Lots of brand new soulful and afro house music to discover this week - enjoy !!
Palamino "Oh my!" (Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)
Palamino's afro infused "Oh my!" laced with the sexy vocals of Susanne Dahn-Leach was originally released in spring of this year (complete with a wicked discofused Morten Trust remix), now this dance floor banger returns in mind-boggling remixes by Mark Di Meo who reworks the track into an uplifting verily soulful piano driven affair, and Manoo who delivers an utterly mesmerizing afro-percussive workout enriched with enticing flute, celestial synth melodies and sublime piano.
Rightside featuring Maria Marcial "TKL (this kind of love)" (Soulstice Music Promo)
Coming soon to Soulstice Music is "TKL (this kind of love)" by Italy's Rightside and vocalist Maria Marcial, a masterly crafted soul oozing guaranteed to make you yearn for more through the incomparable inspiring vocals of Maria Marcial, delectable keys, lush chords and a gentle yet thrilling backdrop. The 'Dub Mix' fueled with dreamy melodies is a verily groovey, and both Shane D and label head Mark Di Meo get funky yet keep the vibe soulful, with Shane D delivering an infectious prime time favorite while Mark Di Meo serves a classic rendition enriched with grand jazzy keys.
Black Coffee featuring Black Motion & Nomsa Mazwai "Traveller" (Paso Doble Artistic Jazzy Remix)(Ocha Records Promo)
Beginning of 2013 we were celebrating "Traveller" by Black Coffee featuring the fabulous deeply rooted vocals by Nomsa Mazwai and Black Motion (released through Ocha Records), now we can enjoy Paso Doble's truly splendiferous jazz infused re-imagination with exquisite keys, classy horns and gentle yet captivating afro-percussive rhythms accompanying the vocals.
Those Boys "Titled love" (Doug Gomez Merecumbe Soul Remixes)(Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
In June of last year, Those Boys released the marvelous laidback uber melodious jazzed-up "Titled love" through Deep Fusion Records, now comes Doug Gomez' superb 'Merecumbe Soul' re-imagination staying true and respectful to the original yet transforming the song into a smooth yet spell binding afrotastic dance floor sensation. Not to forget to mention the beautiful 'Merecumbe Acoustic Remix' stripping the song of the beats and drums.
Black Joker "Just Black EP" (Othic Company Promo)
Hot on the heels of the massive remix package of "This love" by Keys Snow featuring Belvides (which we reviewed a fortnight ago) comes the stunning "Just Black EP" by up and rising South African DJ/producer Black Joker which includes four unique and fresh sounding soulful/afro house tracks featuring the amazing vocals of S-Tone, Auriol Hays, Kay Ice-Queen and PetMuso alongside enchanting synth melodies and vibrant musical backings.
Kwesi Bless "Just friends" (Deep Nota Records Promo)
Dropping soon on Deep Nota Records is the phantasmagorical "Just friends" performed in grand style by Kwesi Bless whose unmatched vocals truly make this something special, with the likes of Shannon Chambers, Deepconsoul & Kestar, Ondagroove and 3 The Hard Way (aka Kwesi Bless, Eaze and Mickey K) contributing a truly eclectic selection of soul/afro infused interpretations.
Carmen Brown "You are" (AceBeat Music Promo)
Remember Simphonia's "You and me" (1986), "It ain't right (whatcha do)" (1987) or "Can't get over your love" (1989)? All of these were produced by Paul Simpson and feature the vocals of Carmen Brown who returns in proper style to the soulful orientated dance floors with the Derrick Ricky Nelson, Ace Mungin and DJ Sir Charles Dixon produced "You are". Coming in three equally dazzling interpretations, "You are" most definitely is a timeless slice of soulful goodness fusing the unrivaled gospel inspired powerhouse vocals of Carmen Brown with illustrious keys, lovely guitars and smooth yet intriguing rhythms.
Distant People featuring Kischa Link "Feeling free" (Soulful Evolution Records Promo)
In December 2013 we introduced you to Soulful Evolution Records and its inaugural release "Feel the rhythm" by Uber Harmonics & OneDee featuring Ms H, now the label is celebrating its fiftieth release with the glamorous "Feeling free" by Distant People (Joey Silvero) and songstress Kischa Link. To make it short, "Feeling free" is top-notch soulful house oozing with Kischa Link's unmistakable passionate vocals, luxurious keys, ethereal chords and a compelling organic backdrop.
Carlos Sanchez Movement presents Grown & Sexy III "All I want" (CyberJamz Records Promo)
Forthcoming to CyberJamz Records is "All I want" by Carlos Sanchez, not much needs to be said or written other than this track is a sure-fire dance floor weapon, with the captivating rhythms coupled with the scintillating jazzy keys and Bobby McFerrin's distinctive vocals borrowed from his "All I want" classic (taken from his 1988 album "Simple pleasures") guaranteed to cast a spell on you.
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...
H@K (aka Hercules V and Konstantinos T) present "The underground", a verily tempting yet smooth afro house track built around inexorable rhythms, tantalizing melodies and sexy male spoken words. Label head Justin Imperiale is on remix duty, giving the track a more tribal-esque feel (Cabana Recordings Promo). From DJ Thes-Man & Tobetsa Lamola comes "The Touches 2.0" loaded with five equally massive afro/afro-tek house tracks oozing with their signature sound (Ohyea Muziq Promo).
From Angelo Draetta comes a blazin' hot two track release: "I want Friday" is a mesmerizing old skool inspired deep house track, while "The one" is a piano driven soulful stumper enriched with alluring female vocals (Soul Deeparture Records Promo). On "Feel the sky", Angelo Draetta joins forces with Luigi Egitto to present a summery slice of summery feel-good house oozing with gorgeous melodies and beautiful the beautiful vocals of Grean Tea The Artist (Leda Music Promo).
Italy's Soulmates (aka Gigi Frassanito, Andrea Erre and Criss Hawk) are back with "Hold me", a soulful sun drenched production using an infectious organic backing as playground for warm melodious keys and the seductive vocals of Aliz Smith (HSR Records Promo). Rasmir Mantree returns with "Nevalution" a mind-blowing underground-esque production fusing Rasmir Mantree's unmistakable spoken word poetry with grandiose jazzed-up keys by 17 years old Basil T. Morgan and smooth yet spell binding rhythms (Mantree Records Promo).