Picks of the Week
The Reese Project featuring Paul Randolph "This means that" (SuSu Records CD Promo)
In 2002, Paul Randolph promoted this beautiful track at the Winter Music Conference, but it took more than three years for it to get a full release. suSU Records picked it up and combine the original mixes with brand new ones from Bobby & Steve & James Ratcliff. The original vocal is on a soulful tip with a bumpy groove with a classy piano solo and a bubbling live bass, while the original vocal dub is on a moody vibe. The remixes turn it into a soulful garage song, coming in two different flavas: the 'Urban Groove Full Vocal' comes with wicked keys over a smoothly stompin' groove, while the 'Vocal Sax Mix' is on a more mellow vibe, featuring a lovely saxophone.
Reel People featuring Sharlene Hector "The rain" (Papa Records 12")
"The rain" is the frirst new track from Reel People since their 2003 "Second guess" longplayer, feeaturing a bouncin' 80's style jazz-funk rhythm with broken beats that is topped with lead vocals by Sharlene Hector and an uplifting chorus that build and build throughout the song, with a lovely guitar solo adding a laidback vibe.
Anané featuring Mr. V "Let me love you" (Vega Records 12")
"Let me love" features a sultry latina vocal performance by Anané together with a rap by Mr. V over an afro-latin flavored backdrop of sweet percussion, bass, keys and guitar that is spreading a mellow feeling. Don't miss to check the instrumental that let's the music to the talk.
Arnold Jarvis "Take good care (of me)" (Franck Roger Remix)(RealTone Records 12")
This Alix Alvarez & Franck Roger featuring the legendary Arnold Jarvis on vocals is already huge in the Alix Alvarez mixes, now Franck Roger is dropping his interpretations taking the song to another level with wonderful keys and a wicked organ solo by Olivier M'Selem over a smoothly thumpin' groove that lets the sweet and sexy vocal performance by Arnold Jarvis create an irresistible soulful feeling.
Markus Enochson featuring Ingela Olsson "Listen for it" (Ian Friday Remix)(Ricanstruction Records 12")
Ian Friday takes on this fine garage tune, neatly enhancing it with a fiercely stompin' groove that keeps it soulful and comes complete with warm melodic keys, letting the sweet voice of Ingela Olsson shine. The laidback original version featuring spaced-out keys over a smoothly bumpin' groove is included on the flipside.
Steal Vybe "Grooves & Melodies EP" (Space Kat Records 12")
There ain't no stoppin' of Steal Vybe aka Chris 'Cee Rule' Forman & Damon 'Mr. Dizzy Fingers' Bennett droppin' great music. Here on the "Grooves & Melodies EP", they deliver the two instrumental cuts "Rise with the sun" and "Let it play" as well as the semi vocal "Glide" featuring Raymond Deshields, all of them taking you onto a soulful and spiritual journey into deep house.
The Layabouts & Jem Seeds featuring Yannis "Sunshine" (Jask Remix)(Healthy Records CD Promo)
"Sunshine" gets the remix treatment from Jask who gives it a subtle re-rub that keeps the structure of the original intact, by adding his trademark Thaisoul formula with warm laminar keys and a deeply stormin' groove, where Yannis uplifting vocal and the wicked guitar hook can create a hypnotic feeling.
Juke Joint "Sawdust EP" (Look-At-You Records CD Promo)
DJ Dealer & DJ Sense team up once more as Juke Joint to present the funky two track "Sawdust EP". "Dance 2 house" starts off as a simple 4/4 groove, before the vocal hook and a dope synth line come in to create a wicked vibe. "Say what" is a bumpin' track featuring a chopped up vocal, rollin' bassline, smooth keys and jumpin' drum swing, creating an irresistible vibe.
Herbie Hancock "Stars in your eyes" (MoD Remix)(12" White Label)
The timeless "Stars in your eyes" that was unleashed by Herbie Hancock back in 1980, gets taken to the dancefloor by MoD who treat it respectful as they keep the original vibe alive, underlaying it with a smooth yet powerful groove and enhance it with cool keys.
Those Guys "Tonite" (MCA Records 12", 1991)
Classic Basement Boys production representing their late 80's, early 90's music.