Music Reviews

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Georgie Porgie & Barbara Tucker "Love one another" (Kanomarli Remix)(I Am House Promo)

House music legends Georgie Porgie and Barbara Tucker join forces for "Love one another", beyond the shadow of a doubt they grace us with a splendiferous vocal anthem that is not to be missed.The duo of Tony Cano and Reggie Rodgers, collectively known as Kanomarli, delivers the goods with their glamorous soulful rendition which combines the unmistakable powerhouse vocals of Barbara Tucker and Georgie Porgie with delectable keys, celestial chords and an infectious organic backdrop.

Angelo Draetta "Feel you here" (Leda Music Promo)

The final release for Leda Music in 2018 is the phantasmagorical "Feel you here" by Angelo Draetta, to make it short this is a top-notch soulful production using a smooth yet irresistibly thumpin' organic musical backing as foundation for warm melodious keys and beautiful emotive female vocals. Put differently, "Feel you here" forthcoming on Leda Music is a glorious slice of soulful goodness...

Tracy Hamlin "Cranes in the sky" (POJI Records Promo)

DJ/producer DJ Oji and vocalist Tracy Hamlin collaborate on this magnificent and unique four-to-the-floor remake of "Cranes in the sky" by Solange Knowles (taken from her 2016 album "A seat at the table"). Without question, the utterly intriguing underground-esque rhythms together with the lush keys, entrancing chords and Tracy Hamlin's amazing deep-rooted vocals make this something truly special...

Viola Sykes "Go" (Scoob & Freez Records Promo)

Forthcoming to Scoob & Freez Records is the excellent "Go" produced by TheFREEZproject and performed in grand style by Viola Sykes. Most certainly, this gorgeous slice of uplifting soulful bliss oozing with the incredible inspirational vocals of Violy Sykes, classy jazzy keys, ethereal chords and an utterly contaminous funked-up backdrop is a sure-fire dance floor weapon not to be missed.

Keisuke Oda featuring Shohey "Walk in the park" (Spirit Soul Promo)

To be released soon through Japanese label Spirit Soul is "Walk in the park" the debut single by Tokyo's own Keisuke Oda. "Walk in the park" is an exhilarating production using a thrilling groovey musical backing as playground for dreamful keys and the smooth vocals of Shohey. The remixes are courtesy of Doug Gomez who serves a lively afro house rendition, and Fuminori Kagajo who delivers a mesmerizing underground-esque dub rework perfect for prime time play.

Soulista featuring Rona Ray "Love yourself" (Soulstice Music Promo)

Soulstice Music continue to bless us with nothing the best in soulful house music with their latest offering "Love yourself" by Italian based Soulista aka Sebastiano Di Filippo, a splendorous production laced with the inimitable sultry vocals of Rona Ray, heavenly keys and a spell binding rich organic backdrop. The cherry on top are the superb verily soulful remixes by Rightside & Mark Di Meo and Terry Hunter taking the song to the next level, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.

Keisha Hall "He makes me say" (Face The Bass Records Promo)

Face The Bass Records are back with another stunning release sure to the please the soulful house aficionados... "He makes me say" which is all about Keisha Hall's unmatched seductive vocals comes in stellar interpretations by Shino Blackk who drops a glorious afro infused rendition that is truly captivating, Jym 'Dabadseed' Pratt who contributes an inspiring smoothly bouncin' version, and last but not least there is the scintillating unadulterated deep house workout by Ronald Overby.

DJ SGZ "Taxi" (Nightshade Music Group Promo)

Coming soon to Nightshade Music Group is "Taxi" by South African DJ/producer DJ SGZ (Gugulethu Mokwebo), undeniably this uber soulful production fueled with the fantastic heartfelt vocals of Los Angeles based singer Matthew Clanton, towering acoustic guitar, luscious keys and a compelling percussion enriched organic backing groove is guaranteed to cast a spell on you. Nuff said...

Sol Brown featuring HanLei "Piece of perfect" (Rhemi Music Promo)

Up and rising London based DJ/Producer Sol Brown makes is debut on Rhemi Music with "Piece of perfect", to cut right to the chase this verily intriguing soul oozing production using an infectious organic backdrop as foundation for the incomparable powerhouse vocals of HanLei (Hannah Khemoh & Aleysha 'Lei' Gordon) and entrancing key comes highly recommended.

Traxx Pick: Doug Gomez "Higher luv" (N'Dinga Gaba Remix)(Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Back in August, we were celebrating "Higher luv" by Merecumbe Recordings label head Doug Gomez, a soulful yet hypnotizing sun drenched production with inexorable percussive rhythms leading the way for phat vocal chants, melodic keys and dreamy chords. Now this gem returns in a brand new remix courtesy of N'Dinga Gaba whose terrific rendition oozes with an enchanting truly mellifluous yet mesmerizing vibe sure to cause a stir on the dance floor.

Mr. Eclectic featuring L.Soul "Beautiful oasis" (Pasqua Records Promo)

The latest offering from Pasqua Records is "Beautiful oasis" by Mr. Eclectic and L. Soul, not much needs to be said or written about this top-notch afro house production other than the absolutely irresistible tribal influenced afrocentric rhythms together with the lush keys, tantalizing synths and the uber cool spoken word poetry by L. Soul are guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

JoioDJ featuring D'Bra Powell "What nerve" (Dejavoo Tribe Promo)

We welcome Dejavoo Tribe Records to Spirit of House with their brand new release "What nerve" by JoioDJ and songstress D'Bra Powell. In a nutshell, the energetic "What nerve" built around a relentlessly groovin' funktified backdrop, illustrious jazzy keys and the one-of-a-kind gospel tinged vocals of D'Bra Powell is destined to take over dance floors around the globe...

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