Picks of the Week
Dawn Tallman "Don't let if fall" (Aqua Sol Records CD Promo)
|Legendary house music diva Dawn Tallman blesses us with her unmistakable voice on this uplifting production, with her incredible touching gospel vocal being accompanied by exquisite keys, all perfectly arranged over a deeply stormin' backdrop. Jersey Soul use thrilling keys and an intriguing backing on their mesmerizing interpretation, while Big Logan uses electrofied synths and dramatic strings on his remix which is the choice pick for the bigger rooms and peak time play. Soulful vocal house at its best.|
Exclusive Preview: 40 Thieves featuring Qzen "Don't turn it off" (CJ Giovanni Remix)(CD-R)
"Don't turn it off" was originally released by Hot Chocolate back in 1979, with 40 Thieves presenting their space-disco alike, funk oozing cover version with sexy vocals by Qzen back in 2008 through Permanent Vacation Records. CJ Giovanni takes the song to the next level with his respectful interpretation, giving the track a laidback four-to-the-floor feel.
Exclusive Preview: Norman Connors featuring Michael Henderson "You are my startship" (Geoffrey C Mix)(CD-R)
"You are my starship" by jazz musician Norman Conners dates back to 1976 when he teamed up with the likes of Michael Henderson, Jean Carne and Phyllis Hyman to score several r&b hits. Geoffrey C takes on the song and transforms it for the soulful dance floors, combining the original orchestration and outstanding vocals by Michael Henderson with extra keys and a smoothly thumpin' house groove.
Vick Lavender presents the V.L.E featuring Carla Prather & Sparrow "The art of conversation" (The V.L.E All Soul Master Mixes)(Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
Shortly after the Jonny Montana remixes come the original mixes of Vick Lavender's masterful "The art of conversation" featuring incredible vocals by Carla Prather, sultry spoken words by Sparrow, delectable keys by Vijay Tellis-Nayak and funky as hell bass by Brian Dougthey - the result is another musical gem in the Sophisticado saga oozing with the timeless vintage sound Vick Lavender is celebrated for.
Ralph Session featuring Rainy Payne "The search" (Seshified Records CD Promo)
On "The search", Ralph Session (one half of MSRS) collaborates with spoken word artist Rainy Payne to present a seductive slice of deep house featuring evocative spoken word poetry and glorious melodies over infectious four-to-the-floor rhythms. The 'Alternate Main Mix' adds a jazzy twist to the track, while Doc Link turns the track into a hypnotizing late night / early morning groover. Next is Luis Baro's deep tech-soul take, followed by Rob James fiercely stormin' peak time version.
Exclusive Preview: Lene Riebau "It feels better" (SofiTone Records CD Promo)
Label head Patrick Green and Lene Riebau team up to present something truly special with "It feels better" which is best described as a modern piece of chilled-out jazz featuring the silky textures of Lene Riebau. Spiritual Blessings rework the track into a deep and soulful yet mesmeric house thumper, while Peter Khan adds a sweet balearic touch on his remix. Finally the Sound Cubile mixes heat things up for prime time action.
Demarkus Lewis "Mental Notes" (Grin Music CD Promo)
Demarkus Lewis presents his first ever full length album with "Mental Notes", a selection of deep infectious productions laced with gorgeous melodies, including a couple of wicked vocal productions featuring the talents of Demetrius Price, Marissa Guzman and Eman. The album is truly diversified, with Demarkus Lewis taking us on a journey through deepest underground house sounds that lets us explore his precious trademark sound.
Christian G. "Deep reflection" (Pesto Music CD Promo)
"Deep reflection" by Sydney's Christian G. was released last year on Pesto Music's "2.0 - A Jar of fresh Pesto" compilation, now this melodious deep houser sure enough to bring some warmth to your hearts gets a full single release. Christian G.' own 'Organ Chugg Remix 2010' deepens the vibe and gives the track a groovy ruff feel, while Jon Silva takes us back with his old-school flavored version to the mid 90's. Lastly, Herbert Payne delivers a techy remix.
Cyberjamz presents "Maminstrumentals EP Vol. 2" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
Italy's Maminstrumental follows up the "Mondonuovo EP"" released beginning of this year with a slammin' six track release full of his beloved deep and remorseless yet soulful sound, featuring lush keys and chords over infectious backdrops. In other words, it's Maminstrumental on top of his game, showcasing his many different sides.
Brever & Bakchos with Max C "I miss you" (Ceremony Records CD Promo)
Finish duo Brever & Bakchos present the uplifting "I miss you" featuring passionate vocals by Max C, with the package including a versatile selection of mixes to please different tastes, from soulful over funky to peak time and acid grooves by some of the finest Finnish dance producers. Guaranteed to spread a feel good vibe on the dance floors.