Winter is here now in Switzerland, thankfully these soulful house sounds bring warmth to our hearts... enjoy !!
SoulFunktion featuring Diana Waite "House music feelin'" (The Brothers CD Promo)
UK production team SoulFunktion (DJ Wally & Brian 'Keys' Tharme) make their debut on The Brothers with "House music feelin'", an uplifting production featuring captivating vocals by the one and only Diana Waite alongside grand jazzy piano, lush keys and sexy brass over a truly fierce funk soaked backdrop - a feel good gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more... The 'Dub Mix' gives the track a latinesque feel, while the old skool inspired 'Jam & Keys Dub' gets deep and mesmerizing, with a breakdown to die for...
Sisco Umlambo "Seasons EP Part 1" (Multi-Racial / Kalawa Jazmee CD Promo)
Two years after the passing of friend and partner Art Jones (together they formed the legendary Sis N Jones), Sisco Umlambo is about to release his debut solo album "Seasons". This EP introduces us to four songs from the album, each of them being a truly delightful vocal collaboration featuring vocals from the likes of Alexander James, Che Cherry, Black D and Esmeralda - to make it short: it is next to impossible to choose a favorite out of the for phenomenal songs, with Sisco Umlambo blessing us with his amazingly soulful yet spell binding and truly distinctive South African house sounds. Sheer musical bliss...
Soulplate "The Collection" (Pole Position Recordings CD Promo)
Pole Position Recordings grace us with an outstanding selection of soul/funk inspired four-to-the-floor gems from the one and only Soulplate which have been released by the label over the last year and a half... You get such gems as their irresistible dub of Antonio Santana's "Moroko", their uplifting remix of Marcel Fermier's "Love", their marvelous rendition of "Monica" by Matt Prehn featuring Lasdiva Soulice or their own classic "Move you" featuring songstress Charmaine. But this is not all as there is the brand new "Never deny", a collaboration with Viper Strike featuring sultry vocals by Charmaine and luscious melodies over deep thrilling rhythms. Highly recommended.
Ultra Soul Project featuring Khowcie "He was right here" (Gruv Shack Records CD Promo)
With "He was right here" by Dumisane 'Ultra Soul Project' Mwase, Gruv Shack Records present a delicious slice of deep house music using soulful yet contaminous deeper than deep rhythms as playground for lascivious spoken word poetry by Khowcie and lush melodies - a sure fire floor anthem perfect for late night / early morning play. Then there is the soul/funk inspired remix which gives the track a warmer more melodious feel - believe us, it is tough to choose between the two versions as they are equally great...
ReGrooved featuring Kerrie Manuel "What I'm gonna do for your love" (Dave Doyle Remix)(ReGrooved Records CD Promo)
The original of the old school flavored (there is a slight reminiscence to "Tell me how it feels" by 52nd Street) "What I'm gonna do for your love" by ReGrooved is a masterly orchestrated utterly soulful production on a mid-tempo tip featuring deeply rooted vocals by Kerrie Manuel. This beautiful song is taken to the next level by Dave Doyle whose gorgeous interpretation is an uplifting four-to-the-floor affair built around a smooth yet infectious funked-up backing, sublime horns and delectable keys which altogether with the unmistakable vocals spread an irresistible feel you can't resist to dance to.
D.U.S.K featuring Orlando Vaughan "Right for me" (Check It Out Records CD Promo)"Right for me" marks the return for D.U.S.K (James Urquhart) who joins forces with Orlando Vaughan to present "Right for me", a fantastic soul/funk inspired feel-good anthem guaranteed to jam-pack floors thanks to Orlando Vaughan's enthralling vocals, celestial synth melodies and driving funk drenched rhythms. On remix duty we have Dolls Combers, Jasper 'Drexmeister' Drexhage and Nicolas Bassi all adding their distinctive soulful touch to the song, with each of the mixes guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...
Silvia Zaragoza featuring Yasmine Seydi "Flores pro mar" (Part 1)(SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)
SoundMen on Wax have a beauty in their hands with the grandiose "Flores pro mar" by Spanish producer/DJ Silvia Zaragoza, a thrilling Latin infused production featuring sultry vocals by Yasmine Seydi alongside sublime jazzy keys over percussive afro-deep rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of Shuji Hirose who delivers an inspirational masterly orchestrated interpretation, DJ Rico who serves two hypnotizing deep dub versions, and Thomas Toccafondi who blesses us with a stellar deep house excursion laced with heavenly keys. Watch out for part two with remixes by Kikko Esse & Klaide, Monocles & Slezz, Latest Craze and DJ Bee.