Music Reviews

Another week, another huge update loaded with the latest and best in soulful house music - enjoy !!

Souldynamic featuring Jocelyn Mathieu "Fine wine" (Tribe Records CD Promo)

Once again, Souldynamic (the duo of Luca Ciotoli and Stefano De Magis) have been pulling out all the stops to grace us with "Fine wine", a glamorous uber soulful gem oozing with the smooth deep-rooted vocals of Jocelyn Mathieu, sublime jazz tinged keys, heavenly chords and gentle yet enthralling deeply groovin' percussive rhythms. Don't miss out on this gem...

Giulio Bonaccio, Melonie Daniels & Stephanie Cooke "Unconditionally" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

Italian born and now New York City based DJ/producer Giulio Bonaccio joins forces with vocalists Melonie Daniels and Stephanie Cooke for "Unconditionally", an expertly crafted latin influenced production featuring the inimitable vocals of Melonie Daniels and Stephanie Cooke alongside exquisite jazzy keys, lovely guitars, classy horns and a vibrant backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of Davide Fiorese who serves a tantalizing deep'n'sexy rework and Guitardalex aka Federico D'Alessio who delivers a fervid funktified remix.

Keisha Hall "You did it" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)

Hot on the heels of the brilliant "Dawn of a new day" by Dana Weaver and "I'm on fire" by Chynaah Doll comes the next soulful jewel on D#Sharp Records. The Joe Flame produced "You did it" is sheer musical bliss, with Keisha Hall's eminent deeply felt vocals being accompanied by splendorous keys, precious saxophone and rich organic rhythms. Next to the fantastic original version, the package features towering remixes by DJ Gary B and Joe Flame himself, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.

Carolyn Victorian & DJ Oji "Knocking at my door" (DJ Pope Remixes)(POJI Records CD Promo)

A few months ago, POJI Records released the sure-fire dance floor anthem "Knocking at my door" by vocalist Carolyn Victorian and DJ Oji, now the label presents super dope remixes by DJ Pope whose resistless discofied re-imagination fuses Carolyn Victorian incomparable tempting vocals with luxurious keys, celestial chords and an infectious organic backing. Jam-packed floors guaranteed...

Beat Rivals featuring Natasha Watts "Give it up" (Rival Beat Records CD Promo)

Forthcoming on Rival Beat Records is "Give it up" by Beat Rivals (aka Krazy K and Soulshy) and UK's favorite soul-sista Natasha Watts, to make it short this truly uplifting slab of sun drenched goodness oozing with the unrivaled haunting vocals of Natasha Watts, illustrious keys and an utterly spell binding funked-up backdrop is guaranteed to cast a spell on you.

Adamant featuring Richelle Hicks "Come see me tonight" (HSR Records CD Promo)

Parisian born Adamant teams up with songstress Richelle Hicks on the excellent "Come see me tonight", unarguably this inspiring production is destined to become a summer anthem thanks to the contaminous organic backing, wicked guitar riffs, stellar jazzy keys, superlunary chords and the incredible powerhouse vocals of Richelle Hicks altogether spreading an irresistible feel-good vibe.

Frank McComb "Listen to your heart" (AMFlow Remix)(Makin' Moves CD Promo)

"Listen to your heart" is a beautiful neo-soul song by jazz/soul/r&b singer, musician and producer Frank McComb taken from his debut album "Love stories" released in 2000, courtesy of New Jersey production duo AMFlow aka Adam Rios and Mark Lewis comes a truly superb four-to-the-floor re-imagination which combines Frank McComb's divine heartfelt vocals with grand keys, luscious chords and gentle yet intriguing rhythms.

Footsounds & Elliot Blackler featuring Stige Lebaka "Let them be" (Sunclock Records CD Promo)

South African duo Footsounds collaborate with Elliot Blackler and singer Stige Lebaka on "Let them be", a magnificent uber soulful yet tantalizing production from the motherland oozing with a delectable melodious feel created by the distinct seductive vocals of Stige Lebaka, juicy keys, lovely guitar and dulcet yet captivating rhythms. On remix duty is Mario Bianco who contributes a blazin' hot rework on a hypnotizingly deep atmospheric tip.

LAHV featuring Dvine Lopez "The music" (Aluku Records CD Promo)

With "The music" by South Africa's LVAH and Dvine Lopez, Aluku Records present a top-notch deep house track by no means to be missed. To cut right to the chase, "The music" is a truly sexy and mesmerizing slice of late night bliss using compelling deeply rumblin' rhythms as foundation for lush keys, galactical chords and the unique enticing vocals of Dvine Lopez.

Peter Symphorien & The Soul City People "Fight for the right" (Nigel Lowis Mixes)(DSG Music CD Promo)

DSG Music have a beauty in their hands with the marvelous "Fight for the right" by Peter Symphorien and The Soul City People, none other than the mighty Nigel Lowis is on the controls to bless us with a phantasmagorical verily funky Philly Soul/Philly Disco inspired rendition which lets Peter Symphorien tremendous vocal reminiscent of the great soul singers from the past (think Eddie Levert, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls) truly shine. The 'Ghetto Mix' draws inspiration from the all-time classic "Let's clean up the ghetto" by the Philadelphia International All-Stars dating back to 1977.

Latin/Jazz House Pick: Max Marinacci featuring Paolo Pavan "Squisita" (Union Records CD Promo)

We are going to keep it sweet and short with this review... Italian DJ/producer Max Marinacci is back on Spirit of House with the mind-boggling "Squisita", certainly this splendiferous latinesque instrumental production that is all about the inexorable percussive rhythms and the absolutely incredible jazzed-up keys by Paolo Pavan will make you yearn for more...

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