This weeks packed update comes complete with bonus reviews - enjoy !!
Andy Compton "Creative Collaborations EP" (TR Records CD Promo)
Renowned Bristol based DJ/producer Andy Compton returns to TR Records with the expertly crafted "Creative Collaborations EP" where he teams up with vocalist Rogiers, producer Craig Da Sousa and saxophonist Charlie Hearnshaw, with both of the included songs oozing with the unique jazz/soul/afro inspired sound Andy Compton is beloved for. "What ya doing" is a beautiful laidback song laced with the unmistakable emotive vocals of Rogiers, coming complete with a superb selection of truly eclectic remixes by Rito, Ricky Montanari & Guadalupi and Darren Campbell & Frank Star all adding their distinctive touch. "Mother city" is a gorgeous instrumental co-produced with Craig Da Sousa which features a glamorous sax solo by Charlie Hearnshaw.
Andy Compton featuring Celestine "Love will save the world" (Peng Records CD Promo)
The second new release by Andy Compton for this week is the splendiferous masterly orchestrated and incredibly groovey "Love will save the day" featuring the incomparable seductive vocals of Celestine alongside glorious guitars, grandiose horns, luxurious keys and an utterly riveting organic backing. Make no mistake, this is top-notch soulful dance music by no means to be missed...
Frank Williams featuring Shaemara "Stop apologizing" (Soul Sun Soul Music CD Promo)
Making their debut on Soul Sun Soul Music are DJ/producer Frank Williams and songstress Shaemara Rose with "Stop apologizing", a mind-blowing afro-deep production built around inebriant truly relentless tribaltastic rhythms, entrancing synth melodies and the wonderful spirited vocals of Shaemara Rose. In other words, "Stop apologizing" is an outstanding afro deep track guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...
Rhemi featuring HanLei "Taste the rainbow" (Rhemi Music CD Promo)
With their latest offering "Taste the rainbow", Rhemi (the dynamic duo of Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk) present an utterly hypnotizing slice of dance floor bliss, with ruthlessly thumpin' deep rhythms leading the way for tantalizing keys and the sensual spoken word poetry by Aleysha Gordon of HanLei fame. Put differently, "Taste the rainbow" is a sure-fire dance floor weapon...
Massimo Paramour, Polina Griffith, Gianluca Pighi "It's you" (Richard Earnshaw Remixes)(Duffnote Records CD Promo)
One year ago, Duffnote Records introduced us to "It's you" by Massimo Paramour and Gianluca Pighi, a lively production featuring the sultry vocals of Polina Griffith, now the track returns fresh super fierce remixes by Richard Earnshaw guaranteed to take over dance floor by storms thanks to an ineroxable backdrop and lush keys harmonizing perfectly with the amazing vocals.
Cei Bei "Dance tonight (c'on & dance)" (2elle Records CD Promo)
Italian DJ/producer Luca Lala joins forces with Chicago's own Cei Bei (Curtis Harman) for "Dance tonight (c'on & dance)", to make it short this inspiring soul oozing production fusing Cei Bei's inimitable passionate vocals with sublime jazzy keys and an infectious organic backdrop is spreading an enthralling feel you can't resist to dance to.
Luciano Gioia, Enrico Santoro feat Phillip Ramirez "I want your love" (Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Coming soon to Double Cheese Records is the phantasmagorical "I want your love" by Luciano Gioia and Enrico Santoro, a classic sounding house music anthem featuring the unrivaled falsetto vocals of Phillip Ramirez, luxurious keys, heavenly chords and vintage four-to-the-floor rhythms taking you back in time to the heydays of house music... essential.
Angelo Draetta featuring Richelle Hicks "Cried when I left" (Leda Music CD Promo)
To cut right to the chase, "Cried when I left" by Angelo Draetta and songstress Richelle Hicks is a truly classy slice of old skool inspired soulful house music, with a irresistibly stompin' organic backdrop laying the foundation for grand jazzy piano and the dazzling powerhouse vocals of Richelle Hicks, altogether creating a captivating vibe guaranteed to cast a spell on you.
Soul Clap featuring Nona Hendryx "Shine (this is it)" (Remixes)(Classic Music Company CD Promo)
The bracing summery jam "Shine (this is it)" by Soul Clap and legendary singer Nona Hendryx (a former Labelle member) was originally released in summer of last year through Crew Love Records (complete with remixes by Erodiscotique aka Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca), forthcoming on Classic Music Company are brand new absolutely stellar remixes by Hot Toddy who contributes a pair of verily enticing truly mesmerizing Nu Disco interpretations, and Scott Grooves who serves two uber cool dub workouts sure to set the dance floor on fire.
The 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...
The next offering by Doc'N'Tones will be will be "Toma pa que te coma", a splendorous jazzed-up deep house cut fusing compelling percussion enriched organic rhythms with luscious jazzy keys, ethereal chords and cool vocals (Basement Collective Music CD Promo). Luis 'Loowee R' Rivera and Elemar join forces on "I feel it 2", a merciless four-to-the-floor remake of the Two Tons of Fun all-time classic "I got the feeling" which undoubtedly will cause a stir on the dance floor (Jack 2 Jazz Records CD Promo).
"Minority in terms of thought" by Lars Behrenroth, a deep house classic dating back to 2001 (originally released on the "Positivity" EP on Compost Records under the moniker Worldless People) has been remastered and will available for the first time ever in digital format (Deeper Shades Recordings CD Promo). "Destination unknown" by Rick Wade features two equally brilliant tracks, with the dreamy atmospheric "Authentideep" being a jazz infused deep house cut, while the melodious "Bionic mind" is a funked-up irresistibly groovin' affair (UNKNOWN season CD Promo).
From Criss Hawk comes the latinesque "I can see", an inspiring relentlessly pulsating track using a funktified backdrop as playground for sexy female vocal sprinkles, classy horns and delectable keys (HSR Records CD Promo). Following is "I'm cold" by Andrea Erre & Criss Hawk which combines an adamantly poundin' backing with intriguing keys, most definitely the result is a sure-fire prime time weapon (HSR Records CD Promo).