Picks of the Week
Exclusive Preview: Jerk House Connection featuring Akram Sedkaoui "Each & everyday" (Rocco Remixes)(A.N.T.H.O. Records CD Promo)
|In 2003, French producer Bernaille 'DJ Bool' Stephane released the marvelous Latin flavored "Each & everyday" featuring an incredible vocal by Akram Sedkaoui, a song that still sounds as fresh and uplifting as it did six year ago. Just a couple of week ago during the Winter Music Conference in Miami, brand new remixes by French producer of the moment Rocco were given to a lucky few, and they immediately created a buzz, and many call it "tune of the conference". They certainly are right as these remixes see Rocco on top of his game, adding his trademark deep and resistless yet soulful touch to the song, turning out a timeless anthem that will be played for many years to come. Two versions available, letting you choose between the groovy 'Rocco Deep Mix' and the deeper mesmerizing 'Rocco Underground Mix'. One not to be missed|
Exclusive Preview: Various "The Consigliere EP" (Consortium Muzik Records CD Promo)
On "The Consigliere EP" you find brand new remixes by Jonny Montana of "I'm back" by Carolyn Victorian (released back this January) and "Love high" by MCM (Monte Carlo Method) featuring Tmajaa (released in June of last year). Both tracks are taken to new heights, with the outstanding vocals coupled with gorgeous keys and chords, while the underlying grooves are smooth yet captivating, with that undeniable groovy touch Jonny Montana is beloved for, shining all over. Another beautiful release from the Consortium Muzik camp to be added to your collection.
Mustafa "Onde anda meu amor" (Staff Productions CD Promo)
With the weather nice and sunny, its time to think of all those warm summer nights ahead, and with "Onde anda meu amor" Mustafa presents the perfect soundtrack for it featuring vocals courtesy of Gilce de Palma. The original version is a latinesque affair on a funked-up mid tempo tip perfect for chilling, while the 'Latin Reconstructed Mix' is a fiercely stormin' yet soulful Latin house rework featuring jazzy flute and keys. Anto Vitale contributes the remixes which add a wicked percussive broken beat feel to the track that is absolutely resistless, featuring outstanding keys and a killer breakdown.
Exclusive Preview: Weysa Dya "Touch me" (Vick Lavender's Diasporas Den Mix)(CyberJamz Records CD-R)
"Touch me" by Weysa Dya will be released on CyberJamz Records later this year (no release date available), but we couldn't resist to bring it to your attention after sitting on it for about a month as the summery Vick Lavender remix is such a gorgeous gem that needs to be heard. A funk oozing, percussion enriched smooth backing leads the way for the sultry vocals by Weysa Dya and a marvelous jazzy instrumentation, altogether create an uplifting laidback feeling.
Exclusive Preview: Grand High Priest & Gerideau "Take a stand" (Phil Hooton Remix)(Loftwerk Records CD-R)
The 1993 garage anthem "Take a stand" by Gerideau gets a new life courtesy of Craig Loftis whose soulfully stompin', old school tinged mixes have just been released through Loftwerk Records. More mixes by Terry Hunter, Mike Dunn and Seminal Grooves to follow soon. Be also on the lookout for a remix by Phil Hooton of which we bring you an exclusive preview, an eleven minute anthem that takes you on a journey into deep spiritual house territory, with Gerideau's incomparable vocals being accompanied by wonderful piano, lovely flute, lush keys and sweet synth melodies, all perfectly arranged over a deeply rumblin' groove.
PeteBlas "Move It On EP" (Deeper Shades Records CD Promo)
Deeper Shades Records continue to release top notch deep house, this time courtesy of Portuguese producer PeteBlas. The "Move it on EP" features three original tracks ranging from smooth deepness to dark moody grooves, all featuring contaminous atmospheric synth melodies. Highlight of the pack is Boddhi Satva's remix of "Flight to my mind" that turns the dark original into a relentlessly thumpin' deep house track with added warm synth melodies to intensify the feel.
Rulers Of The Deep & Pierre Ravan "Look inside" (Peppermint Jam Records CD Promo)
Rulers Of The Deep team up with Dubai based producer and DJ Pierre Ravan for the chunky "Look inside" which is built around a massive deep bassline and features English, French and Persian spoken words by Pierre Ravan alongside catchy synth hooks. Various remixes included, with DJ Pippi smoothing the vibe down on his 'Deep Vocal Mix' and 'Deep Dub' for a deep dreamy adventure perfect for after hours / early morning play, while his 'Balearic La Troppa Piano Mix' is an infectious affair built around a stormin' groove. The 'Rulers Of The Deep Dub' and the other remixes by Warren Clarke, Da Funk and Aslak are perfect for main room play with their tougher sounds.
H&H SoulSurvivors "The Singles 2001-2009" (Beat Monkey Records CD Promo)
The H&H SoulSurvivors release the beautiful album "The Singles 2001-2009", a retrospective of their works from the past that spans almost a decade. The selection includes brand new songs such as the uplifting gems "Touch my soul" or "Only you", both featuring the soulful voice of Cazza. Then there are brand new versions of previous beauties such as the groovy rework of "Send me I'll go", or some of their classic works such as "SunSoaked" or "Tribal" to name just a few. A great collection of soulful, funky and even techy grooves.
Motoo Project "Give me love" / "You know what" (Deep Nota Records CD Promo)
France based Motoo Project's previously reviews productions will finally see the light of the day through Deep Nota Records, re-mastered for your enjoyment. "Give me love" is an old-school disco-funk flavored production featuring a sweet female vocal over a kickin' beat that will get you grooving from the beginning to the end, with the lovely strings, great keys and the vocals creating a feel good vibe. "You know what" is an uplifting production featuring wicked spoken male words reminiscent of Barry White alongside female vocals that are layered over a smoothly stompin' groove that is enriched with lovely guitars and warm keys that give the track a melodic feeling.