Picks of the Week
Exclusive Preview: Michele McCain "I betcha don't know" (Park Street's Pressure Vocal Remix)(Marvient Music CD-R)
|Back in June we exclusively brought you a preview of the Pepe Link mixes, now we have the brand new Park Street 'Pressure Vocal Remix' for you. Park Street take the song to the next level, combining the fabulous vocals by Michele McCain with celestial keys and a classy jazzy piano, all perfectly arranged over a fiercely stormin' funk soaked backdrop.|
Exclusive Preview: Mint Condition "If you love me" (R.O. Ext. Rub)(CD-R)
Mint Condition's "If you love me" is a wonderful r&b production (taken from their "Life's aquarium" long player) dating back to 1999, a time when r&b was all about real music. This timeless song has been given a sublime makeover by Dave Kennedy who delivers an exquisite smooth four-to-the-floor interpretation always staying respectful to the original version. Don't miss to check out the original album version here.
JazzLoungerz featuring Natasha Watts "Tell me" (Sweetleaf Records CD Promo)
With "Tell me", JazzLoungerz present a veritable deep house production featuring fantastic vocals by Natasha Watts and delectable keys over a deeply groovin' backing. Pete Moss further deepens the vibe on his mesmerizing 'Jupiter Remix' laced with spacy melodies, with the other included remixes by Enrico Mantini, Kobaalt and Sarp Yilmaz keeping the vibe deep while adding a tech-soul edge.
Exclusive Preview: Park Street & Rainy Payne "ExRay" (Universe Media CD-R)
Park Street team up with spoken word artist Rainy Payne for "ExRay" coming soon on Universe Media, complete with remixes by Pat Badeau, Shane D, Colin Sales, DJ Romain and Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart. Available to us for review are the remix by Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart who grace this wonderful song full of incredible spoken words with their beloved organic jazz oozing sound, and the remix by DJ Romain who deepens the vibe for a somewhat dark journey to the underground.
Mzee featuring Oluhle "Zvinosiririsa" (Ocha Records CD Promo)
Ocha Records next release will be Mzee's "Zvinosiririsa" which calls for an end to tribal and political violence in Africa, featuring emotional vocals by Oluhle. The promo features a deeply thumpin' truly hypnotic remix by Manoo featuring dramatic synths and strings and a remorseless afro-tribal interpretation by Morra DeRey. The full release will also include remixes by Casamena, Justin Imperiale, Tommy Bones, Fabrizio Ortella and Jaso.
DJ Bocka "Local Rhythms EP" (Punk's Jazzy Night Mix)(Lembe Sounds CD Promo)
Lembe Sounds presents the debut release "Local Rhythms EP" by DJ Bocka who hails from Limpopo in South Africa. "Local rhythms" comes in various different variations including remixes by Punk, Hemzin and Lemutt, taking you on a journey through deepest afro house territory, with the deep relentless grooves and bodacious melodies creating a mesmerizing feel.
DJ Mtshepang "Ekaya Giyani" (Cabana Records CD Promo)
DJ Mtshepang takes us back to his roots with "Ekaya Giyani", a marvelous laidback production with influences of ethnic music from the motherland which make this something special. The project features remixes by Justin Imperiale, Ananda Project, Azee, Mauritzio, Marim and Trancemicsoul and covers different grounds such as deep, soulful, tribal jazzy and ancestral soul.
Ricky Inch & Jance "Summer" (Cabrio Records CD Promo)
Winter is just around the corner, but the delicious "Summer" by Ricky Inch and Jance will bring warmth to your heart and soul for sure thanks to summery vibes and luscious melodies. The package includes remixes by the likes of Kyka, Max Mason, Ilias Katelanos, George Horn and Raxon to satisfy different tastes, ranging from chilled and deep to groovy and peak time.
MoWz "The grooveman" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
Dutch producer Remco Muis aka MoWz presents "The grooveman", a gorgeous fusion of four-to-the-floor rhythms with a distinguished jazz-funk instrumentation. Beppe Gioia, Edmund, Kenquo, Mr. Fuzz and DJ Groove contribute the remixes, all adding their unique touch to the track to give you plenty of choices to choose from.