Picks of the Week
Exclusive Preview: Justin Imperiale featuring Diviniti "Love can heal the world" (Cabana Records CD Promo)
|Justin Imperiale and songstress Diviniti team up for the exquisite "Love can heal the world", an enchanting laidback production impressing with deeply felt vocals by Diviniti and gorgeous keys perfectly arranged over a smooth percussion enriched backdrop. Pirahnahead's pumped-up remix gives the track a more organic feel, while Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart inject their beloved mellow jazzy sounds - the result is simply delicious.|
Chris Perez & Louie Gorbea featuring Queen AaMinah "Somethings gotta give" (NiteGrooves Records CD Promo)
"Somethings gotta give" is a marvelous production from New York/New Jersey production duo Chris Perez and Louie 'Lou' Gorbea, featuring dulcet vocals by Queen AaMinah. The original is laidback and soulful featuring melodious keys, with the 'Lou2Chris Mix' deepening the vibe while staying soulful. The remixes are courtesy of Demarkus 'Deez' Lewis who turns the heat up with a thumpin' backing and lush synths, while the Dolls Combers deliver a jazzed-up 4/4 vocal remix a deeply groovin' dub.
Vick Lavender featuring Nicole Mitchell "Need to know" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
Vick Lavender and Nicole Mitchell are in the process of completing an entire album of neo soul and r&b which will also include "Need to know". While we await the release of the album, we can enjoy the timeless house mixes of the song, and as usual Vick Lavender and his Sophisticado family bless us with sheer musical bliss. These masterly mixes are vintage Vick Lavender, with a funk soaked groove leading the way for the incredible vocals by Nicole Mitchell and outstanding jazzy keys by Vijay Tellis-Nayak.
Ezel featuring Tamarra Wellons "In my lifetime" (Remixes)(Ocha Records CD Promo)
Back in March we described the original mixes as "in one word this collaboration with the highly talented Tamara Wellons is amazing!!". Now the remixes of Ezel's "In my lifetime" are here, and again we have to use a superlative: visionary!! Both Osunlade and Deetron grace this masterly song with their magic touch, and with the original mixes also included in the package, this is a must have. Ezel's "Secreto" album will be released in the next couple of weeks.
Exclusive Preview: Michele McCain presents Marivent Soul "All I can do" (Praia de Ubatuba Fiesta Mix)(Marivent Music International CD-R)
We can't get enough of the magnificent "All I can do" by Marivent Soul and the fabulous vocals by Michele McCain, so we were truly delighted when this brand new version landed on our desk. The 'Praia de Ubatuba Fiesta Mix' is deep and laidback yet the luscious synth melodies, jazzy piano and latinesque percussive groove create a contaminous feel.
Ray Paxon "Mindreader EP" (Purple Music Records CD Promo)
Ray Paxon returns with the "Mindreader EP" featuring two productions. "Life is precious" is a stompin' peak time favorite featuring wicked keys and cool vocals by Marcia over a contagious backdrop, reworked by DJ Groove into a funk drenched affair featuring a lovely jazzy piano. "La musique te fait bouger" has a latinesque touch and features sexy french vocals by Alexandra Caroll over an infectious percussive groove.
Exclusive Preview: The Vocal Booth Weekender "Find my way on the streets of the sun" (BKR Balkan Mafia Mix)(CD-R)
Here we have an exclusive nugget courtesy of BKR aka DJ Benjamin (Benjamin Kristof Rakun) who presents his cool 'Balkan Mafia Mix' of "Find my way" by Andy Ward & Nica Brooke which is built around the sun drenched original version of the track, enriched with parts of the acapella from "Streets of the sun" by Andy Ward featuring Sofia Rubina.
Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart present "At the Crossroads Part 4" (Coffee Bar Music Records CD Promo)
Coffee Bar Music drop volume four in their "At the Crossroads" series, featuring four selected remixes by Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart (Melba Moore "Been there, done that", Mina Jackson & Born to Funk "USAY", Mr Nugget featuring Natasha Watts "A little fire" and Steven Stone featuring Tasha "Get up"). Its a wonderful selection of the beloved delectable, organic jazzy sound of Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart.
Gianluca Pighi "Pigtylus" / "Mango parliament" (Mint Condition Records CD Promo)
Italian DJ and producer Gianluca Pighi launches the brand new Mint Condition label with a slammin' three track release. The sublime "Pigtylus" is a deep jazz fueled production full of somewhat psychedelic yet captivating keys, with the alternate groovey 'Session Mix' oozing with a lively bossa feel. "Mango parliament" is a fiery slice of Disco-House using a funk heavy backing as playground for hot guitar licks and killer keys and chords.
Johnny Dangerous "The Problem Continues Sampler" (NiteGrooves Records CD Promo)
Hot on the heels of his "More Problems EP" (a Beatport exclusive), Johnny Dangerous presents "The Problem Continues Sampler". "How deep" features vocals by Dreamer G and is included here in remixes by Groove Assassin who serves both a classic club and peak time dub version. Next are Aki Bergen's stunning remixes of "Clear my mind" built around a chunky mesmeric groove, followed by Supernova's super funky instrumental remix of "Emerald city". And then there are the uber cool remixes of "Mr. V's revenge" by Florian Kruse & Nils Nuernberg.
Marlon D "U.C. anthem" (10 Year Anniversary Remixes)(Underground Collective Records CD Promo)
Underground Collective celebrate their ten years anniversary with fresh remixes of the Househeadz (Marlon D) classic "The U.C. anthem" originally released in 2002. The remixes are courtesy of Rocco who goes deep and hypnotic, Charles Webster who takes you on a deep spacy journey, Smash Hunter who brings in the funk and finally Master Kev & Tony Loreto who relax the vibe for a deep jazzy ride through the underground.
Marco Manrique "Don't Stop EP" (74 Records CD Promo)
Marco Manrique, one half of Filta Freqz, presents the "Don't Stop EP" which is guaranteed to set a blaze on the dance floor thanks to the relentlessly stormin' grooves and funky ingredients. "Don't U stop" is a reminiscence to the timeless Yarbrough & Peoples classic "Don't stop the music" from 1980, followed by the feel good anthem "Spinin' soundz". Finally you get the uber cool "Maroc theme" you can't resist to dance to.