Another week, another huge truly eclectic update for you - enjoy !!
Harold Matthews Jr & Justin Stride featuring Kym Franklin "The BBN uplifted" (Makin' Moves CD Promo)
Chicago's Harold 'Big Ed' Matthews Jr (aka Black Beat Niks) and Cardiff's Justin Stride (aka Black Sonix) team up on "The BBN uplifted", an amazing soul oozing production featuring the vocal talents of Kym Franklin. The 'Classic Vox' version by Justin Stride and Michele Chiavarini has timeless written all over, with a deep'n'smooth yet thrilling organic backdrop leading the way for Kym Franklin's unmistakable emotive vocals and luscious keys. The gentle 'Kinda Broken Mix' by Justin Stride gives the track a gorgeous broken beat flavored truly melodious feel, while the 'Blackwax Remix' by Steve Reed is a fabulous deep yet soulful interpretation on a more laidback tip.
Tortured Soul "Hot for your love tonight" (Album Sampler)(TSTC Records/Dome Records CD Promo)
Renowned US soulful house music trio Tortured Soul will soon release their third uber-cool groove-centered album "Hot for your love tonight" which is dedicated to the memory of keyboard player and founding member Ethan White who passed away suddenly in March (rip). This album sampler includes three tracks from the album, each of them showcasing the beloved awesomely soulful Tortured Soul signature sound we admire so much. To put it another way, this is Tortured Soul at their best, we can't get enough of their unrivaled soulful dance music...
Lenny Fontana featuring D-Train "Raise your hands" (Karmic Power Records/RFC Records CD Promo)
Legendary James 'D Train' Williams returns with the Lenny Fontana produced "Raise your hands" - to cut a long story short, "Raise your hands" is utterly uplifting and mesmerizing yet oozing with a classy soul infused old skool inspired sound, not to forget to mention James 'D Train' Williams one-of-a-kind distinctive vocals which makes this song truly special and memorable. Quite simply an inspiring feel-good anthem guaranteed to jam-pack the floors all summer long...
Soulbridge featuring Rachael Calladine "Love trap" (HSR Records CD Promo)
HSR Records continue to drop nothing but the best in soulful house music with their latest offering by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito). "Love trap" features the wonderful passionate vocals of up-and-rising songstress Rachael Calladine alongside glorious keys, sublime jazzy saxophone and sweet guitars over a gentle yet infectious funk soaked backdrop - sheer musical bliss.
Angel-A "Freedom & fire" (Liberate Recordings CD Promo)
Doc Link joins forces with Angel-A on "Freedom & fire", an utterly tantalizing underground-esque production combining Doc Link's signature funked drenched relentlessly pulsating rhythms with enticing melodies and Angel-A's inimitable sultry vocals. The included bonus track "With my voice" takes you back to Angel-A's roots in gospel music. Don't miss out on this fantastic release...
Bootleg Pick: Musique "In the bush" (The Groovin Beats Ensemble Rework)(CD-R)
The Groovin Beats Ensemble (Lello Cacciola, Tony Maione, DaSouL, Salvatore Oppio) grace us with a blazin' hot re-imagination of all-time classic Disco anthem "In the bush" by Musique (a production by legendary Patrick Adams dating back to 1978, originally released through Prelude Records) which keeps the spirit and vibe of the original alive yet gives the songs a contemporary truly glamorous and captivating funked-up four-to-the-floor twist.
Hardrive"Deep inside" (Remixes)(Strictly Rhythm Records CD Promo)
Back in 1993, Strictly Rhythm Records released the seminal "Deep inside" produced by Louie Vega and featuring the vocals of house music diva Barbara Tucker. The track has been remixed numerous times since its release, this package collates some of the finest and most memorable interpretations of this house music classic. From the original version and Visnadi & Alex Natale DJ's 'Crazy Bell Mix' both released in 1993, over Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez remix from 1995 to the 2009 remixes by Mr. V and Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero to the most recent remixes by Shadow Child, Low Steppa and DJ T, this package gives you plenty of choices to work the floor with this unforgettable track.
