Picks of the Week
Stephanie Cooke "Feel so good" (Sole Channel Music CD Promo)
Italian production team DaSouL & Fabry Diglio pull out all the stops on "Feels so good", a marvelous production featuring an outstanding vocal performance by the one and only Stephanie Cooke which is accompanied by exquisite keys and chords, all perfectly arranged over a smooth and soulful yet thrilling backing in the 'HouseGarage Mix'. The package includes an incredible selection of mixes to choose from including a deep melodious dub, the classy broken beat flavored 'Mindsoul Guitar Mix', the 'Nu Jazz Liveapella Mix' oozing with a masterly live feel and remixes courtesy of Mad Boss, Jose Carretas, Jask, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights and Mr. V all adding their unique touch to the song. Timeless and essential.
Exclusive Preview: Radiohead "Lotus flower" (Serge Negri Re-Rub)(CD-R)
Radiohead are back with an innovative album titled "The king of limbs", with the lead single "Lotus flower" featuring unique falsetto vocals over a haunting beat-laden soundscape being something truly special (just watch the video and you surely will agree with us). On his transcendental re-rub, Serge Negri keeps the spirit of the original alive while transforming the song for soulful house dance floors - different yet verily appealing.
Exclusive Preview: Deitrick Haddon "Touch me" (Junior White Remix)(CD-R)
Here we have the second installment of the "Junior White DJ Gospel Project", a slammin' rework of "Touch me" by Deitrick Haddon. "Touch me" is an amazing piece of inspirational modern gospel featuring the unmistakable vocals of Deitrick Haddon alongside a beautiful orchestration, taken to the next level by Junior White who turns the song into a soulful four-to-the-floor affair built around a fiercely thumpin' backdrop.
Exclusive Preview: Angela Johnson "Better" (Max Scatti & RightSide Remix)(CD-R)
Just one week after their marvelous take on "Butterflies" by Marsha Ambrosius, Max Scatti & Rightside are back with a wonderful interpretation of Angela Johnson's "Better" (the original version can be found her latest album "It's personal") staying respectful to the original while giving the song a sublime 4/4 feel that is guaranteed to please the soulful heads.
Various Artists "Summer Flight to Ibiza" (Candi Bean Records CD Promo)
Various Artists "Pure Madness EP" (Candi Bean Records CD Promo)
Various Artists "North African Revolution EP" (Candi Bean Records CD Promo)
Candi Bean Records out of Soweto (Johannesburg, South Africa) bless us with none less than three massive promos this week - whether it is the multifaceted nine track "Summer flight to Ibiza" sampler featuring productions by Syd Nasty, DJ Ouder, ZuluMafia, DJ Zero, Mxdope, Mr Cooper and Hojulo, the underground-esque five track "Pure Madness EP" seeing DJ Ouder on top of his game or the "North African Revolution EP" with two deeper than deep tracks by ZuluMafia and DJ Ouder each, this is top-notch house music oozing with relentless rhythms and gorgeous melodies. Not to be missed by any lover of real deep house music...
Fabrizio Colasanti "To dance" (Spirit Sound Records CD Promo)
Italy's Fabrizio Colasanti returns to Spirit Sound Records with "To dance" which features two glorious productions - "I just wanna dance" featuring captivating vocals by Yoliswa and "Dance culture" featuring amorous vocals by Black Man Soul. Both of these productions feature a masterly instrumentation and ooze with an inimitable deep and soulful funk drenched vibe that is so rare to find these days. Make no mistake and don't sleep on this one.
Adrian S presents Noel Layne "Truth" / "Deep six" (Shines Records CD Promo)
"Truth" by Adrian S takes you on a journey do deepest grounds, with irresistible rhythms leading the way for spiritual spoken words by Noel Layne and celestial keys and chords. Guerilla Science (Cullen Greaves & Kevin Jhagru) rework the track into a hypnotizing tribal stomper with a techy edge, while Gene Kings' ruff somewhat dirty remix is a truly intoxicating affair. Next Andy Roberts delivers a deep percussive workout laced with moody keys that creates a mesmerizing feel. Also included is the bonus track "Deep six", a luscious late night groover.
Fleetside featuring Carolyn Harding "Movin' on" (Summer 2011 Mixes)(Tall House Records CD Promo)
End of last November, Tall House Records dropped the first remix pack of this timeless Winston Jones production which became an instant club classic thanks to the unmistakable voice of Carolyn Harding when first released through Emergency Records in 1987. Right in time for summer, another selection of fresh mixes is ready, with remixes by Piers Kirwan (Stereo Mutants), Lil Mark and Kimeko. The choice pick for the soulful heads is Piers Kirwan's absolutely relentless funk soaked remix built around a deeply groovin' backing and captivating keys.
Scope "Magic 2011" (Large Records CD Promo)
Since its original release end of 2009, Ric McClelland's "Magic" has been enormously popular with DJ's and dancers across the globe, now the track returns in revisited form, with the mixes being courtesy of Ric McClelland himself who wanted to give the track a slightly different direction, with more of a garage vibe going on - and he surely succeeded in his endeavor as the result is an essential remix sure to rock the floors for months to come...
RedSoul "Get in deep" (Playmore Music CD Promo)
With "Get in deep", David 'RedSoul' Wareing presents an uplifting slice of vocal house featuring strong female vocals and wicked keys by over a remorselessly stompin' backdrop, with the deeper 'No Pressure Dub' somewhat relaxing the vibe while keeping the intensity alive. Watch out for the label's 50th release coming soon - "Save me" by RedSoul featuring Carla Prather with remixes by Sean McCabe, 83 West and Charles Dockins.