The soulful extravaganza continues with this weeks packed update - enjoy !!
Soulstar Syndicate featuring Dawn Tallman "Take me (mind, body & soul)" (Remixes)(KingStreet Records CD Promo)
The inspiring "Take me (mind, body & soul)" by Swiss duo Soulstar Syndicate (aka Akri Jr. and Claudio Di Carlo) originally released seven years ago (complete with stellar remixes by Sean McCabe) returns in fresh remixes by Demarkus Lewis who takes the track to a whole new level, fusing the unmistakable uplifting vocals by legendary house diva Dawn Tallman with inebriant keys, ethereal chords and utterly spell binding deepened rhythms - undoubtedly Demarkus Lewis remix is guaranteed to cast a spell on you... Completing the package is Sean McCabe's fervid 'Street Dub Mix' from the original release.
Klevakeys featuring Liz Jai "New day" (Tony Vee Remixes)(TR Records CD Promo)
In May of last year, TR Records gave us "New day" by Klevakeys, a glamorous old school inspired production featuring the inimitable sultry vocals of Liz Jay alongside grand jazzy keys and lush chords over gentle yet spell binding rhythms, now the label presents slammin' remixes by Tony Vee taking you back in time with their exhilarating 90's inspired vibe. To make it short, Tony Vee's 'OverDub Vocal Remix' stays true to the original, while the 'NuDub Remix' gives the track a tantalizing underground-esque feel.
Angelo Draetta featuring Curtis Clark "Where do you go" (Leda Music CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of the wonderful laidback "Don't push me away" by SoliDeep & TimADeep and songstress Richelle Hicks comes the next soulful bomb on Leda Music, the magnificent "Where do you go" by Angelo Draetta and vocalist Curtis Clark. "Where do you go" is smooth and soulful yet tempting, with an irresistibly thumpin' organic backing laying the foundation for illustrious keys and the distinctive deeply felt vocals of Curtis Clark.
Tortured Soul "U live 2 far away" (Remixes Part 1)(TSTC Music CD Promo)
Tortured Soul's first single for the new year is the masterly crafted "U live 2 far away" coming complete with superb remixes. The first part features the gorgeous funk laced original version oozing with the beloved timeless Tortured Soul sound and the incomparable emotive vocals of John-Christian Urich. John-Christian Urich's remix is an amazing reconstruction of the original version giving the song a more intense feel, JKriv adds his signature Disco/Funk inspired touch, the Lounge Lizards deliver a celestial house rework, Cornelius SA serves a blissful slice of soulful organic house, and lastly Cryosis take the song straight to the main room with their progressive remix.
Tortured Soul "U live 2 far away" (Remixes Part 2)(TSTC Music CD Promo)
Part two of Tortured Soul's latest single "U live 2 far away" features an excellent selection of remixes perfectly adding to the first part. Ron Trent graces us with a dazzling interpretation soaked with his undeniable truly unmatched deep house sound, John-Christian Urich's second remix is on a blistering old skool inspired booogietastic tip, and finally Cornelius SA transforms the song into an entrancing deep house jewel fueled with lush melodies.
Fuminori Kagajo, Nicole Mitchell "Free 2 B" (Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Japanese DJ/producer Fuminori Kagajo joins forces with songstress Nicole Mitchell for the fabulous "Free 2 B", an energetic yet soulful gem with a smooth yet relentlessly stompin' funked-up backdrop leading the way for grand jazzy keys, lush chords and the beautiful vocal stylings of Nicole Mitchell. Label head Luyo contributes an enchanting deep yet verily soulful stripped down rework, while Simone Barbaresi's powerful remix is destined to take over the bigger rooms.
Winnie Deep, Robyn K "Lost in a groove" (Just Move Records CD Promo9
Cape Town based DJ/producer Winnie Deep together with singer Robyn K presents a top-notch afro-deep production built around deeper than deep inexorably thumpin' rhythms, luscious synth melodies and the unique seductive vocals of Robyn K. The remixes are courtesy of Dwson and Da Brownie both keeping the vibe utterly deep and enticing yet soulful, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...
Traxx Pick #1: Criss Hawk & DJ Macho "Got you" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Next up on HSR Records is "Got you" by Criss Hawk and DJ Macho, a track guaranteed to jam-pack the dance floor thanks to an utterly infectious funktified backdrop, scrumptious keys, dreamy chords and uber cool cleverly used female vocal sprinkles. In other words, "Got you" by Criss Hawk and DJ Macho is a sure-fire dance floor weapon... Nuff said.
Afro House Pick: Mabiisi "King" (MoBlack Records CD Promo)
Mabiisi is the natural artistic encounter between acclaimed Burkinabe MC Art Melody and Stevo Atambire, one of the most influential kologo musicians of Ghana. Their song "King" got released through Akwaaba Music last year, now MoBlack Records have licensed this genuine truly incredible song and commissioned Sobek and Chris Deepak with remixes. Both stay true to the spirit of the original, with Sobek giving the song a verily hypnotizing afro-tek feel, while Chris Deepak reworked the song into a resistless afro-tribal infused affair. Quite simply you can't resist to dance to these stunning remixes...
Traxx Pick #2: Urbe Deep Connextions featuring S. Dionigi Pala "Slave to the groove" (2elle Records CD Promo)
Urbe Deep Connextions return to 2elle Records with the follow up to their hit single "A latin thing" released in fall of last year. To cut right to the chase, the new track entitled "Slave to the groove" is an intriguing fusion of a contaminous deep house groove with old school disco/funk inspired elements, empyreal chords and mind-boggling saxophone by Simone Dionigi Pala.