Picks of the Week
Tarek "Desabafo" (Guy Robin Remix)(GrooveLand Music Records CD Promo)
|"Desabafo" by Tarek, one of last years summer anthems, returns in brand new mixes by Guy Robin. This latinesque house masterpiece is taken to the next level by Guy Robin who uses smooth beats, masterful rhodes and keys, sweet synths, the original trumpet and an off the chain guitar which all together create an uplifting summery feeling.|
EWonder "Suite No. 4" (EWonder Records Intl. CD Promo)
"Suite No. 4" brings you four slammin' tracks by EWonder Records Intl. label head EWonder aka Eric Frazier. First up is the old school flavored "Dreamz", a relentlessly stormin' deep house track featuring male spoken words and phat synths and chords, followed by the deeper "Remember the dayz" which has a raw dirty edge to it and features haunting vocals. The soulful "Tryin'" is a mellow affair featuring sultry vocals by Tracy Everano and lush guitar licks by Gabriel Ramirez, while lastly "Love your life" is a slice of uplifting Latin house with vocals from Trey Max featuring Recording Angels.
Jonny Montana featuring Yvonne Yanney "Music will survive" (Citrus Sound Records CD Promo)
"Music will survive" sees Jonny Montana team up with vocalist Yvonne Yanney to deliver a delicious soulful gem that is spreading an uplifting feeling through the smooth yet captivating groove, jazzy keys and organs, warm synths and the passionate vocals by Yvonne Yanney. Doobie J is responsible for the remixes, with his laidback 'Go Deep' mixes taking the track to deep jazzy grounds, while the more energetic 'Dawn' mixes spread a mesmeric feel through the contaminous synths and the powered up groove.
Island Groove "Just remember" (Del Records CD Promo)
Island Groove (aka Louis K. and Stefano 'Bas' Baldetti) present their debut single "Just remember" on Del Records, a summery production on a groovy laidback tip featuring a lovely flute by Claudio 'Sax' Fabiani, sultry vocals by Melody Castellari and jazzy keys over a sweet funktified groove. The 'Vibe' mixes go slightly deeper and give the track an old schoool sounding, while Gregory Del Piero contributes a fired up dub featuring hypnotic synths and chords.
Exclusive Preview: Mary J Blige "What love is" (Douglas Marques Urban Essence Remix)(CD-R)
Brazilian DJ Douglas Marques takes on Mary J Blige's "What love is" (taken from her "Growing pains" album released end of 2007) and turns this beautiful down tempo r&b song into a stompin' up-tempo affair built around a funked-up groove which together with the outstanding vocals and phat synth melodies creates a feel good vibe.
The Jinks featuring Pete Simpson "Make this work" (Jink Inc. Records CD Promo)
The Jinks team up with the highly talented Pete Simpson (their old partner in crime) to deliver the uplifting "Make this work", a truly soulful affair in the original version featuring wonderful vocals by Pete Simpson alongside warm melodic keys, all nicely arranged over a funk drenched backing. Under their Jinkzilla alter ego, they deliver techier mixes perfect for main room action.
Lisa Shaw "Like I want to" (Salted Music Records CD Promo)
Lifted from Lisa Shaw's highly acclaimed album "Free", "Like I want to" fuses Lisa Shaw's seductive vocals with a deep somewhat electronic musical backing, always keeping the feel soulful. Dutchican Soul provides two versions, with his 'Vocal Rub' being a fierce deep affair on a soul-tech tip while his 'Classic Vocal' takes you back in time with its early Naked Music style. Fred Everything goes way deeper on his more stripped down mixes, taking you on a journey into relentless dubbed-out atmospheric house.
JCS featuring Patsy Fuller "Undecided" (Love House Records CD Promo)
Jeremy Sylvester teams up with jazz singer and songwriter Patsy Fuller as JCS to take on the jazz standard classic "Undecided", with the result being a stormin' deep house interpretation combining infectious melodies with groovy backdrop and sexy vocals. The 'Soul Deep' mixes deepen the vibe, with the jazzy key hook intensifying the feel to the max.
AtJazz, Domu and Yannah Valdevit "City Madness / Info People EP" (Development Music Records CD Promo)
On this release, singer Yannah Valdevit teams up with producers AtJazz and Domu to deliver a massive release. The broken beat nugget "City madness" is produced by Domu and features Yannah Valdevit's passionate voice alongside wonderful synth melodies - its Domu at his best. On the '4 The Summer Remix', Domu and AtJazz team up to give the track a deep housey feel with a slight dark twist. "Info people" is produced by AtJazz who combines Yannah Valdevit's vocals with his signature deep techy sound. The powered up'Floor Dub' is the choice for peak time play, while the dope 'Bruk Mush Mix' by AtJazz & Domu is a deep'n'dark broken beat rework.
Park Street featuring Bai Kamara Jnr "Don't lie" (Metrogroove Records CD Promo)
For their latest offering "Don't lie", Park Street team up with Bai Kamara Jnr, with the result being a soulful laidback gem based on a funk drenched groove, enriched with melodic keys, jazzy sax and heartfelt vocals. The remixes are courtesy of MoD & Staffan Thorsell who rework the track into a deeply thumpin' affair featuring a wicked organ, Clemens Rumpf's sleek bumpin' interpretation and finally Jason Rivas who goes for a funk fueled main room vibe.
The Soul Bra featuring Alexandra "Free" (Pino Music Records CD Promo)
"Free" by The Soul Bra (a project of Alex Millet) is a lovely production on a soulful tip, featuring sensitive vocals by Alexandra alongside, jazzy sax, warm keys and snyth melodies over a smooth, funk soaked backing. The 'Deep Dub' goes slightly deeper and strips the sax, while the 'Soul Mix' brings a beautiful jazzy piano into play. Also included is an instrumental version.
Hanna Hais "Mr. Jim" / "Gospel" (ATAL Records CD Promo)
Both "Mr. Jim" and "Gospel" are taken from Hanna Hais brand new long player "Love paradise", and they are both produced by Swiss DJ and producer Jamie Lewis. While "Mr. Jim" is a deep'n'groovy production on the darker side of things featuring freaky synths and chords alongside Hanna Hais sexy vocals, "Gospel" features cool keys and classy strings over a deeply thumpin' backdrop.