What an aw-inspiring update we have for you this week - enjoy !!
Asyigo, Master Fale & Eman "Controlled confusion 2" (JusVibe Records CD Promo)
Back in October 2014 we were celebrating the release of "Controlled confusion", an enticing collaboration by Blade Deep and DJ Fale with legendary spoken word artist Eman. A few months later in January 2015, part two loaded with brilliant 'L2M Remixes' produced by 4matiq, Khenzo-Lee and LiftedSoul followed. Now this paramount production returns in a bodacious collection of fresh utterly enchanting remixes which take this timeless gem to a whole new level, each one guaranteed to make you yearn for more.
Harold Brandon (InBlueBlackness) "She says (there is a place)" (The Second Destination Remixes)(CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
In April of this year, we proudly introduced you to the phantasmagorical "She says (there is a place) by Chicago's own Harold Brandon, a smooth yet spell binding utterly soulful gem perfectly showcasing his unique haunting vocals which are accompanied by glamorous keys, dreamy chords and a groovey organic backdrop. Now we are being blessed with a superlative selection of inspiring remixes by DJ Buzzard, DJ Eddie Ed, DJ Phantom and hWah, with each of these highly talented producers adding his distinctive touch to the song, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.
Harold 'Big Ed' Matthews "One Word Peace EP" (Melodious Recordings CD Promo)
The splendid "One Word Peace EP" by Harold 'Big Ed' Matthews is truly something special, featuring collaborative efforts by house music heavyweights such as Azza K Fingers, Sean McCabe and Glenn Underground. To make it short, three outstanding truly unique and inspirational songs are included on this wonderful EP, all of which fuse exquisite keys and chords with spell binding rhythms and tempting vocals, oozing with the unrivaled house music sound Chicago is famous for. Highly recommended.
Soulbridge featuring Dana Divine "Music makes the world go round" (HSR Records CD Promo)
HSR Records celebrate their 100th release with the marvelous "Music makes the world go round" by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and vocalist extraordinaire Dana Divine. "Music makes the world go round" is an uplifting uber soulful and melodious yet truly tantalizing production fusing Dana Divine's beautiful sultry vocals with glamorous keys, heavenly strings and an infectious organic backdrop. Put differently, "Music makes the world go round" is sheer musical bliss...
The Funklovers presents "Jazz Toque EP" (K&D Lab CD Promo)
April saw the launch of K&D Lab (a label founded by K-Lab Franco Cleopatra and Fiorenzo 'DaSoul' D'Amore) with the magnificent "Lunar" by K-Lab & DaSoul featuring Sabrina Chyld, now the second release courtesy of The Funklovers is here. Four masterly crafted and orchestrated jazz/funk infused productions are featured on this towering release, including collaborations with Deep Sole Syndacate, Marc Riwer and Mus Threee, with vocals provided by Sugar Flower and Coco Rouzier. Quite simply this is top-notch uber soulful jazz-house music having timeless written all over...
Young DJ featuring Seductive Sapphire "It happened at night" (Toupee Records CD Promo)
Coming soon to Toupee Records is the fabulous "It happened at night" by South Africa's Young DJ which features the one-of-a-kind spoken world poetry by Seductive Sapphire guaranteed to seduce you alongside celestial melodies and gentle yet thrilling afro-percussive rhythms. Not to forget to mention the splendiferous selection of truly eclectic and mind-blowing remixes by Tayo Wink, DJ Phantom (Ghostie), DJ Punch, Brian Nance and Ronald Overby. An essential package not to be missed.
Allovers featuring Eva Kade "Easy 2 love" (Duffnote Records CD Promo)
Russia's Allovers (aka brothers Michail Popov and Ilya Popov) return to Duffnote Records with "Easy 2 love", an uplifting sun drenched production using smooth yet irresistibly thumpin' backdrop as foundation for luscious keys, ethereal chords and Eva Kade's seductive vocals. The 'Cosmosoul Version' relaxes the vibe and gives the song a gorgeously organic soul/funk infused feel, and last but not least Richard Earnshaw contributes a fantastic jazzed-up remix oozing with his signature sound.
Sure Thing "Holding you tight" (Dr Packer Remixes)(Glitterbox Recordings Vinyl Promo)
In 2012, Sure Thing released the old skool Disco/Boogie inspired "Holding you tight" through Gutterfunk Records, in 2014 Defected Records licensed the track and re-released it with new mixes by Rob Mello and GotSome. This gem is back once again as the inaugural release for Glitterbox Recordings in brand new scintillating feel-good Nu Disco remixes by Dr Packer which are (without any doubt) sure-fire dance floor weapons.
Twism & B3rao & Groove N Soul featuring Anita Davis "Ain't no mountain high enough" (Soulful Legends CD Promo)
"Ain't no mountain high enough" is a legendary r&b/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson in 1966 which was first successful as a 1967 hit single recorded by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. Many cover versions followed, notably by Inner Life in 1981 with vocals by Jocelyn Brown and a breathtaking remix by Larry Levan. Courtesy of Twism, B3rao and Groove N Soul comes a glorious four-to-the-floor re-imagination complete with the incomparable powerhouse vocals of Anita Davis which keeps the spirit of the original alive yet gives the song an uplifting contemporary feel guaranteed to jam-pack the floor.
Tamashi featuring Melyssa Robinson "Stay on it" (MoBlack Records CD Promo)
MoBlack Records have lots of wicked releases to look out for in the coming weeks and months, including this massive track by Tamashi entitled "Stay on it" where utterly contaminous afrotastic rhythms lead the way for delectable keys, cosmic synth melodies and Melyssa Robinson's unmistakable alluring vocals, altogether creating a hypnotizing vibe you can't resist to dance to.
Traxx Pick: DJ Funky T "Time surfers EP" (Funky T Music CD Promo)
South Africa's DJ Funky T (aka Simon Boitumelo Mosia) returns to Spirit of House with the blazin' hot "Time surfers EP". First up we have "Out of time", a relentlessly groovin' track built around deeper than deep rhythms, lush atmospheric synths and sexy vocoded vocals. The title track "Time surfers" is on a similar yet moodier and somewhat techy vein. Finally The Couch Bustards serve an enthralling organic rendition of "Out of time" that is nothing short of amazing...
Afro-Deep Pick: Lord-Driga Markwaeh "Mark EP" (Ohyea Muziq CD Promo)
We are going to keep it sweet and short with this review... From the motherland comes this fine release by Lord-Driga Markwaeh (aka Sfiso Prince Khumalo) titled "Mark EP". It features four expertly crafted truly diversified afro-deep gems spreading an utterly mesmerizing vibe through the verily intriguing rhythms and the inebriant melodies. Nuff said...