This weeks update is truly huge yet we keep the quality high and bring you only the best and latest in soulful house music... enjoy !!
Souldynamic featuring Dawn Tallman "In the air" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
Italy's Souldynamic (Luca Ciotoli & Stefano De Magistris) join forces with the one and only house music diva Dawn Tallman for "In the air", a sun-drenched musical gem oozing with Dawn Tallman's inimitable sultry vocals, gorgeous melodies and smooth yet spell binding rhythms - one guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Those looking for a deeper version should head straight to the wicked 'Joburg Mix' which turns the song into a thrilling afro-deep affair laced with sublime keys.
Exclusive Preview: Entity featuring Charles Cooper "Heaven" (2013 Remixes)(Uso Records CD Promo)
Back in May of last year, we were celebrating the "Heaven" by Entity (Charles Cooper & Darian Crouse), now this timeless song featuring deeply felt vocals by Charles Cooper returns right in time for summer in brand new remixes. First up we have Mr. Boogie & Wily Hird who contribute a glamorous deep rendition on a laidback yet captivating tip fueled with dulcet keys. Next is Bhunu Brill who deepens the vibe to the max, with thumpin' rhythms leading the way for the vocals and joyous melodies. Finally we have Big Brown Baby who serves a slice of pristine underground with enthralling workout.
Exclusive Preview: Mr. Boogie & Creso "African skyz" (Uso Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Mr. Boogie (aka Brendon Davids) presents a sure-fire floor anthem with "African skyz", an absolutely irresistible afro-deep production using remorseless percussive rhythms as playground for enchanting vocals by Creso and celestial synth melodies. On remix duty are Caper & Tom who give the track a wicked deep organic feel you can't resist to dance to, and Entity who rework the track into a truly hypnotizing affair driven by vivid tribal rhythms and lush keys which harmonize perfectly with Creso's vocals.
Zulu Mafia "Day dreaming" (Soul Sun Soul Music CD Promo)
South Africa's up and rising Zulu Mafia is back with "Day dreaming", a super soulful yet truly mesmerizing summery production combining smooth tribal-esque rhythms with grand jazzy keys and deeply rooted vocals by Master P - in other words, an utterly soulful gem guaranteed to jam-pack the floor... The 'Love' mixes featuring heavenly keys give the song a more organic yet truly groovin' feel. Look out for remixes by label head Mikki Afflick and others in late summer...
Meropa Park "Live a lil'" (Suges Remix)(Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo)
Not much needs to be said and written about this jewel... "Live a lil" by Meropa Park has been reworked by Canada's Suges who delivers a beautiful piece of music with his fantastic interpretation using laidback rhythms as playground for inspiring vocals, lovely guitar and super delicious melodies - quite simply a deep house gem having timeless written all over...
Love & Light "Pure joy" (DaSouL & Fabry Diglio LuySal Mix)(People that make the Music D Promo)
Italy's DaSoul and Fabry Diglio take on "Pure joy" by Love & Light and turn this wonderful song which features seductive female vocals into an enthralling affair, with deep pulsating rhythms leading the way for the vocals, sublime jazzy piano and glorious keys and chords - the result is simply breathtaking and guaranteed to cause a stir on the floor. Nuff said.
Groove Cartell & Harrison Crump "Believe in love" (soWHAT Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Groove Cartell team up with US-based vocalist Harrison Crump on "Believe in love", an intoxicating afrocentric production built around deep mesmerizing rhythms, a heartfelt rendition of the touching lyrics by Harrison Crump and luscious keys. On remix duty are N'Dinga Gaba, UPZ and Dave Storm all adding their distinctive deep/soulful touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Chris Nigel featuring Lester Jay "Breathe" (Liberate Records CD Promo)
Liberate Records bring us the delectable "Breathe" by Chris Nigel and vocalist Lester Jay, a mind-blowing production featuring Lester Jay's deeply felt rendition of the vocals, jazzy keys and melodious chords over sumptuous, deep organic rhythms, altogether spreading an infectious feel guaranteed to rock the floor. The package comes complete with two equally great dub alterations featuring grand jazzy piano, and a wicked 'Rep-the-tition Mix' giving the track a deeper truly enchanting feel.
