Summer may be over, but we continue to bring warmth to your heart with the latest in soulful house...
C. Robert Walker & Paris Cesvette "Loving you in places" (Jack 2 Jazz Records CD Promo)
What a dream combination we are about to enjoy here... C. Robert Walker and Paris Cesvette, two of house music's biggest talents, join forces to present the celestial "Loving you in places", an amazing production featuring outstanding sensual vocals by C. Robert Walker, an incredible jazzy saxophone and delectable keys over a laidback, funk soaked percussive groove - this is soulful house at its best. To be released complete with remixes by the likes of 60 Hertz Project, N'Dinga Gaba, Pirahnahead and more - watch out for it.
Jay West "The Speed of Soul EP" (Adaptation Music CD Promo)
Adaptation Music return with one of the best deep house releases we heard in quite a while... Jay West presents "The Speed of Soul EP" featuring the two tracks "The speed of soul" and "Just for today", both oozing with luscious melodies and infectious yet smooth rhythms. With added remixes by the likes of Silver City and Javier Varez of "The speed of soul" and 9west and Lonya & Roi Okev of "Just for today" all adding their distinct touch to the tracks, this is a striking deep house release not to be missed.
Justin Imperiale "Afro dance" (Cabana Records CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of his recent smash "Tropcial Jazz" comes the next bomb from Cabana Records label honcho Justin Imperiale. "Afro dance" takes you on a mesmerizing journey to deepest grounds with its remorseless percussive afro-tribal rhythms and wicked orchestration - a which-doctor in the jungle couldn't create a more intense feel...
Beyonce "Countdown" (RedSoul Remix)(Sony Records CD Promo)
It is a rare thing these days that a major label does release a 'soulful house' remix that deserves to be heard - here we have one of those few exceptions courtesy of RedSoul who reworks Beyonce's "Countdown" (from her current long player "4") into an uplifting sexy affair using a funk soaked backdrop as playground for a classy piano, lascivious keys and Beyonce's unmistakable voice.
Mr. Moon & Angel D featuring Michael Flaming "Soulmate" (Duffnote Records CD Promo)
Bulgarian musician/producer Mr. Moon returns to Duffnote Records with "Soulmate", a collaboration with Angel D and singer Michael Flaming who contributes a deeply felt vocal performance. The original (previously featured on "Duffnote presents In House Vol. 2") is built around a smoothly stompin' backing enriched with a lovely guitar and warm melodies. Eric Jadi delivers a classic interpretation featuring grand piano and horns over a percussive funked-up groove,while Mike Scot slightly turns up the heat to give you a choice mix for peak time play.
Stereofunk featuring Morrisson "Bring me up" (Aquatique Records CD Promo)
It took a while but finally "Bring me up" by Scottish producer Jim McGeachan (under his Stereofunk disguise) and American singer, songwriter, producer and actor Morrisson will get a proper release. "Bring me up" is an uplifting production featuring passionate vocals by Morrisson alongside lush keys and chords over intriguing rhythms. Funk Manouver intensify the vibe to give you a prime time weapon at hand, while Stereofunk himself delivers sheer musical bliss with his 'Soul Mix', a truly soulful affair combining Morrisson's outstanding vocals with exquisite melodies.
Shane D featuring Keith Thompson "Where I'm comin' from" (Look At You Records CD Promo)
Look At You Records continue their mission to take over floors around the globe by storm with their latest offering "Where I'm comin' from" by Shane D who teams up with the legendary Keith Thompson to present a sure-fire anthem featuring luscious synth melodies and cool spoken poetry and vocals over ruthlessly deep funked-up rhythms. Beside vocal and instrumental versions, the package includes a somewhat smoother truly melodious 'Deepa Dub' by Shane D laced with glorious keys as well as a raw underground-esque workout by The Deepshakerz who give the track a mesmerizing deeper than deep touch.
Exclusive Preview: Brian McKnight "Temptation" (The Home Plates Mix)(CD-R)
Exclusive Preview: Kirk Franklin "Keep your head" (Junior White Remix)(CD-R)
Another week passed, so it's time to bring you a selection of the best bootleg edits and mixes we got in the last few days... First up, we have The Home Plates Project (Max Scatti & Rightside Boys) taking on Brian McKnight's beautiful "Temptation", a r&b song reminiscent of the legendary Marvin Gaye (respectively his timeless "I want" you) which they give a smoothly thumpin' 4/4 re-rub that stays true to the vibe of the original. Next we have the 'Gospel Project #3' by Junior White who reworks Kirk Franklin's uplifting gospel favorite "Keep you head" (lifted from the 2005 album "Hero") into an intoxicating yet smooth feel good four-to-the-floor stomper guaranteed to jam-pack floors.
Various "Soulful House Journey: Groove Assassin Sampler" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
If you ever wondered where Nick Moss' disguise Groove Assassin comes from, all you have to do is listen to his productions and remixes and you'll instantly figure it out... Whether it is peak time bangers, deep tech-house or soulful blissfulness, they have one thing in common: relentless rhythms and beats (alternatively one could call them grooves) you can't resist to dance to, guaranteed to cause a stir on the floor. No wonder he is next in line to deliver a "Soulful House Journey" for KingStreet, and this six track sampler featuring unreleased original productions, mixes and edits gives us a preview of what to expect from the project. We don't think there is a better way to showcase Nick Moss' versatility and ingenuity...
Nteeze & Andy's "You are" (Nu Deep Records CD Promo)
Some consider 13 an unlucky number, but we are sure the thirteenth release by Nteeze & Andy (aka Daniel Lesiba Langa and Andrew Even Modipane, both from South Africa) will do well for Nu Deep Records and become a favorite with deep house lovers and DJ's alike. Nteeze & Andy bless us with the sublime "You are", a gentle production featuring heartfelt vocals and marvelous keys over deep thrilling rhythms. Best of all, the package offers a selection of equally great variations, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.