Picks of the Week
Jersey Katz featuring Phil Hooton "Hoots house" (Rapture Records CD Promo)
With "Hoots house", Phil Hooton (one half of Jersey Katz) presents a track that takes you on a journey into the deep underground of house music. Phil Hooton himself provides the spiritual spoken words over the hypnotic rhythms created by deeply rumblin' drums, a driving bassline, organic percussion and an evocative hammond organ that is absolutely outstanding. This is an incredible track is spreading an irresitible vibe that should not be missed.
Jaymz Nylon "(A) side" (Nylon Records CD Promo)
With "(A) side", Jaymz Nylon presents a wonderful production that features blazin' beats and marvellous keys alongside sweet and soulful vocals that alltogether create a an emotional and passionate feeling to the listener. The 'Hornstrumental' is pure musical bliss thanks to the horn solo. DJ Spinna is responsible for the remix that perfectly showcases his versatility as he enters new grounds, creating an unequalled piece of quality music that encompasses an irresistible and unique vibe. This release is available at Dancetracks Digital.
Osunlade featuring Erro "Everything in it's right place" (from "Exit Music - Songs for Radioheads - EP4" on !K7 Records CD Promo)
This highly sought-after remix by Osunlade of "Everything in it's right place" is now finally available as part of the "Exit Music" project that translates classic Radiohead tracks into different genres. It is an amazing and magic interpretation featuring Erro - fresh and different, a truly joyous music tribute to Radiohead. This release is available at Dancetracks Digital.
M.U. Express Featuring Sound Sessions Massive "Family crisis" (Step Ahead Records CD Promo)
This is a digital re-release of this out-of-print title now available at Traxsource. "Family crisis" is produced by the two Thai brothers Aou Padkee and Emm 'Bangkok' Pakdee who present a deeply stormin' fusion of of afro-latin grooves with a jazzy instrumentation that includes a wonderful flute solo. A great production that is spreading an uplifting funky feeling.
Exclusive Preview: Alton Miller & Boddhi Satva "See the day" (Demo CD-R)
After the success of their collaboration on the "Prelude to a motion" EP (released by Atal Records), Alton Miller and Boddhi Satva team up once more "See the day", a smoothly yet deeply rumblin' production featuring slammin' beats and drum that are topped with sensual male vocals and various layers of keys that give this track a unique soulful sound. Beautiful late nite house grooves for the soulful heads.
Jill Scott "It's better" (Lost Blaze Mixes)(CD-R Music Records 12")
What we've got here are unreleased mixes by Blaze of Philadelphia's number one nu soul artist Jill Scott (be aware that the release goes under Scott J.). These mixes (vocal, instrumental and beats) are incredibly soulful and feauture marvellous keys alongside wonderful guitars, melodic keys and smooth percussion that harmonize perfectly with the sultry vocals by Jill Scott.
Catalan FC + Sven Love featuring Blaze "All about love" (KIF Records 12")
It took some time until this lovely production by got released (it was first talked about this collaboration prior to the WMC in 2005). "All about love" is an uplifting production featuring emotional vocals by Blaze over a smooth and soulful backdrop of sweet percussion, melodic keys and stormin' beats. Greg Gauthier & Tony L provide the remix, firing it up by using a smooth tribal groove and as base for the vocals, marvellous strings and wonderful keys.
DJ Genesis presents neco Redd "Get out the frame" (RealTone Records 12")
Monica Lockett aka DJ Genesis presents "Get out the frame", a downbeat soul production featuring lovely keys by Jovantt and sultry vocals by Neco Redd. RealTone label head Franck Roger is responsible for the house re-treatment, turning out an incredibly stormin' interpretation featuring slamming beats and wicked keys.
Kem "Heaven" (Marlon D Remix)(UK Productions Records 12" Promo)
Detroit's Kem is currently one of the favorites with many house music producers when it comes to do remixes of r&b and soul tracks. One of the latest offerings is by Marlon D who takes on "Heaven", delivering an exquisite interpretation on a laidback tip that combines the melancholic vocals with a percussive, jazz-influenced four-to-the-floor groove.
Kerri Chandler "The 4th Thing for Linda EP" (Downtown Records 12")
Shortly after releasing the third chapter that includes the incredible "Out in the boonies" (people are still vibin' to it), Kerri Chandler follows up with the next chapter that brings us more of his incomparable deep grooves that are full of musicallity and old school flavors. Pure bliss for the lovers of deep house music.
Justin Michael featuring Jason Lent "You Don't Have To" (Hermosa Records CD Promo)
Whilst being busy with various productions and remix project, Justin Michael found the time to launch his own record label Hermosa Recordings. The first release is titled "You don't have to" and features the infectious vocals of Jason Lent over an organic backdrop consisting of a smoothly thumpin' groove, jazzy piano and a funky guitar. MoD come up with a driving interpretation that is full of energy, with their dub feauturing additional keys that add a hypnotic vibe. Richard Earnshaw provides an electrifying dub that amplifies the track to the maximum.
Malena "Ave pasajera" (Digital Funk Records CD Promo)
Swiss house producers Roberto de Carlo and Mirco Esposito collaborate for "Ave pasajera" by Malena, a fierce percussion-rich latinesque production featuring a lovely instrumentation and uplifting vocal performance, spreading a feel-good vibe on the dancefloor. Richard Earnshaw adds some funky flavors to the track on his vocal take, while on the dub he drops the latin elements in favor of various layers of keys, creating a peaktime affair.
T&A "Freaks on the floor" (Ospina Digital Records CD Promo)
Tank Martinez & Pete Atlas aka T&A have been working in clubs together for over 20 years, programming different types of dance music. Together they went into the studio to produce "Freaks on the floor", their first release that will bring their own brand of funky disco house to the worldwide community. Their original version is a stompin' funky affair that gets a bit more laidback on the 'Greek Freekin Rican Mix'. Davidson Ospina adds some extra spice to it, while Phunk Investigation rework the track into a spaced out funky monster.
Louie 'Balo' Guzman "Curvas" (Tribal Winds Records 12")
Just a couple of weeks after releasing the incredible "Papago morning" by Joe DiPadova, Tribal Winds return with another jewel. New York veteran producer Louie 'Balo' Guzman presents "Curvas", a late night track that features a wonderful saxophone solo by Robert Aaron over an organic groove. The 'Battlewax Mix' turns the track into a jazzy tribal monster, creating an irresistible vibe. This release is available at Dancetracks Digital.
Milesart Orchestra featuring Marcel "Disco tales (Part 2)" (Look-At-You Records CD Promo)
Part two of this project brings us three brand new interpreatationa of this lovely track. The 'Dirty Funk Mix' combines elements from the original with a funked-up groove, while the 'Miki Cino Remix' combines kickin' percussion with a lovely organ and twisted electro keys. Finally there is the 'Mobasound vs Massivan Remix' that features a wonderful saxophone solo alongside melodic keys over a deeply stormin' funktified groove.