With the Winter Music Conference around the corner, the heat is up and lots of soulful goodies found their way into our inbox... enjoy !!
FrenzyDreamz featuring Sam-T "Secret ways" (Check It Out Records CD Promo)
South Africa's FrenzyDreamz (aka Vuyani Boyi, Obed Segaole and Agreement Ramagogodi) join forces with Sam-T for "Secret ways", a fabulous soul oozing production with thrilling deeply thumpin' rhythms leading the way for heavenly keys and Sam-T's sultry vocals - sheer musical bliss. FrenzyDreamz glorious 'Retro Love Mix' keeps the vibe deep yet gives the track a groovier feel, DeejayKul contributes a gorgeous rework built around a deep old school flavored backdrop and luscious melodies, and finally MoD & Staffan Thorsell grace us with their luxurious soul/funk infused interpretation laced with sublime keys and chords.
Dawn Souluvn Williams "Thankful" (The WMC Mixes)(Kingdom Records CD Promo)
In early 2013, legendary New Jersey label New Generation Records blessed us with the phenomenal "Thankful" by Dawn Souluvn Williams, now right in time for this years Winter Music Conference superb new remixes are to be released on Kingdom Records. From Guido P comes a grandiose soul oozing interpretation which combines a gentle percussive backing, illustrious keys and sweet guitars with Dawn Souluvn Williams unmistakable heartfelt vocals - top-notch soulful house music. Next Steve Miggedy Maestro drops a rather simple yet utterly effective rework built around relentlessly thumpin' funktified rhythms, killer piano riffs and wicked chords - a sure-fire dance floor weapon. Tommy Thumbs fierce 'E.S.P Remix' (originally released on New Generation Records in 2013) completes the package.
Ross Waldemar "Don't let go" (Plastik People Digital CD Promo)
Not much needs to be said or written about this magnificent underground-esque production from Ross Waldemar besides "Don't let go" features the distinctive enthralling vocals of Anthony Poteat alongside tempting keys and chords over vibrant old school inspired rhythms. Max Martinez 'Piano Vibe Mix' introduces an entrancing piano and gives the track a groovier feel. Drop this track and watch the dance floor erupt...
RedSoul "You'll never find" (Playmore Music CD Promo)
"You'll never find another love like mine" (written by Philly Soul legends Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff) proved to be the breakthrough hit for r&b singer Lou Rawls (from his 1976 album "All things in time"). DJ/producer Dave 'RedSoul' Wareing presents a marvelous re-imagination of this unforgettable classic that stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song a beautiful contemporary four-to-the-floor feel guaranteed to put a spell on you.
Rachael Calladine "Love" (HSR Records CD Promo)
There ain't no stoppin' for HSR Records who in recent weeks have been dropping one sorcerous release after another. Their latest offering is the uplifting "Love" produced and arranged by Soulfunktion and performed in grand style by Rachael Calladine. "Love" is truly inspiring and tantalizing yet full of soul, with pulsating old skool infused rhythms serving as playground for a classy jazzy piano and exquisite keys, not to forget to mention Rachael Calladine's wonderful passionate vocals. The 'Twilight Dub Mix' is a raw and gritty underground-esque workout guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor.
DJ Groove featuring AM2PM "Winter dreams (I remember)" (2015 Remixes)(DeepTown Music CD Promo)
DeepTown Music celebrate their 50th release with brand new remixes of DJ Groove's (aka label head Danny Coleman) debut release from 2010 "Winter dreams" (originally released on Mercardo Paralelo Music). The new interpretations feature the powerful vocals of Alec Sun Drae, first up we have Richard Earnshaw reworking the track into prime time favorite fueled with fervid rhythms and inebriant melodies, next we have Ross Couch presenting a ruthlessly thumpin' truly hypnotizing workout topped with glorious melodies, and last but not least there is AM2PM's catchy remix guaranteed to rock the main floor. You also get the remastered version of the 2010 original and Carlos Vargas previously released 'Alternate Groove Mix'.
