We keep the heat up with this weeks update of the hottest and latest in soulful house music... enjoy !!
DJ Pope featuring Lynette Smith "Addicted" (POJI Records CD Promo)
The outstanding "Addicted" produced by DJ Pope and performed in grand style by Lynette Smith was originally released back in 2005 on Hustle Music in fabulous remixes by Kerri Chandler, with stellar mixes by DJ Oji and DJ Pope to follow in 2006 on KingStreet Records. "The Sound of Baltimore Vol. 1" EP released past summer featured a brand new truly superb soul oozing interpretation by DJ Pope which is now getting a full single release, complete with the previously unreleased instrumental and piano dub versions. Also included are Kerri Chandler's mixes from 2005 which for the first time ever are available digitally.
Dana Weaver "A drive" (POJI Records CD Promo)
The Dana Weaver and Neal Conway produced "A drive", a wonderful r&b/soul gem dating back to 2006, has been given a phantasmagorical uber soulful four-to-the-floor makeover by POJI Records label head DJ Pope which combines Dana Weaver's unmistakable haunting vocals with illustrious keys, glorious chords and a smooth yet spell bending organic backdrop. Sheer musical bliss...
Soulmates featuring Raye Cole "Beautiful love" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Coming soon to HSR Records is the inspiring "Beautiful love" by Soulmates (the trio of Gigi Frassanito, Andrea Erre and Criss Hawk) and songstress Raye Cole, a top notch soulful production having summer written all over that oozes with Raye Cole's incomparable powerhouse vocals, grand jazzy keys, lush chords and a compelling funked-up backing. Next to the original version the package features the gorgeous 'Soulful Mix' which gives the track a more laidback feel, and stunning remixes by Chujo and Inner Soul SA.
Mickey K "Reason to forget you" (Doc'N'Tones Afro Soul Mix)(Deep Nota Records CD Promo)
In late 2014, Deep Nota Records released the summery "Reason to forget you" by Mickey K, forthcoming on the "Deep Nota Brooklyn Vocal Sessions Volume 2" compilation is this jaw-dropping re-imagination by Doc'N'Tones taking the track to a whole new level, with Carly Blair Perahia's seductive vocals being accompanied by sublime jazzy keys, celestial chords and enthralling organic afro tinged rhythms.
Wayne & Family "Important" (Mantree Records CD Promo)
Mantree Records, one of our favorite underground house music labels, returns with the excellent "Important" by Wayne & Family. Produced by label head Rasmir Mantree, the bodacious "Important" is a splendorous slice of pristine underground house laced with exquisite cello by Wayne Smith, luscious keys, beautiful lead vocals by Lady Najm (with background vocals courtesy of Rasmir Mantree, Naimah Dematra and Lottie Domangue) and intriguing rhythms. Underground house music at its best...
Jazz House Pick: M. Caporale, Sean Ali & Pietro Nicosia "Lovely day" (Sophisticado Recordings CD Promo)
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Sophisticado Recordings truly grace us with "Lovely day" by M. Caporale, Sean Ali and Pietro Nicosia, a jazz infused soul oozing instrumental production using a gentle yet infectious organic backdrop as foundation for luxurious jazzy keys, dazzling fender rhodes and heavenly chords. Put differently, the gorgeous "Lovely day" is not to be missed...
Deep House Pick: Ancient Deep "Projections EP" (Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo)
Ancient Deep present a truly dope deep house release through Deeper Shades Recordings. The raw'n'unadulterated "Early werk" features cool spoken word vocals by Carlos Mena and inebriant keys over deeper than deep verily relentless rhythms. The original version of "Everything means nothing" is a trip to darkest deep house territory, transformed by Lars Behrenroth into an enticing late night deep house affair.