Picks of the Week
60 Hertz Project "Capricorn" (GoGo Music CD Promo)
What a musical treat we have here !! 60 Hertz Project is a live performing group from Pretoria (South Africa) fusing jazz with house, and the result is just phenomenal. The jazz house masterpiece "Capricorn" is their first ever release, oozing with marvelous vibraphone and guitar solos and celestial melodies perfectly arranged over a thrilling groove. The song is taken to the next level by Essential I, Ralf GUM and QB Smith, all staying true to the original vibe while adding their own distinctive touch. A record that has class and timeless written all over it, one to stay in the box for a long long time to come...
Exclusive Preview: Sparque "Let's go dancin'" (Beppe Gioia Deep Mix)(West End Records CD-R)
In late 2007, Traxsource and West End held a remix competition for the Larry Joseph written and produced Sparque classic "Let's go dancin'" originally released back in 1981. Turn the clock forward to 2011 and we have Beppe Gioia opening his vault to bless us with his deep and infectious yet soulful interpretation oozing with gorgeous melodies and groovy funk drenched rhythms.
Exclusive Preview: First Choice "Love and happiness" (Cubanix Summer Love Mix)(Philly Groove Records CD-R)
In 1973, First Choice released their "Armed and extremely dangerous" long player which includes the wonderful "Love and happiness" amongst other classics. We proudly present to you this delicious remix by Cubanix who gives the song a laidback summery touch, using a smoothly thumpin' backing as playground for the sensitive vocals and lush keys and chords.
Jam P. "Open up" (Aaron Ross Remix)(The Brothers Records CD Promo)
End of last year, we couldn't stop jammin' to Nassau's remake of the JohNick 1998 classic "Open up your eyes" (for those that don't know, the track is based on "One more minute" by Saint Tropez from 1978) which featured amazing vocals by Krista. Now right in time for summer, Swiss label The Brothers Records brings us this fresh and funky version by Jam P. remixed to perfection by none other than Aaron Ross.
Lisa Millett "Closer" (2011 Remix)(Solid Ground Records CD Promo)
Solid Ground Records bring this unforgettable production by the Pound Boys back to the dance floors, with Lisa Millett's vocals sounding as fresh and captivating as they did back in 2003 when the track was first released through Look At You Records. The 2011 remixes are courtesy of Groove Assassin, Danny Clark & Jay Benham, Deep Inc. and Seb Skalski who all add their unique touch to the track, making this an essential release not to be missed.
Wydirah Tait "My nights" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)
D#Sharp Records returns on Spirit of House with the Joe Flame produced "My nights", a delectable production featuring deeply felt vocals performed by Wydirah Tait and melodious keys over a fiercely thumpin' backdrop. But it doesn't end here as the release is loaded with a variety of diversified mixes ranging from laidback to deep underground to jackin' and peak time, offering something for everyone and every occasion.
Ralphi Rosario featuring Linda Clifford "I hear the music" (DJ Oji Remixes)(StreetKing Records CD Promo)
In 2002, Ralphi Rosario teamed up with the legendary Linda Clifford for "I hear the music" (released through NiteGrooves Records), now we see the track return in various fresh remixes, with our choice being the workouts by DJ Oji who turns the track into an underground-esque club favorite built around a truly relentless groove and hypnotizing keys that harmonize perfectly with Linda Clifford's unmistakable vocals.
Just 4 Funk featuring Orlando Johnson "This is funky" (Funk Mix)(Just 4 Funk Records CD Promo)
If you are looking for the funk in your house (music that is), look no further than "This is funky" by Andrea Carissimi. From beginning to the end, the stompin' funky rhythms together with Orlando Johnson's spoken words and the wicked keys create an irresistible feel you can't resist to dance to. And then there is the 'Dirty Disco Mix' adding an extra dose of Disco flavors. It's party time !!