We hope you enjoy this weeks truly eclectic update as much as we do...
Dimi Stuff & Mcastaway featuring Lydia Scarfo "Take me to the top" (NiteGrooves Records CD Promo)
Greek DJ/producers Dimi Stuff and Mcastaway join forces with songstress for Lydia Scarfo on "Take me to the top", a thrilling slice of old school inspired soulful house music oozing with a glorious underground-esqe feel through groovey deeply thumpin' rhythms, lush melodies and Lydia Scarfo's sultry vocals. The dub version gives the track a moodier somewhat deeper feel, while DJ Vivona turns the track into an incredibly deep yet funky remix sure to set the floor on fire.
DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul "What do I gotta do" / "President house" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
KingStreet Records grace us with a stellar remix package of two Urban Soul classics, namely of "What do I gotta do" (1997) and "President house" (2003). Tony Loreto reworks "What do I gotta do" into an energetic affair perfect for prime time play thanks to the spell binding combination of Roland Clark's one-of-a-kind vocals, catchy piano and relentlessly pulsating rhythms. Next we have "President house" which is given a deep mesmerizing late night re-rub by Sasha Dive and then is transformed into an exhilarating tech house infused workout by M.In, with both of these remixes taking the unmistakable spoken words to a whole new level. The package gets completed with the acappella of "President house".
DeeJay MiMMo & Roland Clark "Saturday" (Deep Deluxe Recordings CD Promo)
DeeJay MiMMo aka Cosimo Mele presents "Saturday", a collaboration with legendary house music producer and singer Roland Clark destined to take over dance floors. "Saturday" is on an uplifting tip, using a relentlessly thumpin backing as playground for Roland Clark's uber cool vocal stylings and tantalizing keys. The dub intensifies the vibe, turning the track into a sure-fire peak time bomb.
Exclusive Preview: Cassio Ware "Hot baby" (Luxury Mix - Demo)(CD-R)
In 1992, Cassio Ware and Larry P. Rauson gave us "Love is the only way" (released on "DJ's on Vinyl Volume 3" on New Generation Records), now more than twenty years later the two came back together to record "Hot baby". Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Cassio Ware's unmatched tempting vocals and Larry Rauson's inimitable arrangement and orchestration are a match made in heaven as "Hot baby" is a breathtaking slice of unadulterated soulful underground house music guaranteed to make you yearn for more...
Exclusive Preview: Michael Jackson "Man in the mirror" (Tamashi & Frankie J. Kay Tribute Mix)(CD-R)
June 25 will be the fifth anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson, to celebrate the life and legacy of the king of pop Andrea Tamashi and Frankie J. Kay have put together a delightful house re-imagination of "Man in the mirror". Their 'Tribute Mix' stays true and respectful to the original yet transforms the song into an inspiring four-to-the-floor affair complete with a dazzling hammond solo by Frankie J. Kay.
Exclusive Preview: Paso Doble featuring Yoli "Love don't love me" (Dimkal Renaissance Mix)(CD-R)
We proudly introduce you to this unreleased remix by Greece based DJ/producer DJ Dimkal. Done about a year ago, for unknown reasons it never saw the light of the day despite being a slick interpretation of the song produced by Paso Doble and performed in grand style by Yoli. Gentle yet exciting percussive rhythms lead the way for Yoli's emotive rendition of the lyrics and the exquisite keys and chords - a soulful gem guaranteed to put a spell on you...
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...
From Gino Love comes the delicious "Park Ave EP" featuring three equally beautiful deep'n'soulful jazz infused tracks. To cut a long story short, the gentle yet thrilling rhythms together with the grand keys, classy saxophone and sexy vocals spread a sexy uplifting feel you can't resist to dance to... (Muted Trax CD Promo). Keeping the vibe jazzy, we introduce you to "Uncle Frank" from Luis Radio, a simple yet utterly effective track guaranteed to jam-pack the floor thanks to infectious tribal-esque rhythms, ethereal synth melodies and enchanting saxophone solos (Power of the Drum Records CD Promo).
For the lovers of refreshing and ingenious deep house we have "Light is new" from Los Angeles producer Roger Dickes. A minimal yet incredibly contaminous groove is leading the way for mind-blowing truly inebriant synthscapes and stabs. Make no mistake, this is a sure-fire late night weapon... (Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo). Soulfuledge present the glamorous "Going Deeper EP" featuring two superb deep house gems oozing with delectable summery melodies, sweet vocal hooks and smooth yet captivating rhythms (Soulfuledge Recordings CD Promo).
We welcome Dusty Dreams Records to Spirit of House with their two debut releases both courtesy of Manousos. The labels motto is 'Music for your spirit, body and soul', and this is exactly what you get. Both "Abstract visions" and "Mushroom aura" take you on an inspiring journey to deepest imaginable grounds, without question the hypnotizing rhythms and dizzying soundscapes are guaranteed to send the floor into a frenzy( Dusty Dreams Records CD Promo).
Renowned UK producer Roland Nights blesses us with the blazin' hot "Symmetry EP" which includes three fantastic deep house cuts. Deep intriguing rhythms serve as playground for lush synths and enticing vocals - drop any of these tracks and watch them dancers go wild... (Large Music CD Promo).Right in time for summer comes "Love blind" by Joan Ribas & Eric Costa, an enthralling Nu Disco flavored production creating a feel-good vibe on the dance floor through catchy piano hooks, sublime jazzy keys, sexy vocals and a fervid funked soaked backdrop - nuff said (Diamondhouse Records CD Promo).
Closing this weeks update is the deep'n'dark yet sensual "Exhibit A" by DJ Panther 72 laced with dramatic atmospheric synth melodies and cool vocal samples over ruthless tribalesque rhythms. You also get a gorgeous truly respectful four-to-the-floor makeover of PJ Morton's beautiful r&b/soul gem "Work it out" (Toupee Records CD Promo).