This weeks update is as hot as it gets - enjoy !!
Deep City Soul "We all fall down" (Soul Heaven Poolside Mix)(CD-R)
In summer of 2011, Deep City Soul (Owen Taylor & Matt Mckillop) took over dance floors by storm with "We all fall down" featuring songstress Jacqui George, now they grace us with a previously unreleased version taken directly from their own personal collection which will never be released officially. To make it short, the unmistakable sultry vocals of Jacqui George together with the heavenly keys, sweet guitar and the smooth yet spell binding sun drenched backing groove a are guaranteed to make you yearn for more... The perfect soul infused soundtrack for summer...
Alex Politi featuring Josiah Ruff "Soulmate" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Up and rising HSR Records kick off June with the uber soulful "Soulmate" by Alex Politi and vocalist Josiah Ruff. "Soulmate" is all about the amazing passionate vocal stylings of Josiah Ruff, sublime jazzy keys, luscious chords and a gently stompin' backdrop - sheer musical bliss. Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) contributes the remix, keeping the vibe soulful and sexy yet giving the track more of a funky feel. Not to be missed...
Brown Sugah "The gathering" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
Last year in August, we introduced you to "The gathering" by Brown Sugah, a true dancers delight. The unrivaled inspirational spoken word poetry by Brown Sugah is taken to the next level on these brand new remixes by the likes of DJ Spax-vybz, DJ Nastor, Sheldon So Goode and Kafele (who impresses with his trumpet play on his interpretation) all adding their signature mesmerizing deep/afrotastic touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version. Undoubtedly, this latest offering from CyberJamz Records is a truly dazzling production guaranteed to jam pack the floor and send the dancers into a frenzy...
JD73 featuring Fraser "Believe in love" (Splash Music Productions CD Promo)
"Believe in love" is the highly anticipated single taken from Dan Goldman aka JD73 (Jazz Doctor 73) brand new album "Make your move", both forthcoming on Splash Music Productions. The original version is laced with magnificent sun-kissed jazz-funky grooves, classy horns, sweet guitars and the silky smooth vocals of Fraser - this song screams summer. Soulpersona delivers a phantasmagorical broken beat flavored rendition, Incognito drop a fabulous interpretation fueled with enchanting melodies, and last but not least JD73 himself serves an enticing old skool inspired workout guaranteed to set the floor on fire.
Steal Vybe featuring Monday Michiru "Past, Present, Future EP" (Makin' Moves CD Promo)
Last week, Steal Vybe (Chris Forman & Damon Bennett ) returned to Spirit of House with the ingenious "Etude du son (Study of Sound) EP" featuring two breathtaking deep house tracks, now they join forces with singer Monday Michiru for the wonderful "Past, Present, Future EP". Quite simply Steal Vybe are on top of their game, offering three equally towering masterly crafted productions oozing with nothing but soulful vibes and rhythms, not to forget to mention Monday Michiru's unmatched emotive vocals. Highly recommended.
Deep House Pick #1: Roy Ananda "Eclipse" (Magnolia Street Records CD Promo)
"Eclipse" by Roy Ananda is the inaugural release from Jakarta (Indonesia) based label Magnolia Street Records, and what a beauty it is... This deep house gem was inspired by the total lunar eclipse from past March and uses gentle yet irresistibly thumpin' rhythms as playground for empyreal synth melodies and a glamorous organ, altogether spreading a hypnotizing feel guaranteed to put a spell on you.
Deep House Pick #2: Various "Serie Limitee 006" (Serie Limitee Records CD Promo)
Before we get into the review, a note about this release to make sure you won't miss out on it if you're interested: Serie Limitee Records is a vinyl-only label with very limited quantities and no re-press of its releases. "Serie Limitee 006" will be pressed on 180g heavy vinyl and is limited to 250 copies. This time the label pays respect to Chicago and has signed the marvelous unadulterated deep house pearl from legendary Jordan Fields entitled "Parlez-vous underground" - a truly glorious journey to the deep which is our favorite track on this EP. But lets not forget the other inspiring tunes by Uncle Deep, 99letters and Jemaho all keeping the vibe deep and pristine as well - they are all fantastic underground-esque tracks too. Finally, as always in this series, a mysterious bonus track by label manager Monsieur Cedric is included - believe us, this one is a killer...