The heat is on with only the best and latest in soulful house music - enjoy !!
Rapson "Heat EP" (Friday Fox Recordings CD Promo)
Friday Fox Recordings have a beauty in their hands with the paramount truly eclectic "Heat EP" by Rapson loaded with four fabulous productions, teaming up with highly talented vocalists Nathan Thomas and Holly Petrie on two of them. Each of the featured songs oozes with Rapson's distinctive soulful sounds and touches on a different shade of house music, with influences from other genres such as jazz or funk shining through. Highly recommended.
Da Hit Makers "Da House Classic Reworks Vol 2" (Toupee Records CD Promo)
In March of this year, Da Hit Makers aka DJ T-Smooth and Salik Scott gave us volume one of their "Da Classic Reworks" series, now the second volume is ready, similar to its predecessor you get non-nonsense four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of unforgettable classics songs such as "We we" by Angelique Kidjo, "We can do it (wake up)" by James Howard, "Waters of march" by Ledisi, "You belong to me" by Phil Perry and "For the good of things" by Jazmina. Quite simply, each of these tracks is destined to set the floor on fire and make your body rock...
Mona Bode "The table" (Addvibe Afro Remixes - The Discussion Resurfaces)(CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
In April we introduced you to the masterly crafted "The table", now this soulful gem oozing with Mona Bode's one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry returns in brand new remixes by Addvibe who serves not less than four truly dazzling and diversified re-imaginations ranging from old skool soulful house over contemporary soulful house to afro deep house, with a glamorous down-tempo version being the cherry on the cake.
Cubique DJ featuring I Am X "Undercover lover" (Cubique Entertainment CD Promo)
South African DJ/producer Thulani 'Cubique DJ' Mabena returns with "Undercover lover", a super soulful yet thrilling afro house production fusing the beautiful haunting vocals of I Am X with luscious keys, dreamy chords and captivating yet smooth afrotastic rhythms, altogether creating an exhilarating feel guaranteed to put a spell on you. Nuff said...
York featuring Arlen "We are" (Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Coming soon to Double Cheese Records are dance mixes of "We are" by York and singer Arlen (the original version can be found on York's album "Traveller" released through Black Hole Recordings). The summery 'Original Extended Mix' is an inspiring feel good affair, the remixes are courtesy of label head Luyo who transforms the song into a mesmerizing afro-deep affair using vibrant tribal-esque rhythms as playground for Arlen's signature vocals and tantalizing melodies.
Celestine "Let it go" (Peng Records CD Promo)
Aficionados of Andy Compton respectively his Peng label will be familiar with the unrivaled seductive vocals of Celestine Walcott-Gordon (one of UK's finest soul singers), now she presents her solo project which features two equally brilliant productions entitled "Let it go" and "Drifting away", both of which are top-notch soul songs having timeless written all over, coming complete with stunning interpretations by Andy Compton. The Rurals contribute a stellar up-tempo 4/4 remix of "Let it go" oozing with a glorious organic feel guaranteed to make you yearn for more.
Beat Rivals featuring Phillip Ramirez "Live your life" (Rival Beat Records CD Promo)
Vocalist Phillip Ramirez has been on a roll in recent weeks and months, blessing us with his inimitable falsetto vocals on soulful gems such as "Light in my heart" by True2Life, "You lift me up" by Guido P and "Everybody say hallelujah" by Marc Tasio. Now he joins forces with Beat Rivals (Soulshy & Krazy K) for "Live your life", to cut right to the chase this is soulful house music at its best, with a dulcet yet infectious organic backdrop leading the way for Phillip Ramirez outstanding vocals, classy horns and sublime jazzy keys.
Blaze "More than gold" / "Spread love" (2016 Remixes)(KingStreet Records CD Promo)
The 1999 afro-house anthem "More than gold" by Blaze (aka Josh Milan and Kevin Hedge) and Palmer Brown returns in mind-blowing re-imaginations by Doug Gomez who combines the incomparable vocals by Palmer Brown with a mouth-watering harmonica and spell binding percussive rhythms on his 'Deep South Merecumbe Remix', with the 'Deep South Acoustic Remix' stripping the track of the beats and drums, putting the emphasis on the vocals and harmonica. The Deepshakerz deliver a hypnotizing techy rework of the 2004 classic "Spread love" featuring the unmistakable vocals of Byron Stingily.
Larry A featuring Roy Ananda "See you" (Magnolia Street Records CD Promo)
The latest offering from Indonesia based Magnolia Street Records is "See you" by Larry A (Lawrence Aswin) and Roy Ananda, an enthralling production built around an irresistibly pulsating backing, entrancing keys and Roy Ananda's grandiose emotive vocals. Italy's Guido P contributes a superb rendition oozing with his beloved soul/funk infused touch, while Randy MP drops a sophisticated deep house remix.
HM "Hold tight" (Melodious Recordings CD Promo)
Chicago's Melodious Recordings bring us "Hold tight" by HM aka Harold 'Big Ed' Matthews, beyond the shadow of a doubt this inspirational production is guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy thanks to an utterly contaminous relentlessly groovin' funked-up backdrop, enchanting keys, moody chords and the powerful male vocals.