Picks of the Week
Groove Junkies "In the Zone Remixes" (Part 1)(MoreHouse Records CD Promo)
|The title track of the Groove Junkies' highly acclaimed debut artist album has been rockin' dance floors ever since it first appeared on the "MoHo WMC 08 Album Sampler" and one year later on the "In the Zone Album Sampler", now finally the full single release is imminent. Groove Junkies' 'Afro Zone Re-Rub' features a wicked guitar and adds a thrilling afro-soul touch to the track, while Dave Doyle's take is funky as hell and oozes with a beautiful jazz-soul flavor. Ruben Mancias turns up the heat on his deeply thumpin' mix featuring a killer organ ride and sax solo over a remorseless percussive groove. Also included are the previously unreleased 'GJ Prime Time Filth Dub', an instrumental of Dave Doyle's mix and bot a beats tool and short spoken acapella tool.|
Julie Dexter "Make you dance" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
Sophisticado present an eclectic set of remixes of "Make you dance" by renowned singer/songwriter Julie Dexter. First up is Vick Lavender who injects his beloved vintage sound to deliver a masterpiece oozing with Julie Dexter's phenomenal vocals, delectable keys and a funky as hell backdrop. Next is Steve Miggedy Maestro whose contributes an irresistibly groovin' rework to the package.
Exclusive Preview: Kenny Carpenter featuring Wendy Lewis "Heaven knows" (Tony Records CD Promo)
It has been a good year since we last heard from Tony Records, but now they are back with a vengeance. Kenny Carpenter teams up with songstress Wendy Lewis to present a cover of the Donna Summer classic "Heaven knows", with his original version being a feel good affair featuring passionate vocals and lush melodies over a stormin' backing. The remixes are courtesy of Eric Kupper who takes the track to stompin' grounds with a grand piano added, while Sami Dee relaxes the vibe, with the delicious keys and chords together with the smooth yet captivating groove giving the track a sublime feel.
Exclusive Preview: Marvin Gaye "I heard it through the grapevine" (CJ Giovanni Edit)(CD-R)
End of last year we brought you Matthias 'Matty' Heilbronn's underground re-rub of Marvin Gaye's legendary "Heard it through the grapevine", now its time to introduce you to CJ Giovanni's respectful edit that combines the legendary Motown sound with a fiery yet soulful 4/4 backdrop - the result is simply breathtaking...
Exclusive Preview: Joe "Lover's prayer" (SoS Re-Edit)(CD-R)
Just two weeks after his delightful interpretation of "Secret love" by Kelly Price, Mark Jordan presents another gem with his take on "Lovers prayer" by Joe (a timeless slice of r&b taken from his 2001 album "Better days"), turning the song into a smoothly thumpin four-to-the-floor affair sure to be admired by the soulful heads.
Exclusive Preview: N'Dambi "Can't hardly wait" (Diephuis Soul Edit)(CD-R)
In August of last year, Diephuis blessed us with his incredible version of Aloe Blacc's "I need a dollar", now he is back with a contagious yet soulful 4/4 interpretation of the soul-funk beauty "Can't hardly wait" by N'Dambi (you can find the original version on her "Pink elephant" album released in 2009) - sheer musical bliss...
Exclusive Preview: K. & Saly featuring Patric "Work 4 love" (Beppe Gioia Mix)(Milk and Sugar Records CD-R)
We are only a few weeks into 2011, but Beppe Gioia graces us for the second time already with an unreleased remix... This time he takes on Work 4 love" by K. & Saly featuring Patric (originally released by Milk and Sugar in 2008), adding his signature deep organic jazz flavored touch to give the track a completely different yet fresh and soulful feel.
DJ Serge Negri featuring Mona Bode "Touch and control" (Bamboo Sounds CD-R)
DJ Serge Negri teams up with singer Mona Bode to drop "Touch and control", a deeper than deep production featuring lascivious vocals by Mona Bode alongside luscious melodies over a bass heavy backdrop. Not to forget to mention "Touch and control" oozes with a definite underground flavor - not to be missed by any lover of real house music.
Ollie Brooke featuring Kylie Auldist & Damon Grant "Love, lies, life" (Pure House Music CD Promo)
In its original format, "Love, lies, life" by Ollie Brooke is a latinesque affair featuring sexy vocals, a killer sax and luxurious keys over a fierce yet smooth backing. The release comes complete with slammin' remixes covering various grounds: Davidson Ospina serves a soulful tribal workout, Groove Assassin gets truly groovy on his mixes which feature stellar organ play, and finally both Matthew Bandy and Erefaan Pearce go seriously deep on their interpretations, each one adding their unique touch to the track.