Enjoy another gigantic update loaded with only the best in soulful house music...
Jonny Montana presents Empress Lebo "Ndinawe EP" (Camio Records CD Promo)
With the Jonny Montana produced "Ndinawe EP", Camio Records introduce us to Empress Lebo (born Lebogang Magogodi) who previously worked on various other music genres. On this EP, Empress Lebo delivers an amazing emotive vocal performance, singing both in English and Zulu which makes this release something truly special. The original version of "Eternally bound" oozes with Jonny Montana's beloved jazz drenched organic sound, with the alternate 'Deeper Mix' turning the track into a deeper more laidback affair. Next we have "Sabela uthando" which takes you on a journey to smooth afro-deep territory with its percussive rhythms and heavenly melodies.
Vick Lavender featuring Carla Prather "Hey baby (call me)" (The Unreleased Mixes)(Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
Back in June of last year, Sophisticado graced us with Vick Lavender's marvelous "Hey baby (call me)" which features the unmistakable vocals by Carla Prather, now the unreleased mixes see the light of the day. First up we have Vick Lavender's vintage vocal and instrumental variations of the previously released 'Dubstramental Live Mix' which let the masterly orchestration shine, followed by DeJay Cease's fired-up funk fueled rendition. Last but not least, Soulfellaz take the song into a completely different direction with their deep infectious soul-tech rework.
Deep Sixty featuring ZG. Dr "Have you back" (Cabana Records CD Promo)
JoBurg's Deep Sixty debuts on Cabana Records with the top-notch soulful production "Have you back" which features wonderful vocals courtesy of ZG. Dr and glorious melodies over a deep contaminous backing. The remixes are courtesy of Justin Imperiale, Dom Navarra, Bluza Freaq and Black Jean & Marvin K all keeping the vibe soulful and deep while adding a unique touch to the track.
ZuluMafia featuring Zethu "Echo our dreams" (Open Bar Music CD Promo)
South Africa's ZuluMafia (Simphiwe Nhlapho) is back with "Echo our dreams", a stellar production featuring poetic spoken words and heartfelt vocals by Zethu alongside lush keys and chords over smooth yet infectious rhythms. It is next to impossible to pick a favorite version as each is outstanding and oozes with a charming soulful feel making you yearn for more. In other words: soulful house at its best.
eEsa "The way" (Farplane Records CD Promo)
Not many words are needed to describe this real gem by up and coming eEsa, a 22 year young truly talented producer, composer and multi instrumentalist who blesses us with his first ever four-to-the-floor inspired production. "The way" is an incredible slice of real musicianship oozing with a timeless soulful feel through the fantastic instrumentation and outstanding vocals - close your eyes and let yourself be taken to another dimension...
One51 featuring Heidi Vogel "Elevate" (One51 Records CD Promo)
In late 2004, Daniel Jones and Richard Earnshaw collaborated with Heidi Vogel on the now classic "Bring me to your life", now they are back with the paramount "Elevate", a masterly production oozing with Heidi Vogel's sultry vocals and a lively organic jazz-funk vibe on the original version. Richard Earnshaw reworks the track for the dance floors, adding his signature soulful four-to-the-floor sound.
Core via Soul "In my next life" (Soul Sun Soul Music CD Promo)
In June 2011, Core via Soul (Lam Spread, Marc Miles and Randy W) released the highly acclaimed "In my next Life EP", now the title track, a wicked production using an intoxicating conga filled groove as playground for luscious melodies and sexy vocals, has been picked up by Soul Sun Soul Music and gets a full release complete with new mixes: the stripped back 'Dub Vocal' gives the track a deeper truly mesmerizing feel, while Mikki Afflick's thrilling yet soulful 'An AfflickteD Soul Mix' intensifies the vibe to the max.
Andrea Carissimi featuring LT Brown "Why (Part 1)" (Just4funk Records CD Promo)
Just4Funk Records return in proper style with "Why", a powerhouse release by Andrea Carissimi and the inimitable LT Brown whose fascinating vocals together with the phat keys and impulsive funk soaked backing create a remorseless feel guaranteed to set the floor on fire. Groove Assassin contributes a massive remix built around fiery rhythms and sublime keys which harmonize perfectly with the vocals. More mixes to follow.
