We hope you enjoy this weeks selection of the latest in soulful house music...
The Mountain People featuring Barry White "Wanna lay down" (Night Scope Deep Recordings)
Night Scope Deep Recordings bring us more of their beloved unadulterated old school infused underground house sounds with the The Mountain People's beautiful truly respectful re-imagination of Barry White's "I wanna lay down with you baby" (taken from his 1976 album "Is this watcha wont?"). Deep'n'gentle yet thrilling rhythms lead the way for enticing synth melodies and Barry White's unrivaled smooth, deep baritone voice which set the standard for romantic crooners for years to come make this something truly special.
JoioDJ featuring Emma Diva "Voodoo" (Dejavoo Records CD Promo)
Coming soon on Dejavoo Records is JoioDJ's "Voodoo" featuring the seductive vocals of songstress Emma Divas. The release features a couple of superb remixes from the likes of Soulplate who add their beloved melodious soul/funk inspired touch to the song, Spiritual Blessings whose deeply groovin' rework is spreading a hypnotizing feel, and Domenico Albanese who contributes a delicious sun drenched organic workout.
Jamie Principle "Baby wants to ride" (Mauritzio Remixes)(S&S Records CD Promo)
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Baby wants to ride" by Jamie Principle, one of Chicago House Music's unsung heroes, has earned legendary status since being released in the mid 80's. Now this unforgettable classic returns in fresh remixes on S&S Records, out of the many remixes to choose from the ones from Mauritzio Baiocchi instantly got us hooked. His ingenious truly infectious tribal-esque soul-tech rework takes the track to whole a whole new level; to cut a long story short these remixes are guaranteed to set the floor on fire...
Ron Allen starring Sara London "Love myself" (Strobe Records CD Promo)
Courtesy of Strobe Records comes this wonderful soulful gem produced by Ron Allen and performed in grand style by Sara London. Smooth yet spell binding funk soaked rhythms combined with luxurious keys and sweet guitars by Oliver Johnson, not to forget to mention Sara London's breathtaking emotive vocals, are guaranteed to put a spell on you. By no means to be missed. Nuff said.
Alex Millet featuring Krenadean "Closer" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Two weeks ago we were celebrating Alex Millet's gorgeous "I second guess myself", now he returns with another mind-blowing production entitled "Closer", teaming up with songstress Krenadean. A fiercely thumpin' funk drenched backdrop serves as playground for inebriant keys and Krenadean's passionate vocals, altogether spreading a contaminous feel you can't resist to dance to. The '90s Mix' is a fabulous alteration giving the track a wicked old school touch.
Deep Elementz featuring Kym Sims "One of those nights" (LadyMarySound International CD Promo)
Exclusively reviewed here on Spirit of House as an unsigned promo back in October of last year, the jaw-dropping "One of those nights" by Deep Elementz featuring legendary house music vocalist Kym Sims has been picked up by LadyMarySound International who will release this gem in March. The original version combines Kym Sims unmistakable deeply rooted vocals with Deep Elementz beloved pristine utterly soulful underground flavored house rhythms and supremely melodious keys - sheer musical bliss. On remix duty are South Africa's Thamza who drops a deeper than deep truly melodious rework oozing with heavenly synth melodies, Trevor Ricci delivers a relentlessly stompin' rework laced with a grand jazzy piano and luscious chords, and finally Antoni Polikizo takes the track to the bigger rooms.
Exclusive Preview: Katy B "5AM" (Alex Mattei Demo)(CD-R)
Exclusive Preview: Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar "Thinking about you" (Alessio Soulful Mattei Demo)(CD-R)
It is time again to bring you our choice selection of edits and (bootleg) remixes we got in the past few days and weeks... This week we focus on two re-imaginations by Alex Mattei who has reworked two rather commercial sounding productions for the soulful orientated dance floors: "5AM" by Katy B and "Thinking about you" by Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar. On both his superb reworks, smooth yet spell binding four-to-the-floor rhythms lead the way for gorgeous melodies and the wonderful vocals of Katy B and Ayah Marar.