A massive update awaits you this week with nothing but the best and latest in soulful and afro house music - enjoy !!
Melodic T "Perfect gentleman" (Deep Fusion Records CD Promo)
Deep Fusion Records have a real beauty in the hands with the fantastic "Perfect gentleman" performed in grand style by Melodic T aka Nokuthula Precious Mazibuko whose unique emotive vocals truly shine, with the release featuring an eclectic selection of dazzling interpretations by the likes of Linda Wase Vaal, Echo Soul, G-Soul Blast, George Lesley, Stherable 1ne and Those Boys all adding their signature soulful/deep/afro/broken-beat infused touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.
D.O.R Projects & Richelle Hicks "Get down" (Leda Music CD Promo)
Forthcoming to Leda Music is the splendorous "Get down" by D.O.R Projects and vocalist Richelle Hicks, a verily hypnotizing afro house production fusing the unmistakable powerhouse vocals of Richelle Hicks with luscious keys, superlunary chords and gentle yet hypnotizing afro-deep rhythms. Undeniably, "Get down" is a sure-fire dance floor weapon...
Brewed Souls "Undenzeni na" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
South African group Brewed Souls make their debut on Tribe Records with "Undenzeni na", without doubt this truly seductive slice of afro house goodness oozing with the beautiful vocals of Russell, sublime keys, ethereal chords and gentle yet thrilling deep rhythms is guaranteed to cast a spell on you. Don't miss out on this wicked tune... Nuff said.
Soulbridge featuring Dana Divine "Music makes the world go round" (Remixes)(HSR Records CD Promo)
September of last year, HSR Records were celebrating their 100th release with the marvelous "Music makes the world go round" by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and eminent songstress Dana Divine, now this uplifting soul oozing jewel returns in brand new truly stunning interpretations by DJ Umbi, F.A.M (Paolo Fedreghini, Massimo Anelli, Max Montorio) and Soul Groove taking the song to the next level, with each of the remixes keeping the vibe soulful yet enthralling. Sheer musical bliss...
JoioDJ featuring Wondress "Music" (Quantize Recordings CD Promo)
Summer anthem alert... "Music" by JoioDJ and vocalist Wondress is a sun drenched gem, with an irresistibly thumpin' organic backing leading the way for luxurious keys, grand saxophone and the one-of-a-kind sultry vocals of Wondress. Next to the original vocal and instrumental versions, the package features excellent remixes by Distant People (Joey Slivero) who serves a sure-fire prime time weapon laced with stellar keys, lush chords and inexorably pulsating rhythms, and Earl Tutu & John Khan who relax the vibe on their uber soulful verily melodious deepened rendition.
Glenn Gregory featuring Jay Kilbey "Beautiful" (Toupee Records CD Promo)
Last week, we introduced you to Glenn Gregory's splendid remixes of "Walk with him" by Mona Bode, now this highly talented DJ/producer returns with the phantasmagorical "Beautiful" which features the gorgeous vocals of Jay Kilbey alongside glorious jazzed-up keys and dreamy chords over smooth yet intriguing percussive rhythms. The utterly tantalizing 'Remix' is a fantastic alteration keeping the vibe soulful and jazzy yet giving the track a somewhat more intense feel.
Cafe 432 featuring Lifford "Meant to be" (Soundstate Recordings CD Promo)
London based duo Cafe 432 (aka Jonsey and Kevin McPherson) join forces with vocalist extraordinaire Lifford Shillingford for "Meant to be", most definitely this inspiring soulful gem using an infectious funked-up backdrop as foundation for exquisite jazzy keys, celestial chords, classy horns and Lifford Shillingford's inimitable deep-rooted is guaranteed to make you yearn for more..
DJ Punch "The Black Nite EP" (Toupee Records CD Promo)
DJ Punch once again has been pulling out all the stop to bless us with a superb and verily eclectic selection of expertly crafted truly respectful and enthralling four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of unforgettable classics, beyond the shadow of a doubt each of the songs featured on "The Black Nite EP" will send the dancers into a frenzy: Jean Carn "Free love", Krafttwerk "Numbers", Lead Belly "Black betty" and last but not least super fierce dub rework of Teddy P "Please please don't go" (aka a very famous Philly-Disco classic from the late 70's).
Girls of the Internet "When U go" (Classic Music Company CD Promo)
Coming soon on Classic Music Company is the sublime "When U go" by Girls of the Internet, an uber soulful and laidback production oozing with a deep'n'dulcet organic backdrop, delectable melodies and the glamorous vocals of Segilola Jolaosho. Italian DJ/producer MoBlack (Mimmo Falcone) contributes a brilliant afrotastic interpretation laced with hypnotic synths and captivating percussive rhythms.
Soulmates featuring Morris Revy "We got it better" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Italy's Soulmates (the trio of Gigi Frassanito, Andrea Erre and Criss Hawk) have been on a roll in recent weeks, certainly they continue to grace us with their latest offering "We got it better" a feel-good summery production featuring the amazing sultry vocals of Morris Revy, joyful melodies and a spell binding organic backing. The 'Club Mix' is a splendiferous alteration transforming the track into a peak time dance floor weapon, and last but not least Jon Fernandez who gives the track an enticing feel on his dreamy late night rendition.
John Sivris "Roll Jordan" (Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Greek DJ/producer John Sivris makes his debut on Double Cheese Records with "Roll Jordan", a classic gospel song given an ingenious four-to-the-floor makeover, with the unmistakable vocals being combined with a classy saxophone, spacy synths and resistless afro-tribal rhythms. The remix courtesy of label head Luyo is a truly tantalizing affair enriched with a killer organ ride, atmospheric chords and a contaminous organic backdrop.
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...
"Calma apparente" by Kai Djuric is a fantastic slice of jazz house produced by Luca Lala which features the incomparable trumpet wizardry of Kaj Djuric alongside entrancing synths by Davide 'Enphy' Cuccu and a contaminous musical backing (2elle Records CD Promo). Walter G joins forces with jazz musician Giovani Guerretti for "See the sea", a beautiful sun drenched mediterranean jazz house cut. The remix by The Scientists of Sound stays true to the original yet turns up the heat for some serious dance floor heat (Double Cheese Records CD Promo).
From Groove Delivers (aka Nenad Radenkovic) comes "Sunset boulevard", a truly fabulous slice of sun drenched bliss oozing with dreamy synth melodies and gentle rhythms. The remix by Mark Di Meo & Julie B introduces a magical guitar solo by Rino Menna which gives the song a wonderful mediterranean feel (Soulstice Music CD Promo).