Here comes this weeks eclectic selection of the latest in soulful house music - enjoy !!
Kenny Dope presents Lee Wilson "Turn you up" (Kelvin Sylvester Remix)(DopeWax Records CD Promo)
The latest offering on Kenny Dope's renowned DopeWax label is "Turn you up" by Lee Wilson (the debut lead single from his highly anticipated album project which will be a crossover hybrid of many styles which include house and r&b). Kelvin Sylvester works magic on his remix, with Lee Wilson's unmistakable emotive vocals being accompanied by ruthlessly pulsating rhythms, illustrious keys and jackin' chord jabs, altogether spreading a hypnotizing feel you can't resist to dance to. The full release also includes mixes by Kenny Dope and Todd Terry who team up for a trio of dance floor shattering remixes.
Various "WMC Miami 2016 Sampler" (New Generation Records CD Promo)
The Winter Music Conference may be over, nonetheless legendary New Generation Records grace us with the 2016 edition of their prestigious annual "WMC Miami Sampler". A total of twelve freshly squeezed tracks from an illustrious list of artists such as Shino Blackk, Timmy Regisford, Kimara Lovelace, Vangela Crowe, Dawn Souluvn Williams, Ricci Melillo, Melodik Tonez, Jayceel, Steve Oh Traxxx and Mike Labirt are included, some of which are brand new remixes of classic songs from the label, some of which are four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of non-house cuts (to put a name to the artists: Justin Bieber, Third World and Al Hudson & The Soul Partners), and finally a couple of brand new productions. In a nutshell, New Generation Records "WMC Miami 2016 Sampler" is truly eclectic and mind-blowing - miss it at your own risk...
Enoo Napa "The moonlight" (Tone Def Original Mix)(MoBlack Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Enoo Napa (aka Siphiwe Mkhize) returns to MoBlack Records with "The moonlight", to cut right to the chase this is an utterly tantalizing afro-deep gem which combines beautiful haunting vocals by Enoo Napa himself with luscious keys, seductive atmospheric chords and deeper than deep relentlessly thumpin' rhythms. In other words, Enoo Napa at his best. Essential stuff - nuff said.
Dawn Souluvn Williams, Ricky Nelson "Disco soul" (Souluvn Entertainment CD Promo)
Up-and-rising songstress Dawn Souluvn Williams and legendary house/garage music producer Ricky Nelson join forces for "Disco soul", a jaw-dropping production guaranteed to cast a spell on you through Dawn Souluvn Williams one-of-a-kind passionate vocals and the masterly orchestrated truly soulful yet thrilling musical backing. Each of the mixes included in the package is smooth and soulful yet oozing with a distinctive sound, not to forget to mention the stellar remix by another house/garage music legend known to the world as Tyrone 'Intense' Payton.
Michael Lovatt "Jupiter EP" (Something Different Records CD Promo)
We welcome back Michael Lovatt to Spirit of House with his upcoming "Jupiter EP". The title track "Jupiter" is a tempting slice of unadulterated underground-esque house music, featuring inspiring vocals by Shamari Rockca alongside luscious keys and chords over mesmerizingly bouncin' rhythms. The glorious "Future primitive" built around warm ethereal melodies, enticing female vocals and a deeply thumpin' backdrop is perfect for late night play. Sinan Kaya contributes a phantasmagorical workout of "Future primitive" spreading a rich organic feel sure to cause a stir on the dance floor.
Afro Deep Pick: Knate Koti "You & me" (JusVibe Records CD Promo)
"You & me" by South African producer Knate Koti takes you on an exhilarating journey to deepest imaginable afro house music grounds, with incredibly deep rhythms leading the way for acidic overtones, enchanting synths and sparsely used vocals. The dreamy 'Outta Deep Space Remix' gives the track more of a cosmic feel, while DJ Prester reworks the track into an inebriant slice of deep house laced with entrancing chords and classy jazzy keys.
Deep House Pick: DJ Said "Mind the gap" (Joshua Iz Remixes)(Fatsouls Records Records CD Promo)
In summer of 2011, Fatsouls Records released the highly acclaimed "Treasures of twilight" compilation which includes the mind-boggling "Mind the gap" by label founder DJ Said, a soulful yet hypnotizing afro flavored deep house cut fueled with exhilarating empyreal melodies and gentle yet spell binding rhythms. Now come blazin' hot remixes by Joshua Iz who transforms the track into a vibrant utterly hypnotizing deep house affair guaranteed to send shivers down your spine by way of tweaking, polishing and refining the original instrumentation.
Bootleg Pick: Lisa Stansfield "All woman" (Manousos Late Nite Remix)(CD-R)
Courtesy of Manousos comes this phantasmagorical re-imagination of the wonderful smooth r&b anthem "All woman" by Lisa Stansfield (from her 1991 album "Real love") which stays true and respectful to the timeless original yet transforms the song into a smooth yet intriguing four-to-the-floor anthem guaranteed to set the floor on fire.