What an impressive update we have for you this week... enjoy !!
Patrick Khuzwayo & Bhunu Brill featuring Darian Crouse "Music's my only drug" (Atal Music CD Promo)
"Music's my only drug" is a phenomenal masterly crafted and truly timeless masterpiece, a collaboration by Patrick Khuzwayo and Bhunu Brill with vocalist Darian Crouse, was originally only available on two limited edition vinyls featuring mixes from legendary Detroit producer Chez Damier. The time for the digital release has finally come, besides the mixes found on the two vinyls this release includes two unreleased mixes from Chez Damier, the original mix from Patrick Khuzwayo as well as previously unreleased remixes from Room 806, Thierry Criscione and Demetrio Giannice. Undoubtedly each and every one of the included mixes is sheer musical bliss... Go pick your favorite...
Frankstar featuring Darian Crouse "Your love affair" (4th Quarter Music CD Promo)
We proudly introduce you to "Your love affair" by Frankstar, a glamorous slice of timeless soulful house featuring up and rising vocalist Darian Crouse guaranteed to send shivers down your spine thanks to a smooth yet contaminous funk soaked backdrop which leads the way for Darian Course's inimitable vocal and inebriant keys and chords. On remix duty are Brendon 'Mr Boogie' Davids & Aviwe 'Creso' Fikeni who deliver a glorious deep house version on a laidback tip fueled with charming melodies, and Brandon Morales who drops a fervid deep tech-soul dub sure to set the floor on fire.
Anthony Nicholson & Jaidene Veda featuring Ursula Rucker "When" (Remix EP)(Jaiveda Productions CD Promo)
What an all-star collaboration we are presented with as Canada's Jaidene Veda, Chicago's Anthony Nicholson and Philadelphia poet Ursula Rucker join forces to grace us with the fabulous "When" taken from Jaidene Veda's forthcoming and long awaited full length album "Wanderlust". Both the original version and the Pete Morris remix are on a phantasmagorial loungey tip sure to give you goosebumps, and the soulful house heads will be simply love Jason Barham's gentle yet exciting four-to-the-floor interpretation where Jaidene Veda's sultry vocals and Ursula Rucker's unrivaled poetry are accompanied by lush melodies and a sleek organic backing.
Shaun Escoffery "People" (Remixes EP)(Dome Records CD Promo)
In July we celebrated the triumphant return of Shaun Escoffery with the breathtaking "Nature's call" which included stunning mixes by DJ Spinna, Copyright, Idris Elba and Sir Piers & Pedro Caldas. Now the second single from his highly acclaimed album "In the red room" is here, and what a musical treat this is... The release features mind-boggling remixes by DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins who add their signature soulful yet spell binding classic touch, Gil Cang who serves a classy uplifting Disco-House rendition, and S Chu who crafts a pair of tantalizing deep house remixes laced with exhilarating keys.
Mad Marvel "Marvelous Creations EP" (Edit Records CD Promo)
South Central (Los Angeles) based deep house/soul producer and songwriter Mad Marvel aka Marvin Roberson graces with the fabulous "Marvelous Creations EP" which features three equally awe-inspiring soul infused deep house tracks combining his one-of-a-kind deeply rooted vocals with dulcet yet enthralling rhythms and luscious melodies - to make it short "Celebrate with me", "Thing called love" and "Don't fall back" are all guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Also included is a superb r&b styled mid-tempo production entitled "Fast food" perfectly showcasing Mad Marvel's vocal talents.
SoulFunktion featuring FAMA "Tease me" (2014 Remixes)(SoulFunktion Records CD Promo)
Just about a year ago, SoulFunktion (Brian 'Keys' Tharme & Wally Walton) graced us with the delicious sun drenched "Tease me", a prime slice of latin infused house featuring the seductive vocals of songstress FAMA, now they grace us with fresh interpretations of this gem. First up is the gorgeous truly uplifting '2014 Deep Summer Vocal Vibe' oozing with summery melodies and gentle yet thrilling deep rhythms. Next is the ruthlessly bumpin' 'SoulFunktion 2 in 1 Dub' a sure-fire dance floor bomb guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy. Following are the 'Soultwins Bruk Up Mix' a tasty broken beat rework, and finally the grandiose organic soul oozing 'Blackwax Remix'.
Anthony Poteat & Michele McCain "Someone" (Welcome To The Weekend CD Promo)
Palma de Mallorca based label Welcome To The Weekend have an absolute beauty in their hands with "Someone" performed in grand style by Anthony Poteat and Michelle McCain. The original version produced by BKR (Benjamin Kristof Rakun) is a truly uplifting Disco/Funk infused affair spreading a feel good vibe you can't resist to dance to through Anthony Poteat and Michelle McCain's incomparable emotive vocals, classic strings, sweet guitars, sublime jazzy keys and the smooth yet infectious funked-up backing. The eminent remixes by DJ Umbi, Earl Tutu & John Khan, Marc Riwer and Master D take the song to the next level, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Exclusive Preview / Deep House Pick: Tony Soul "Introspective" (Andrew Richardson's Testimony Mix)(CD-R)
Here we have something truly special courtesy of vocalist Tony Soul and DJ/producer Andrew 'Rags' Richardson whose "Introspective" is an utterly hypnotizing track with deeper than deep absolutely irresistible fiercely thumpin' tribal-esque rhythms serving as playground for heavenly keys and and Tony Soul's inspiring vocals. In other words, deep house music at its best...
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...
From Gigi Testa & Adam Rios comes "Vandam night", a deepalicious late night weapon coming straight from a night at the Shelter. Not much needs to be said other than the track is laced with tantalizing keys and chords over spell binding percussive rhythms - jam-packed floors guaranteed... (Tribe Records CD Promo). With the "Moments from my Mind EP", Andy Compton takes us on an enchanting throwback to his deep house influences from Chicago, New York, Detroit, Paris and D.I.Y/Nottingham. Quite simply from the first to the very last track, this is ingenious deep house music... (Peng Records CD Promo).
Luka continues to bless us with his one-of-a-kind deep yet soulful sounds on "Next on you" which features the beautiful haunting vocals of Sio Blackwidow alongside luscious melodies over deep'n'smooth rhythms. Comes complete with stellar remixes by Keys Snow, Mark Hand and Jazzuelle (We Go Deep CD Promo). The "Back to 94" EP by Gregory Dub is a journey to deepest unadulterated underground house music territory, with each of the three included tracks spreading a glamorous old school infused late night feel... highly recommended (Plastik People Recordings CD Promo).