Picks of the Week
Blaksonix featuring Krista "Funeral" (Mutated Music Records CD Promo)
|"Funeral" by Blacksonix aka Justin Stride is a collaboration with American songstress Krista. This is an outstanding slice of deep house featuring sensitive vocals by Krista alongside luscious keys and chords over an infectiously deep groove. Beside the original and instrumental versions, there is the roughened 'Deep Down Dub' by Si Gordon and a magnificent soulful broken beat interpretation by Nate Brice.|
Galaxy Group "Afrodiziak" (Loveslap! Records CD Promo)
Galaxy Group (Antoine Green and Charles Spencer) present the musical masterpiece "Afrodiziak", a marvelous jazz influenced production oozing with a fantastic orchestration including beautiful sax and flute by Alex Murzyn, distinguished piano by Darwin Noguera, percussion by Rafael Moraes and bass by Bill Dickens. The 'Dub' takes it to the next level with its contaminous afro-house backing that is a sure to rock any dance floor.
Exclusive Preview: Doobie J featuring Yvonne Yanney "Sunshine" (Daddy Funk Records CD-R)
Doobie J follows up his recent smash "Reach yourself" with a re-release of his 2008 summer anthem "Sunshine" (originally out on Citrus Sound Records). This exclusive pre-release includes a sublime refinement of the original mix, a summery affair featuring soulful vocals by Yvonne Yanney alongside a wonderful piano, jazzy saxophone and phat keys over a smooth yet fierce backing groove. The full package will be available soon.
Dave Storm & Ricky Inch featuring Brian Lucas "I don't know" (Ceremony Records CD Promo)
Dave Storm and Ricky Inch team up with singer Brian Lucas for the gorgeous "I don't know", a soulful stomper featuring heartfelt vocals by Brian Lucas, wicked guitar and stellar jazzed-up keys. Lots of massive remixes to choose from: a wonderful dub interpretation by Ricky Inch, a deep hypnotic remix by Dave Mayer, funk infused mixes by Soul Cola, a deep'n'mellow workout by URH & Rony Breaker, a tech-soul remake by Kyka and finally a dreamy take by Deepbreath & Ricky Inch.
The Stereo Mutants "The Shuffle EP" (Barcoda Records CD Promo)
The Stereo Mutants return to Barcoda with the sweet "Truffle shuffle", an exquisite deep house production built around a fiercely stormin' groove that is topped with melodious keys and chords in its original form. Christian Hornbostel deepens the vibe to give the track more of a late night feel, while Central Avenue turns the heat up for peak time play. Also included is the old skool styled "Leap" featuring the unmistakable vocals of Keith Thompson over an underground-esque backing.
Exclusive Preview: Musical Solution Presents BPM featuring Pete Simpson "Sing it" (Fabrizio Marra Dream Mix)(ReelGroove Records CD-R)
In June 2008, ReelGroove Records released the soulful house masterpiece "Sing it" by Musical Solution, now two years later the unreleased 'Dream Mix' by Fabrizio Marra sees the light of the day. Its an instrumental rework of the song that is spreading a laidback dulcet feel through the funk drenched backdrop, lush synths and jazzy piano. Simply perfect for the summer...
Jesus Gonsev "Soul Legacy EP" (ProgCity Deep Records CD Promo)
Spanish DJ and producer Jesus Gonsev follows up his 2009 debut ProgCity release "Manhattan wax" (a collaboration with DJ Ino) with the truly versatile "Soul Legacy EP". Four tracks are included, all of which take you on a journey to deepest imaginable deep house grounds, with the warm melodies and sleek yet infectious grooves creating a blissful feel. Not to be missed by any deep house lover.
Alankara & Jazzy D "Higher love" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
Right in time for summer comes "Higher love" by Alankara & Jazzy D, a sun drenched gem featuring sultry vocals by Marcia Mulder over a jazz-funk flavored laidback backing. The 'Main Vocal Mix' is accompanied by 'Fender Edit', 'Guitar Edit' and various remixes by the likes of Andy Roberts, DJ Jogador, Edmund, QuestionmarQ, DJ Umbi and Steve Paradise who all add their unique touch to the track. Another top notch release from the Gotta Keep Faith camp for your shopping list.
Yass "Loosing control" (Defected Records CD Promo)
The team of Yass, Sebastien Grand and Jay Sebag return with the power house production "Loosing control" featuring deeply felt vocals by Leslie O'Smith.. The relentlessly stompin' yet soulful 'Main Mix' is a vintage affair built around a funk soaked groove, massive synths and phat keys. The 'Back to the Roots Mix' relaxes the vibe and takes the track to deeper grounds, while the 'Peaktime Mix' enters techy grounds guaranteed to take over the main room. Various dubs complete the panthemackage.
Steven Stone featuring Tasha "Get up" (Remixes)(Push On Music Records CD Promo)
Initially released on Steven Stone's own Soul Deluxe label, this magnificent collaboration with Natasha 'Tasha' Watts gets a second life on Push On Music with a huge package of fresh mixes courtesy of Terry Lex, Thom Chris, DJ Groove, Steve Banks, Nikolas Gale, Sonocs, Magnetic Project and Dirty Nights. From soulful over deep to funky and main room, you'll get it all.
Chris Malinchak "Beiji-me" (Launch Entertainment CD Promo)
New York producer Chris Malinchak presents an uplifting Latin house anthem titled "Beiji-me" sure to bring a smile to your face and get you movin' with its fiery groove, contaminous vocal hook, catchy piano and warm synths. The 'Mallorca Sunrise Mix' keeps the theme on latinesque tip while using a gentle percussive groove, sweet guitars and luscious melodious to give the track a more laidback feel.