Jerk House Connection featuring Darian Crouse "You're enough" (Uno Mas Recordings CD Promo)
Jerk House Connection are back on Spirit of House with the wonderful "You're enough" featuring vocalist Darian Crouse. The original version is a beautiful sun drenched affair combining Darian Crouse's incomparable emotive vocals with sublime guitars, celestial synth melodies and a relentless yet smoothly bouncin' organic backing. The 'JHC Deeper Mix' enters deepest territory, giving the song a moody truly hypnotizing tech-soul feel. Serg Szysz delivers a phantasmagorical groovey deep house rendition laced with tempting melodies, and finally Elias Tzikas serves an inebriant late night rework fueled with entrancing keys and chords.
DJ Vivona featuring Rahjwanti "Just so you'll know" (Sunclock Records CD Promo)
What we have here is a magnificent slice of afro-deepness courtesy of DJ Vivona. The mesmerizing 'Original Mix' of "Just so you'll know" features the haunting vocals of Rahjwanti and tantalizing synth melodies over deep contaminous rhythms. The stripped back yet very effective 'Travel Mix' intensifies the vibe to the max, and lastly Opolopo adds his magical touch, giving the track a resistless deep'n'funky feel guaranteed to set the floor on fire.
Mario Bianco featuring Simona Boo "Depois que o ile passar" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)
Right in time for spring season comes this summery slice of latin infused soulful goodness by Italian producer Mario Bianco. "Depois que o ile passar" features the sexy vocals of Simona Boo together with warm melodious keys over dulcet percussion enriched rhythms, altogether spreading an uplifting feel-good vibe you can't resist to dance to... The vocal, instrumental and dub versions included in the package give you plenty of options to work the crowd.
The 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 where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...
From Klemuno (aka Klement Bonelli) comes "Canto dei lupi", an inspiring truly hypnotizing production spreading a summery feel through the infectious rhythms and the entrancing atmospheric synth melodies. Perfect for the upcoming Ibiza season... (Atal Music CD Promo). "Africana" by Corvino Traxx is a truly energetic tribal infused track laced with luscious keys and wicked afro vocals and chants. The 'Soulful Mix' relaxes the vibe and introduces jazzy keys, heavenly chords and and a gentle organic backing. And from Lino Di Meglio comes a deep tribal-tech workout (MuSol Recordings CD Promo).
The "Warriors" EP by Zasha is truly eclectic, featuring five equally charming afro-deep productions. In other words, this is an absolutely stunning verily deepalicious and soul drenched EP not to be missed by any lover of the deep soulful sounds from the motherland (Uno Mas Recordings CD Promo). "Satisfy" by RedSoul quite simply is a gorgeous slice of sun drenched and uplifting soul sampling house workout sure to cause a stir on the dance floor (Playmore Music CD Promo).
Italy's Spellband present the fierce "Project One" EP loaded with three sure-fire dance floor weapons. "Emozioni" is an irresistible afro inspired percussive track enriched with enchanting synth melodies, "La fiesta" is an exhilarating latinesque thumper, and finally there is a re-master of their collaboration with Sciorty called "Ochossi" previously released on "Unity Through Sound Vol. 1" (Global Diplomacy Productions CD Promo). The funked-up "Stop n go" by Doc Link is top-notch jackin' house guaranteed to cause a frenzy thanks to the spell binding bouncin' rhythms and tasteful groovy samples. Undoubtedly, this is Doc Link at his best... (Metro Trax CD Promo).
We are closing this weeks update with "Wife" by deep house pioneer Pete Dafeet, a glamorous slab of old skool inspired piano house laced with a 90's Balearic flavored hook that screams summer. Nacho Marco reworks the track into an underground-esque acid tinged affair, and also included is the bonus track "The root, the soul" a laidback deep house cut oozing with dreamy melodies (Lost My Dog Records CD Promo).