Reviews November 24, 2019

review logoDon't miss out on this week's update loaded with the latest in vocal soulful and afro house music...

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Pick of the Week: Joseph Junior & MAQman "The waiting is over" (GoGo Music Promo)

Joseph Junior & MAQman - The waiting is overSoul singer Joseph Junior and DJ/producer MAQman are back with "The waiting is over", indisputably they have been pulling out all the stops and present a towering slice of soulful bliss having timeless written all over. Without doubt, the masterly crafted "The waiting is over" oozing with Joseph Junior's eminent haunting vocals, sweet guitars, mellifluous keys and a smooth organic musical backing will make you yearn for more... The cherry on top are the 'Deeper' mixes with bouncing basslines leading the way for the fantastic vocals and tempting melodies. By no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: Harold Matthews Jr featuring Symone "One body" (Good Vibrations Music Promo)

Harold Matthews Jr featuring Symone - One body (Remixes)In fall of 2016, Harold Matthews Jr of the Blak Beatniks blessed us with the marvelous "One Word: Peace" EP released through Melodious Recordings, now the EP's standout track the undeniably glamorous "One body" returns in a paramount re-imagined version enriched with a fabulous vocal performancefrom Symone. The cherry on top are the phenomenal remixes by Sean McCabe who contributes both a verily soulful truly melodious interpretation and a deeper downright enthralling rendition, not to forget to mention the 'Deepa Dub' giving the track an even deeper feel.

Reviews November 17, 2019

review logoWe picked the best out of the plethora of new music we got for this week's update - enjoy this packed and eclectic update...

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Pick of the Week: Toshi & Timmy Regisford "Life music" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

Toshi & Timmy Regisford  - Life musicNew York dance music legend Timmy Regisford joins forces with afro house vocal queen Toshi Tikolo for "Life music", without any doubt this indisputably phenomenal album will send shivers down your spine... To make it short, "Life music" is afro house at its best, most definitely the absolutely intriguing organic afrotastic rhythms, atmospheric soundscapes and the one-of-a-kind truly eminent vocal stylings of Toshi are guaranteed to cast a spell on you. In other words, "Life music" is by no  means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: guri guri boys featuring Josh Milan "Be yourself" (2019 Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)

 guri guri boys featuring Josh Milan - Be yourself (2019 Remixes)Back in spring of last year, we were celebrating "Be yourself" by Japan based purveyors of soulful house guri guri boys and legendary Blaze vocalist Josh Milan (complete with remixes by Manoo and DJ Gomi), then a couple of months later remixes by Michele Chiavarini, Namy & Fuminori Kagajo and Monolog & Fuminori Kagajo were released. Earlier this year the SoulLab remixes followed, and now we are blessed with downright stunning new re-imaginations by Elbert Phillips who contributes an enthralling yet soulful and truly heavenly interpretation, Kelvin Sylvester who injects his signature soulful touch, and finally Conway Kasey who delivers a glamorous slice of groovey soulfulness.

Reviews November 10, 2019

review logoA truly jam-packed update with lots of fantastic new releases awaits you this week... enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: Chance Packer featuring Terry Dexter "Rectify" (Cha Cha Project Recordings Promo)

Chance Packer featuring Terry Dexter - RectifyForthcoming to Cha Cha Project Recordings is the paramount "Rectify" by Bay area-based Chance Packer and Detroit born singer and songwriter Terry Dexter, an inspiring and vibrant yet verily soulful production oozing with the beautiful heartfelt vocals of Terry Dexter, warm melodious keys and resistless deeply groovin' rhythms. The cherry on top are the breathtaking remixes by underground house music legend JoVonn who adds his landmark magical touch to take the track to a whole new level (his dub stripping back the vocals is truly outstanding). By no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: Arnold Jarvis & Alix Alvarez "Rising into joy" (2020 Mannix Remix)(Black Vinyl Records Promo)

Arnold Jarvis & Alix Alvarez - Rising into joy (2020 Mannix Remix)Back in spring of 2002, DJ/producer Alix Alvarez and legendary house music vocalist Arnold Jarvis took over the world with the phenomenal truly uplifting "Rising into joy", with stellar remixes by Jay-J to follow in fall of 2003. Now this timeless soulful jewel returns in stunning re-imaginations by Mannix who combines the one-of-a-kind haunting vocals of Arnold Jarvis with grandiose jazzy piano and a smooth yet compelling funked-up musical backing.

Reviews November 3, 2019

review logoThe heat is on with this weeks update loaded with the latest and greatest in soulful and afro house music... enjoy !!

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Album Review: Various "The Jam Files Vol. 4 by Mousse T" (Peppermint Jam Records Promo)

The Jam Files Vol. 4 by Mousse TIndisputably, Peppermint Jam bless us with the fourth volume in their critically acclaimed "The James Files" series launched back in June 2011 with "The Jam Files (Past - Present - Future)", with volume two following in summer of 2015 and volume three released in February of last year. "The Jam Files Vol. 4" compiled by the one and only Mousse T is truly chameleonic and features not less than twenty handpicked tracks, introducing you the very best in soulful, deep and funky dance music from an illustrious list of artists. Many of the included tracks are brand new and/or exclusive to this compilation such as the Dr. Packer rework of "Happy" by Ferry Ultra featuring Gwen Mc Crae, "I thought it was you" by Ciappy DJ featuring Brian  Lucas or the Louis Botella remix of "I like it" by Funkstars Sisters (to name just a few of our favorites).

Pick of the Week: Keisha Hall "Feel alive" (AquaSol Recordings Promo)

Keisha Hall - Feel aliveComing soon to AquaSol Recordings is the Keisha Hall written and performed "Feel alive" a paramount soulful jewel produced by Dave Lalla and Big Logan guaranteed to make you yearn for more... The unrivaled haunting vocal stylings of Keisha Hall truly shine on this towering release featuring a soulful and melodious yet truly spell binding interpretation from Dave Lalla, a downright tantalizing afro influenced rendition by Big Logan enriched with a dazzling organ ride, and finally a  we have Todd Gardner adding his signature touch to deliver an enthralling rework. By no means to be missed...

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