Music Reviews

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Mikki Afflick featuring Georgia Cee - Music heals my soulRenowned DJ/producer Mikki Afflick and songstress Georgia Cee present the follow to their smash hit "Black coffee", the phenomenal "Music heals my soul" (the title song from Mikki Afflick's upcoming album released later this year). Undeniably, the uber soulful yet enthralling sun drenched "Music heals my soul" will send shivers down your spine through Georgia Cee's unmistakable seductive vocals, the glamorous harmonica, luxurious keys, heavenly chords and the gentle yet captivating rich organic musical backing. Not to forget to mention the masterly instrumental which lets the incredible orchestration shine.

 Chris Annibell featuring Rozie Gyems - Ye no ntemForthcoming to Wonderwheel Recordings is the ingenious "Ye no ntem" by Brooklyn based Chris Annibell and UK vocalist Rozie Gyems. To cut right to the chase, Chris Annibell graces us with a truly jaw-dropping soulful afro-deep jewel that is guaranteed to make you yearn for more, with compelling afrocentric rhythms leading the way for lush keys, tantalizing chord progressions and Rozie Gyems amazing vocals. The 'Afrokinetic Mix' is a fabulous alternate rendition which gives the track an absolutely mesmerizing feel guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

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SuSu Bobien - Let's have some churchLegendary gospel and house music diva SuSu Bobien returns in proper style with the George Sykes S3 produced "Let's have some church", beyond the shadow of a doubt this utterly uplifting and mesmerizing gospel house jewel featuring SuSu Bobien's unrivaled powerhouse vocals alongside illustrious jazzed-up keys and an enthralling organic backdrop will send shivers down your spine and have you raise your hands. The remixes courtesy of Junior White enriched with exquisite keys by Paul Heaven give the song a more traditional 4/4 feel that keeps the inspiring gospel feel alive. This essential slab of gospel house music will be released soon on S3 Music Revue.

Danny Clark & Nicole Mitchell - OptimisticThe second release for recently launched Dallinghoo Recordings will be an awe-inspiring remake of the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced Sounds of Blackness all-time dance music classic "Optimistic" (originally released back in 1991) by Danny Clark and songstress Nicole Mitchell. Most definitely this faithful yet contemporary re-imagination using smooth yet thrilling organic rhythms as foundation for Nicole Mitchell's fabulous rendition of the lyrics, luxurious jazzy keys, sublime vibes and heavenly chords is guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Not to forget to mention the chunky utterly fervid dub mixes perfect for prime time play.

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Franz vu Letzebuerg presents Erik Rico - Find a wayFrench label Big Box Recordings are back here on Spirit of House with the truly paramount "Find a way" by Franz vu Letzebuerg and Erik Rico. First up we have a splendiferous interpretation by Franz vu Letzebuerg using a gentle yet intriguing percussive organic backing as foundation for Erik Rico's inimitable expressive vocals, glorious piano and heavenly chords. Next is legendary DJ Spinna who contributes an uber soulful jewel of timeless beauty that oozes with his famous 'galactic soul' sound, with Erik Rico's illustrious vocals being accompanied by ethereal synth melodies and compelling rhythms.

guri guri boys featuring Josh Milan - Be yourselfJapan based purveyors of soulful house guri guri boys join forces with legendary Blaze vocalist Josh Milan for "Be yourself", a truly uplifting expertly crafted production featuring Josh Milan's landmark touching vocal alongside grand jazzy piano, classy saxophone, sweet guitar and an infectious organic backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of Manoo who contributes a smooth'n'melodious yet thrilling afrocentric interpretation sure to send shivers down your spine, and DJ Gomi who drops a glorious verily soulful organic rendition sure to make you yearn for more..

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A long hot Summer Special Edition 2018With summer just around the corner, NiteGrooves Records unleash the latest installment in their highly popular "A long hot Summer" series. This time around, they have taken a different approach and selected twenty-eight tracks from their unrivaled back catalogue, with the selection being verily eclectic and spanning across the various genres of house music. The list of featured artists is truly illustrious and includes the likes of Ananda Project, Blaze, Byron Stingily, Frankie Feliciano, Heather Johnson, Jihad Muhammad, Kerri Chandler, Stephanie Cooke, Kiko Navarro, Michelle Chiavarini, Pete Simpson, Mateo & Matos, DJ Spen, Sean McCabe, Rancido, Julius Papp and many more.

Brian Power featuring Marc Evans - You mean the world to meIndisputably, "You mean the world to me" featuring the one and only Marc Evans on vocals is one of our favorite songs from Brian Power's paramount "SoulHouse Vol. 1" album, now this timeless jewel gets a full single release complete with superb remixes. "You mean the world to me" is soulful yet captivating, with Marc Evans inimitable heartfelt vocals being accompanied by luxurious keys, dreamy chords and a spell binding organic backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of Opolopo who delivers a glamorous deepened version laced with sublime jazzy keys and entrancing rhythms, and Mark Di Meo who serves an uber soulful seductively smooth interpretation enriched with a grandiose saxophone solo and exquisite keys.