Various "GFK Miami Sampler 2015" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
We are so glad to see that Gotta Keep Faith Records continue their tradition of gracing us with their annual "WMC Miami Sampler" loaded with brand new music. Some of the included tracks will never get a full single release, others will be released in the coming weeks and months complete with remixes. "We love music" by Mr. Luu Point 5 The Drumfreak & Rawsoulfuric is a truly deep utterly mesmerizing late night gem, "I need you" by Leo Lippolis is a masterly crafted funk drenched feel good anthem featuring the beautiful vocals of Natasha Watts, "Move on" by Jersey Maestros features the deeply rooted vocals Anthony M Johnson and quite simply is a timeless soulful gem, and lastly "Stand by" by Spiritual Blessings is a slice of utterly hypnotizing afro-deepness.
Various "Stereocity Miami 2015 Sampler" (Stereocity Records CD Promo)
Not less than eleven tracks are features on this massive sampler by Stereocity Records released in time for the Winter Music Conference. The stand out tracks are the wonderful uplifting soul/funk infused "It's about the music" by Ciskoman & Soul Groove featuring the seductive vocals of Elektra, the feel good disco-house rework of Pagany of "Burning bridges" by Andrea Erre & Ciskoman featuring the sweet vocals of Jenny Cruz, a mind-blowing 4/4 remake of The Temptations classic "Papa was a rolling stone" by Soul Groove & Funky Judge, and Funky Judge's spell binding re-imagination of Geraldine Hunt's classic "Can't fake the feeling".
Cafe 432 featuring Marcelle Duprey "More than lust" (Soundstate Records CD Promo)
Cafe 432 follow up their highly successful "Waste my time" with the splendid laidback "More than lust" which features a rich instrumentation consisting of classy strings and horns, wicked funky guitar, melodious keys and the smooth vocals of Marcel Duprey, all perfectly arranged over a funked-up backdrop. The 'MRJ Club Re Rub' is a fantastic alteration which intensifies the vibe yet keeps the overall feel soulful and funky, turning the track peak-time weapon. The 'BKT Deep House Remix' and 'Luke Larrell Deep House Remix' take the track to deeper somewhat dark and tough grounds.
Traxx Pick: Luis Radio "Fresh Mint EP" (Tony Records CD Promo)
Luis Radio returns with the dazzling "Frsh Mint EP" loaded with two definite dance floor bombs. The title track "Fresh mint" features a grand jazzy piano, classy saxophone and lush organ over a gentle backing, while "Basile street" is all about the wicked funky organ, psychedelic synth and enthralling rhythms. An EP guaranteed to set the floor on fire... Essential
Deep House Pick: JFunk "Positive Vibrations EP" (Housewreck Media CD Promo)
Housewreck Media is a brand new label launched by Claire Dempsey kicking off strong with the inaugural release "Positive Vibes EP" by JFunk (aka Scottish producer Andy Jackson). Four tracks are featured, each one taking you on an exhilarating journey through deepest house music territory, with enticing rhythms leading the way for enchanting melodies. The beautiful analog deepness of these tracks make this EP something truly special...
Nu Disco Pick: Deep Sixty & Todd Osborn "Thursday nights" (Deep Sixty Music CD Promo)
For once we've got something a little different we'd like to bring to your attention. Deep Sixty Music is a brand new label founded by South Africa's Thabiso Mamogwa aka Deep Sixty who teams up with Todd Osborn for the labels debut release "Thursday nights", a slice of refreshing Nu Disco. To cut right to the chase, the infectiously stompin' backdrop together with the tantalizing synth melodies is spreading a thrilling vibe you can't resist to dance to.
Jazz House Pick #1: Clere Soulful "Testament EP" (Cabana Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Clere Soulful (a renowned jazz musician, composer and producer) makes his debut on Cabana Records with the truly phenomenal "Testament EP". Three tracks are included, each one a showcasing Clere Soulful's unique marvelous blend of jazz with soulful house music. From the fetching and uplifting title track "Testament" over the mellow broken beat flavored "Kingdom citizen" to the mid-tempo groover "Gray", this EP is sheer musical bliss...
Jazz House Pick #2: Admin & Andy Compton "Good Vibrations EP" (Peng Records CD Promo)
The second jazz house pick for this week is the "Good Vibrations EP" by Admin and Andy Compton. Two tracks are included, both featuring a masterly orchestration such as fender rhodes, guitars and old keyboards. The dulcet "Good times" brings the beloved sound of legendary George Benson to the soulful oriented dance floors (think "Love x love") and features amazing keys and chords over a smooth backing, while "Vibrations" features an awesome guitar alongside luscious keys over gentle percussive rhythms.