The soulful goodness continues this week with another stellar update - enjoy !!
Natasha Watts & DJ Marcus "Takes me higher" (Salt Shaker Records CD Promo)
From songstress Natasha Watts and DJ Marcus comes the uplifting "Takes me higher", to cut right to the chase this is a masterly crafted soul/funk infused gem laced with the unrivaled deeply felt vocals of Natasha Watts, sweet guitars, grand jazzy keys, ethereal chords and a contaminous organic backdrop. Put differently, "Takes me higher" is top-notch soulful house music...
Vincent Kwok, Jasmine Clemente "Alive" (Part 2)(Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
In summer of last year, veteran west coast DJ/producer Vincent Kwok and New York based singer Jasmine Clemente scored big with the summery truly uplifting "Alive", now the song returns in brand new remixes by Greek afro house music master Nikos Diamantopoulos. Simply put, his afrotastic re-imagination is truly mesmerizing, using irresistibly groovin' rhythms as playground for delectable keys and Jasmine Clemente's beautiful sultry vocals. Jam-packed floors guaranteed...
DJ SGZ starring Nina Provencal "Trouble" (Distant People Remix)(Nightshade Music Group CD Promo)
The first release for Nightshade Music Group in 2016 is the blazin' hot Distant People (Joey Silvero) remix of last years summer anthem "Trouble" by DJ SGZ and vocalist Nina Provencal. Most definitely, Distant People takes the song to a whole new level, fusing Nina Provencal's one-of-a-kind deeply rooted vocals with lovely guitar riffs, illustrious keys and a gentle yet thrilling organic backing. To summarize our review in one word: essential.
Soulbridge & Rachael Calladine "Dance floor" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Past fall, Italy's Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and songstress Rachael Calladine graced us with the jaw-dropping truly eclectic "Dance Floor EP", now the title track is getting a proper single release. The chosen ones to add their magical soulful touch to the song are OskiDJ, Earl Tutu & John Khan and Hot Wind, beyond the shadow of a doubt their masterly orchestrated truly superb interpretations are guaranteed to make you yearn for more...
Arnaud D featuring Rescue Poetix "Miracle" (MoBlack Records CD Promo)
French DJ/producer Arnaud D joins forces with renowned poetry artist Rescue Poetix for "Miracle", an utterly hypnotizing afro house production combining Rescue Poetix unrivaled spoken word lyricism with exhilarating synth melodies and ruthlessly pulsating deep afro-tribal rhythms. What else can we way besides "Miracle" is destined to send the dance floor into a frenzy...
Enoo Napa featuring Zipho "High in your love" (MoBlack Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Siphiwe Mkhize, known to the (afro) house music aficionados as Enoo Napa, is about to drop "High in your love", a stunning slice of afro-deepness guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the merciless deeper than deep afrocentric rhythms, enticing keys, heavenly chords and Zipho's unmistakable enchanting vocal stylings. Nuff said...
Genvee featuring R.U.T "Stay (valentines day)" (Ultra Tone Records CD Promo)
We are staying in the motherland and proudly introduce you to "Stay (valentines day)" by Genvee, a phantasmagorical utterly soulful production built around deep'n'smooth yet relentlessly thumpin' rhythms, sublime keys and ethereal chords, not to forget to mention the wonderful emotive vocals by R.U.T. In other words, a soulful gem not to be missed...
DeLura, Dominox Latte & Congo Man " Ndife amodzi (we are one)" (JusVibe Records CD Promo)
"Ndife amodzi (we are one)" by DeLura, Dominox Latte and Congo Man was originally released on Q Phonic Records end of 2014, but never got the appreciation it deserves. JusVibe Records are about to re-release this sure-fire afro house dance floor bomb, with the package featuring the utterly compelling original version and the stellar remixes by 4Matiq and Khenzo-Lee found on the Q Phonic Records release, alongside a previously unreleased truly tantalizing and deepalicious late night rendition by Dominox Latte.
Luka featuring Beesting "Love your life" (We Go Deep CD Promo)
Once again, Anthony 'Luka' Kasirivu is taking us on an exhilarating journey to deepest imaginable grounds with "Love your life" which features the beautiful haunting jazz tinged vocals of Beesting (Bonolo Molosiwa), lush keys and dreamy chords over deep mesmerizing rhythms. On remix duty are Shaun Ashby and Josh Grooves both adding their distinctive touch, keeping the vibe deep yet delivering lovely varied perspectives of the original.
Naimah Dematra featuring Tia Branch "If I can't have U" (Mantree Records CD Promo)
Next up on Mantree Records is "If I can't have U" by Naimah Dematra and Tia Branch with mixes by Rasmir Mantree and Calvin Curlin. This incredible production continues the tradition of Mantree Records serving only the best in pristine underground house music, showcasing the amazing vocals of Naimah Dematra and Tia Branch as well as the unique beloved sounds and rhythms of Rasmir Mantree and Calvin Curlin who both are pulling out all the stops to serve a truly eclectic selection of equally entrancing variations, each of them guaranteed to set the floor on fire.
Bootleg Pick: South Shore Commission "Free man" (The Groovin Beats Ensemble Dub ReWork)(CD-R)
The Groovin' Beats Ensemble (Lello Cacciola, Tony Maione, DaSouL, Salvatore Oppio) take on "Free man" by South Shore Commission, one of the all-time greatest dance music anthems dating back to 1975. They rework this unforgettable classic into a sure-fire 4/4 dance floor weapon staying true to the original yet oozing with an infectious funked-up feel, with some extra spices being thrown into the mix for good measure such as Anthony Goode's spoken word acappella of Todd Gardner's house classic "Do you know house".