This week we have a fully loaded update with the latest and greatest in soulful house music for you - enjoy !!
Pixel82 featuring Robert Owens "Looking for you" (TR Records Promo)
Originally to be found on the "TR Traxxx 2017" compilation released at the end of last year, "Looking for you" by up and coming Portuguese DJ/producer Pixel82 (Filipe Galante) is about to get a proper single release. To make it short, "Looking for you" is a verily enticing slice of old skool inspired underground goodness featuring the unmatched vocal stylings of legendary Robert Owens guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor...
Groove Junkies & ReelSoul present Nichelle Monroe "My truth" (MoreHouse Records Promo)
Next up on MoreHouse Records are house music veterans Evan Landes from Groove Junkies and Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriquez who team up with Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Nichelle Monroe for "My truth", a glamorous truly mind-boggling uber soulful production guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the gentle yet enthrallingly groovin' rhythms, luxurious jazzy keys, lush chords and the amazing spirited vocals of Nichelle Monroe.
MKM featuring Liz Jai "This is love" (Duffnote Records Promo)
Miss Kelly Marie, under her MKM disguise, makes her debut on Duffnote Records with "This is love", an entrancing slice of feel-good house music guaranteed to send the dance floor into a frenzy thanks to the relentlessly thumpin' backing, luscious keys and the beautiful alluring vocals of Liz Jai. The remix is courtesy of label head Richard Earnshaw who somewhat relaxes the vibe and injects a serious dose of funk flavors on his superb workout.
Vince Watson "Another rendezvous" / Dakota "Make it better" (Yoruba Records Promo)
Coming soon to Yoruba Records is this blazin' hot release loaded with two equally brilliant productions. First up is "Another rendezvous" by Glasgow's Vince Watson, a tantalizing instrumental track built around inebriant galactical melodies and compelling rhythms taking you on an exhilarating journey to mesmerizing cosmic grounds. Next up is "Make it better" by Dakota a phantasmagorical verily soulful yet haunting production fueled with the fabulous vocals of Dakota and Osunlade, glorious enchanting keys and gentle yet inexorable percussive rhythms.
HyperSOUL-X featuring Bohlale "Loving you" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
Next up on Merecumbe Recordings is "Loving you" by Mahlogonolo 'HyperSOUL-X' Dinake, most definitely this wicked track using absolutely irresistible afrocentric rhythms as playground for delectable keys and Bohlale Petja's terrific emotive vocals will set the dance floor on fire. Label head Doug Gomez takes the track to the next level on his splendid re-imagination oozing with an ethereal dreamy feel.
Cafe 432 featuring Lifford "Meant to be" (Cafe 432 Bump Mix)(Soundstate Recordings Promo)
In summer of last year, we introduced you to the inspiring "Meant to be" by London based duo Cafe 432 (aka Jonsey and Kevin McPherson), now this soulful gem returns in a brand new truly fresh re-imagination which combines with the inimitable heartfelt vocals of Lifford Shillingford with phat synths and remorselessly bumpin' rhythms. Put differently, this dope remix comes highly recommended.
Soulbridge featuring Michelle Rivera "I can love" (Remixes)(HSR Records Promo)
HSR Records once again revisit one of their standout singles from last year, this time around we get stunning verily eclectic remixes by Andrea Erre, DJ Umbi and Francesco Cofano of "I can love" by Soulbrdidge (Gigi Frassanito) and singer Michelle Rivera. Indisputably, each of these new interpretations is sheer musical bliss, keeping the vibe soulful and letting the gorgeous vocals of Michelle Rivera shine.
Mona Bode "Looks like gold" (Remixes)(Toupee Records Promo)
In late 2015, we were celebrating "Looks like gold", a top-notch soulful house production performed in grand style by Mona Bode and expertly produced by ChiProfess, release complete with bangin' remixes by Pure Elevation. Now this jewel returns in mind-blowing re-imaginations by Glenn Gregory who contributes two equally great soul oozing renditions, DJ Buzzard who servers a hypnotizing underground-esque rework, and Brian Nance who delivers a scintillating deep tech flavored workout.
Distant People featuring Leah "Blessings" (Soulful Evolution Records Promo)
Soulful Evolution Records have a beauty in their hands with "Blessings" by DJ/producer Distant People (Joey Silvero) and vocalist Leah, a magnificent production fusing the unmistakable angelic vocals of Leah with exquisite jazzy keys, melodic chords and a resistlessly stompin' organic backdrop. On remix duty is Francois Aymonier aka Francois A who has added his very distinctive and special touch to the track which is truly ingenious.
Bonus Review - Blast from the Past: 4th Measure Men "4 you" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)
Turn back the clock 1993 when "4 you" by 4th Measure Men (one of the rarer production aliases of MK aka Marc Kinchen) was released on the Area 10 label and took over dance floors around the globe by storm. Fast forward to 2018 and 4 to the Floor Records revive this track, with their release featuring the original mixes from MK alongside the 2011 remixes from Maya Jane Coles and 2000 and One, as well as a 2017 remix by DJ Steaw. Also included is the 'MK Dub' of "Given" another 4th Measure Men production from back in the day. A truly enchanting journey back in time...