This week we have another XXL update for you... enjoy !!
Lilac Jeans featuring Kele B "Hold on" (DJ Spen & Soulfuledge Remixes)(Lilac Jeans Music CD Promo)
"Hold on" is taken from Lilac Jeans (the duo of Linda Sikhosana and Floyd Nkonyane) highly acclaimed debut artist album "Now or never" and has been given an expertly makeover by the illustrious team of DJ Spen and Soulfuledge. Enthralling yet gently thumpin' rhythms lead the way for Kele B's inimitable haunting vocals, grand horn stabs and enchanting keys and chords, altogether spreading an inebriant feel you can't resist to dance to. The 'Be Dop Bow Mix' gives the track an utterly mesmerizing feel perfect for late night, early morning play.
Deep Suite featuring Michael Ashe & Darian Crouse "Your body" (Deep Suite Records CD Promo)
We proudly introduce you to "Your body", the inaugural release of Deep Suite Records courtesy of label owner Deep Suite (Gary Pilz), Michael Ashe and vocalist Darian Crouse. Most definitely, "Your body" will send shivers down your spine thanks to the remorseless deeper than afrotastic rhythms, dazzling organ, tempting chords, grandiose guitar and Darian Crouse's incomparable deeply rooted vocals. Entity's 'Get Closer Mix' is a fabulous stripped-back interpretation putting the emphasis on Darian Crouse's seductive vocals and the hypnotizing afro-tribal rhythms.
DJ Botshelo featuring Charles Cooper "Music is the food of love" (Dejavoo Records CD Promo)
Emerging South African producer Botshelo Moate teams up with American singer/songwriter Charles Cooper for "Music is the food of love", a tantalizing deep'n'soulful production fusing Charles Cooper's unmistakable heartfelt vocals with luscious melodies and dulcet yet spell binding rhythms. Tony Jesus drops a fantastic deepened rendition laced with glittering electric guitar and lush synth melodies, and Roberto Albini contributes an energetic deeply rumblin' rework enriched with jazzy keys and sumptuous chords.
Hood Natives & Ezel featuring Ma P "Trully" (Hood Natives CD Promo)
South Africa's' Hood Natives and Dominican Republic's Ezel Feliz Vargas join forces with vocalist Ma P (Patrick Themba Mondlane) on "Trully - to cut right to the chase, "Trully" is a soulful masterpiece having timeless written all over... Undoubtedly, the masterly fusion of soothing afro-percussive rhythms with grand jazzy keys, celestial chords and and Ma P's unrivaled emotive vocals is sheer musical bliss...
3rd beat " Wish to know your name" (Purebliss Recordings CD Promo)
Purebliss Recordings introduce to 3rd beat, a house music band consisting of three members from Pretoria, South Africa. To cut a long story short, "Wish to know your name" is a stunning EP loaded with four equally brilliantbeautifully blended soulful production featuring the sultry vocals of Obvocal alongside illustrious keys, all perfectly arranged over gentle yet thrilling afro-deep flavored backdrops.
Da Boyze featuring Barbara Douglas "I love you I live you" (4th Quarter Music CD Promo)
4th Quarter Music return for more dance floor action with this truly inspiring re-imagination by Da Boyze and soul diva Barbara Douglas of the seminal dance music classic "I love you I live you" by Chaka Khan. Quite simply, the ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms together with the stabbing piano chords, muted cornets and Barbara Douglas powerhouse vocals are guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor. The remix is courtesy of Frankstar (Frank Blythe) who relaxes the vibe and introduces lush chords and classy strings on his sublime rendition.
Faith Howard "I have the faith" (WMC Mixes)(Kingdom Records CD Promo)
The top-notch gospel house jewel "I have the faith" by Faith Howard returns in brand new superb remixes guaranteed to rock the dance floors way beyond the Winter Music Conference which takes place in a couple of weeks. First up, there is the wicked deeply groovin' workout by Guido P laced with tantalizing melodies, next we have the masterly crafted soul/funk infused interpretation by Soulbridge which is guaranteed to cast a spell on you, and finally Gifted Souls turn the heat up on their uplifting piano driven prime time rework.
