Enjoy this weeks truly eclectic selection of reviews...
Federico d'Alessio featuring Dawn Souluvn Williams "Show me love" (Part 1)(DeepTown Music CD Promo)
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Show me love" by Robin S is one of the biggest dance music anthems, with countless remixes following since the original release in 1990. Now Italy's Federico d'Alessio blesses us with a fantastic re-imagination of this this all time classic which features the unmistakable vocals of Dawn Souluvn Williams alongside sweet guitars, grandiose saxophone and sublime jazzy keys over a smooth yet thrilling backdrop. The Funklovers take this glamorous cover version to all new heights on their masterly orchestrated soul/funk/jazz inspired remixes, Emiliano Marzoli contributes an incredible jazzed-up chill-out rendition, and last but not least Federico d'Alessio & Emiliano Marzoli deliver a beautiful organic mid-tempo interpretation.
Eric Benet "The Other One" (Part 1)(Peppermint Jam Records CD Promo)
Just recently, Grammy award nominated r&b sensation Eric Benet unveiled "The Other One", a groundbreaking project where he joined forces with The Afropeans to revisit, recreate and rework his 2012 album "The One". Now comes a superb remix package offering fresh remixes of two of the albums songs. "Harriet Jones" gets reworked by Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriguez who injects his belove rich melodious sounds, Cool Million serve a slice of refined mid-tempo soul, Rodney Hunter adds his signature contemporary funky touch, and lastly Zuricha drops an ethereal deep rendition. Also included is Deep Sound Effect & Stereoteric's gorgeous deep re-rerub of "Runnin'".
D-Reflection featuring Christa "Make believe" (Adaptation Music CD Promo)
Adaptation Music grace us with "Make believe" by D-Reflection and Christa, a wonderful Balearic styled production. Gentle sun drenched rhythms together with lush melodies and Christa's inimitable sultry vocals form the perfect soundtrack for those upcoming hot summer nights. On remix duty are Germany's Cuetec and Van Bellen both adding their glorious distinctive deep touch, and Matt Correa who delivers both a beautiful acoustic version and a chunky club friendly version sure to rock Ibiza this summer.
Tronix Deep & RHM featuring Semi Brieve "New day" (Remixes)(FOMP CD Promo)
Back in November of last year, we reviewed the original version of "New day" by Tronix Deep and RHM, a gorgeous production using deep'n'gentle yet spell binding rhythms as playground for exquisite melodies and Semi Brieve's sweet uplifting vocals. The track is now taken to a whole new level by Groove Assassin whose main version is a delightful summery affair built around smooth percussive rhythms and grand jazzy keys, while his relentlessly thumpin' dub is guaranteed to sent the crowd into a frenzy. Finally the package includes an exclusive previously unreleased dub of the original mix.
SoulFunktion featuring Nita Soulstress "Show you love" (SoulFunktion Records CD Promo)
There ain't no stoppin' for production duo SoulFunktion (Brian 'Keys' Tharme & Wally Walton) who team up with singer Nita Soulstress on "Show you love", an enchanting production oozing with their beloved deep old school inspired sound, not to forget to mention Nita Soulstress' awesome emotive vocals. The remixes are courtesy of Booker T who adds his signature Kings of Soul vibe, and Soulful Session (Simon 'Schooly' Phillips) who contributes a timeless soul/funk infused interpretation guaranteed to put a spell on you.
Ron Allen starring Sara London "Love myself" (Remixes)(Strobe Records CD Promo)
Originally reviewed here on Spirit of House back in February, the wonderful soulful gem "Love myself" produced by Ron Allen and performed in grand style by Sara London returns in brand new fresh remixes by Deep Roger & Right Side who rework the song into an uplfting summery affair, Ron Allen & DaKastro who turn the heat up on their deep atmospheric utterly hypnotizing remixes, Gene King delivers a mesmerizing pulsating remix laced with luscious melodies, and Riggadale drops a stellar trip-hop re-imagination.
Best of the Rest
We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...
The legendary Tony Humphries is back as an artist with the ingenious "Housework". Two tracks are featured, both guaranteed to send the floor on fire: the ruthlessly stompin' "Oh Adam" which features mesmerizing organ stabs alongside gospel tinged vocals, and the hypnotic reinterpretation of "Charlie Sez" which gives front porch music played in the South a refreshing twist (Tony Records CD Promo). Circle of Funk present the breathtaking "Walking in Circles EP" which features two equally massive utterly mesmerizing and melodious deep house gems perfect for late night or early morning play (Slapped Up Soul Records CD Promo).
To make it short, the inebriant "Uroboro" EP by Italian duo Mephia & Andrum features two sure-fire dance floor weapons entitled "Uroboro" and "A quiet journey" - both tracks are amazing late night flavored tech-soul gems destined to send the dance floor into a frenzy. Comes complete with an innovative remix by Luka (FOMP CD Promo). Mauritzio & Eric Daniel join forces for "Stone code", a truly mind-blowing slice of deep house music, with irresistibly thumpin' rhythms leading the way for entrancing sax, lovely flute and empyreal keys. The alternate 'Departmental Mix' gives the track a deeper more intense feel (Cabana Recordings CD Promo).
From mastermind Aphreme comes the amazing "Heavenly" EP which takes you on an exhilarating journey to deepest melodious grounds - the gentle yet contaminous rhythms together with the enchanting synth melodies and the sweet vocals on the title track are guaranteed to make you yearn for more (Cyberjamz Records CD Promo). But this is not all as Aphreme has another slammin' release ready: the eclectic three track "House Music EP" features three brilliant tracks which bring back the beloved house music sounds from yesteryear referred to as 'old school' these days (Octave Moods CD Promo).
We are closing this weeks update with Shino Blackk and his wicked re-imagination of the Kraftwerk classic "Trans Europe Express" which stays true and respectful to the original yet gives it a fresh truly fascinating contemporary feel (New Generation Records CD Promo).