Enjoy this week update of the latest in soulful house music, but we've also got some deeper stuff for you as well...
Soulfunktion featuring Fama "Tease me" (SoulFunktion Records CD Promo)
SoulFunktion (Brian 'Keys' Tharme & Wally Walton) are on a roll at the moment as they unleash one soulful gem after another... The delicious sun drenched "Tease me" is a prime slice of latin infused house featuring seductive vocals by songstress Fama alongside grand jazzy piano, luxurious rhodes and classy brass over smooth yet spell binding percussive rhythms - a soulful gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more... The dub version gives the song a grandiose West Coast house feel, with the lush synth melodies and impulsive rhythms guaranteed to jam-pack the floor.
Deepnut featuring Koviwa Never "Mboi mboi" (Soulplate Records CD Promo)
Straight from South Africa comes this super soulful production by Deepnut. The delectable "Mboi mboi" uses deep'n'smooth afro-percussive rhythms as playground for enchanting vocals by Koviwa Never and sublime keys, altogether spreading a mesmerizing feel. The remixes are courtesy of Fahrenhiet Le Gomez who intensifies the vibe on his truly deep stripped out late night workout, Kleva Keys contributes an enthralling tribal thumper laced with luscious keys, Fresk Musik reworks the track into a deeply groovin' affair fueled with ethereal melodies, and last but not least Soulplate inject their beloved organic soul/funk inspired sounds.
Michele Papa featuring MJ White "Passion never dies" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)
Originally featured on SoundMen on Wax Records "Miami Sampler 2013", Michele Papa's "Passion never dies" which features the unmistakable deeply rooted vocals of MJ White is about to get a well deserved full release. Beside the ruthlessly thumpin' original version which combines the vocals with contaminous funk soaked grooves, illustrious jazzy piano and lush synth melodies, the releases features remixes by the likes of Kalim Shabazz, House Device, Latest Craze, Kid Pariz & Lansky and BTO Spider & Jeremiah all adding their signature deep/soulful/funky touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Various "Neal Conway Revisited Classics Vol. 2" (In the Zone Records CD Promo)
Back in June of this year, Neal Conway blessed us with the first installment in the "Revisited Classics" series, now the second volume is here. Similar to its predecessor, what you get are ingenious, truly fresh and unique interpretations of an illustrious lists of timeless songs which unquestionably will leave a spell on you: Little River Band "Reminiscing" (previously reviewed here on Spirit of House), Jazmine Sullivan "Need you bad", Angie Stone "Brotha", Jaguar Wright "One more drink", Musiq Soulchild "Forthenight", and finally "So gone", "Talk to me" and "Not like crazy" by Jill Scott.
Various "Pure Elevation Vol. 2" (In the Zone Records CD Promo)
The second promo from In the Zone Records for this week is courtesy of Pure Elevation. The release is kicked off by two relentlessly stompin' four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of the 1977 classic "The groove" by Heatwave guaranteed to send the crowd into a frenzy. Following are none less than seven dance floor weapons - quite simply, each of these tracks is guaranteed to cause a stir on the floor thanks to thrilling rhythms and enchanting melodies. Our favorite is the broken beat styled "My life &journey" featuring heavenly melodies over propulsive rhythms.
Various "DJ Ant. B The ReWork Vol. 1" (In the Zone Records CD Promo)
Last but not least, In the Zone Records give us the "The ReWork Vol. 1" EP by DJ Ant. B which features three equally slammin' tracks. DJ Ant. B's reworkings of "Holding on" by Lisa Stansfield and "The pleasure principle" by Janet Jackson are truly mind-blowing, combining the one-of-a-kind vocals with intoxicating deep tribal-esque rhythms (not to forget to mention the extra vocals thrown in on the Lisa Stansfield track). "Matrix reloaded", a deep hypnotizing track laced with sexy spoken vocals and phat synth melodies, completes the package.
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...
You are in for a special treat thanks to Lars Behrenroth whose utterly deep somewhat dirty edit of "Final wielkiej cioty" by Sroczynski Prus is taking you an amazing journey to deepest territory, spreading an enticing sexy vibe you can't resist to dance to (Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo). "Moving sound" by Miguel Migs features three wicked deep groovalicious tracks, each one oozing with glorious melodious and cool vocal sprinkles - jam-packed floors guaranteed... (Salted Music CD Promo).
The latest part in the "6 AM" series from Look Ahead Records features two definite deep house bombs perfect for late night, early morning play. Both "Together" by Hector Merida and "She loves me" by Helder Teixeira are built around thrilling deep rhythms which are topped with beautiful empyreal melodies (Look Ahead Records CD Promo). The "All about the Weather" EP by Diskostis features four splendiferous jazz infused tracks, ranging from laidback loungey to captivating up-tempo vibes and rhythms (Nightshade Music CD Promo).
The honor for the next release on Sandisco Recordings go to Soul de Marin whose "Your underground" is a mind-bogging slice of unadulterated underground house music - the incredibly deep utterly mesmerizing rhythms together with the ravishing melodies are guaranteed to cause a stir... (Sandisco Recordings CD Promo). Finally, we would like to introduce you to a truly refreshing and ingenious deep house release by Anton Kuertz titled "morgen.ep 134". Our favorite is the uber cool original version of "The jungle issue" - grand piano combined with sultry vocals and deep exhilarating rhythms make this a sure-fire dance floor bomb...(morgen.am CD Promo).