Picks of the Week
Groove Junkies "In the Zone Album Sampler" (MoreHouse Records CD Promo)
|The release of the Groove Junkies debut album "In the Zone" is just a few weeks away, and to celebrate its release MoreHouse drop a special DJ friendly sampler including the incredible DJ Meme remix of "Dr. Feelgood" featuring Diane Carter, the title track "In the zone", "What's freedom" featuring Joi Cardwell and "The white light" featuring Alexander Sky. An exclusive review of the album can be found here - this is what we had to said: Without a question, "In The Zone" is a masterpiece - essential and timeless... our "Album of the year".|
Exclusive Preview: Pamala Stanley "The bank of love" (Andy Kahn & Gene_Leone_Mix Remix)(MaxRoxx Music CD Promo)
Andy Khan and Gene Leone team up to take on Pamala Stanley's "The bank of love", with the result being a relentlessly stormin' yet soulful house rework built around a percussive groove, with Pamala Stanley's unique vocals being accompanied by warm melodic keys and a killer infectious piano. Jam-packed dance floors guaranteed...
Exclusive Preview: Aloe Blacc "I need a dollar" (Combo Re-Edit)(CD-R)
A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the Diephuis edit of "I need a dollar" by Aloe Blacc, the opening credits theme song for "How to Make It in America" (a series airing on HBO in America, the video to the song is a must see) which was an instant hit. Now Combo, one half of SUMO / Bangana, brings us his own interpretation of the song, a deeper workout that stays true to the original vibe. A dub is available too.
Exclusive Preview: M I Sounds featuring Paul Scott "If U only nu" (CD-R)
Here we have a wonderful soulful house production courtesy of M I Sounds aka Kenny Rogers featuring outstanding r&b styled vocals by Paul Scott, perfectly arranged over a silky smooth backdrop that is enriched with a beautiful jazzy piano and gorgeous keys. Close your eyes and enjoy the blissful melodies...
Exclusive Preview: Kem "Can U feel" (Sregornek Fix)(CD-R)
M I Sounds aka Kenny Rogers takes on "Can U feel" by Kem and transform this fantastic song into a smoothly thumpin' four-to-the-floor affair that oozes with Kem's unmistakable vocals and luscious melodies, always staying respectful to the timeless original.Andrea Carissimi featuring Kaysee "Salvation" (Just 4 Funk Records CD Promo)
Andrea Carissimi teams up with songstress Kaysee to present a powerful yet soulful production with "Salvation", featuring deeply felt vocals alongside warm keys over a funk soaked fiercely groovin' backing. The 'Deeper Groove' mixes give the track a deeper feel while keeping the overall vibe groovy.Exclusive Preview: Evan Adamafio "Seke" (The Luxury Edit)(CD-R)
We haven't heard from one of the true house masters, the legendary Larry Rauson, for quite some time, but now he is back with this marvelous old school flavored edit of the admirable "Seke" by Evan Adamafio (the two had a worldwide club hit with "Africa" on Dance Tracks Records back in 2002). This one brings back memories from the good old days of NY/NJ house...
Blaq Soul "The Zulu Tribal Ambassador EP" (Smooth Agent Records CD Promo)
Once again, Smooth Agent take us on a journey to deepest South African house grooves with this four track EP by Blaq Soul. These tracks go as deep as it gets, creating a mesmerizing feel through infectious synth melodies and utterly deep truly relentless rhythms. Nuff said...
Seb Skalski featuring Barry Solone "Better way" (Purple Music Records CD Promo)
Seb Skalski's "Better way" is an uplifting gospel house production featuring incredible vocals by Barry Solone alongside captivating piano and wicked synths over a smoothly stompin' groove. The package comes complete with a funked-up remix by Alfred Azzetto and deeper rework by Karol XVII & MB Valence.
Eternal Sunshine "Because of you" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
UK band Eternal Sunshine bring old school to new school - "Because of you" is for all those that like soulful house charged with funk and fueled with uplifting vocals and delightful melodies. The likes of Spiritual Blessings, D3, The Insatiables, Deep Y’all a.k.a. DJ Rico, Steve Paradise, Pierpaolo Sechi, Push & Do and Moscomusic all inject their own medicine into the track, making this a truly versatile package.