Don't miss out on this weeks loaded truly eclectic update - enjoy !!
Genetic Funk featuring Mr V "The believe" (Grounded Records CD Promo)
Si Firmin aka Genetic Funk returns to Grounded Records with the truly dopalicious soul infused "The believe" which features the unrivaled spoken word poetry of Mr V alongside glorious keys and lush chords over a deep relentlessly groovin' backdrop, altogether spreading a mesmerizing feel guaranteed to cast a spell on you. The truly hypnotic dub version gives the track a deeper feel, stripping back the vocals while introducing exhilarating synth hooks.
Carvalho & Deepconsoul "Soul new" (Deepconsoul Sounds CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of the phenomenal "Soul factory" album comes the next soulful jewel by celebrated South African ensemble Deepconsoul who join forces with vocalist Carvalho for "Soul new", a verily soulful production with a laidback organic backing leading the way for luxurious keys, celestial chords and Carvalho's unmistakable emotive vocals. The 'Promised Heights Extended Mix' is a fabulous alternate version with beautiful intro and outro, while the loungey 'Bahia Soul Mix' gives the song a gorgeous summery feel.
Ohyea Muziq presents "Summer Sampler Vol. 2" (Ohyea Muziq CD Promo)
Two years ago, Ohyea Muziq released their brilliant "Summer Sampler", now right in time for this years South African summer (which runs from around mid-October to mid-February) they present volume two. Similar to its predecessor, this second installment is truly chameleonic, exploring the various shades deep/soulful house music from the motherland has to offer. Included is a dazzling selection of tracks from Deep Mayer, DJ Thes-Man, Lord-Driga Markwaeh, Tobetsa Lamola, Mr. Zee Morez, Sir Sabzee, Msizo, Urvin June & JCLW featuring Emmanuel Sugo and Kimicoh & DJ Thes-Man, some of which were previously released on the label while others are fresh new productions.
Andy Compton & Rogiers "Feel free" (Viva Recordings CD Promo)
At the beginning of the millennium, Andy Compton (as The Rurals) released two stunning EP's and a full album through Viva Recordings, now he is back on the label with the marvelous "Feel free", a timeless slice of utterly soulful deep house music guaranteed to make you yearn for more through dulcet yet thrilling rhythms, exquisite keys and tantalizing chords, not to forget to mention Rogiers inimitable haunting vocals. Next to the vocal version, the packages features an instrumental and an amazing dub which replaces the vocals with a magnificent guitar.
Kenny Dope & Raheem DeVaughn "Queen" (Dopewax Records CD Promo)
Larger-than-life DJ/producer Kenny Dope teams up with longtime musical cohort and highly revered r&b singer Raheem DeVaughn to bring us the inspiring "Queen". Most definitely this is top-notch soul infused house music, with Raheem DeVaughn's incomparable deeply rooted vocals being accompanied by splendiferous keys and a vibrant truly contaminous backdrop. The '90s Dope O'Gutta Dubb Mix' is a mind-blowing throwback in time, and then there is Todd Terry who adds his signature touch on the remix.
Afro House Pick: Peppe Citarella featuring Cristians Afrotronic "Eleggua" (MoBlack Records CD Promo)
From Italian DJ/producer Peppe Citarella comes the intriguing "Eleggua", an inebriant afro house cut guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor thanks to the absolutely irresistible fusion of inexorable percussive rhythms with luscious synth melodies and uber cool vocals by Cristians Afrotronic which are backed by entrancing chants.
Afro Traxx Pick: DJ Pappa "Something real" (Cabana Recordings CD Promo)
Forthcoming on Cabana Recordings is "Something real" by DJ Pappa, a super smooth and soulful yet captivating afro house production using a gentle percussion enriched organic backing as foundation for grand jazzy keys and heavenly chords - sheer musical bliss. The stellar remixes are courtesy of label head Justin Imperiale and Anthony K both adding their distinctive beloved afro/soul infused touch.
Bootleg Pick: Maynard Ferguson "Pagliacci" (The Groovin Beat Ensemble Restyle)(CD-R)
Courtesy of the The Groovin Beat Ensemble comes a superb four-to-the-floor re-imagination of the Disco-Jazz classic "Pagliacci" by Canadian jazz trumpeter and band-leader Maynard Ferguson (taken from this 1976 album "Primal scream") which stays true and respectful to the unique sound and orchestration of the original yet transforms the song into a fervid dance floor weapon.