We hope you enjoy our latest selection of fresh soulful tunes...
Cei Bei "I need you lord" (2011 Mixes)(Smooth Agent Records CD Promo)
Cei Bei's "I need you lord" was originally released in February 2007 on Abicah Soul Records, now this gospel house jewel is back with a vengeance on Smooth Agent Records who present a fresh selection of remixes, taking the inimitable heartfelt vocals to a whole new level. Kicking things off is Bruce Rodgers aka Union Effect with his deep yet smooth melodious rendition, followed by Liberated label head Doc Link who turns up the heat on his somewhat tougher workout. Next are Blaq Soul and The Antidotes whose mixes will please all lovers of soulful house and those deep into the South African sound, both adding their distinctive touch to the track.
Timmy Regisford featuring Lynn Lockamy "At the club" (Remixes)(Tribe Records CD Promo)
By the time Tribe Records released Timmy Regisford's massive "At the Club" album in February of this year, the title track which features sultry vocals by Lynn Lockamy had already become a club anthem. Now the track returns in a collection of phenomenal prime time remixes not to be missed. Da Capo takes us to deepest grounds on his mesmeric tech-soul rework laced with atmospheric synth melodies, while Rocco gets all hypnotic on his remorseless slightly tougher version fueled with haunting synth stabs and wicked key hook. Finally, DJ Mbuso keeps the vibe deep while adding a classy afrocentric touch to the track.
Nassau featuring Andre Espeut "Ceremony massai" (Ghetto Freaks Productions CD Promo)
Thomas Deschamps & Didier Limonet (under their Nassau moniker) follow up their 2006 classic "Talibe" (released as Africanism All Stars on Yellow Records) with an outstanding slice of deepness. "Ceremony massai" features lascivious spoken words by Andre Espeut alongside sublime keys and chords over infectiously deep rhythms, altogether creating relentless vibe you can't resist to dance to. Nothing more needs to be said besides this is a sure-fire deep house anthem...
Deeptape Project "Moments in time" (Ma Melody Records CD Promo)
In recent years, South African house music has become an integral part of the global house music scene, with many of its artists, producers and DJ's causing quite a stir these days. Among them are Deeptape Project who present a killer deep house track with "Moments in time" which features thrilling synth melodies perfectly arranged over a deep contaminous backdrop. Include remixes by Deep Y'All who gets funky and throws in cool vocal samples, and Rhythmlab Project, Victor John Junior and Websonic all adding their own distinctive dose of deepness, and you've got a striking deep house release.
Exclusive Preview: Jon B "Don't talk" (G. Ikome SS Bungin' Vocal Mix)(Sony Records CD-R)
"Don't talk" is a r&b gem dating back to 2001 which was originally featured on Jon B's third long player "Pleasures U like", and some of you might be familiar with the Blaze remixes from the same year (sadly most of them were available on promo 12" only). Now then years later Giovanni Ikome blesses us with his spellbinding interpretation of the song that stays respectful to the original while at the same giving it a deeper than deep feel, with phat synth melodies complementing Jon B's unmistakable vocals.
The Funklovers "Deeper & Deeper EP" (Spirit Sounds CD Promo)
If you're into uplifting vocal house oozing with a soulful edge, look no further than the "Deeper & Deeper EP" by The Funklovers (Fabrizio Munao, Luca Lala, Luciano Tarantino & Massimo Caporale). This top notch release features two equally fantastic productions titled "Deeper & deeper" and "Surrender", each using an intriguing funk soaked backdrop as playground for a stellar orchestration which includes jazzy saxophone solos, exquisite keys, classy strings and funky guitars, not to forget to mention the infectious yet soulful female vocals.
MuSol presents The Colonel & Charra Love "Real love" (MuSoul Records CD Promo)
MuSol Records are going from strength to strength as their latest offering "Real love" by Sheffield duo The Colonel & Charra Love proves. The original is a feel good production featuring passionate vocals and wicked keys over a funk spiced backing, reworked by MuSol into a gorgeous broken affair on a laidback tip. Regroove delivers a classic jazzed-up rendition built around a smoothly stompin' funk drenched backdrop, while Sole Essential takes the track to deepest grounds on his mesmerizing dub. Benny Beatz contributes a soulful drum'n'bass styled remix, while finally Ben Malone takes the track to the main room.
Bravo Mike featuring Monica Link "Someone like you" (Part 2)(Shifted Music CD Promo)
This remix package of Bravo Mike's "Someone like you" features a fine selection of mixes sure to please different tastes. First up is a stripped down utterly deep tech flavored remix by MDM which is the perfect choice for those moody late night / early morning sets, followed by label head Jay J who is pulling out all the stops on his fierce soul/disco/funk drenched mixes spreading an uplifting feel guaranteed to jam pack floors. Lastly, there is the bumpin' 'NoFoFo Mix' by Chuck Love oozing with a delectable old skool flavored broken feel.
Mike Dominico featuring Big Papa Sparber "Stand up" (Remixes)(Muted Trax CD Promo)
Mike Dominico's deep somewhat dark "Stand up" has been a peak time favorite since it first saw the light of the day in the 'Original Sneak-a-peek Dub' thanks to its vibrant rhythms and wicked keys by Scott Wozniak, then back in June the track got a full release complete with fiery vocals by Mike 'Big Papa' Sparber. Now the remixes are ready, with both Duce Martinez and DJ Romain taking the track to the next level on their underground tinged workouts. Duce Martinez gets truly remorseless on his stormin' mixes with an extra dose of uber cool organs, while DJ Romain brings us a throwback to the unforgettable 303 sound from back in the day. Also included are remastered versions of the 'Vocal Mix' and 'Deep Dub'.
Knee Deep "Me kumba" (Kort and The Brothers Remixes)(The Brothers CD Promo)
Swiss label The Brothers is kicking off a new project which consists of various single releases where well known artists rework classics from the illustrious back catalogue of German production duo Knee Deep (later to be released as a full compilation as well). The first release in this series are remixes of "Me kumba" by Kort and The Brothers, each of them delivering a fresh contaminous interpretation sure to rock any floor. Future singles will include remixes by the likes of Bobby D'Ambrosio, Louis Benedetti, Aaron Ross and more.
John Crockett "Kiss Slow EP" (Twirlspace Records CD Promo)
Besides for his highly acclaimed vocal productions (the latest one being "You are loved" featuring Natalie on vocals, currently out on promo on United Music Records), John Crockett is also known for releasing first-class deep house tracks oozing with a one-of-a-kind warm organic feel. His "Kiss Slow EP" is no exception, with each of the three tracks taking you on a journey to deepest territory, with captivating rhythms leading the way for luscious synth melodies and phat keys. Whenever you drop one of these tracks, the dance floor will erupt...
Groove Addix featuring Kardri Anne "On your side" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
The original version of "On your side" by Groove Addix (the team of Sean Grasty and Rikky Rivera) is a peak time affair spreading a feel good vibe through uplifting vocals by Kardri Anne, catchy melodies and a fiercely stompin' disco-funk flavored backing. The remixes are courtesy of DJ Umbi who deepens the vibe on his spell binding take, Junior White who gives the track a classic touch, Mr. Fuzz who serves a deep stylish dub and Nima's Groove who gets slightly electronic on his hypnotic version, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.