Music Reviews

review logoThe final update for 2017 comes loaded with the latest in soulful house music - enjoy !!

Manjit featuring Leah "Your destiny" (Soulful Evolution Records Promo)

Soulful Evolution Records will kick of 2018 in proper style with "Your destiny" by Manjit, to cut right to the chase this vibrant yet soulful production featuring the amazing passionate vocals of Leah alongside sublime jazzy keys, celestial chords and an irresistible funked-up backdrop is spreading an utterly contaminous feel you can't resist to dance to. Don't miss out on this exhilarating soulful gem...

DJ Vivona featuring Lisa Shaw & Echo B "Back2you" (Sunclock Records Promo)

Italian DJ/producer DJ Vivona teams up with songstress Lisa Shaw and vocalist Echo B for "Back2you", a verily enticing production oozing with the inimitable haunting vocals of Lisa Shaw and Echo B, inebriant somewhat moody yet melodious synth melodies and deep spell binding rhythms. The 'Afro Mix' introduces tribal-esque afrocentric rhythms to give the track an even more intense feel.

Bootleg Pick: GI "Pray and don't worry" (2Bless Remix)(Exclusive Promo)

2Bless, the duo of Junior White DJ and Paul Heaven, most definitely hit the mark with their incredible up-tempo re-imagination of gospel group GI's (God's Image) hit single "Pray and don't worry" (taken from their brilliant album "Winning") which stays faithful to the original yet transforms the song into a classy truly inspirational soulful four-to-the-floor affair that is verily intriguing.

Deep House Pick: Satoshi Fumi "Planetarium" (UNKNOWN season Promo)

Coming soon to UNKNOWN season is "Planetarium" by Japanese DJ/producer Satoshi Fumi, a phantasmagorical old school influenced deep house production laced with tantalizing atmospheric synth melodies, grand jazzy keys and thrilling deep'n'smooth rhythms. Put differently, Satoshi Fumi's glorious "Planetarium" is a dreamy deep house jewel guaranteed to cast a spell on you...

Afro Traxx Pick: Jeremias Santiago "Free feelings" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

The first release for Merecumbe Recordings in 2018 will be "Free feelings" by Jeremias Santiago, once again you will not be disappointed... To make it short, "Free feelings" is an energetic afro house track built around relentlessly pulsating rhythms, delectable jazzy keys and entrancing chord progressions altogether creating a mesmerizing vibe guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Album Review: Various "Abstract Afro Vibes Vol. 5" (NiteGrooves Records Promo)

The highly acclaimed "Abstract Afro Vibes" series returns in its fifth installment loaded with a verily §, absolutely stunning selection of afro inspired jewels. This essential compilation includes not less than twenty seminal gems from a truly illustrious list of artists such as Ananda Project featuring Heather Johnson, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Groove Assassin, Ivan Iacobucci, Jaymz Nylon, Kemeticjust, Kerri Chandler, Mario Bianco, Palmer Brown & Blaze and Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro featuring Amor to name just a few. Undoubtedly this is a worthy successor to its predecessors.

DeepGallery featuring Richard Benyarko "Yen dea" (Deep Fusion Records Promo)

Certainly Deep Fusion Records have a beauty in their hands with "Yen dea" by soulful house trio DeepGallery, not much needs to be said or written about this gem other than "Yen dea" is a gorgeously soulful and melodious production using gentle rhythms as foundation for luscious keys, enchanting guitar by Richard Benyarko and smooth vocal sprinkles by DeepGallery. Sheer musical bliss...

Mowgan featuring Jah Baba "O pa mi titi deabe" (Remixes)(MoBlack Records Promo)

MoBlack Records, in our humble opinion afro house music label of the year, continue to grace us with ingenious afro inspired house music with their latest offering "O pa mi titi deabe" by Mowgan Ghenassia which features the incomparable vocals of Jah Baba alongside a dazzling orchestration. Not to forget to mention the outstanding verily eclectic remixes by Armonica, M. Caporale, David Montoya, label head MoBlack and Mowgan himself giving you plenty of choices to work the dance floor.

Album Review: Various "House Music and Cigars" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

Vibe Boutique conclude a highly successful year with the stellar "House Music and Cigars" compilation showcasing a grandiose selection of masterly crafted wonderful soulful tunes, putting a focus on renowned Chicago DJ/producer Vick Lavender and his unparalleled vintage sound, featuring many of his favorite production and remixes (think of "Do for love" featuring RJ Green, "Hey baby" featuring Carla Prather, or his incredible remix of "I want you for myself" by The Dizz & Azza featuring Mmelashon). The compilation gets completed with equally  mind-boggling music by Richelle Hicks, Deep'endSoul & Tantra Zawadi, Monodeluxe and Soulmanik.

Album Review: Various "Groove Nation 2017" (Grooveland Music Promo)

Our favorite Brazilian label Grooveland Music closes 2017 with the massive and packed "Groove Nation 2017" compilation including five new tracks from Callvin, Andrea Curato presents Xoly Devine, Luchi & Raizer, Sam Qs Night Patrol  featuring Taylor Jackson and Wise DJ as well as ten of their most successful tracks and remixes from the past twelve months from artists such as Brazilian Soul Crew, Andrea Curato, Abicah Soul, Jihad Muhammad, Steal Vybe, Ars Domini, Needless, Sam Qs, Tsalikee and more.

AbysSoul featuring M.J "It ain't easy" (KingStreet Records Promo)

Up and rising South African DJ/producer AbysSoul (real name Matsea Fhulufhelo) makes his debut on KingStreet Records with a bang, presenting a breathtaking soulful production entitled "It ain't easy" which fuses the glamorous deep-rooted vocal of M.J with lush keys, dreamy chords and gentle yet compelling rhythms. The alternate 'Late Night Sensation Mix' is a glorious reprise of the original version perfect for late night, early morning play.

Steven Stone & Andrea Love "Beautiful love" (Soul Deluxe Recordings Promo)

Back in spring of 2013, Swiss DJ/producer Steven Stone and songstress Andrea Love gave us the splendid "Running to love", now they are back with a brand new collaboration to be released soon. The magnificent "Beautiful love" is a feel good production with a captivating backing leading the way for the unique heartfelt vocals of Andrea Love and scintillating keys, indisputably this will be another smash hit for Steven Stone and Andrea Love...

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