We hope you enjoy this weeks selection of brand new soulful house music as much as we do...
JoioDJ featuring Chanelle & Jenny Cruz "Frankie - star in the sky" (Dejavoo Records CD Promo)
JoioDJ teams up with New York songstresses Chanelle and Jenny Cruz to present "Frankie - star in the sky", a truly glamorous tribute to the legendary one-and-only Frankie Knuckles (rip), also known as The Godfather of House Music. This masterly crafted production combines a smooth yet contaminous funktified groove with grand keys and chords, magnificent flute, precious horns and deeply rooted vocals reflecting what Frankie Knuckles meant to the house music scene. Besides the original version, the package includes delightful dub and instrumentals as well as a radio edit.
Ars Domini "Take it back" (Grooveland Music CD Promo)
"Take it back" by Ars Domini premiered on the "8 Years of Grooveland - From Brazil to the World" compilation released in October of last year, now the track gets a well deserved full single release. Quite simply, the Latin infused "Take it back" is catchy feel-good house music at its best, with infectious summery rhythms leading the way for melodious keys and smooth vocals. Djeff Kazukuta contributes a fabulous laidback afrotastic re-imagination built around smooth organic afro rhythms and sublime keys, 2Deep & Soul drop a bass-heavy Nu-Disco rework, and last but not least Alex Cristiano deepens the vibe on his enticing workout.
Aircut featuring Scarlette "Forever in love" (Soulful Evolution Records CD Promo)
With "Forever in love" by Aircut aka producer/songwriter James Maxwell Urquhart, Soulful Evolution Records present a soulicious gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more as a gentle yet spell binding funked-up backing serves as playground for classy sax, gorgeousjazzy keys and dreamy chords, not to forget to mention Scarlette's (Amy Pearson) beautiful enthralling vocals. In other words, a truly timeless soulicious gem... Remixes to follow.
Mustafa featuring Cleber "Imaginacao" (Staff Productions CD Promo)
In 2008, Mustafa joined forces with Brazilian singer Cleber for the wonderful "Vem pra sambar", now they reunite on the sun drenched soul oozing "Imaginacao" which, to cut a long story short, is sheer musical bliss thanks to the marvelous fusion of Clever's inimitable emotive vocals with illustrious keys and a dulcet yet thrilling Latin flavored tribal-esque backdrop. Nuff said...
Jaegerossa featuring Bobbi "Move your body" (Favouritizm Records CD Promo)
Unquestionably Favouritizm Records grace us with a splendid cover version of the 1991 Italian house music classic "Move your body" by Korda (Alessandro Neri & Marco Baroni)... Jaegerossa's (Chris Hunter & Phil Rose) 2014 take on "Move your body" stays true to the original yet gives the track a modern feel, combining the catchy piano hooks which made the track famous with the beautiful haunting vocals of Bobbi and an old school inspired Balearic groove. The dub strips things back, toys with the vocals and comes armed with a mighty bassline reminiscent of the 1990 IDM/Techno classic "LFO" by LFO - one guaranteed to cause mayhem on the dance floor...
Khowcie "Be my lover" (Gruv Shack Digital CD Promo)
Gruv Shack Digital return to Spirit of House with the single from Khowcie, following up on the success of her late 2012 release "He was right here" (which was followed up with massive remixes in May 2013). Khowcie's new single "Be my lover" produced by Ultra Soul Project is an enticing afro-deep affair featuring the incomparable lascivious spoken word poetry by Khowcie alongside lush melodies over deep'n'gentle yet impellent rhythms. The 'Ultra Soul Project Broken Mashup' is a fantastic jazz inspired broken beat styled interpretation, which is followed by House Academiek's fiery deepened rendition laced with ethereal synth melodies.
Federico d'Alessio featuring Dawn Souluvn Williams "Show me love" (Part 2)(DeepTown Music CD Promo)
In June of 2014, DeepTown Music released Federico d'Alessio's fantastic remake of the Robin S all time classic "Show me love" which features the unmistakable vocals of Dawn Souluvn Williams, now the time for part two loaded with fresh remixes has come. First up, Alex Mattei & Soul 'N' Vibes deliver an utterly vibrant peak time workout guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor, next we have Ondagroove who contributes a fervid soul/funk infused interpretation oozing with a splendiferous feel-good vibe, and finally Masaki Morii reworks the track into a tantalizing truly deepalicious late night gem fueled with glamorous melodies.
Bootleg Pick: Each 2 Their Own vs Andrae Crouch "Got me some angels" (CD-R)
Andrae Edward Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor who died on January 8, 2015, at the age of 72. Each 2 Their Own (Richard White) pays tribute to the late Andrae Crouch with a mind-blowing re-imagination of the masterly "Got me some angels" taken from his 1984 album "No time to lose" which stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song an uplifting contemporary four-to-the-floor feel guaranteed to set the floor on fire.
Deep House Pick #1: Alex Finkin "In heaven" (Instinctive Records CD Promo)
Instinctive Records is a brand new electronic label based in Paris founded by French producers Alex Finkin, Sebastien Grand, Dagui Rodann and Jocelyn Mathieu. The inaugural release on the label is "In heaven" by Alex Finkin - undoubtedly this is seminal unadulterated underground-esque late night house music from heaven, with the luscious melodies together with the thrilling deep rhythms spreading an exhilarating feel you can't resist to dance to. Not to forget to mention the stellar remixes by Sebastien Grand, Dagui Rodann and Jocelyn Mathieu all adding their distinctive deep touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Deep House Pick #2: Pat Bedeau "Saxajuju" (Rhemi Music CD Promo)
UK DJ/producer Pat Bedeau makes his debut on the highly acclaimed Rhemi Music imprint with "Saxajuju", an utterly hypnotizing slice of raw and pristine afrocentric goodness laced with the razzmatazz of a killer saxophone played by none other than Finn Peters - jam-packed floors guaranteed. Rhemi (aka Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk) add their signature touch, turning the track into a sure-fire deep house weapon guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.