Summery and soulful as only we at Spirit of House can do - enjoy this weeks update...
Soulbridge featuring Divalicious "What I call love" (HSR Records CD Promo)
HSR Records can look back at a super strong first half of 2016, blessing us with nothing but the best in soulful house music. The labels two new releases for this week are no exception, with the splendiferous "What I call love" by Italy's Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) using a contaminous funked-up backdrop as playground for luscious keys, classy strings and the beautiful emotive vocals of Divalicious.
Alex Millet featuring Eric Hollaway & Elan Noelle "Be the one" (HSR Records CD Promo)
The second new release for the week by HSR Records is the dazzling "Be the one" by Italy's Alex Millet which features stunning vocals by Elan Noelle and wicked spoken words by Eric Hollaway alongside lush keys and inebriant dreamy chords over thrillingly thumpin' rhythms, altogether spreading an enthralling feel you can't resist to dance to.
Joe Flame "Water" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)
D#Sharp Records have plenty of soulful releases scheduled for a release in summer, two of which we have chosen for this weeks update. Label head Joe Flame is back with "Water", a truly soulful production guaranteed to make you yearn for more thanks to gentle yet captivating rhythms and exquisite keys, not to forget to mention Joe Flame's one-of-a-kind deeply felt vocals.
Toni Bowens "Karma" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)
Vocalist Toni Bowens is back on D#Sharp Records with the expertly crafted, Joe Flame produced "Karma", the follow-up to hear smash single "I am". "Karma" is truly compelling yet soulful, with lively rhythms leading the way for grand jazzy keys, heavenly chords and Toni Bowens incomparable seductive vocals. The 'D#Sharp Remix' is a fabulous alteration of the main version, and finally there is the wonderful 'Beatless Mix' putting the vocals center stage.
Shota "Say something" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Shota returns to Tribe Records with the Adam Rios produced "Say something", the follow-up to his recent hit single "Be 10". To make it short, "Say something" is super smooth'n'soulful yet oozing with the beloved hypnotizing sound Adam Rios is beloved for, with Shota's unique sensual vocal being accompanied by entrancing keys, glorious organs and irresistibly vibrant rhythms.
Various "GKF presents SSW6 Sampler" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
In support of SSW6 aka Scottish Soulful Weekender 6, Gotta Keep Faith Records have compiled a superb five track EP. Kicking things off are Mus Threee with the piano laden feel-good cut "Wire", next are Spiritual Blessings with "HMWAM" and "Stuck like chuck", two sure-fire deep house weapons. Completing the package are two grandiose vocal productions: the soulful "No one else" by Pierre Reynolds fueled with sultry female vocals, tempting melodies and a groovey backing, and the old school boogie styled remix by D3 of Alfredo Norese's "Turn it up" which features inspiring vocals by Rodney Carter.
Steven Stone & Tasita D'Mour "Just another lover" (Soul Deluxe Recordings CD Promo)
Swiss DJ/producer Steven Stone is going from strength to strength, with his next release being a collaboration with songstress Tasita D'Mour entitled "Just another lover". Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the gentle yet infectious organic backdrop together with the magnificent keys, ethereal chords, grand jazzy saxophone and Tasita D'Mour's outstanding passionate vocals will cast a spell on you.
Byron J Moore "Soul Eclipse Vol. 2" (Global Soul Music CD Promo)
In spring of 2014, Global Soul Music blessed us with the phantasmagorical "Soul Eclipse Vol. 1" EP by Byron J Moore loaded with three marvelous re-imaginations of unforgettable soul classics. Finally the wait for volume two is over, once again featuring breathtaking uber soulful yet intriguing four-to-the-floor remakes of well known songs from the past - "Stay with me" by Debarge and "In your eyes" by Peter Gabriel - produced by label honcho Ian Friday and performed in grand style by Byron J Moore whose unmistakable vocal stylings are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.
Scott Wozniak "Evermore" (Soulsupplement Records CD Promo)
Courtesy of Scott Wozniak and Soulsupplement Records comes "Evermore", a beautifully crafted soulful groover built around dulcet yet resistless rhythms, precious keys, great horn section and last but not least the wonderful sensual female vocals. In other words, sun drenched soulful house music perfect for those hot summer nights...
SOULe featuring Cuda Congaz "Love games" (Urban Retro Music Group CD Promo)
We proudly introduce you to "Love games", the brand new single from up and rising songstress SOULe produced by legendary Neal Conway. An enchanting old skool disco/funk flavored smoothly groovin' mid-tempo backing lays the foundation for gorgeous flute, brilliant violin solo by Garrett 'Cuda Congaz' Conway and SOULe's distinctive sweet vocals. The 'Conway Afro-Samba Funk' and 'Conway 4-to-the-Floor WerkOWT' are two equally outstanding up-tempo interpretations keeping the spirit of the original alive.
Afro House Pick: Exte C "Testify" (Cabana Recordings CD Promo)
This weeks Afro House Pick is the stellar "Testify" EP by South Africa's Exte C on well-respected Cabana Recordings. Quite simply, both the title track "Testify" and "Hlaiko" are truly glamorous and feature a masterly orchestration, with special guest appearances by Bman and Soultronixx on latter track. In other words, top-notch afro house music by no means to be missed...