Another weekly update loaded with the best and latest in soulful house music awaits you - enjoy !!
Mickey K "Love Song" (Remixes)(Deep Nota CD Promo)
In late 2011, Mickey K released a four-to-the-floor cover of "Love song" by English alternative rock band The Cure originally released on their 1989 album "Disintegration", with remixes by Imaani Brown following beginning of 2012. Now we are being graced with a stunning remixes by Deepconsoul who serves a wonderful melancholic and dreamy afro tinged rendition, Ondagroove who delivers a classic funktified rework oozing with grand piano and classy synths, and lastly Rampus who drops an irresistibly groovin' truly gorgeous organic workout.
Philani Zuma "Missed me" (House of Stone CD Promo)
South Africa's Philani Zuma returns to Spirit of House with the truly dazzling "Missed me" EP loaded with four blazin' hot afro house cuts. To cut right to the chase, this paramount EP takes you on an exhilarating journey to the lands of entrancing yet soulful and melodious afro house music, with three out of the four tracks being vocal productions, oozing with the unmistakable voices of Sacred Soul, KG Bones and Wonder. A top-notch afro house release by no means to be missed...
Blast from the Past: Arnold Jarvis "Take some time out" (Fourth Floor Records CD Promo)
A few weeks after the vinyl re-release comes the digital version of the Tommy Musto & Yvonne Turner produced "Take some time out" performed in grand style by the one and only Arnold Jarvis, beyond doubt this is one of our all-time favorite house music releases, truly this legendary track stands the test of time as a seminal release for Fourth Floor Records. Included are the vocal and dub mixes from the original 1987 release, the 'Paradise Ballroom Mix' and 'Some Extra Drums' versions from the 1989 release and the brand new truly delightful re-imagination by Ilija Rudman which breathes fresh life into this timeless house music anthem.
DJ Paul Newman featuring Ruth Brown "Where do we go from here" (Remixes)(Soundstate Records CD Promo)
DJ Paul Newman's debut release "Where do we go from here" which features the beautiful mesmerizing vocals of Ruth Brown saw the light of the day back in summer, now the track returns in stunning remixes by Richard Earnshaw, John Khan & Earl Tu Tu and Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Birgamasco all adding their beloved distinctive soul/funk infused touch, and Full Intention who go deeper somewhat dark on their take. Quite simply, these massive remixes take the song to a whole new level...
Afro Traxx Pick: Dyrho featuring Lefa & Ndumiso "Orbital love" (Bodikela Recordings CD Promo)
South Africa's Dyrho (who is part of the Reel Gruv gang) makes his debut on Bodikela Recordings with "Orbital love", a taster for his upcoming solo album dropping next year. "Orbital love" is a glamorous jazz infused house afro house at its best, featuring lush guitars by Lefa and grandiose jazzy saxophone by Ndumiso alongside glorious keys over enthralling afrotastic rhythms. Highly recommended.
Bootleg Pick: Marvin Gaye "What's going on" (Andy Caldwell's #LoveTrumpsHate Remix)(Dope Den CD Promo)
From Andy Caldwell comes a masterly crafted truly respectful soul oozing four-to-the-floor re-imagination of Marvin Gaye's all time soul/r&b classic "What's going on", the title song of his eleventh studio album released in early 1971. The original orchestration and Marvin Gaye's one-of-a-kind haunting vocals are accompanied by gentle yet captivating rhythms, delectable melodious pads and sublime piano lines, in other words this uber soulful gem is sheer musical bliss...
Deep House Pick: Secret Souls "Civil barbarian" (Remixes)(Antidote Music CD Promo)
Two years go, Swaziland's Secret Souls released the multifarious "I & Shadow EP" on Antidote Music, now the standout track "Civil barbarian" laced with sexy vocal sprinkles returns in a stellar collection of remixes. Soul Minority contribute an utterly enticing deep house interpretation, Secret Souls themselves deliver a wicked edit of their intriguing original, and last but not least !Sooks gets deep'n'dark on his intoxicative remix.
DJ Punch "The Blackout EP" (Toupee Records CD Promo)
In 1977, The Trammps let loose the "The night the lights went out" (from their album "The Trammps III") which nowadays is considered a bonafide dance music classic, fast forward to 2016 where DJ Punch is pulling out all the stops to present his revision of this anthem in three chapters, each one oozing with his beloved truly energetic yet soulful Baby Powder touch guaranteed to cast a spell on you... Put differently, DJ Punch's take on this classic is a sure-fire dance floor weapon...