Pick of the Week: Deepconsoul "The Goodies Volume 4" (Deepconsoul Sounds Promo)

Deepconsoul - The Goodies Volume 4Celebrated South African ensemble Deepconsoul follow up their paramount long player "Intuition" released in fall of last year with the fourth installment in their highly acclaimed "The Goodies" series. Not less than eight masterly crafted soul infused gems are included in this jaw-dropping release (two of which are collaborations which Skinnydeep and Thabiso, and two are remixes for Shazmicsoul and Sipho Ngubane) featuring incredible vocal performances by the likes of Dindy, Komplexity, Maq D, Mthandazo Gatya, Nozipho, Ngasii, Sabrina Findlay and Kenney Love. Unquestionably, "The Goodies Volume 4" is a truly outstanding release...

In the Spotlight: Kennedy Simone "He loves me" (Jerry C King's Virgo ESP Mix)(Kingdom Records Promo)

Kennedy Simone - He loves me (Jerry C King's Virgo ESP Mix)Indisputably, this breathtaking Jerry C. King produced four-to-the-floor remake of Jill Scott's timeless "He loves me" by 17 year old Kennedy Simone (who hails straight from the house music birthplace Chicago) is guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Kennedy Simone's inimitable haunting vocals truly shine on this uber soulful yet intriguing interpretation laced with sublime jazzy keys, heavenly chords and a gentle yet spell binding organic musical backing. By no means to be missed.

Reviews January 13, 2019

review logoOnly the very best and latest in soulful and afro house made the cut for this weeks verily eclectic update... enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: Paris Cesvette & Brutha Basil featuring Will Downing "Sisters" (OPOM Promo)

Paris Cesvette & Brutha Basil featuring Will Downing - SistersOur first Pick of he Week for 2019 is courtesy of Paris Cesvette and Brutha Basil who join forces with legendary Will Downing to  bless us with the paramount "Sisters", a dedication and ode to mothers, sisters and women all over the world. Indisputably, this masterly crafted production with a smooth yet spell binding organic backdrop leading the way for illustrious keys, celestial strings, the incomparable heartfelt spoken words of Brutha Basil and the one-of-a-kind ad libs and vocals by Will Downing will send shivers down your spine...

In the Spotlight: Soulbridge & The Gruv Manics Project featuring Angela Gooden "Are you the one" (HSR Records Promo)

Soulbridge & The Gruv Manics Project featuring Angela Gooden - Are you the oneIn memoriam: Eddie 'EAZE' Coleman (rip) who wrote the lyrics of this timeless song. Italy's Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and South Africa's The Gruv Manics Project (Molefi Choab) team up with vocalist Angela Gooden for the glamorous "Are you the one", to cut a long story short this splendiferous production fusing the unmistakable powerhouse vocals of Angela Gooden with luxurious keys, heavenly chords and an infectious funked-up musical backing is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

Reviews January 6, 2019

review logoWe are back for the new year with a fully loaded update with the latest and best in soulful/afro house music... enjoy !!

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Album Review: Various "Abstract Afro Vibes" (Nite Grooves 25 Years Essentials)(NiteGrooves Records Promo)

Abstract Afro Vibes (Nite Grooves 25 Years Essentials)The twenty-five year anniversary celebration for the celebrated KingStreet family continues with the truly chameleonic "25 Years Essential" edition of their acclaimed "Abstract Afro Vibes" compilation series. Without doubt, this release perfectly showcases the rich tradition of afro inspired house music released over the past quarter century, featuring twenty-five handpicked classics from their evidently inexhaustible back catalogue. The illustrious list of artists includes Dennis Ferrer, Osunlade, Francois K, Joe Claussell, Kiko Navaroo, DJ Spinna, Ananda Project, Mateo & Matos, DJ Spen, Kerri Chandler, DJ Hiro, Groove Assassin, Fish Go Deep and many many more. This compilation truly is an inspiring journey through the various shades of afro house music...

Pick of the Week: Wipe The Needle & Sheree Hicks "Love of my life" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

Wipe The Needle & Sheree Hicks - Love of my lifeLee Gomez, under his Wipe The Needle disguise, teams up with songstress Sheree Hicks for "Love of my life", and what a musical treat this is... To make it short, "Love of my life" is an expertly crafted soulful jewel having timeless written all over, with Sheree Hick's unmatched heartfelt vocals harmonizing perfectly with the illustrious jazzed-up keys, heavenly chords and gentle yet compelling rhythms. Beyond doubt, "Love of my life" is by no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: Andy Compton & Rogiers "Feel free" (South African Remixes)(Viva Recordings Promo)

Andy Compton & Rogiers - Feel free (South African Remixes)At the beginning of the millennium, Andy Compton (as The Rurals) released two stunning EP's and a full album through Viva Recordings, in late 2016 he returned to the label with the marvelous "Feel free", a timeless slice of utterly soulful deep house oozing with the inimitable haunting vocals of Rogiers. Now this gem is back in superb remixes by Miz-Dee who contributes a verily soulful rendition laced with sublime piano, floaty organ and smoothly groovin' percussive rhythms, and by Lelanga who serves a tantalizing late night interpretation fueled with spacious synth melodies and inexorably pulsating rhythms.

Reviews December 23, 2018

review logoThe final update for 2018 is once again fully loaded with the latest in soulful/afro house music... enjoy !!

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Pick of the Week: BSC featuring Carla Prather "Gotta be present" (Check It Out Records Promo)

BSC featuring Carla Prather - Gotta be presentMaking their debut on Check It Out Records are Edground and Leandro Santana aka BSC (Brazilian Soul Crew) with their phenomenal "Gotta be present" featuring house music diva Carla Prather on vocals. Indisputably, this timeless slice of soulful bliss featuring he unrivaled majestic voice of Carla Prather alongside illustrious jazzed-up keys and an enthralling organic backdrop will make you yearn for more... The cherry om top are the dazzling uber soulful interpretations by Jose Carretas oozing with a dreamy melodious vibe. This stunning release is by no means to be missed...

In the Spotlight: RoneeDeep featuring Ammo Moses "Unpredictable love" (Grooveland Music Promo)

RoneeDeep featuring Ammo Moses - Unpredictable loveSouth Africa's Matimba Rodney Baloyi aka RoneeDeep makes his debut on Grooveland Music with "Unpredictable love", a glamorous verily soulful afro house production laced with the wonderful emotive vocals of Ammo Moses, heavenly keys and smoothly thumpin' rhythms. A superb selection of verily eclectic remixes from the likes of Cocktail DJ, FKA Mash, Echo Deep, Phori Brothers and RoneeDeep as Berean take the song to the next level, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version... Watch out for soulful and deep house interpretations coming soon.

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