Music Reviews

review logoWe continue to celebrate summer with this weeks loaded update... enjoy !!

House Masters - Mousse TThe latest offering in Defected Records prestigious "House Masters" series features award-winning DJ/producer Mousse T. This jaw-dropping compilation features a total of thirty tracks covering both the chart-topping highlights as well as some of his lesser known works, perfectly showcasing Mousse T.'s perpetually eclectic and charismatic productions and remixes. Everything you would expect is included, such as his worldwide hit "Horny" or his unforgettable remixes of gems such as "The player" by First Choice, "Sing it back" by Moloko, "Brighter days" by Big Moses featuring Kenny Bobien, "Find our way" Key to Life featuring Kathleen Murphy or "Testify" by Urban Blues Project present Jay Williams. Also included are his recent single "Rock the mic" and a brand new exclusive remix of Dennis Ferrer's all-time house music anthem "Hey hey".


Abstract Jazz Vibes Vol. 5NiteGroove Records are back with the latest installment in their highly acclaimed "Abstract Jazz Vibes" series loaded with not less than twenty-three selected classics from their unrivaled archives. Without doubt, this excellent truly eclectic compilation once again lets you experience house accentuated with jazzy elements in its full glory, featuring memorable gems from an illustrious list of artists such as Ananda Project, Basement Jazz Ensemble, Blaze, Dennis Ferrer, Frankie Feliciano, Fuminori Kagajo, Heather Johnson, Lady Alma Project, Kerri Chandler, Nick Jones Experience, Sean McCabe and many more.

 DJ Serge Negri featuring Kendra Foster - Just relaxDJ/producer Serge Negri joins forces with Grammy award winner singer/songwriter Kendra Foster on "Just relax" (the follow up to their 2012 collaboration "Step to reality"), and what a musical treat this is... With  the bodacious "Just relax" DJ Serge Negri delivers an ingenious slice of late night bliss which fuses Kendra Foster's one-of-a-kind sultry vocals with seductive synth melodies and deep hypnotic rhythms. Essential.

Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco featuring D'Bra Powell - I'm on fireUp and rising Sunflowermusic Records present "I'm on a fire" a truly paramount collaboration by Italy's Antonello Ferrari and Aldo Bergamasco with American songstress D'Bra Powell. Undeniably, the exhilarating and energetic yet soulful "I'm on fire" will send shivers down your spine through the contaminous funk soaked backdrop, uplifting piano, heavenly keys and the unmistakable gospel tinged powerhouse vocals of D'Bra Powell. Most definitely, the marvelous "I'm on fire" is by no means to be missed...

review logoWe bring you the summer heat with this weeks update full of the latest and best in soulful/afro house music - enjoy !!

Dele Sosimi - Turbulent times (Fabio Genito Remixes)Two weeks ago, we introduced you Armonica's outstanding remix of Dele Sosimi's classic song "Turbulent times", now MoBlack Records present phenomenal remixes of this unforgettable song by Italian DJ/producer Fabio Genito. Indisputably, Fabio Genito has been pulling out all the stops on this project, delivering not less than eight absolutely ingenious verily eclectic afro house re-imaginations that keep the spirit of the original alive yet give the song a jaw-dropping contemporary afro house feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Most certainly, the variety of mixes gives you plenty of choices to work the floor and let your creative juices flow...

Zepherin Saint & Miranda Nicole - ButterfliesIn February of this year, Zepherin Saint blessed us with his brilliant four-to-the-floor re-imagination of "Skyy (can you feel me)" by Raphael Saadiq, now he returns with the paramount uber soulful sun drenched "Butterflies" which uses gentle yet captivating afro inspired percussive rhythms as foundation for Miranda Nicole's incomparable sultry vocals, sweet guitar, heavenly keys and classy horns (for the purists, the instrumental is included in the package too). The alternate 'Live Mix' gives the song a more vibrant feel yet keeps the vibe soulful and melodious. By no means to be missed...

Ism featuring Miwa - Like the lightNext up on Japanese label Spirit Soul is "Like the light" by DJ/producer Ism and songstress Miwa (both hailing from Japan), undoubtedly this phantasmagorical production laced with the peerless angelic vocals of Miwa, grandiose piano, heavenly chords and a gentle yet entrancing organic backdrop has timeless written all over. Not to forget to mention the dazzling remixes by Mark Di Meo whose splendorous estival interpretation is truly soulful, and M.Caporale who serves an utterly mesmerizing afro-deep rendition sure to cause a stir on the dance floor. Essential.

review logoTo celebrate the beginning of summer, we bring you an extra large update of the latest and best in soulful/afro house music... enjoy !!

Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz featuring Marc Evans - The way you love meEver since the original version was released through Hustle Music in spring of 2005, "The way you love me" by Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz featuring the unrivaled heartfelt vocals of Marc Evans was a favorite of ours. In 2006, Defected Records unleashed ingenious re-imaginations by Dimitri from Paris and legendary Tom Moulton which took this timeless song to a whole new level. Now Glitterbox resident Dimitri from Paris and remixing pioneer Tom Moulton present their retouched interpretations of this modern day soul classic, skillfully updating their seminal mixes from back in the day to breath new life into this all time dance music classic.

DJ Vivona featuring Lisa Shaw & Echo B - Back2You (Part 2)Back in December of last year, we were celebrating "Back2you" by Italian DJ/producer DJ Vivona, a a verily enticing production oozing with the inimitable haunting vocals of Lisa Shaw and Echo B. Now this wonderful song returns in absolutely breathtaking remixes, first up we have Q Narongwate who delivers a paramount uber soulful interpretation which fuses the incredible vocals with lush keys, heavenly chords, sublime saxophone hooks and gentle yet enthralling rhythms. Next are Dazzle Drums who serve an utterly hypnotizing afro-deep rendition laced with jazzy piano, celestial synth melodies and inexorable rhythms, undeniably this is a sure-fire dance floor weapon.