Enjoy another weekly update loaded with nothing but the best in soulful house...
DJ Thes-Man featuring Lady Lebz "You couldn't stay EP" (Atal Music CD Promo)
South African DJ/producer DJ Thes-Man and vocalist Lady Lebz join forces to grace us with "You couldn't stay", a marvelous afro-deep gem oozing with soul from beginning to the end. Quite simply, the deep organic rhythms combined with Lady Lebz's inimitable haunting vocals and heavenly melodies are guaranteed to make you yearn for more. The dub deepens the vibe to give the track a mesmerizing late night feel.
Distant People featuring Julie Iwheta "Start over" (Check it Out Records CD Promo)
What a musical gem we have here... Distant People (Joey Silvero) bless us with the phantasmagorial "Start over", an utterly soulful production featuring deeply rooted vocals by Julie Iwheta alongside luxurious keys over a deep organic backdrop - sheer musical bliss. The remixes are courtesy of Mind Street whose energetic percussive workout is the choice pick for prime time play, Other Soul who contribute an entrancing classic interpretation, and finally Andy Soul delivers a deep hypnotizing version oozing with illustrious melodies.
Marco Finotello "Goodbye to Goodbye EP" (Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
The saga continues as Double Cheese Records present yet another precious soulful release. Marco Finotello makes his debut on the label with the "Goodbye to Goodbye EP" loaded with three equally amazing productions, featuring fantastic vocal performances by Maggie Smile and Mr. Shy and influences from various genres such as soul, disco, funk and classic house. Words can't do justice to the wonderful music you can discover and experience on this EP, you have to check it out yourself... And before we forget, the release comes complete with brilliant remixes by label head Luyo and Can4House (Daniele Canfora & Cukiman).
DJ SGZ featuring Maddocks "We know not" (Nightshade Music Group CD Promo)
DJ SGZ returns to Spirit of House with the beautiful "We know not", a breath-taking production using deep gentle rhythms as playground for Maddocks unmistakable emotive vocals, grand jazzy keys and enticing synth melodies. In other words, a timeless soulful gem spreading an enthralling laidback feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Nuff said.
Jonathan Meyer "Something more" (Super Soul Music CD Promo)
The next release on Super Soul Music will be a tribute to Patti Labelle's "Something more" by Jonathan Meyer and songstress Miss D - without the shadow of a doubt, their re-imagination of this classic is truly awe-inspiring. Deep percussive rhythms lead the way for exquisite keys and Miss D's unrivaled vocals on the 'Main Mix', while the 'Club Mix' turns the heat up with a punchy groove sure to set the floor on fire. The 'Reprise' is all about Miss D's one-of-a-kind rendition of the lyrics accompanied by a wonderful piano, and last but not least you also get an instrumental of the main version.
King Wave "Plastic Dreams & Others Things EP" (Under Pressure Records CD Promo)
Under Pressure Records are back with two massive releases guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor. First up is the eclectic eight track "Plastic Dreams & Other Things EP" by South Africa's Zukhanye 'King Wave' Sidinile taking you on a dizzying journey through the various flavors of afro-deep house the motherland is renowned and beloved for. By no means to be missed.
EleRoots "The Movement EP" (Under Pressure Records CD Promo)
The second new release on Under Pressure Record comes courtesy of South Africa's Khayelihle 'EleRoots' Shelembe. His "The Movement EP" is something truly special, letting us enjoy his esteemed truly unique and ingeniously fresh afro-deep sounds in its full glory, with each of the five tracks included on the EP guaranteed to make your yearn for more. Highly recommended.
Marubini musiQ "Take a deep Breath EP" (FOMP CD Promo)
FOMP's latest release for 2013 introduces us to Johannesburg duo Marubini musiQ aka Jabulani 'Fusion-Deep' Ngwenya and Thabo 'Epic-Sonique' Kubheka. Their "Take a deep Breath EP" features three masterly crafted productions, two of which feature the vocal talents of up-and-coming Siobhan 'Sio Blackwidow' King. To cut a long story short, this EP is a superb slice of sublime deep house oozing with beautiful sultry vocals, lascivious melodies and deep'n'smooth yet spell binding rhythms.
Jason Cheiron featuring Migosy "Life takes time" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Tribe Records are on a roll at the moment, with their latest offering being the delectable "Life takes time" by Dutch artists Jason Cheiron and Migosy, a sweet production using gentle afro-tribal rhythms as playground for Migosy's admirable emotive vocals and luscious keys. On remix duty is Pablo Martinez who delivers a fervid organic interpretation oozing with a mellifluous soulful vibe.
Exclusive Preview: Grace Jones "Love on top of love (killer kiss)" (Mus Threee Revisitation)(CD-R)
Back in 1989, Cole & Clivilles' 'Garage House Mix' of Grace Jones' "Love on top of love (killer kiss)" had one of the most powerful bassline around, working the one-of-a-kind sensual vocals of Grace Jones (remember the line "Put some grace in your face"?) to maximum effect. Thanks to Mus Threee (Piero Napolitano, Lino Baccaro, Marco Bellavia) this dance music classic returns to the dance floor in form of an enchanting deep house rework which combines Grace Jones' inimitable vocals with empyreal melodies and irresistibly thumpin' rhythms.