Lots of soulful gems to discover this week - enjoy !!
Groove Junkies featuring Solara "Perception" (MoreHouse Records CD Promo)
Courtesy of Groove Junkies' Evan Landes and songstress Solara comes the paramount "Perception", a breathtaking masterly crafted production guaranteed to cast a spell on you. On the 'GJ & ReelSoul Rooted Vox, gentle yet thrilling afrocentric rhythms leading the way for the unrivaled haunting vocals of Solara, glorious guitar by J. Olson and the keyboard wizardry of Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriquez - sheer musical bliss. The 'GJ Soul Excursion Dub' strips down the vocal and gives the song a deeper truly intense mesmerizing feel guaranteed to send the floor into a frenzy.
Nick Power & Mojito featuring Curtis Clark "Rock your world" (HSR Records CD Promo)
HSR Records continue to release nothing but first-class soulful dance music with this offering by Nick Power and Mojito who join forces with singer Curtis Clark for "Rock your world", a catchy production guaranteed to jam-pack the floor thanks to irresistibly pulsating rhythms, classy keys and Curtis Clark's incomparable deeply felt vocals. Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) contributes an expertly crafted feel-good rework oozing with an uplifting vibe sure to cause a stir on the dance floor.
Shumocka ShuVance "All things matter" (Mantree Records CD Promo)
Next up on Mantree Records is the fantastic "All things matter" written and performed in grand style by Shumocka ShuVance, with label head Rasmir Mantree on production and arrangement. To cut right to the chase, "All things matter" is a splendiferous underground-esque production using gentle yet intriguing percussive rhythms as foundation for tantalizing keys and Shumocka ShuVance's unmistakable deeply rooted vocals.
Sheldon Goode "You" (Mark Francis Remix)(Makin' Moves CD Promo)
Only a few weeks ago, Makin' Moves released the original mixes of the wonderful "You" by Sheldon Goode, now they present fresh remixes by Mark Francis who takes the song to a whole new level, with Sheldon Goode's unique emotive vocals being accompanied by exquisite keys, heavenly chords and smooth yet spell binding percussive rhythms. Truly a timeless slice of soulful goodness...
OtherSoul featuring Airam "When the love is gone" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
Spanish DJ/producers OtherSoul return with the gorgeous "When the love is gone" which fuses a vibrant organic musical backing with exquisite keys, celestial chords and the beautiful sultry vocals of Airam, with the result being an inspiring soul infused affair sure to set the floor on fire. Next to the vocal version, the package features both an instrumental and an enchanting 'Sax Mix' which replaces the vocal with a sublime saxophone.
Jeff Redd "New day" (AceBeat Music CD Promo)
Jeff Redd is an American singer who performed new jack swing-style r&b in the 1990's, you might remember him from the hit single "You called and told me" from the soundtrack of the 1991 movie "Strictly Business". Now he is back with the Derrick Ricky Nelson and Tyrone Payton produced "New day", a marvelous slice of uplifting soulful house music oozing with his unique silky smooth vocals, luscious keys and compelling percussive rhythms. The HouseWerQ (aka Derrick Ricky Nelson, Ace Mungin and DJ Sir Charles Dixon) mixes keep the vibe soulful yet turn up the heat with relentlessly pulsating rhythms.
Traxx Pick: The Free Kidz "Supernal" (Original Drum HSI CD Promo)
Every time we receive a promo package from Original Drum HSI we know we are in for a special treat, most definitely this is also the case with "Supernal" by The Free Kidz which is produced by label head Neter Supreme. This verily tantalizing production encompassing ancestral rhythms, cool vocal sprinkles, magnificent jazzy keys and entrancing ethereal chords takes you on an exhilarating spiritual journey you wish would never end. The alternate 'Afropunk' mixes give the track a phantasmagorical afrotastic feel that is truly hypnotizing.
Bootleg Pick: Fela R. Kuti & Africa 70 "Shakara" (M.Caporale Re-Edit)(CD-R)
Bootleg Pick: Tony Allen & Africa 70 "Progress" (M.Caporale Re-Edit)(CD-R)
Bootleg Pick: Oumou Sangare "Laban" (Sobek Remix)(CD-R)
We proudly introduce you to these mind-boggling bootleg re-edits/remixes of original African music. Starting off is M.Caporale with his splendid re-edits of 1970's afrobeat classics "Shakara" by Fela R. Kuti & Africa 70 and "Progress" by Tony Allen & Africa 70, then we have Sobek with his mind-blowing remix of "Laban" by Oumou Sangare dating back to 1996. Each of these re-imagination captures the spirit and vibe of the original songs yet transforms them into sure-fire afro house dance floor weapons.