Right in time for summer we have an uber hot update ready for you... enjoy !!
Deep Cartel "The Genesis EP" (Peng Africa CD Promo)
Peng Africa continue to drop nothing but the best in South African house music, with their latest offering being the stellar "The Genesis EP" by Deep Cartel (Methenjwa Maurice Machi & Sibusiso Siyabonga Malinga). Not less than five equally mind-boggling afro-deep productions are included, four of which feature fantastic vocal performances by Kgomotso Mamaila, Nosipho Yalo, Qhawekazi Mene and Carol Sipula, with each of these talented artists adding his own unique flavor. Not to forget to mention the wonderful trumpet solos performed by Methenjwa Maurice Machi which add a special touch to this awesome release.
Hallex M & DJ Fudge featuring Omar "Ding ding" (Part One)(Makin' Moves CD Promo)
In April of this year, DJ Fudge, Hallex M and UK soul legend Omar Lye-Fook released the paramount "Simpatico" through Yoruba Records, now they are back with "Ding ding", and what a musical treat this is... To make it short, this gem which combines Omar's marvelous unrivaled vocals with spell binding afro-deep rhythms and glorious keys and chords is guaranteed to put a spell on you. Art of Tones aka Ludovic Llorca delivers the remixes for the part one, reworking the track into a hypnotizing deep house affair laced with dazzling keys and chords. Part two will feature remixes by Glenn Underground and Loric L.
Luka featuring Mz Jay "In the light" (We Go Deep CD Promo)
Anthony 'Luka' Kasirivu and Joyce 'Mz Jay' Friendrich grace us with a diverse set of fresh interpretations of "In the light", a song originally released in 2012 on the "More love, more light" EP. In its original form, "In the light" is a tantalizing deep house gem featuring ethereal synth melodies alongside Mz Jay's sexy soulful vocals over deeper than deep utterly contaminous rhythms, now the likes of 4Matiq, Khenzo-lee, Fabio Mephia and Circle of Funk each add their unique deeptastic touch, giving you plenty of choices to work those deeper moments of the night.
Velvet Suite Lounge "Boogie all night long" (Divided Souls & Samuri Remix)(White Lotus Club Recordings CD Promo)
Previously released on Velvet Suite Lounge Recordings late last year, the magnificent "Boogie all night long" by Velvet Suite Lounge has been snatched up White Lotus Club Recordings who plan to release fresh remixes of the song as well as a full length album soon. As a taster, the label sent out the gorgeous remix by Divided Souls & Samuri who give the song a hypnotizing deep feel on their rework, with the inspiring vocals being accompanied by luscious chords, jazzy keys and deep captivating rhythms.
Shino Blackk "Go love" (New Generation Records CD Promo)
Legendary New Jersey garage/house music label New Generation Records has a beauty in their hands with this stunning production by Shino Blackk entitled "Go love". The sultry female vocals together with warm melodious chords, sublime jazzy piano and deep vibrant utterly infectious rhythms are guaranteed to send the floor into a frenzy - quite simply soulful house music with a deep edge at its best. Nuff said.
Steve Paradise featuring Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd "True friend" (Spoken Mix)(Una Mas Recordings CD Promo)
Scheduled for a full release around December (you may be familiar with the song from Una Mas Recordings "WMC 014 Sampler" which includes the dub version), the 'Spoken Mix' of "True friend" by Steve Paradise is a truly seductive slice of deepalicious spoken word house laced with enticing synth melodies, fabulous vocals by Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd and ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms. We are truly looking forward to the full release...
DJ Fale featuring CJ "Drowning" (Hood Natives CD Promo)
South Africa's Hood Natives are back with the glamorous "Drowning", a mesmerizing deep house production taking you on a journey to deepest imaginable grounds, with pulsating rhythms leading the way for beautiful haunting vocals and grandiose saxophone by Casper 'CJ' Steenkamp and for enchanting synth melodies. The one and only Osunlade contributes a jaw-dropping masterly crafted remix, adding his beloved truly unrivaled deep'n'spiritual afro-soul touch to take the track to a whole new level. An essential purchase...
Exclusive Preview: Djeff featuring Gari Sinedima "Piluka" (Mus Threee Sunset Mix)(CD-R)
We proudly introduce you to this superb Mus Threee (Piero Napolitano, Marco Bellavia, Lino Baccaro) re-imagination of the wonderful "Piluka" by Djeff which was released through Kazukuta Records beginning of 2012 (a remix package followed in March 2013). The gorgeous vocals by Gari Sinedima are put to full effect by Mus Threee whose blissful sun drenched interpretation is built around gentle percussive rhythms, sweet Spanish guitar, classy trumpet and grand jazzy keys - quite simply beautiful music...
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...
Pristine afro-deepness comes courtesy of DJ Skatie (Nkateko Vukosi Leroy Masango) whose "House connects EP" is loaded with five fierce tracks guaranteed to jam-pack the floor thanks to thrilling rhythms and entrancing melodies (New Generation Records CD Promo). Troy, another up and rising talent from South Africa, presents "Dub everywhere" a glamorous slice of seductive late night deepness which comes complete with superb remixes by D.M.P and Addex both keeping the vibe deep and mesmerizing (DeepStitched CD Promo).
If 1990's inspired house music is your thing, look no further than "1990" by Stonedove aka Geoff McGuire. The Italian inspired piano coupled with sexy vocals, uplifting strings, warm chords and contagious rhythms guarantee a sure-fire dance floor bomb. SoulFunktion contribute both one of their trademark deep mixes and a wonderful summery rework oozing with a beautiful sunset vibe (SoulFunktion records CD Promo).
From audioJazz comes a blazin' hot two track release. First up is the sun drenched truly uplifting "Summer city nights" featuring the iconic voice of Yvonne Gage alongside classic piano and lush chords over a deep hard-hitting backdrop. "My house" is on a more gentle tip, featuring enticing psychedelic synths alongside cool vocals by Dirty Turk over deeply rumblin' rhythms (audioJazz Music CD Promo).
Hard to believe but today we can celebrate the "Flavor Saver EP Vol. 13" - yes indeed the 13th installment in this jaw-dropping series - which, similar to its predecessors, is a top-notch truly eclectic selection of four tracks by the likes of Stuart Ojelay, Steve MIll, SerafimOff and Joey Reverence guaranteed to set the floor on fire (Salted Music CD Promo).