Exclusive Preview: Morais Vibes & Darryl D'Bonneau "Last call" (Miami Meltdown Mix)(CD-R)
We are proud to bring you this exclusive preview of "Last call", an uber cool production by Morais Vibes featuring wicked vocals by the one and only Darryl D'Bonneau and lush keys over a deeply groovin' backdrop, altogether creating an irresistible vibe you can't resist to dance to. It's only a question of time until this dance floor bomb will be picked up by a label...
Mojito & Brian Shano featuring Laura Estrada "Something about you" (MuSol Records CD Promo)
Here we have a beautiful release courtesy of Mojito & Brian Shano join forces with songstress Laura Estrada on "Something about you", a soulfully stompin' production spreading a summery feel through the heartfelt vocals and gorgeous melodies. The package includes a wide variety of remixes by Benny Beatz, Rob Hayes, MuSol, DJ Jogador, G44 & Immi V, Placidic Dream and The Deep Lover, all adding their distinctive touch to the track, offering something for everyone.
DJ Kent featuring Malehloka Hlalele "Falling" (B Side Remixes)(DiverseCity Music CD Promo)
In January, DiverseCity Music released the 'A Side Remixes' of DJ Kent's "Falling" (which features the incomparable voice of Malehloka Hlalele) by DJ Rork, Wicked Jazz Sounds, Temple Movement and Francesca Magliano & Joy Halliday. Now the 'B Side Remixes' are ready, with New York's own Duce Martinez pulling out all the stops on his hypnotizing deep house rework laced with celestial synth melodies. Also included are progressive remixes by Lucien Foort sure to become a favorite at this years raves.
Chuck Love featuring Demonica Flye "The voice" (Vino Records CD Promo)
Vino Records last release dates back to December 2008, now this Minneapolis based label returns with Chuck Love's blazin' hot, long lost "The voice" which features passionate vocals by Demonica Flye alongside freaky synths over a stompin' backdrop. Bryan Gerrard deepens the vibe on his mesmerizing dubbed out mix, Jevne goes even deeper to give the track an enthralling tech-soul flavored feel, and Monte Hilleman turns the heat up on his gritty remix perfect for prime time play.
Various "Miami Sampler 2012" (Kula Records CD Promo)
Kula Records celebrate this years Winter Music Conference with a lovely five track sampler giving us a preview of things to come. South African artist Andy Soul presents the glamorous "I never knew", a soulful deep house inspired production featuring deeply felt vocals by Matthew Yates. Next is the uplifting "Supa soldier" by Soulplate, featuring sultry vocals by Cocoared and Charmaine over a funk drenched groove. Following are three tracks for the deep house headz: "History in the making" by Colin Sales, "Guerilla theatrics" by Jon Billick and "Forever groove" by Guzz.
Various "Stimulated Soul WMC Sampler 2012" (Stimulated Soul Records CD Promo)
Here we have more Miami pressure from Stimulated Soul who present their six track sampler which includes some of their upcoming releases. Mike Scot teams up with Saxy Mr. S for the groovy vocal joint "Life is love", while The Vibes Organization and songstress Maggie Smile give us the melodious sun drenched "Only". Jeremy Juno, Yan Gordo, Patrick Podage and Lewis Ferrer take care of the deep house music aficionados with their fresh productions.
Dave Clarke & DJ Romain "Up and down" (Room Control CD Promo)
Last but not least we have a special treat for all the lovers of deep house music. "Up and down" is a killer production by the team of Dave Clarke and DJ Romain which takes you on a spellbinding excursion to deepest grounds with its infectious rhythms and delectable melodies. The package features an eclectic selection of mixes by the likes of Jon Cutler, Marlon D, JoVonn, DJ Romain, SoulSwept and Dave Clarke himself - jam packed floors guaranteed !!