As hot as the weather outside is this weeks update - enjoy !!
Kelvin Sylvester & Lee Wilson "You're in my system" (Remixes)(Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Back in October of last year, Boston soulful house maestro Kelvin Sylvester and vocalist Lee Wilson graced us with a breathtaking cover version of The System's all-time dance music classic "You're in my system" (released back in 1982 on Mirage Records), now come the remixes of this gem. Label head Luyo delivers a verily hypnotizing deep'n'dark electronic rework, Sudad G drops a fervid piano laden feel-good workout, and last but not least SoulLab relax the vibe on their super smooth and melodious summery rendition.
Joi Cardwell "Days of our lives" (Urbano Records CD Promo)
Legendary singer/songwriter Joi Cardwell joins forces with Brazilian DJ/producer Anderson Soares for "Days of our lives", without a doubt this gorgeous uber soulful sun drenched jewel laced with the one-of-a-kind sultry vocals of Joi Cardwell, illustrious jazzed-up keys, celestial chords and infectiously groovin' organic rhythms will cast a spell on you...
Dave Anthony featuring Beverlei Brown "Never give you up" (Makin' Moves CD Promo)
Dave Anthony returns to Makin' Moves (following up his excellent remix of "New day" by Fuminori Kagajo and songstress Jaidene Veda) with the superb "Never give you up" featuring the vocal talents of Beverlei Brown. The main version is a timeless slice of soulful house featuring the unmistakable haunting vocals of Beverlei Brown alongside sublime jazzy keys, dreamy chords and gentle yet thrilling rhythms. The 'Deep' mixes flip the script and transform the song into a verily inebriant afro-deep affair sure to cause a stir on the dance floor.
Soulful Junior & Young DJ feat Richelle Hicks "I want you" (Gruv Manics Digital CD Promo)
Junior Mmeto (aka Soulful Junior) and Moloko Maganyi (aka Young DJ) join forces with Chicago based vocalist Richelle Hicks for "I want you", most definitely this mesmerizing deeply thumpin' afro house track fueled with ethereal keys, classy sax hooks and the inimitable tempting vocals of Richelle Hicks will send shivers down your spine. Not to forget to mention the stellar remixes by the likes of Andrea Curato, Angelo Draetta and The Gruv Manics Project all adding their distinctive soulful touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.
Exte C, Rhey Osborne, Njabulo Msibi "Oh oh oh" (Cabana Recordings CD Promo)
Here we have the first of two new releases by Exte C for this week, a marvelous collaboration with Rhey Osborne and Njabulo Msibi entitled "Oh oh oh". Beyond the shadow of doubt, this masterly crafted soul oozing afro house jewel using dulcet percussive rhythms as playground for sweet guitars, luxurious keys and fantastic deep-rooted vocals will make you yearn for more...
Dyrho featuring DJ Prince Loyd & Wara Ganre "Kiss kiss" (Bodikela Recordings CD Promo)
Next up on Bodikela Recordings is "Kiss kiss" by Dyrho featuring guest artists DJ Prince Loyd and Wara Ganre, to cut a long story short "Kiss kiss" is a top-notch afro house production oozing with amazing emotive vocals, glamorous keys and verily spell binding afrotastic rhythms. The 'Deeper Mix' is a fabulous alternate version giving the track an enticing afro-deep feel.
Ezel featuring Mateo Senolia "You got worked" (Defected Records CD Promo)
DJ/producer Ezel makes his return to Spirit of House with "You got worked", an absolutely resistless transcendental dance floor weapon using deep acidic rhythms as foundation for mesmerizing synth hooks and the unique spoken words of Mateo Senolia. The remixes are courtesy of Casamena (Carlos Mena) who contributes an utterly hypnotizing deep house workout, and Ezel himself whose 'Ice Cold Edit' is a brilliant alteration of the original version. Finally you get the acapella in the package.
Afro Traxx Pick #1: Exte C "Mama wethu" (Merecumbe Recordings CD Promo)
The second new release by South Africa's Exte C (Charles Mogane) for this week is "Mama wethu" forthcoming on Merecumbe Recordings. In short, "Mama wethu" is a phantasmagorical afro house track built around a gentle yet intriguing tribal-esque organic backdrop, wicked guitar, luscious keys and charming vocal chants. On remix duty is label head Doug Gomez whose vibrant re-imagination enriched with a stunning organ ride turns up the heat for maximum impact on the dance floor.
Latin House Pick: Andrea Erre & Criss Hawk featuring Salvatore Nane' "Coracao samba" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Not much needs to be said or written about this beautiful release by Andrea Erre and Criss Hawk... "Coracao samba" is an uplifting sun drenched latin/samba infused four-to-the-floor production perfect for those hot summer nights oozing with lovely guitars by Salvatore Nane', seductive vocals, lush keys and a smooth yet captivating musical backdrop.
Afro Traxx Pick #2: M. Caporale & Pietro Nicosia "O sol e' come voce" (Moon Rocket Organ Remix)(Moon Rocket Music CD Promo)
In February of this year, we were celebrating the magnificent "Elevate Soul EP" by Italian DJ/producer M. Caporale and Italian musician Pietro Nicosia loaded with three equally dazzling jazz infused afro house tracks, courtesy of Moon Rocket (Raffa Scoccia) comes a splendid interpretation of "O sol e' come voce" laced with a killer hammond organ which takes this splendid track to a whole new level...