Another weekly update loaded with nothing but the best and latest in soulful house music - enjoy !!
Rhemi featuring HanLei "Diamond" (Unreleased Mixes)(Rhemi Music CD Promo)
Earlier this year, we were celebrating the top-notch soulful gem "Diamond" by Rhemi (the duo of Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk) and HanLei (aka Hannah Khemoh and Aleysha Lei), now Rhemi Music present the 'Unreleased Mixes'. The release features two absolutely breathtaking dub mixes guaranteed to send the floor into a frenzy with their pure raw energy, as well as various DJ tools (reprise, beats, beatapella, acapella). An essential addition to the original release.
Mariechan featuring DJ Ganyani "Stars" (soWHAT Records CD Promo)
Songstress Mariechan, leading vocalist from successful South African band Jamali, makes here debut as a solo artist with the glamorous "Stars". UPZ and PM Project serve an entrancing interpretation fueled with smooth yet infectious afro-centric rhythms, delectable keys, ethereal chords, lovely guitars and the admirable emotive vocals of Mariechan. Abicah Soul contributes a fabulous classic rendition which features illustrious jazzy keys, dreamy chords and gently groovin' backing.
SOULe featuring Marshall Booze "Walk on by" (Urban Retro Music Group CD Promo)
"Walk on by" is a song composed by Burt Bacharach, with lyrics by Hal David, which was originally recorded by Dionne Warwick in 1964. In September of this year, SOULe released the phantasmagorical "I am SOULe" EP featuring her very own truly wonderful interpretation of the song featuring a glorious guitar solo by Marshall Booze, now the up-tempo dance mixes by Neal Conway are here. Neal Conway serves not less than four equally brilliant versions, ranging from soulful over afro to classic four-to-the-floor, each one keeping the spirit of the original down-tempo version alive and putting SOULe's unmistakable vocals to full effect.
Dennis Ferrer "Church lady" (2015 Remixes)(KingStreet Records CD Promo)
The iconic "Church lady", one the definite club anthems of 2007 - and probably Dennis Ferrer's biggest hit to date - is back in brand new remixes by Italy's Souldynamic. Undoubtedly these uber soulful re-imaginations laced with gentle yet thrilling afro-percussive rhythms, sweet guitars, melodious chords and an incredible organ ride will cast a spell on you... Also included is a selection of mixes from the original 2007 release: Rodamaal's 'Club Mix', the 'Dum Dum Dub' by DJ Spen & Thommy Davis and Dennis Ferrer's own dub version.
Mona Bode "Looks like gold" (Pure Elevation Mixes)(Toupee Records CD Promo)
In early October, we introduced you to "Looks like gold" performed in grand style by Mona Bode and expertly produced by ChiProfess, right in time for the full release brand new mixes by Pure Elevation have been added to the package. The 'R&B Rhythm Groove Mix' is smooth yet vibrant, fusing Mona Bode's one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry with relentlessly thumpin' rhythms and luscious melodies, while the '2 AM Remix' gives the track an enchanting late night feel. Highly recommended.
Distant People featuring Ras Vadah "Together" (Vibe Boutique Records CD Promo)
Next up on Vibe Boutique Records is "Together", a splendid collaboration by renowned Distant People (Joey Silvero) and vocalist Ras Vadah. "Together" is super soulful yet oozes with an exhilarating energy created by the smooth organic backdrop and glorious keys and chords, not to forget to mention Ras Vadah's beautiful deeply felt vocals. The release features a stellar selection of eclectic remixes from the likes of Tracebeatz & Bob, Divided Souls & Samuri, Soulbridge, Eaze Bk and Mickey K all adding their distinctive touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Pascal Morais presents Tellaman & Lastee "About Us EP" (Arrecha Records CD Promo)
Netherland's Arrecha Records truly graces us with the "About Us EP" by label head Pascal Morais and South African artists Tellaman and Lastee. The EP features three unique songs: The sure-fire dance floor anthem "Crazy" features the stunning vocals of both Tellaman and Lastee alongside an utterly hypnotizing afro-tastic musical backing provided by Pascal Morais. In contrast, both the title track "About us" featuring Tellaman and "Let it rain" featuring Lastee are truly soulful and seductive yet enthralling and combine the gorgeous vocals with blissful melodies and captivating rhythms.
DJ Funky T featuring Lady Mya "Cold night in June" (Funky T Music CD Promo)
South Africa's Boitumelo Mosia aka DJ Funky T returns with "Cold night in June", a truly dazzling and totally mesmerizing slice of underground goodness using ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms as playground for tantalizing synth melodies, sublime jazzy keys and Lady Mya's inspiring spoken word vocals. The 'Summer Soul Mix' is a soulful truly melodious rendition, while the 'Afrotech Mix' is on an abstract afrocentric soul-tech tip. Lastly, the Couch Bustards contribute a chunky atmospheric rework sure to jam-pack the floor.
Selectress Iriela & Sheyi Olagunju "No sleep (till NYC)" (Deep Booth Records CD Promo)
From Selectress Iriela and Sheyi Olagunju comes the DJ Romain produced "No sleep (till NYC)", a truly mind-blowing underground jewel guaranteed to set the floor on fire. Quite simply, "No sleep (till NYC)" is an utterly deep somewhat dark afro-tech dance floor banger with downright irresistible afro-tribal rhythms leading the way for inebriant synth melodies, Selectress Iriela's velvety vocals and Sheyi Olagunju's haunting Yoruba, Edo and Nigerian Pidgin invocations. On remix duty is Baresi who delivers two superb deep house interpretations perfect for late night play.