With the Winter Music Conference in full effect, there is lots of fresh music to discover this week... enjoy the huge update !!
Nativeroots featuring Zano "Taking over the world" (GoGo Music CD Promo)
Renowned GoGo Music continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful house music. Their latest offering is "Taking over the world", a musical gem by South African trio Nativeroots which features Zano on vocals. Their original production is pure class and combines Zano's heartfelt rendition of the lyrics with illustrious jazzy keys and smooth laidback rhythms - unsurprisingly it already causes stir on the motherlands dance floors. On remix duty we have Sean McCabe who contributes once again one of his compelling truly soulicious remixes fueled with luscious keys and old school inspired smooth yet thrilling rhythms.
Various "Kings of Groove Miami Sampler 2013" (Kings of Groove Records CD Promo)
Ibiza based Kings of Groove present their magnificent four track "Miami Sampler 2013". First is the brand new Franco De Mulero & The Soul Creative remix of the previously released "Waiting for you" by Alton Miller featuring Thato which takes this wonderful song to soulful heaven. Next "Where" by Aphrodisiax soon to be come a late night favorite thanks to deep contaminous rhythms and phat keys. Then there is a truly soulful slice of South African house by G'Sparks featuring Lu titled "This is what love feels like". Closing the package is "Coqui" by Tony Noodles, a fierce yet soulful afro-tribal stomper featuring uber cool vocal chants.
The Lewis Project "The more I get, the more I want" (Galleria Records CD Promo)
Teddy Pendergrass soulful all time classic "The more I get, the more I want" returns in a stellar Disco inspired interpretation by The Lewis Project which features classic strings, sublime jazzy keys and outstanding soul oozing vocals by band leader Vernon Lewis over a spell binding funk soaked backdrop - feel good house music at its best. The remix is courtesy of label head Sandy Turnbull who relaxes the vibe on his seductive rendition laced with melodious keys and chords - sheer musical bliss...
Fast Vision Soul & Maminstrumental "Global roots" (Cabana Records CD Promo)
Cabana Records are on a roll at the moment as they unleash yet another bomb. Fast Vision Soul and Maminstrumental have come together to give us "Global roots", an exhilarating instrumental production spreading a hypnotizing feel through deeper than deep utterly infectious rhythms and ethereal keys and chords. You have the choice between three equally fantastic versions, each one guaranteed to set the floor on fire.
ReelSoul & Eman "Let's go" (Liberate Records CD Promo)
The latest treat from Liberate Records is "Let's go", a wicked underground-esque production by Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriguez where Eman's incomparable spoken word poetry is combined with deep pulsating rhythms and tempting melodies. Doc Link injects his signature funk infused truly mesmerizing touch while Demarkus Lewis adds cool vocal samples and gives the track a raw edgy feel you can't resist to dance to.
Various "Room Control WMC Sampler 2013" (Room Control Records CD Promo)
Lets kick off this weeks parade of Winter Music Conference samplers with this amazing package by Room Control Records loaded with tons of soulful gems, giving us a preview of things to come on the label in the coming months. There is something for everyone here, courtesy of artists such as Alex Millet featuring Esteban Garcia, Groove Assassin, Rhemi (Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk) featuring Liford, Vincenzo Siracusa featuring Leon Dorrill, Dasoul & Fabry Diglio featuring Taliwa, Rokaz, JoVonn, Mike Sharron, Marlon D and Mena Keys and Urban Sound Lab featuring Selina Campbell. Truly the future looks bright for Room Control Records...
Various "SoundMen on Wax Miami Sampler 2013 Promo" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)
Next in line are SoundMen on Wax with their awe-inspiring "Miami Sampler 2013". The likes of Kenny Bobien, C.T. Martin, Damion Cantrell, Michele Papa featuring MJ White, Ndela Lekamito featuring Momo & Tiny B, Thomas Toccafondi featuring Robert Owens, Wipe The Needle featuring CT Martin, Klaide featuring Lil' Brash, Distant People featuring Nickson, Latest Craze featuring Joseph Chetty, SuSu Bobien and Foremost Poets give us plenty of soulful tunes to choose from, but quite simply its next to impossible to pick a favorite track...
Various "Soul'n'Vibes WMC 2013 Sampler" (CD-R)
Italy's Alessandro Cavalli aka Soul'n'Vibes has been blessing us with his edits and bootleg remixes for quite a while now, now he is teaming up with Hard Groove Machine aka HGM (Daniele Cursi & Attilio Hollige) to present a huge "WMC 2013 Sampler" stuffed with their latest work. Not less than nineteen tracks are featured in this package which showcase their versatility and love for different styles. Illustrious artists such as Charlie Wilson, Destiny Child, Ferry Ultra, Jocelyn Brown, Kenny Bobien & Stephanie Cooke, Kirk Franklin, Leela James, Mary J. Blige, Mitch Moses, Quincy Jones and Rufus & Chaka Khan to name just a few get their wonderful songs reworked for the house floors, with each of these reworkings keeping the vibe of the original alive.
