What an amazing truly eclectic update we have this week - enjoy !!
Federico D'Alessio featuring Mikie Blak "Cold blooded" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
Italian DJ/Producer Federico d'Alessio returns with "Cold blooded", a masterly crafted truly enthralling soul/funk infused gem featuring the unmistakable sultry vocals of Mikie Blak alongside a grandiose orchestration including illustrious keys, classy strings, sublime sax, sweet guitar and wicked funked-up bass. Mark Di Meo relaxes the vibe down on his glorious remixes oozing with a classic truly timeless soulful vibe, and last but not least Audiodope (DJ Scratchy One & Mikie Blak) drop a mesmerizing synth driven funky remix sure to set the floor on fire.
Lilac Jeans featuring Sio Blackwidow "This love" (Lilac Jeans Music CD Promo)
There ain't no stopping for Lilac Jeans (Linda Sikhosana & Floyd Nkonyane) as hot on the heels of the blazin' hot DJ Spen & Soulfuledge remixes of "Hold on" they unleash yet another soulful jewel. To make it short, the stellar "This love" combines the one-of-a-kind sensitive vocals of South African born songstress Sio Blackwidow with bodacious melodies and a deep slightly moody backdrop altogether spreading a spell binding vibe guaranteed to jam-pack the floor. By no means to be missed...
Liquideep "You we I" (Remixes)(Mentalwave Music CD Promo)
"You we I" is taken from Liquideep's (aka singer/songwriter/producer Ziyon and DJ/producer Ryzor) latest album "Welcome Aboard Deluxe", coming complete with a brilliant selection of remixes. The beautiful soul infused "You we I" features the unrivaled heartfelt vocals by Ziyon and exquisite keys over a smooth yet infectious musical backing. Reel People and Karizma are the chosen ones to deliver the remixes, injecting their signature soulful/deep touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version. Closing the package is the 'Z Mix' a fantastic down-tempo interpretation.
The Rurals featuring Rogiers "One more day" (Peng Records CD Promo)
Andy Compton (The Rurals) and Rogiers join forces for "One more day", a protest song about police brutality in the USA which is the first single taken from the forthcoming Rurals album "Retrospect". Quite simply, the meaningful lyrics performed in grand style by Rogiers together with Andy Compton's inimitable deep soulful instrumentation make this a truly momentous slice of timeless soulful house music. The 'Guitar Mix' replaces the vocals with a magnificent guitar solo, and lastly there is an instrumental included.
Deep House Pick: Lars Behrenroth "Deeper Shades EP Volume 2" (Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo)
The 50th release on eminently respectable Deeper Shades Recordings is the mind-blowing "Deeper Shades EP Volume 2" courtesy of label founder and head Lars Behrenroth. With four deep house gems included with a running time of over 34 minutes, this truly can be called an "extended player", or short "EP". From the hypnotizing spacey "Kord" over the 90's reminiscent relentlessly groovin' "Keep on" (which features inspiring vocals by Chezere) to the melancholic'n'heady "Time" and finally to the dreamy synth and rhodes laden mid-tempo excursion on "Denots", this is sheer musical bliss...
Groove Junkies featuring Solomon Henderson "Inside my soul" (Groove Junkies vs Terry Lex 2015 Rework)(MoreHouse Records CD Promo)
Back in June of 2002, MoreHouse Records presented their inaugural release "Inside my soul" by Groove Junkies featuring vocalist Solomon Henderson, now this unforgettable classic returns in a brand new jaw-dropping re-imagination as Terry Lex and Groove Junkies front man Evan Landes give the song a contemporary four-to-the-floor touch, with inexorable deep rhythms and heavenly synth melodies accompanying Solomon Henderson's amazing vocals. In other words, no-nonsense remixes destined to rock dance floors globally for years to come.
Alex Millet featuring Krenadean "Shut up" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Last year, Alex Millet and Krenadean blessed us with the wonderful soulful gem "Closer", now they reunite for "Shut up" a sure-fire prime time weapon with a contaminous funked-up backdrop serving as playground for celestial synth melodies and Krenadean's passionate vocals - play this and watch the dance floor erupt... The soul/funk infused 'Smooth AM Mix' introduces classy jazzy keys and gives the track a more laidback feel - soulful house at its best.
Allovers featuring Elliot Chapman "Psychedelic love" (Duffnote Records CD Promo)
Russia's Allovers (Michail Popov & Ilya Popov) team up with vocalist Elliot Chapman for the delightful "Psychedelic love", a super smooth and melodious soul drenched gem featuring warm keys, beautiful saxophone by Artem Gavkin and sweet guitars by Semen Shlyapin, not to forget to mention the hot-blooded vocals by Elliot Chapman. On remix duty are Richard Earnshaw & Rob Hayes who deliver a truly sorcerous remix which takes the song to the next level thanks to a fervid funk soaked backing and exciting keys.
Blade Deep presents Delura featuring Liezl "Perfectly" (JusVibe Records CD Promo)
JusVibe Records present something truly special with "Perfectly" by Delura featuring Liezl. On the original version, a deeper than deep thrillingly groovin' backdrop leads the way for enchanting keys and the magnificent seductive vocals of Liezl. The 'JusVibin Club Dub' turns the heat up with heavenly synth melodies and ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms, next Deep Montage contribute a pair of breathtaking dub workouts oozing with a mesmerizing underground-esque feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Lastly, MusicaleSoul drops the gorgeous 'Reppin Port Elizabeth Remix' laced with glamorous keys and inebriant rhythms.
Eman & Doc Link "The daily grind" (Liberate Recordings CD Promo)
Eman and Doc Link are at it again, gracing us with what is best described as a fabulous slice of dance floor heaven. As usual Eman delivers the goods with his unmatched lyricism, while Doc Link provides the musical backing. The 'Original Mix' is on a hypnotizing deep tech-soul flavored tip, while the 'Grind Mode Edit' is jackin' house in its purest form. Included is an eclectic selection of remixes by the likes of Veev, W.Jeremy and Wipe the Needle all adding their distinctive touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Spiritchaser "Rendezvous" (Guess Records CD Promo)
Spiritchaser duo Mark Bamford and Richard Earnshaw bring us "Rendezvous", a delectable slice of soulful house built around a gently bouncin' backdrop, charming melodies and the inimitable vocals of Imogen Ryall. Besides the main vocal version, the release features two mind-boggling dub version both perfectly showcasing Spiritchaser's unique melodious sound.