Mona Bode "Call me Harlem" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)
D#Sharp Records are back on Spirit of House with the super delightful "Call me Harlem" produced by Joe Flame and performed by Mona Bode whose spoken word poetry harmonizes perfectly with the jazzy piano, the luscious chords and smooth yet spell binding rhythms. The stripped back 'D#Sharp Remix' takes the track to mesmerizing deeper grounds, Allen Jackson gives us something different yet truly delectable with his broken beat styled rework, Shino Blakk gets deep and melodious on his groovey take, and Panther72's workout is all about hypnotizing atmospheric melodies and driving rhythms.
Patrick Khuzwayo featuring L't Adams "Listen to your mind" (Atal Music CD Promo)
"Listen to your mind" by Patrick Khuzwayo is the latest offering from Atal Music who continue to bless us with nothing but the best in South African house music. This summery production features emotive vocals by L'T Adams (Siyanda Ashley Ngwenya) alongside illustrious keys and acidic overtones over infectious yet smooth afro-deep rhythms - in other words, sheer musical bliss...
Hojulo "Journey to Zar EP" (Candi Bean Records CD Promo)
Hojulo "Love in my Dreams EP" (Candi Bean Records CD Promo)
The prominence of house music from South Africa in this weeks update is undisputed, with Candi Bean Records about to drop two massive release from Hojulo titled "Journey to Zar EP" and "Love in my Dreams EP". Both releases are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine with their deep afrotastic rhythms and heavenly melodies, not to forget to mention the uber cool vocals by Hojulo. The remixes are courtesy of DJ Ouder who is pulling out all the stops and gives you plenty of options to work the floor.
Crossroads featuring Teisha Marie "Ain't nobody like you" (BeYourself Recordings CD Promo)
Back in March, BeYourself Recordings presented their wonderful debut release "Sunday afternoon" by Crossroads and songstress Deborah Falanga, now the second release "Ain't nobody like you" is ready for which Crossroads join forces with the highly talented Teisha Marie who impresses with a heartfelt rendition of the lyrics. First up we have Soulpersona who grace us with a marvelous soul/funk infused interpretation oozing with a glorious laidback feel. Second is Crossroad's warm and uplifting yet utterly soulful version oozing with a jaw-dropping classic house feel. By no means to be missed.
LPizzicato & Nanau "You are the one" (Remixes)(Amati Records CD Promo)
In November of last year, Amati Records released the wonderful "You are the one" by label founders LPizzicato and Nanau which features sensitive deeply rooted vocals by Jassele together with heavenly synth melodies and jazzy keys over deep laidback yet captivating percussive rhythms. Now the remixes are here, with Chaca turning the heat up on his remorselessly stompin' rework perfect for peak time play, The Deep Lover reworks the track into a deep melodious late night affair, Diogo Jacob contributes a grandiose broken beat styled funked-up re-rub of the original, and finally Keys Snow relaxes the vibe on his deep'n'mellow interpretation laced with soothing melodies.
Black Forest featuring Snowie "Lenggane" (Una Mas Recordings CD Promo)
We ain't done with with house music from South Africa yet as we want to introduce you to the bodacious "Lenggane" by Black Forrest and songstress Snowie coming soon on Una Mas Recordings. "Lenggane" is built around deep contaminous rhythms which are enriched with Snowie's passionate vocals and ethereal melodies. The remixes are courtesy of IndySoul who deepens the vibe to the max on his interpretation fueled with illustrious keys, Sal Negro who fires things up on his inebriant workout loaded with phat keys, and label head Steve Paradise who blesses us with a masterly orchestrated organic rework (Gianluca Carollo's trumpet is sheer musical bliss).