Various "Sugar Groove WMC 2013 Exclusives" (CD-R)
Since Ruben 'Swift' Vidal launched his new label Sugar Groove last year, he has been going from strength to strength. Right in time for this years Winter Music Conference, he graces us with his "Sugar Groove WMC 2013 Exclusives" sampler - without a doubt, his success story will continue over the coming months and years... From the afro-tastic "Afro hard" featuring Theo Lawson, the soulful gem "2 be loved" featuring Nicole Mitchell, the mesmerizing late night jewel "Freedome" featuring Kwi, the infectious spoken word "Queens story" by Koffee, the sun drenched "Follow your heart" by Shadow Kings featuring Liza Zias, Swift's celestial interpretation of "The power" by Len Peters featuring Michelle Weeks, the timeless soulful anthem "Strong" by Kenny Bobien and Swift's grandiose remix of Ananda Project's "Two hearts" featuring Alex Lattimore, this sampler is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...
Grooveboy "Shine like the star" (Grooveboy Music CD Promo)
The latest offering from Grooveboy is the dreamlike "Shine like the star", a soul drenched deep house production which combines enticing vocals by songstress Antoinette Dunleavy with enchanting atmospheric melodies and spell binding rhythms. Spanish DJ/production duo J&M Brothers rework the track into a deep somewhat dark funked-up affair laced with lush melodies. A soulful vocal deep house gem guaranteed to jam-pack floors.
Exclusive Preview: Kariya "Let me love you for tonight" (Mauritzio 2013 Re-Interpretation Mix)(CD-R)
Exclusive Preview: Rashad "We dancin'" (David Montoya Edit)(CD-R)
Exclusive Preview: Jon Cutler featuring Eman "It's yours" (Maminstrumental DNY Remix)(CD-R)
It is time again to bring you our choice selection of edits and (bootleg) remixes we got in the past few days and weeks... First up we have Mauritzio Baiocchi's amazing remix of Kariya's house classic "Let me love you for tonight" which takes the track to deep truly infectious tribal-esque grounds (this remix is part of a remix competition of a song, you can vote here). Next we have David Montoya who reworks Rashad's wonderful down tempo r&b/soul gem "We dancin'" into a smoothly thumpin' truly melodious four-to-the-floor affair. Last but not least, Maminstrumental is breathing new live into the Jon Cutler classic "It's yours", with his stripped utterly back deep remix putting Eman's evocative vocals and the grand keys center stage.
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 to highlight other noteworthy releases...
Sometimes the simple things are the best... "Power of the drum" by Marlon D featuring Boddhi Satva is the perfect proof as this minimal yet extremely effective and hypnotizing afro-tribal production is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor (Underground Collective Records CD Promo). Lars Vegas gives us the brilliant "The Game EP" featuring two top-notch deep house productions sure to set the floor on fire thanks to old school inspired rhythms, lush melodies and cool vocals. Coming complete with a slammin' remix by duo Homework (Large Music CD Promo).
Nathan G is back with "Spring Things", a three EP offering three amazing tracks. The mid-tempo "Restless for you" oozes with gorgeous melodies and laidback spell binding rhythms, the organic "Keep me all night" is spreading an inebriant vibe, and finally there is a wicked slice of nu-skool garage with "Want it love it" (LuvBug Records CD Promo). The three track "Pull up a Groove EP" by Raw is all about blissful Disco/Funk infused four-to-the-floor, spreading an uplifting jazzed-up feel-good vibe you can't resist to dance to (Them on the Hill Records CD Promo).
Next we have Chuck Love's "The Illusion EP" featuring two equally great productions. The title track "Illusion" is a gorgeous Disco flavored production featuring warm keys, Chuck's lovely vocals and hot guitar licks over an organic backdrop. "Slip n slide horns" is a thrilling late night gem laced with beautiful flute, dubbed-out trumpet licks, melodious keys and once again Chuck's lovely vocals (Vino Recordings CD Promo). This is followed by the "A Four Track Sampler Volume 18" which features tracks by the likes of Mac-k-cee & Gianni di Muro, Karol XVII & MB Valence featuring Robert Owens, Andrey Djackonda and Matt Masters. To make it short: it is next to impossible to choose a favorite of this ingenious deep house tracks... (Loco Records CD Promo).
The "Inner Space EP" by Fred Buddah is the third release for Roots Go Deep Music, and like its predecessors each of the four tracks included take you on a mesmerizing journey to deepest afro house territory with spell binding rhythms and exhilarating melodies - true South African underground house, as primal as it gets (Roots Go Deep Music CD Promo). Continuing our excursion through the deepest imaginable sounds of house music, we have the breathtaking "Wunder Y" by Ron Allen, an enchanting late night gem using relentlessly thumpin' rhythms as playground for sultry vocals by songstress Chach and celestial synth melodies (Strobe Records CD Promo).
Ceremony Records return with a stellar remix of Sandy Rivera's "Persuasion" by Dave Storm. Not much needs to be said about this precious remix other than it oozes with seductive melodies and songstress Rae's sultry vocals and spreads an incredibly deep infectious vibe on the dance floor... (Ceremony Records CD Promo). Lets close this weeks update with a free gift from Ocha Records, the super soulful yet deep DJ Shimmy Boy interpretation of Mzee featuring Kampi "Umoja" you can get here (Ocha Records Free Download).