Music Reviews

review logoThe heat is on for ADE which is only a couple of days away... Enjoy this week selection of the best and latest in soulful/afro house music...

TED & T-Groove featuring The Precious Lo's "Runaway" (Spirit Soul Promo)

Up and rising Japanese label Spirit Soul are back on Spirit of House with the scintillating "Runaway" by TED and T-Groove, a verily uplifting contemporary disco-house production featuring the glamorous vocal stylings of Canadian duo The Precious Lo's alongside exquisite keys, classy strings and a contaminous funktified musical backing. Enter DJ Meme whose thrilling interpretation oozes with a brilliant Philly-disco inspired feel, and Ziggy Funk who delivers a relentlessly groovin' boogie inspired rendition sure to cause a stir on the dance floor.

Emmaculate featuring Kaye Fox "Gold" (T's Box Records Promo)

Indisputably, T's Box Records have been on fire for the past few months, blessing us with nothing but the best in soulful house music. The lively truly masterly orchestrated "Gold" by Emmaculate which combines the incredible sultry vocals of Kaye Fox with a fabulous horn section, luxurious keys, lovely guitar and an infectious rich organic backdrop is no exception, by all means this soulful jewel will make you yearn for more.

DJ Beloved featuring Kenny Bobien"Heaven sent" (Makin' Moves Promo)

The latest offering from Makin' Moves is the phantasmagorical "Heaven sent" by Dwayne 'DJ Beloved' Tennant and legendary house music vocalist Kenny Bobien. To cut right to the chase this timeless slice of soulful goodness oozing with the unrivaled falsetto vocals of Kenny Bobien, sublime keys, heavenly chords and gentle yet spell binding percussive rhythms is sheer musical bliss. Essential.

Needle featuring Georgia "Ghost" (MoBlack Records Promo)

Beyond the shadow of a doubt, MoBlack Records once again have a killer production in their hands with this stunning release by Needle forthcoming in a couple of weeks. To make it short, "Ghost" is a verily tantalizing deep house track laced with the amazing deep-rooted vocals of Georgia, inebriant synth melodies and enthralling rhythms. On remix duty is N'Dinga Gaba who takes the track to a whole different level on his absolutely hypnotizing rework guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Stones & Bones featuring Halala "Uthando" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

South Africa's Stones & Bones (the duo of Casper Steenkamp aka Casper J Stone and Kgothatso Mohlaka aka KG Bones) make their debut on Merecumbe Recordings with "Uthando", a glorious soulful production using a smooth yet irresistibly thumpin' organic backing as foundation for lush keys, dreamy chords and the beautiful emotive vocals of Halala Noluthando Gumbi. The remix is courtesy of Cee ElAssaad who injects his signature utterly mesmerizing afro house touch, undeniably his remix will send the dancers into a frenzy...

Adam Cruz "Trust your instincts" (Mixtape Sessions Promo)

The utterly captivating "Trust your instincts" is taken from Adam Cruz forthcoming fourth studio album, beyond question this vibrant production (addressing the importance of voting and remaining aware of the political climate) built around intriguing percussive rhythms, enchanting keys, heavenly chords and Adam Cruz unique spellbinding vocals comes highly recommended.

Daniele Baldi "You keep asking" (Pasqua Records Promo)

We are closing this weeks update with the magnificent "You keep asking" by Italian DJ/producer Daniele Baldi. Not much needs to be said or written about this enticing production other than the smooth yet compelling organic backdrop together with the grand jazzy keys, celestial strings and the wonderful female vocals create a mesmerizing dreamy feel that will keep you dancing all night long...

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