Soulbridge featuring Elan Noelle "DJ play my song" (Earl Tutu & John Khan Remix)(HSR Records CD-R)
Back in April of last year, HSR Records released the dreamy house cut "DJ play my song" by Soulbridge and songstress Elan Noelle to great success, now we can enjoy a truly delectable remix by Earl Tutu & John Khan who take Elan Noelle's inspiring vocals to all new heights on their spell binding re-imagination fueled with glamorous melodies and impellent utterly infectious rhythms.
Allovers featuring Lisa Shaw "All I'm sayin'" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
"All I'm sayin'" premiered last year on the "Gotta Keep Faith WMC Miami Sampler 2014" sampler, now this beauty by Russia's Allovers (Michail Popov & Ilya Popov) which features the unique velvety voice of singer/songwriter Lisa Shaw gets a well deserved full single release. The original reminiscent of the beloved Naked Music from yesteryear is a perfect blend of Lisa Shaw's unmatched vocals with warm phantasmagorical melodies and smooth rhythms, next Gotta Keep Faith bless us with truly spectacular remixes from the likes of Ananda Project, Spiritual Blessings, Marco Finotello and DJ Umbi all adding their distinctive deep/soulful touch, making it nearly impossible to pick a favorite version...
DJ Punch and DJ Curt "Baby Powder goes to Harlem" (Toupee Records CD Promo)
In 1971, Aretha Franklin released a cover version of Ben E. King's all-time classic "Spanish Harlem" which now has been given a four-to-the-floor makeover by DJ Punch & DJ Curt who call their re-imagination "Baby Powder goes to Harlem". Two versions are included in the package, both staying true and respectful to Aretha Franklin's 1971 interpretation. You can choose between the laidback yet vibrant afro-percussive 'Afro-Conga Mix' and the deeper underground-esque 'Baby Powder Mix', both are sure-fire dance floor weapons...
Exclusive Preview: SunDown eXp featuring Melanie Cripps "Love shy (thinking about you)" (Carl Price Deeper Mix)(CD-R)
Remember "Love shy" by Kristine Blond from 1997 (remixed by Tuff Jam and Todd Edwards)? SunDown eXp have done a cover version of this classic, with the vocals re-sung by Melanie Cripps. Courtesy of Carl Price comes this truly wicked remix which gives the song a mind-boggling contemporary deep garage feel, with the catchy keys and chords together with the bouncin' rhythms and Melanie Cripps sultry vocals spreading a mesmerizing vibe.
The best of the rest...
We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...
We are entering deepest underground with the "Back on the street" EP by French artist Raw Jam. The EP features four unadulterated underground garage productions, each one guaranteed to send the floor into a frenzy thanks to the ruthless hard hitting rhythms, tantalizing melodies and cool vocal snippets/samples (Plastik People Digital CD Promo). From Nathan G & Frank H Carter III comes "Depend on you", a truly delectable slice of soul infused late night house combining Frank H Carter's elegant baritone vocals with glorious keys and deeply stormin' rhythms. The dub strips the vocals back and gives the track a deeper more intense feel (Large Music CD Promo).
Alvaro Gonzalez gives you "Got things straight", a deep'n'moody track perfect for late night play laced with freaky synth melodies and altered vocals. The relight here comes in the form of the wicked acid tinged dub by Toronto Hustle oozing with a delectable old school flavored feel... (Punctured Recordings CD Promo). "Piano madness" by Sweden's J.Axel is a marvelous organic jazz infused deep house track guaranteed to make you yearn for more. The remixes are courtesy of The Disclosure Project who intensify the jazzy vibes and Forteba who injects his beloved deep house sound (Do It Now Recordings CD Promo).
DJ/producer Greg Funk presents "12 chairs", an utterly infectious jazz/funk infused jackin' house track guaranteed to jam-pack the floor thanks to the ruthless energetic funked-up rhythms and uplifting jazzy piano (Uno Mas Recordings CD Promo). As simple as "Tribute" by Justin Imperiale may be, as effective and enchanting this latinesque track is, with smooth yet thrilling percussive rhythms leading the way for the charming instrumentation (Cabana Recordings CD Promo).
We will keep it short and sweet here: David Morales joins forces with Quentin Harris and Hector Romero for "The xperience", a track that is destined to take over dance floors with its inexorable percussive rhythms, ethereal chords and enthralling keys. These legends certainly know what it takes to work the floor... Nuff said. (Def Mix Music CD Promo).