We have only the very best and latest in soulful house for you this week - enjoy !!
Zulu's At Work featuring Wendy Jane Satchell "How love goes" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Zulu's At Work (Lunga Tlou & Ntsikzin Khuzwayo) make their debut on Gotta Keep Faith Records with "How love goes", a marvelous soul filled production oozing with a glamorous inspiring feel through the enthralling deeply rumblin' backdrop, exquisite jazzy keys and not to forget to mention the inimitable emotive vocals of Wendy Jane Satchell. The release comes complete with a stellar selection of remixes from the likes of OtherSoul, Mind Street, DJ Umbi, Nicolas Bassi and Mus-Threee all adding their distinctive soulful/deep touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...
Lemon & Herb "For the birds" (Ocha Records CD Promo)
The long awaited full length album by South African production trio Lemon & Herb will be dropping soon (we're told late November), to sweeten the wait they grace us with "For the birds", a heavenly soul oozing production having timeless written all overs as gentle yet thrilling deep rhythms lead the way for a beautiful jazzed out vocal performance by songstress Eliki, warm melodious keys and a grand trumpet solo by the one and only Kafele.
Room 806 "True story" (Patrick Khuzwayo Original Mix)(Room 806 Music CD Promo)
Late year in late November, Room 806 blessed us with their marvelous debut album "Live free" (released through Soulful Sentiments Records), in anticipation of their second album entitled "Muzication" due in March 2015 they present the first single "True story" on their own Room 806 Music label. Not much needs to be said or written about this jewel besides it uses deep'n'smooth yet captivating afro-deep rhythms as playground for sublime jazzy keys, luscious chords and illustrious saxophone - sheer musical bliss...
Niko M & DaSouL featuring Mary R "I can't get no sleep" (Soul Mjuzieek Digital CD Promo)
Back in 1993, Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez & 'Little' Louie Vega aka Masters at Work joined forced with India for "I can't get no sleep", a song nowadays considered one of the definitive house music records of all time. Fast forward to 2014, and we can enjoy an outstanding jazz/funk infused remake of this unforgettable classic by Niko M, DaSouL and songstress Mary R. Their re-imagination stays respectful to the original yet gives the song a contemporary utterly spell binging feel, with Mary R's stunning emotive vocals being accompanied by an infectious funked-up backing, grand sexy saxophone and lush keys. Quite simply superb...
Faith Howard "I have the faith" (DJ Big Dose Mixes)(Kingdom Records CD Promo)
In September of this year, we introduced to "I have the faith" by Faith Howard, a top-notch gospel house song produced by Jerry C King spreading a feel good vibe you can't resist to dance to. Now Kingdom Records present a hot selection of remixes by DJ Big Dose who turns the heat up to the max on the 'Mustard Seed' mixes, combining Faith Howard's inspiring gospel vocals with an uplifting piano, sweet guitar and a ruthless funktified backdrop - perfect for prime time play. Then on the 'Shame The Devil' mixes fueled with luscious melodies he give the song an irresistible deep pulsating feel guaranteed to put a spell on you - a sure-fire dance floor weapon.
Deep House Pick: Craig Stewart "Wiggly worm" (Wiggly Worm Records CD Promo)
The second release on recently launched Wiggly Worm Records is courtesy of label head Craig Stewart who showcases his deeper side with "Wiggly worm" (the title of the track matching the label name is taken from an extract from the famous Chuck Roberts speech "Our house", describing perfectly the one-of-a-kind dance music we call 'house'), a wicked unadulterated underground-esque track laced with hypnotizing synth hooks over utterly deep old skool infused rhythms - jam-packed floors guaranteed. You also get an eclectic selection of remixes by Echofusion, Gutto Serta and Hubenz giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Exclusive Preview: Tinashe featuring SchoolBoy Q "2 on" (Spellband Remix)(CD-R)
Exclusive Preview: Kem "Do what you gotta do" (Sounds of Soul Retouch)(CD-R)
It is time again to bring you our choice selection of edits and (bootleg) remixes we got in the past few weeks... First up we have Spellband turning "2 on" by Tinashe featuring SchoolBoy Q (taken from here debut artist album "Aquarius") into a relentless four-to-the-floor thumper, next we have Mark Jordan adding his signature soul laden 4/4 touch to Kem's "Do what you gotta do" - undoubtedly, both these reworkings stay true and respectful to the original yet give the song a contemporary soulful four-to-the-floor feel guaranteed to jam-pack the floor.