Picks of the Week
dEEP DJOE featuring Veronica Larrenne "Sing 4 U everyday" (Stalwart Records CD Promo)
|Portuguese producer dEEP DJOE and soul singer Veronica Larrenne are on a mission to bring warmth to our hearts with the summery "Sing 4 U everyday", an uplifting production featuring amazing vocals and marvelous keys over a lively soul-funk flavored groove. DJ Rork adds a more complex groove to the original track, while Aaron Ross contributes fiery vocal and dub remixes reminiscent of classic Mood II Swing work. DJ Fudge's tribaltastic version is the choice for peak time play, while Thomas Toccafondi's 'Dark Dub' is taking you on a deep hypnotic journey.|
Jose Carretas featuring Sabrina Chyld "Let's escape" (Son Liva Records CD Promo)
With the gorgeous "Let's escape", Son Liva offer the second collaboration by Jose Carretas and songstress Sabrina Chyld, and like its predecessor "On track" this is history in the making. "Let's escape" impresses with a deeply felt vocal performance by Sabrina Chyld and masterful keys and flute by Kaidi Taitham over a smooth backing. Phil Asher is first on remix duty, turning the track into a relentless tech-soul gem laced with lush synths. Second are DaSoul & Fabry Diglio who bless us with a deeply groovin' interpretation full of delectable melodies.
Vick Lavender presents the V.L.E featuring Carla Prather & Sparrow "The art of conversation" (Jonny Montana Mixes)(Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of the timeless "Get right down to it" comes "The art of conversation", another musical gem from Vick Lavender featuring incredible vocals by Carla Prather and Sparrow in an amazing remix by Jonny Montana whose interpretation oozes with his beloved jazzy organic touch and features glamorous piano and organ play by Bennet Holland over a gentle backing. Watch out for Vick Lavender's forthcoming long player "Underground Resurgence" which will include both his recent single releases.
Clemens Rumpf and Willy Washington featuring Caroline "What will I do" (Deep Village Records CD Promo)
Deep Village Records is the brand new label by Clemens Rumpf who collaborates with Willy Washington to present the debut release "What will I do", featuring heartfelt gospel tinged vocals by Caroline over a funky as hell backdrop in the 'Classic Mix'. The 'Extended Bumb Mix' takes the track to deeper grounds with a thumpin' groove and precious strings, while the stompin' 'Codee Wham Mix' is sheer musical bliss thanks to the grand strings. Finally, Beaten Soul fire things up on their remix which is sure to become a peak time favorite.
DJ Dealer & Groove Junkies featuring Chezere "My day has come" (Look at You Records CD Promo)
DJ Dealer's "Hungry" has originally been released back in August of last year - this simple yet effective tribal monster has been taking over dance floors by storm ever since thanks to the absolutely resistless vocal chants and the infectious drums. Now this massive tune returns as a full song thanks to Groove Junkies' Evan Landes and songstress Chezere who wrote the lyrics and melodies. The result is one of the hottest tunes in ages, featuring thrilling vocals and vibrant melodies over the time-tested killer tribal groove. Each one of the fresh mixes by DJ Dealer and Groove Junkies is a sure fire dance floor anthem.
RedSoul featuring Nicole Mitchell "Call on me" (Playmore Music CD Promo)
On "Call on me", RedSoul teams up with songwriter and singer Nicole Mitchell to present an uplifting production featuring lush keys by Martin Ikin and RedSoul himself and outstanding vocals by Nicole Mitchell over a funktified organic groove. The remixes are courtesy of Groove Assassin who delivers both a super soulful vocal and a deeper dub laced with luscious keys, Joylon Petch who serves a big room rework and My Pair of Shoes who turns up the heat with his chunky funk soaked stomper.
Christian Alvarez featuring Bilonda "Get down" (Delecto Records CD Promo)
"Get down" by Christian Alvarez is a feel good anthem destined to cause a stir on the dance floor thanks to the uplifting vocals courtesy of Bilonda, cool jazzy saxophone by DJ Smoothie and melodious keys over a funk drenched backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of Jay-J who intensifies the vibe on his pumpin' rework loaded with wicked synths, and Thomas De Lorenzo whose thumpin' workout uses a fiery backing as playground for the vocals, sax and mesmerizing keys.
Exclusive Preview: DJ Dove and JaQuita Perkins "Touch me (all night long)" (Willy Sanjuan & Tyron Dixon Touch Base Remix)(Molacacho Records CD-R)
1984 saw the release of the legendary Greg Carmichael & Patrick Adams produced and Bruce Forrest mixed freestyle Disco classic "Touch me (all night long)" by Wish featuring Fonda Rae on vocals. Soon to be released is a cover version by DJ Dove featuring captivating vocals by JaQuita Perkins, including this intoxicating remix by Willy Sanjuan & Tyron Dixon built around a fiercely pumpin' backdrop and phat synths. Drop this one at prime time and see the dance floor explode...
ZoulCraft "Special Music EP" (Xtrasolar Records CD Promo)
Xtrasolor present an exceptional deep house release with this EP by Spain's Alex Martin and Toni Rox who team up as ZoulCraft. The four featured tracks are deep and laidback yet infectious, oozing with a classy old school flavored touch, with the contemporary and soul-funk influences that shine through here and there making this something special not to be missed.