This was another week with much more fresh music than we ever could review, so once again only the very best in soulful and afro house made the cut... enjoy !!
Juan Soul and Soumi Des Askia "Donkola" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
Without doubt, the Juan Soul produced "Donkola" oozing with the eminent vocals of Soumi Des Askia, glorious keys and gentle laidback rhythms is sheer musical bliss... Not to forget to mention the excellent remixes by Mark Francis (with tantalizing keys by Shawn Lucas) and Inaky Garcia who both keep the vibe soulful and melodic yet give the track a more dance floor friendly feel.
95 North featuring Donna Hidalgo "So emotional" (95 North Records Promo)
Richard Payton (under the 95 North alias) presents "So emotional" featuring vocalist Donna Hidalgo, most definitely this splendorous production with an inexorably stompoin' organic musical backing leading the way for audaciously keys, grandiose piano and the inimitable sultry vocals of Donna Hidalgo will take over dance floors around the globe by storm... Included in the package is an ingenious selection of dubs, an instrumental and bonus beats, giving you plenty of options to work the dance floor.
Kimara Lovelace "The magic of love" (2019 Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)
KingStreet Records revive Kimara Lovelace's 2007 anthem "The magic of love" produced by Soul Creation (Jose Burgos & Duce Martinez) which was initially released through Bassclef Records (complete with mixes by Fuzion), with remixes by Alix Alvarez and Hippie Torrales following in 2009 on KingStreet Records. Now this unforgettable gem oozing with Kimara Lovelace's unmistakable vocals returns in a truly glamorous selection fresh interpretations by Kyle Kim and Hiroshi Okubo both adding their distinctive vibrant yet soulful touch.
From P60 and Jaidene Veda featuring Lady C "Friday" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)
Vibe Boutique Records present the beautiful "Friday" produced by From P60 (aka Zoltan Nagy), the latest single taken from Jaidene Veda's phenomenal "Heart of gold" album. The original version oozing with a laidback verily chic nu-jazz vibe is perfectly showcasing the one-of-a-kind seductive vocals of Jaidene Veda and guest vocalist Lady C, next we have dazzling remixes by Forteba and Monodeluxe both adding their landmark truly beloved touch. Finally, the release includes the 'Veda Siren Vocal' taken from the "Heart of gold" album.
BKT & Xavier "Move on" (Soulbridge Mix)(HSR Records Promo)
In late 2015, HSR Records gave us "Move on" by BKT aka Brian Keys Tharme, an energetic yet soulful production laced with the inspiring vocals of Xavier Jones Barnett. Now this wicked track returns in a brand new truly superb interpretation by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) who combines the amazing vocals with exquisite jazzy keys, warm chords and a smooth yet spell binding organic backdrop.
Le Babar featuring Lee Wilson "You are (everything)" (Check It Out Records Promo)
Courtesy of Belgium's renowned underground house music producer Le Babar comes "You are (everything)" featuring vocalist Lee Wilson, beyond the shadow of a doubt this utterly dynamic feel-good production using an adamantly thumpin'' funktified backdrop as playground for luscious keys and Lee Wilson's incomparable emotive vocals is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor...
Tiger Wilson featuring A'Jaleigh "Out of control" (AMFlow Records)
We welcome AMFlow Records to Spirit of House with the Adam Rios & Mark Lewis (AMFlow) produced "Out of control" by Tiger Wilson and A'Jaleigh. To cut a long story short, this downright mesmerizing duet oozing with the incredible vocal stylings of Tiger Wilson and A'Jaleigh, lush keys, dreamily ethereal chords and gentle yet enthralling rhythms is by no means to be missed...
Jesse Saunders featuring Cassandra Lucas "Higher" (Broken Records Promo)
Undeniably, Broken Records have a beauty in their hands with this collaboration between Changing Faces own Cassandra Lucas, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Michele Chiavarini and house music legend Jesse Saunders. This fantastic production featuring the paramount vocals of Cassandra Lucas and illustrious keys over an utterly contaminous backdrop is pure uplifting bliss, taken to the next level on the outstanding remixes by Demarkus Lewis who serves a glorious deepened late night rendition, Veev who delivers an uber cool funky rework, and Jerome Baker who transforms the track into a sure-fire prime time weapon.
Nikos Diamantopoulos, Stones & Bones featuring Tutsrebel "Usasare" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
Indisputably, "Usasare" a truly magnificent collaboration by Nikos Diamantopoulos with Stones & Bones (the duo of Casper Steenkamp and Kgothatso Mohlaka) is guaranteed to cast a spell on you thanks to compelling broken beat styled afro-percussive rhythms, delectable keys, precious horns and the unmatched vocals of Tutsrebel (aka Fisani Thulani Moyo). The fervid 'Aegean Mix' turns the heat up by introducing traditional absolutely irresistible four-to-the-floor rhythms and inebriant synth melodies.
Crescendo "Ode to muzik" (A Freaq Named Bluza Remix)(Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)
How time flies... In early November 2010, we reviewed "Ode to muzik" an unadulterated slice of underground house music oozing with the unrivaled spoken word poetry of Crescendo (Suprena Millet), now the track returns in a verily dope re-imagination by South Africa's A Freaq Named Bluza who fuses the vocals with resistless deeply groovin' rhythms and sumptuous keys. Jam-packed floors guaranteed...