For the second week in a row we present you an uber massive update with the latest in soulful house music - enjoy !!
Vanessa Smith "Naked soul" (Part 2)(CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
Summer of last year saw the release of the magnificent "Naked soul" by Vanessa Smith, a truly melodious and soulful gem produced by 'DJ Pistol Pete' Sierra (with remixes by DJ Phantom and hWah included), now part two loaded with stunning new mixes has arrived. First up we have DJ Phantom with his mesmerizing underground-esque remixes combining Vanessa Smith beautiful tempting vocals with irresistible percussive rhythms and lush synth hooks (creative minds will love the stripped back 'Just for the Beat Mix' and the bonus beats version), next we have Brian Nance who contributes an utterly deep rework perfect for late night play thanks to inebriant melodies and vibrant rhythms.
DJ Vivona "The stars" (Part 2)(Sunclock Records CD Promo)
Past October, the original version of "The stars" by DJ Vivona which features the unique enticing vocals of Q U I N saw the light of the day, now the track returns in outstanding remixes by Oscar P and Dazzle Drums, with Oscar P serving a super delightful interpretation on a laidback jazz infused afro-house tip guaranteed to make you yearn for more, and Dazzle Drums entering deep'n'dark afro house territory on their absolutely merciless truly hypnotizing late night workout.
MoBlack & M. Caporale featuring Kamau Abayomi "Kiss we" (Part 1)(MoBlack Records CD Promo)
Undoubtedly MoBlack Records have a no-nonsense dance floor weapons in their hand with "Kiss we" by label head MoBlack (Mimmo Falcone), Italian DJ/producer Massimiliano Caporale and vocalist Kamau Abayomi. To cut right to the chase, "Kiss we" is utterly hypnotizing, with ruthlessly pulsating afro-deep rhythms leading the way for exhilarating melodies and Kamau Abayomi signature spoken word poetry. Not to be missed...
Stones & Bones, T-Phonikz featuring Zano "1st train" (House of Stone CD Promo)
South Africa's Casper Steenkamp aka Casper J Stone and Kgothatso Mohlaka aka KG Bones, collectively known as Stones & Bones, continue their success streak with their latest offering "1st train", a collaboration with T-Phonikz and Zano. In a nutshell, "1st train" is a splendid truly entrancing afro house jewel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine through the gentle yet spell binding rhythms, exquisite keys and wicked guitar, not to forget to mention the marvelous deeply rooted vocals by Zano.
Hot Wind featuring Phillip Ramirez "Loves free" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Italian quartet Hot Wind (aka Max Montorio, Andrea Erre, Massimo Anelli and Criss Hawk) return to HSR Records with the splendiferous "Loves free", a timeless slide of soulful house music featuring legendary house music singer Phillip Ramirez whose one-of-a-kind falsetto vocals are accompanied by grandiose keys, superb saxophone and a compelling organic backing. Guido P contributes a phenomenal interpretation oozing with his beloved soulful touch, and lastly there is the mind-blowing utterly groovey 'Edo LoZio Saxy Dub' sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.
DaSoul, Niko M, Noelle Barbera "Love beautiful" (Vibe Boutique Records CD Promo)
Italy's DaSoul (Fiorenzo D'Amore) and Niko M (Nicola Mozzillo) team up with renowned songstress Noelle Barbera from New York City, beyond doubt they have been pulling out all the stops and deliver an inspiring summery gem with "Love beautiful" which combines a lively organic backdrop with lush keys, sweet guitar and Noelle Barbera's incomparable passionate vocals. Next to the dazzling original, the package features a glorious latin inspired interpretation enriched with a classy trumpet, and a fervid dub workout featuring a wicked sax solo.
Exte C featuring EL "Love change" (Vibe Boutique Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Exte C (Charles Mogane) joins forces with Chicago's own EL for "Love change", a laidback truly glamorous jazz infused and broken beat flavored afro house gem featuring the inimitable haunting vocals of EL that is sheer musical bliss. The remixes are courtesy of Dirty Harry who drops a beautiful organic jazzed-up soulful house rendition, and Blaq Tronic and Soultronixx both adding their distinctive afro house touch, giving you the tough choice which version to play...
Souldynamic featuring Dana Weaver "Live your life" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Later this year, Souldynamic (Luca Ciotoli & Stefano De Magis) will release their debut artist album "Origins" through Tribe Records (featuring collaborations with Mr. V, Tumelo, Jocelyn Mathieu, Soulstar, Wunmi and more), meanwhile they grace us with the first single of the album entitled "Life your life", an utterly mesmerizing soul oozing production featuring the unmistakable emotive vocals of songstress Dana Weaver alongside celestial synths, sublime jazzy piano and enthralling rhythms.
Black Motion "Rainbow EP" (Defected Records CD Promo)
South Africa's Black Motion aka Thabo Mabogwane and Bongani Mohosana make their debut on Defected Records with the jaw-dropping "Rainbow EP" featuring two equally brilliant productions. Both "Rainbow" featuring the gorgeous voice of Xoli M and "It's you" featuring the sultry vocals of Miss P are super smooth and soulful, oozing with a pristine verily seductive afro house sound guaranteed to cast a spell on you. House music maestros DJ Spen and Michele Chiavarini transform the title track "Rainbow" into an enchanting contemporary house affair of timeless beauty laced with classic 4/4 rhythms and illustrious keys and chords.
Alex Millet featuring Raye Cole "A lot more love" (Racing Camel Recordings CD Promo)
Italian DJ/Producer Alex Millet is launching his brand new label Racing Camel Recordings in proper style with "A lot more love", to make it short this utterly inspiring production oozing with influences from Disco/Soul/Funk is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor through the infectious funked-up backdrop, luscious keys and the amazing uplifting vocals by Raye Cole. We can't wait to hear the future releases on the label...
Anderson Soares "High spirit" (Urbano Records CD Promo)
Mid-December of last year we introduced you to the inaugural release of Urbano Records, the marvelous "Rise and shine" by label head and renowned Brazilian DJ/producer Anderson Soares. The follow-up "High spirit" will be released in the forthcoming weeks, once again Anderson Soares hits the mark with this phantasmagorical production encompassing gentle yet thrilling rhythms, formidable jazzy keys, dreamy chords and catchy vocal chants. The package includes not less than four tasty variations of this great track.
Luyo, Mike Clark "Tanit" / "Ancestors" (Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Last year, Double Cheese Records label head Luyo and Detroit legend Mike 'Agent X' Clark blessed us with the ingenious "Ancestral" (an eleven minute long afro-soul extravaganza), now they return with a stellar EP featuring two massive cuts titled "Tanit" and "Ancestors", both taking you on an exhilarating journey to deepest afro grounds, with remorseless energetic rhythms laying the foundation for captivating ethereal synths, lovely flute (on "Tanit") and sweet vibes (on "Ancestors").
Pat Bedeau "Slave ship" (Bedfunk Records CD Promo)
Coming soon to Bedfunk Records is "Slave ship" by Pat Bedeau, a vigorous production using relentlessly thumpin' rhythms as playground for delectable jazzed-up keys and heavenly chords by Ziggy Funk. The 'Dub Mix' introduces a blazin' hot organ ride and gives the track more of a dreamy feel perfect for late night, early morning play.
Distant People "Disconnect" (Arima Records CD Promo)
Joey Silvero, under his highly acclaimed Distant People alias, is back on Spirit of House with the awesome "Disconnect", an elementary yet extremely effective and contaminous track built around a hypnotizingly stompin' backing, inebriant keys and cleverly used vocal sprinkles, altogether spreading an enticing feel you can't resist to dance to...