Back to normal volumes this week, as usual we have nothing but the latest in soulful house music for you... enjoy !!
Cecil featuring Solas B. Lalgee "Holding space" (Ocha Records CD Promo)
Ocha Records grace us with the debut single by Cecil Carthen who joins forces with vocalist Solas B. Lalgee on "Holding space", a marvelous soulful gem having timeless written all over. Quite simply, the deep'n'gentle yet captivating percussive rhythms together with the illustrious keys and Solas B. Lalgee's inimitable haunting vocals are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... On remix duty is Angolan DJ/producer DJeff Afrozilla who is pulling out all the stops on his masterly crafted deep'n'smooth interpretation oozing with heavenly melodies - sheer musical bliss...
Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd "True friend" (Uno Mas Recordings CD Promo)
You may be familiar with "True friend" by Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd from Una Mas Recordings "WMC 014 Sampler" (which includes a wicked guitar driven dub version), now finally the single release is just around the corner. The 'Classic Mix' combines the paramount seductive vocals by Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd with a grand piano by Francesco Signorini, warm melodious chords and gentle yet relentlessly thumpin' rhythms, with the 'Night Dub' deepening the vibe and introducing tantalizing synth melodies to turn the track into a sure-fire late night weapon.
Urban Dance Institution & Shola Phillips "Beautiful" (Master D Organ Mix)(Welcome to the Weekend CD Promo)
In December of last year, Urban Dance Institution's marvelous "I miss you" became available in digital format for the first time ever. Now, Urban Dance Institution present the follow-up single "Beautiful", once more joining forces with songstress Shola Phillips. To make it short, the feel-good anthem "Beautiful" built around an absolutely irresistible funked-up backdrop, grandiose organ, sublime chords and not to forget to mention the outstanding passionate vocals of Shola Phillips is guaranteed to jam-pack the floor. Remixes to follow soon.
Michele McCain "If you don't know me by now" (2015 Remixes)(Welcome to the Weekend CD Promo)
Originally released on Grooveland Music in October 2012 and then in July 2013 on Marivent Music International with new mixes, Michele McCain's fabulous interpretation of the timeless classic "If you don't know me by now" (originally written by the legendary philly-soul producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes back in 1972) returns in brand new remixes. From Marc Riwer comes an uplifting and organic funk soaked rework oozing with a jaw-dropping classic feel guaranteed to cast a spell on you, and DJ Tarek from Paris delivers a delectable chilled-out mid-tempo rendition. Also included is Jonny Montana's signature remix from 2012.
Luka featuring Maya Spector "Star struck" (We Go Deep CD Promo)
"Star struck" which features the tempting vocals of Maya Spector is taken from Anthony 'Luka' Kasirivu's highly acclaimed album "Love & light project" album released in 2012, coming complete with fresh remixes. First up is the original version from the album oozing with Luka's distinct deep mesmerizing sound, next are stellar remixes from the likes of Wox., Mephia, Andrum and DJ Sibz all adding their landmark deep enticing touch, giving you a plenty of choices to work the floor.
Urvin June featuring Vaun Noir "Peace in everyone's soul" (Ohyea Muziq CD Promo)
UK based songwriter/producer Urvin June teams up with singer/songwriter Vaun Noir for "Peace in everyone's soul", an enthralling deep house production which combines deep spell binding rhythms with inebriant keys, dreamy chords and Vaun Noir's incomparable r&b styled vocals. Label boss DJ Thes-Man and The Prince contribute the remixes, each of them injecting his signature sound which keeps the vibe deep and exhilarating, giving you a tough time picking a favorite version...
Chanelle "This love" (Deep Nota Records CD Promo)
House music diva Chanelle is back with the Eddie 'Eaze' Coleman written and produced "This love" to be released on Deep Nota very soon. Eddie 'Eaze' Coleman's 'Eaze BK Rhythms Mix' is on an inspiring broken-beat flavored Latin-House tip sure to set the floor on fire, label head Mickey K gets all funky on his exciting rework laced with classic guitar licks, Rampus contributes a fiery feel-good Disco-House workout and last but not least Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) adds his beloved soul/funk infused touch to the song.
Lilac Jeans "Club Vibes Vol. 2" (Lilac Jeans Music CD Promo)
Lilac Jeans (the duo of Linda Sikhosana and Floyd Nkonyane) follow-up last years success of their "Club Vibes Library EP" with "Club Vibes Vol. 2" loaded with four equally massive tracks guaranteed to send the floor into a frenzy. To cut a long story short, Lilac Jeans take us on an enchanting journey to deepest imaginable grounds with this EP, with the impellent rhythms together with the entrancing keys and chords spreading a relentless feel you can't resist to dance to.
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...
We are entering deepest territory with "States" by Jacob Bech, a truly seductive late night gem driven by hypnotizing deep rhythms which serve as foundation for magical atmospheric synth melodies and wicked vocal sprinkles. The 'Back Alley Dub' strips things back a bit and gives the track a slightly darker feel (Large Music CD Promo). Rasmir Mantree is back on Spirit of House with his one-of-a-kind truly incomparable sound, gracing us with four equally mesmerizing versions of "Rhythm's in the music" which features seductive vocals by Coray alongside luscious keys over deeply rumblin' rhythms - unadulterated underground house music at its best (Mantree Records CD Promo).
From Paul Youx comes the "Time to Play EP" which is loaded with two incredibly wicked underground-esque dance floor bombs, both using infectiously jackin' backdrops as playground for a dazzling jazz/funk inspired instrumentation (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo). In a similar vain is "Keep on steppin'" by The Playerz (DJ Romain & DJ Pepper) which, to cut right to the chase, is an uber cool disco influenced floor filler. Comes complete with the 'DJ Romain Jackin House Mix' previously available on the label's "WMC Sampler 2014" (Metro Trax CD Promo).