on his "The Basement Edits - Volume One" EP. The b-side features his utterly fervid rework of the impossible to find "Stomps & shouts" which was released in 2008 on Braxton Holmes storied "Cabrini-Greens & Cornbread Vol. 2" project. We can't wait to get our hands on the full album...

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Dimitri from Paris presents - Le Chic RemixFinally the wait is over and we can enjoy Dimitri from Paris "Le Chic Remix" project in its full glory with this paramount twenty track album which features three brand new remixes alongside the much-loved essentials, all brilliantly remastered for this heavyweight release (alongside the remixes the album includes instrumentals of each track, four of which are previously unreleased). Dimitri from Paris was entrusted with the original studio masters, with his jaw-dropping re-imaginations unveiling never-before-heard performances, turning the spotlight on the beautiful orchestrations of one the most unique and highly-revered production duos of the Disco era and beyond, the unrivaled Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, along with their Chic organization of musicians. Undeniably, "Le Chic Remix" is an awe-inspiring demonstration of how captivating the sound of a full orchestra of musicians can be...

 

Dana Weaver - Negril (come go with me)End of last year, we were celebrating the splendid "Touch the sky" by Dana Weaver released on Face The Bass Records, now the follow-up single "Negril (come go with me)" is here, and what a musical treat this is... Once again Allen 'Speedy' Jackson has been pulling out all the stops to bless us with a towering soulful jewel having timeless written all over, with Dana Weaver's unrivaled emotive vocals accompanied by illustrious keys, heavenly chords and fervid underground-esque rhythms. The cherry on top are the mind-boggling truly varied remixes by Anthony K, Badala B, Cee Holmes & Kevin Foushee, DJ WM J, Joe Flame, Shino Blackk and Jym 'Dabadseed' Pratt all adding their signature soulful touch. Most definitely each of the interpretations included in the package will make you yearn for more...

Diephuis & Jephte Guillaume featuring Barabara Gwanmesia - Baba m'fa njikaForthcoming on 12" vinyl  to Shelter Records is "Baba m'fa njika" by acclaimed purveyors of sorcerous world and soulful grooves, Diephuis (sorcerous) and Jephte Guillaume. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this truly phenomenal sun drenched slice of earthy afro house bliss will send shivers down your spine through the enthralling rhythms, hypnotic synths, sublime saxophone and rhythmic vocal chants, not to forget to mention the amazing haunting vocals of Barbara Gwanmesia. The dub version is pure dynamite on the dance floor... Put differently, the outstanding "Baba m'fa njika" is by no means to be missed...