Music Reviews

We hope you enjoy this weeks verily eclectic update as much as we do...

Kyle Kim & Luyo featuring Amey Europa "When I think of you" (Double Cheese Records Promo)

Man of the moment Kyle Kim joins forces with Double Cheese Records label head Luyo for a mind-blowing groovey remake of Janet Jackson's 1986 classic "When I think of you" oozing with the beautiful sultry vocals Amey Europa, luscious keys, lovely flute, sweet guitar and an infectious funked-up backdrop. From Kyle Kim comes a vibrant yet soulful interpretation laced with glamorous keys and inexorable rhythms guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy. Essential.

SOULe featuring Tate Moore "Tell me a bedtime story" (Conway's Place Lounge Remix)(Urban Retro Music Group Promo)

Back in February we introduced you to the superb remake of the Herbie Hancock/Kamiko Kasai classic "Tell me a bedtime story" produced by Neal Conway and performed in grand style by SOULe, with Henry 'Tate' Moore on synth and Marshall Booze Jr. on rhythm guitar. Now this gem returns in a brand new remix by Neal Conway which gives the song a gloriously soulful and melodious yet spell binding classic four-to-the-floor feel sure to make you yearn for more.

Ralf GUM featuring Paul Randolph "We repeat" (GoGo Music Promo)

GoGo Music label head, DJ and producer Ralf Gum teams up with Detroit's legendary multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter Paul Randolph for "We repeat", undeniably this phantasmagorical uber soulful gem featuring the inimitable haunting vocals of Paul Randolph alongside grandiose strings, classy horns, marvelous vibraphone solo and dulcet yet captivating percussive rhythms is by no means to be missed.

Latest Craze & E-Man "Silence is golden" (SoundMen on Wax Records Promo)

Forthcoming to SoundMen on Wax Records is "Silence is golden" by Latest Craze (Michael Gavrilidis & Peter Massa) and E-Man, an utterly mesmerizing dance floor jewel combining the unmatched spoken word poetry by E-Man with grand jazzy keys, ethereal chords and enthralling rhythms. Latest Craze give the track a hypnotizing underground-esque feel on the dub, next are dazzling remixes by DJ Funky T, The Couch Bustards and DJ Sandi & Ndela Lekamito taking the track to the next level, giving you plenty of choices to work the dance floor.

Glenn Gregory and Pablo "Late night summer soul" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

The latest offering from Vibe Boutique Records is "Late night summer soul" by UK's Glenn Gregory and Pablo, a truly exquisite and luxurious slice of of sun drenched soul oozing bliss using intriguing yet smoothly thumpin' rhythms as foundation for mellifluous keys and the enticing vocal stylings of Pablo. Not to forget to mention the eclectic undoubtedly superb selection of remixes by Piers Kirwan, Tojami Sessions and Monodeluxe all adding their beloved soul infused touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.

Pad Beryll & Andrea Love "Under your spell" (Pad Beryll Re-Touch 2017)(Soul Deluxe Recordings Promo)

Mid-2010, the now defunct ReelGroove Records released the beautiful "Under your spell" by Pad Beryll and Andrea Love (including remixes by Souldynamic, Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart and Thomas Toccafondi), then beginning of this year Soul Deluxe Recordings presented a fresh remix by Steven Stone. Now comes a blazin' hot rework by Pad Beryll himself which transforms the track into a sure-fire old school flavored dance floor weapon fusing Andrea Love's signature passionate vocals with a classy sax by Andy Funk, phat keys and a relentlessly bouncin' backdrop.

Kingdon "The bottle" (DSG Music Promo)

The timeless Gil Scott Heron classic "The bottle" (originally released back in 1974) returns in a fabulous masterly orchestrated re-imagination by Chris Kingdon (one half of the duo Mather & Kingdon) that stays faithful and respectful to the original yet gives the song an uplifting contemporary verily soulful jazz inspired feel sure to cast a spell on you.

David Barber featuring Mona Bode "The magician" (ManMachine Productions Promo)

Coming soon on ManMachine Productions is "The magician" by David Barber (of Da Hit Makers) and Mona Bode, most definitely this uber cool track built around gentle yet spell binding percussive rhythms, warm melodious keys and Mona Bode's incomparable spoken word poetry is guaranteed to set the dance floor on fire. Nuff said...

Seductive Sapphire "It happened last night" (The Ragga House vs. Deep Remixes)(Toupee Records Promo)

Originally released back in September 2016 with mixes by Young DJ, Tayo Wink, DJ Phantom, DJ Punch, Brian Nance and Ronald Overby, the scintillating "It happened last night" fueled with the one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry by Seductive Sapphire returns in fresh remixes by DJ Erv who drops an inebriant deep'n'soulful interpretation fusing the vocals with celestial melodies and ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms, and DJ Eddie-Ed whose ingenious ragga infused remixes are guaranteed to jam-pack the dance floor.

 

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