Enjoy this weeks fully loaded update with nothing but the latest and greatest in soulful/afro house music...
Luyo & Eaze "Music Is my drug" (Double Cheese Records Promo)
Double Cheese Records label head Federico 'Luyo' Luglio joins forces with Eddie 'Eaze' Coleman for "Music is my drug", to cut right to the chase this anthemic absolutely wicked and fervid production using relentlessly pulsating rhythms as foundation for grand piano hooks, superlunary chords and the incomparable vocal stylings of Eddie 'Eaze' Coleman is guaranteed to cast a spell on you.
Kanomarli featuring Richard Rogers "Thinking about your love" (The Remixes)(I Am House Promo)
In late May, we introduced you to Kanomarli (Tony Cano & Reggie Rodgers) and Georgie Porgie's contemporary yet respectful four-to-the-floor remake of the all-time Skipworth & Turner dance music classic "Thinking about your love" that features the distinctive powerhouse vocals of the one and only Richard Rogers. Now we are graced with truly dazzling uber soulful re-imaginations by DJ Pope, a driving peak time dance floor weapon by Georgie Porgie, a celestial verily entrancing rework by Gifted Souls (Joe Smooth & Craig Loftis) and an energetic Nu-Disco workout by Joe Nathan.
Apple Jazz featuring Slaga & Idelan "Amadlozi" (Deeper Shades Recordings Promo)
Deeper Shades Recordings take you on an utterly mesmerizing ancestral journey with the incredible "Amadlozi" by South Africa's Apple Jazz (Maphosa Matthews); without doubt this ingenious amalgamation of afro sounds with deep house featuring the amazing vocals of Idelan (Naledi Khubeka) (the lyrics are written by Slaga aka Lucky Disego Mashigoane) alongside enticing atmospheric synth melodies and deep irresistibly thumpin' rhythms is not to be missed.
Vick Lavender featuring Angel-A " Deep & wide" (The Remixes)(Gotta Keep Faith Records Promo)
In February of this year we were celebrating "Deep & wide" by DJ/producer Vick Lavender, a top-notch uber soulful production oozing with the unrivaled seductive vocals of songstress Angel-A (Angel Tarrant). Coming soon is this truly paramount remix package loaded with a splendorous truly varied selection of fresh interpretations from the likes of Sol Brown, DJ Umbi, D3 (Davor Devcic Daga) and Mr. Fuzz (Frederic Faupin) all adding their magical soulful touch, not to forget to mention Marco Finotello's delightful dreamy chill-out rendition.
Blast from the Past: Jon Cutler featuring E-Man "It's yours" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)
Turn back the clock to 2001 when DJ/producer Jon Cutler unleashed the all-time house music classic "It's yours" a verily soulful production oozing with the one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry of E-Man and glorious saxophone by Larry P. Rauson Jr. This unforgettable gem soon returns on 4 to the Floor Records in a massive ten track package featuring the original mixes from Jon Cutler alongside a mind-boggling selection of eclectic remixes by Joey Negro, Frankie Feliciano, NiCe 7, DJ Fudge, David Penn, Ian Poley and last but not least Jay-J.
Traxx Pick: Mark Francis & Shawn Lucas "Fiji and Tahiti" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, Merecumbe Recordings have a beauty in their hands with the wonderful sun drenched "Fiji and Tahiti" by Mark Francis and Shawn Lucas, an expertly crafted instrumental production guaranteed to make you yearn for more through the gentle yet spell binding percussive rhythms, luxurious jazzed-up keys and heavenly chords. Comes highly recommended.
JerzPeach "Baby powder & whistles" (Remixes Part 2)(Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)
Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records present part two of the 2018 remixes of "Baby powder & whistles", a fantastic spoken word production featuring the sultry poetry by JerzPeach originally released in May 2011. First up we have DJ Erv who contributes an uber cool deep house interpretation laced with hypnotic synth melodies and irresistible rhythms. Next is DJ Phantom serving both a dope afrocentric rework and a slammin' jackin' house workout. Jam-packed dance floors guaranteed...
Kevin Foushee "Flavors for the Soul EP" (CyberJamz Records Promo)
Our favorite of the "Flavors for the Soul EP" by Kevin Foushee released through renowned CyberJamz Records is the uber soulful "Wonderful" featuring the inimitable tempting vocals of Janis 'Coco' Murray which comes your way in equally brilliant soul oozing interpretations by Corey Cee Holmes and Kevin Foushee. Next to this soulful vocal jewel the package includes the phat instrumental cuts "Venus", "Ministry" and "Mind games".
Angelo Draetta "Never be alone" (Leda Music Promo)
To make it short, Angela Draetta has been pulling out all the stops on "Never be alone", undeniably the result is a top-notch slice of soulful house music built around a smoothly stompin' organic backdrop, sublime jazzy keys and gorgeous verily alluring female vocals. Put differently, "Never be alone" forthcoming on Leda Music is a glamorous slice of sun drenched soulful bliss...
Ziyon "Supreme" (MentalWave Promo)
South Africa's own Jonathan 'Ziyon' Hamilton is about to return with an EP of new material on MentalWave in the coming months, as a taster we get "Supreme" a superb afro house production which fuses his unique emotive r&b flavored vocals with gentle yet thrilling rhythms, exquisite jazzy keys and luscious chords. We can't wait until the full EP drops later in the year...