This weeks update is truly eclectic, taking you from deep over afro to soulful - enjoy !!
Reel Skaps featuring Darian Crouse "You have to choose" (Global Deep Recordings CD Promo)
South Africa's Reel Skaps (Thabiso Mashiloane) and prolific singer Darian Crouse join forces to grace us with "You have to choose", an utterly tantalizing afro house jewel using gentle yet compelling deep rhythms as playground for glamorous keys and blissful chords, not to forget to mention Darian Crouse's unmatched emotive vocals. Put differently, miss "You have to choose" at your own risk...
Gumzito featuring Sabrina Chyld "I'm loving me" (Quantize Recordings CD Promo)
South African producer Gumzito (real name Leruo Khabutlane) teams up with songstress Sabrina Chyld for "I'm loving", to cut right to the chase this marvelous collaboration is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Beyond doubt, the dulcet yet captivating backdrop harmonizes perfectly with the illustrious keys, precious chords and Sabrina Chyld's unmistakable deeply rooted vocals. Beside the original version, the release includes excellent interpretations by Lilac Jeans and SK95 who keep the overall vibe soulful yet give the song an enticing deepened feel.
Namy featuring Josh Milan "From now on 2015" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
In late 2012, KingStreet Records unleashed the wonderful "From now on" by by Japanese producer Namy (Yutaka Takanami) which features the touching vocals by Josh Milan (one half of legendary production duo Blaze). This timeless dance floor classic returns in fresh remixes by DJ Fudge who contributes both an uplifting piano driven soul/funk infused rendition and a deep hypnotizing soul-tech rework, Eric Ericksson injects his incomparable truly inebriant deep house touch, and finally 0.0 aka Yuichiro Kotani delivers an epic remix guaranteed to take over the main room.
K-One & Mojere featuring Kele B "My time our time" (Lilac Jeans Music CD Promo)
Lilac Jeans Music continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful vocal house music from the motherland, with the labels latest offering "My time our time" being courtesy of Kenosi 'K-one' Ratshefola and songstress Kele B. To make it short, on this beauty dulcet yet thrilling rhythms lead the way for luxurious keys, classy saxophone and Kele B's beautiful haunting vocals. On remix duty are Lilac Jeans whose 'Vocal Remix' is an enchanting affair fueled with glorious keys and enthralling rhythms, with their wicked 'Dub Version' being on a deeper truly hypnotizing tip.
The Jersey Maestros featuring Anthony M Johnson "Move on" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
This fabulous production by Jersey Maestros (aka Eddie Boom and Donald Pup Bolding) and singer Anthony M Johnson first saw the light of the day on the stellar "GFK Miami Sampler 2015", thankfully this gem now gets a proper single release. "Move on" is a masterly crafted soulful gem combining Anthony M Johnson's formidable deeply rooted vocals with phantasmagorial keys, sweet guitars and spell binding rhythms - sheer musical bliss. Geoffrey C adds his one-of-a-kind phat'n'deep yet soulful touch, DaSoul & Niko M serve an entrancing melancholic interpretation, Marco Finotello's rework is a throwback to the 80's sound, and last but not least Spiritual Blessings deliver the goods with their deep mesmerizing workout.
Hermanas Sister "Bird" (Remixes)(Adaptation Music CD Promo)
Adaptation Music's next release are superb remixes of Hermanas Sister's "Bird" taken from their 2011 album "Songs for dysfunctional lovers". First up, Matt Correa delivers a tempting verily dreamy and atmospheric Balearic rework, next is the old school inspired truly immense dub by Tom Conrad laced with luscious melodies, and lastly there is Roberto Cantero with his fantastic Disco-tastic and organic soul/jazz/funk infused re-imagination.
SassyAzz "The key is yours" (Original Drum HSI Records CD Promo)
Original Drum HSI Records are going from strength to strength, this time around they present a full single release of one of the standout tracks from their "Beyond Black Holes Vol. II" album released earlier this year. The original version is smooth as silk, with SassyAzz' unique seductive vocals being accompanied by grand jazzy piano, ethereal chords and gentle rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of Shino Blackk who contributes a wonderful jazzed-up rendition, Rated M who transforms the song into an immaculate underground jewel, and last but not least Enoo Napa and Neter Supreme with their ingenious interpretations oozing with ethereal melodies and infectious rhythms.
The best of the rest...
We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...
From South Africa's Infinite Boys & Tarajika comes "Tribute to Rex Rabanye", an utterly tantalizing slice of absolutely relentless afro-deepness. Absolutely irresistible tribal-tastic rhythms lead the way for killer organ stabs and progressions, altogether spreading a hypnotizing feel guaranteed to send the floor into a frenzy (Tribe Records CD Promo). We stay in the motherland with DjThakzin and the his "Drums and passion" EP loaded with four equally massive tracks which are all about merciless afrocentric rhythms and exhilarating melodies. Undoubtedly each of these tracks are sure-fire dance floor bombs... (Baainar Records CD Promo).
"Somebody's guiter" by The Couch Bastards is truly mesmerizing, with the deep fervid rhythms together with the heavenly keys and chords, cool vocal sprinkles and sweet guitar spreading an enthralling vibe you can't resist to dance to. DJ Funky T gives the track more of an organic feel on his gorgeous 'Soulfudge Mix' (Funky T Music CD Promo). Randomized Coffee return with "Estrella", a truly glamorous masterly orchestrated and utterly soulful slice of jazz infused afro goodness. The 'Deep Mix' oozes with an intriguing tech-soul vibe, Mephia contributes a magnificent laidback interpretation, and finally Cristian Vinci drops an eclectic latin flavored re-imagination (Sunclock Records CD Promo).
To cut a long story short, the "Rhythms is magic" EP by Groove Riddim features three no-nonsense dance floor weapons influenced by the unforgotten house underground garage and house sounds from the legendary nineties (Plastik People Recordings CD Promo). The versatile "Beliefs EP" by Empower features three tracks destined to cause a stir on the dance floor thanks to thrilling percussive rhythms and enticing melodies, with the title track being on a somewhat dark and moody tip, "Ebo racine" is a mellifluous afro infused groover, and lastly there is the silky smooth latin flavored "Leader of the angels choir" (Cabana Recordings CD Promo).