Nothing but the best and latest in soulful house music in this weeks update - enjoy !!
Byron Stingily "That's the way love is" (Guido P Classic Rework)(CD Promo)
In 1989, Ten City released the house music anthem "That's the way love is", ten years later the song got a second life in a brand new dazzling interpretation by Ten City vocalist Byron Stingily. Fast forward to 2016, and Italy's Guido P is blessing us with a fabulous re-imagination of this all-time classic, with smooth yet irresistible rhythms laying the foundation for illustrious jazzy keys, lush chords and Byron Stingily's unrivaled haunting vocals.
DJ Punch & Naeem Johnson "2 Kings EP" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
From the minds of DJ Punch and Naeem Johnson comes this super phat package of reworked classics. Beyond doubt, the duo has transformed "I was born this way" by Carl Bean, "Ride like the wind" by Christopher Cross, "Groovin' you" by Harvey Mason, "So amazing" by Luther Vandross, "Get on the funk train" by Munich Machine and "Sing a happy song" by The O'Jays (a mash-up with Carl Bean's "I was born this way") into inexorable yet soulful and truly respectful four-to-the-floor dance-floor weapons guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.
Allovers featuring Stee Downes "Choose" (Kings of Groove Records CD Promo)
Russian brothers Michail Popov and Ilya Popov, collectively known as Allovers, return with the expertly crafted "Choose", an inspiring production featuring the landmark passionate vocals of Stee Downes alongside luscious keys, sweet guitars and utterly contaminous truly vibrant backing. The 'Soulful Tubes Version' version gives the song a verily summery feel, with the vocals being accompanied by wonderful guitars, delectable keys, classy horns and a lively organic backdrop.
H Justini featuring Richelle Hicks "For love" (HSR Records CD Promo)
South Africa's H Justini (Sithembele Harmonious Kubheka) returns to HSR Records with a brilliant collaboration with songstress Richelle Hicks. "For love" is a soulful yet compelling production, with mercilessly groovin' rhythms leading the way for entrancing keys, dreamy chords and Richelle Hicks incomparable emotive vocals. Quite simply top-notch soulful house music...
RedSoul featuring Carla Prather "The one" (Playmore Music CD Promo)
DJ/producer RedSoul (David Wareing) joins forces with house music diva Carla Prather for "The one", with the 'Classic Mix' being a paramount soulful gem oozing with Carla Prather's inimitable majestic vocals, glorious keys, classic strings, splendid rhythm guitar and a spirited organic backing. The relentlessly thumpin' 'Original Mix' which is laced with enticing synth melodies and samples a Metallica classic (no joke) is an exhilarating summery affair guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor.
Rony Breaker featuring Jay Sebag "I feel love" (Peppermint Jam Records CD Promo)
From up and rising Hungarian DJ/producer Rony Breaker and singer extraordinaire Jay Sebag comes "I feel love", an uplifting truly soulful sun drenched groover guaranteed to make you yearn for more thanks to lovely guitars, grandiose keys and infectious rhythms, not to forget to mention Jay Sebag's outstanding heartfelt vocals. The remixes are courtesy of Ashley Beedle who contributes a mind-blowing deepened interpretation enriched with tantalizing synths, Ron Basejam drops an uber cool funked-up Nu-Disco dub workout, and finally Cram delivers a dope contemporary rework destined to take over the bigger rooms.
Mark Francis featuring Sly Red "Come see me" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Courtesy of New Jersey native Mark Francis comes a beautiful remake of Jill Scott's stunning "Come see me", to make it short this expertly crafted soul oozing four-for-the-floor re-imagination is all about the amazing sultry vocals of Sly Red, sublime keys, enchanting chords and the gentle yet thrilling rhythms. In other words, sheer musical bliss...
Larry A featuring Jamie Aditya "Get down with it" (Part One)(Magnolia Street Records CD Promo)
Indonesia based Magnolia Street Records have a beauty in their hands with "Get down with it" by Larry A (Lawrence Aswin), the follow up to his recent smash single "See you". The mesmerizing yet soulful "Get down with it" is built around deeply groovin' rhythms, delightful ethereal melodies and the one-of-a-kind bluesy vocals of Jamie Aditya. Michele Chiavarini contributes a masterly orchestrated warm and rich rendition oozing with a glamorous soulful feel, and last but not least the package features an ingenious leftfield remix by Wahono.
Criss Hawk "Jazzmaniac" (UTS Recordings CD Promo)
Forthcoming on UTS Recordings is the intriguing "Jazzmaniac" by Criss Hawk, not much needs to be said or written about this wicked track besides the contaminous funktified backdrop together with the jazz infused instrumentation and the sexy vocals is guaranteed to cast a spell on you. Put differently, "Jazzmaniac" is a sure-fire dance floor bomb.
Traxx Pick: Distant People "Subculture" (Arima Records CD Promo)
To cut right to the chase, Joey Silvero, under his Distant People moniker, presents "Subculture" a sensual slice of deep house goodness that is laidback yet tempting, with the spell binding groovey rhythms, jazzy keys and enchanting chord progressions spreading an inebriant vibe you can't resist to dance to. Miss it at your own risk...