This week we have a regular-size yet truly eclectic update for you - enjoy !!
Arnaud D featuring Rescue Poetix "Life" (Makin' Moves CD Promo)
France's Arnaud D is back on Spirit of House with "Life", a mind-boggling truly fabulous production featuring the one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry of Rescue Poetix. Quite simply, "Life" is guaranteed to cast a spell on you thanks to Rescue Poetix' captivating lyricism, tempting melodies and utterly infectious deeply rumblin' rhythms. You can choose between the main vocal and the alternate deep version (also included are instrumental versions of each) which gives the track more of a late night feel.
Circle of Funk featuring Charlene Samms "Challenge" (Circle of Funk Records CD Promo)
Undoubtedly, with "Challenge" Circle of Funk continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful dance music... The original version of "Challenge" is a masterly crafted timeless production featuring the unrivaled emotive vocals of Charlene Samms alongside illustrious keys and addictive broken beat flavored rhythms - in other words, a soulful gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more... Next are superb remixes by Alliance DC who contributes a glamorous funk infused soulful interpretation, and DJ Tweeter who drops a deeper workout perfect for peak-time play and the bigger rooms.
Guri Guri Boys featuring N'Dea Davenport "Touch the sky" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
From the Guri Guri Boys (aka Vita and Macha-Mix, Guri stands for 'Great Unison of Real Indecent Boys') comes "Touch the sky", a marvelous soul infused production having summer written all over which features the inimitable vocals of songstress N'Dea Davenport originally released on their own guriguri Records. The original is a super soulful funk infused affair, next Eric Kupper adds his beloved truly contaminous and uplifting touch to deliver sure-fire dance floor bombs, and last but not least Namy is pulling out all the stops on his inspiring piano driven interpretation oozing with a fierce soulful vibe.
Various "Blade Deep presents Tropik Deepology EP 2" (JusVibe Records CD Promo)
From JusVibe Records comes "Blade Deep presents Tropik Deepology EP 2", an amazing collection of tantalizing afro-deep gems sure to set the floor on fire and send the dancers into a frenzy. The EP is loaded with tracks selected from the labels back catalogue as well as previously unreleased productions and remixes, the list of artists featured on this EP is truly prestigious and includes Blade Deep, Master Fale, 4Matiq, Deep Africans, Deep Montage, Vanna Vee, Eman, Komi, Nteeze & Andy, DJ Sqwayi and MusicaleSoul. Essential...
Max Martinez & Fantasy "Good enough" (Plastik People Digital CD Promo)
Max Martinez and singer Fantasy join forces for "Good enough", a classy slice old school inspired soulful garage not to be missed. Smooth yet irresistibly thumpin' rhythms lead the way for sublime jazzy keys, dreamy chords and Fantasy's unmistakable sultry vocals - sheer musical bliss. The dub laced with enchanting chords and glorious jazzy piano riffs gives the track a deeper more intense feel.
Jay Nemor "Music (suite soul)" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
End of May, we introduced you to "Music (suite soul)" by Jay Nemor (Jason Nemor Harden), now CyberJamz Records graced us with new mixes of this wonderful production, so here is our updated review of this jewel... JayNemor's "Music" is a phenomenal deep soulful production guaranteed to send shivers down your spine through the mellow funk drenched backing, grandiose saxophone, illustrious keys, lovely guitar and most importantly the stunning heartfelt vocals. On remix duty are DJ Sound Science (Capitol Soul), Addvibe and DJ Quad (Brandon Dee) all adding their distinctive soul/afro/deep infused touch to give the song a more dance floor friendly appeal, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version... Pure class.
Hanna Hais & Aminata Kouyate "N'fa kafo" (Atal Music CD Promo)
"N'fa kafo" is the second single taken from Hanna Hais latest long player "2071". For the second time, Hanna Hais is teaming up with Aminata Kouyate from Guinea, following up their previous smash single "Alina". To cut right to the chase, the Alex Finkin produced "N'fa kafo" is utterly hypnotizing and guaranteed to jam-pack the floor thanks to the ingenious fusion of Hanna Hais' and Aminata Kouyate's spirited vocals with gentle yet spell binding percussive rhythms, sweet guitars and heavenly keys. The remixes are courtesy of Rocco, Boddhi Satva, Mr V and Dagui Rodann all adding their signature touch, giving you plenty of options to work the floor day and night.
Traxx Pick: Guido P "A Long Hot Summer EP" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Courtesy of Guido P (Guido Manara) comes the "A Long Hot Summer EP" loaded with three phantasmagorial tracks. The title track "A long hot summer" is all about smooth yet thrilling rhythms, fine jazzed-up keys and warm melodious chords, altogether spreading an uplifting sun drenched vibe. The vibrant "Funky at the beach" comes with an infectious dose of funk and luscious keys and is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor. Finally, "Lights & shadows" is on a more laidback tip, combining gentle percussive rhythms with grand jazzy keys and ethereal chords.
Bootleg Pick: St. Germain "Real blues" (Spellband Nibbio Re-Edit)(CD-R)
In October, St. Germain (Ludovic Navarre) will release his third album, following up his previous two album "Boulevard" (1995) and "Tourist" (2000). The new album see St. Germain work alongside African musicians, the first single "Real blues" featuring vocals by Lightnin' Hopkins was released back in May complete with AtJazz remixes. Now Spellband have taken on the track and transformed it into a mesmerizing deep house affair using deeper than deep utterly enthralling rhythms as playground for the original orchestration and the vocals. Perfect for your late night, early morning sets...