The final update for 2018 is once again fully loaded with the latest in soulful/afro house music... enjoy !!
Mona Bode "Back together" (DJ Taurus Remix)(Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)
Back in summer of 2011, Mona Bode graced us with the magnificent "Back together", now this musical gem returns in a phantasmagorical re-imagination by DJ Taurus. Unquestionably, DJ Taurus delivers the goods with his enticing yet soulful remix which combines Mona Bode's incomparable poetic spoken word artistry with delectable jazzy keys, celestial chords and a spell binding organic backdrop.
Shino Blackk "Speak lyfe" (Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)
Forthcoming to Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records is the blazin' hot "Speak lyfe" by Shino Black, beyond of the shadow doubt this absolutely irresistible unadulterated slice of underground goodness built around enthralling percussive rhythms, utterly mesmerizing synth melodies and cleverly used vocal sprinkles is guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy. Nuff said...
Mariko "Let's celebrate" (AceBeat Music Promo)
AceBeat Music truly bless us with the Derrick Ricky Nelson and Ace Mungin produced "Let's celebrate" performed in grand style by songstress Mariko. The 'Second Story Mix' is an utterly uplifting old school inspired affair featuring classy strings, exquisite jazzed-up keys and a truly captivating funktified backdrop, while the 'Soulistic Mix' is on a more relaxed tip, fusing the fabulous vocals with a smooth organic musical backing, lovely guitars and melodious keys.
Realm of House featuring Karla Brown "Thankful" (Arawakan Records Promo)
Not much needs to be said or written about "Thankful" by Realm of House (aka Victor Hernandez) and Karla Brown other than this wicked track using utterly infectious tribaltastic afro infused rhythms as foundation for luscious keys, dreamful chords and the incredible truly exhilarating powerhouse vocals of Karla Brown is a sure-fire dance floor weapon not to be missed...
Arol $kinzie featuring Kell Txio "Khuluma nam" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
South African's Vuyani Boyi (known as Arol $kinzie) makes his debut on Merecumbe Recordings with "Khuluma nam", indisputably this fascinating afro house production featuring the amazing vocal stylings of Kell Txio alongside phat synths and adamant rhythms is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor. Not to forget to mention the jaw-dropping remixes by label head Doug Gomez taking the track to a afro house heaven...
Blaze presents UDAUFL featuring Arnold Jarvis "Make the time" (Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)
Over a decade ago - in 2004 to be precise - the LIFEbeat AIDS awareness benefit compilation "Keep hope alive" produced by the almighty Blaze featuring Underground Dance Artists United For Life (in short UDAUFL, a collective of the creme de la creme of artists) was released, now we can enjoy brand new remixes of "Make the time" one of the stand out songs from the project. Featuring the unmistakable one-of-a-kind vocals of Arnold Jarvis, "Make the time" returns in a wonderful laidback afro/latin flavored rendition by Andrea Curato, a groovey truly melodious and soulful interpretation by George Lesley, and finally Mattei & Omich who deliver a piano driven main room favorite.
DJ Umbi featuring Montel Moore "Beautiful world" (HSR Records Promo)
Italian DJ/producer DJ Umbi is back on HSR Records with "Beautiful world", to cut right to the chase this uplifting truly soulful production with a contaminous organic musical backing leading the way for lovely guitars, luxurious keys and the gorgeous emotive vocals of Montel Moore is sheer musical bliss. In other words, "Beautiful world" is a top-notch soulful house cut that is highly recommended.
Masaki Morii & Aaron K Gary "Sweetah" (KingStreet Records Promo)
Renowned Japan based DJ/producer Masaki Morii joins forces with with vocalist Aaron K Gary for "Sweetah", to make a long story short this is a verily soulful masterly crafted soulful gem oozing with the beautiful deeply rooted vocals of Aaron K Gary, lush keys, ethereal chords and gentle yet relentlessly thumpin' rhythms. Next to the main vocal version, the package features an uber cool dreamy dub rework sure to rock the floor.
Seychelle Elise, Lynne Summers, Ace Mungin & DJ Rich Williams "Christmas in the House" (AceBeat Music Promo)
We are closing 2018 with the marvelous "Christmas in the House" EP released through AceBeat Music, a release bringing the Christmas spirit to the soulful oriented dance floors. Included are previously unreleased truly splendid interpretations of "Mary did you know" by Seychelle Elise and "Oh come all ye faithful" by Lynne Summers, as well "Christmas in the House" by Ace Mungin & DJ Rich Williams which has been fully remastered for this release.