As more of us are in lockdown, enjoy our latest weekly update with the latest and greatest in soulful and afro house music...
Derrick Ricky Nelson "You gave me (say it loud)" (Quantize Recordings Promo)
Courtesy of multi talented Derrick Ricky Nelson comes the splendorous "You gave me (say it loud)" a verily uplifting track not to be missed. Indisputably, the amazing gospel tinged vocals together with the sumptuous jazzed-up keys and infectious funktified musical backing are sure to cast a spell on you... The remixes are courtesy of DJ Spen who stays true to the original yet spices things up by adding this signature touch. Essential.
George 'G-Spot' Jackson "Get it together" (The Remixes)(Campo Alegre Productions Promo)
End of last year, Campo Alegre Productions released "Get it together" by George 'G-Spot' Jackson which has taken off all around the globe, now the track returns in a stellar selection of remixes by Steve Miggedy Maestro, Tayo Wink, FunkyBlackMan and Paul Johnson that span from soulful house over afro house and deep house to tech house, giving you plenty of choices to work the dance floor.
J Maloe & Heidi B "Want you to stay" (Pasqua Records Promo)
Pasqua Records have been pulling out all the stops as they present a verily dope release with "Want you to stay" by South African DJ/producer J Maloe. Most definitely, the verily mesmerizing "Want you to stay" which features the unmistakable emotive vocals of Heidi B and tantalizing synth melodies over deep irresistibly groovin' rhythms will send the dancers into a frenzy...
Freeform Five & Carolyn Harding "Strength" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)
Back in 2003, Yellow Productions released the marvelous Freeform Five produced "Strength" a marvelous broken beat flavored discotastic production laced with the unrivaled sultry vocals of Carolyn Harding, ethereal strings and groovey organic instrumentation. Glitterbox Recordings bring this gem back to the dance floor, with the package including a fresh take of the original version by Freeform Five and remixes by JKriv and The Shapeshifters both staying true to the original yet adding their landmark touch.
Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco featuring Carol J Mary "Caught up" (Sunflowermusic Records Promo)
Coming soon to Sunflowermusic Records is this scintillating remake of the Inner Life all-time classic "Caught up (in a one night love affair)" (dating back to 1979) produced by Italy's Antonello Ferrari and Aldo Bergamasco. In short, this glamorous remake stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song an uplifting contemporary feel, with Carol J Mary contributing a fantastic rendition of the unforgettable lyrics.
Jason Herd presents 161 "I love your love" (Weirdo Recordings Promo)
"I love your love" is the debut single of 161 a brand new Disco band from Manchester (formed by house music veteran Jason Herd). The shimmering truly inspiring "I love your love" is a booty-shaking disco-house jam packed with impassioned vocals, catchy piano hooks, celestial strings and a contaminous funk soaked backdrop. Also included in the package is an energetic dub rework perfect for prime time play.
Underground Network "Sound Factory Bar" (Underground Network Records Promo)
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this track will take you back in time to the good old days in house music when Underground Network where running their weekly parties at Sound Factory Bar in New York City (with none other than Louie Vega behind the decks). Undeniably, the raw underground-esque rhythms, the tantalizing synth hooks and the uber cool (very familiar) samples bring back those memorable feelings from yesteryear...
Angelo Draetta & Denise Stewart "Put me first" (Leda Music Promo)
The latest offering from Leda Music is "Put me first" by DJ/producer Angelo Draetta and vocalist Denise Stewart. To make a long story short, the phantasmagorical "Put me first" which uses a gentle yet spell binding organic backdrop as foundation for sublime trumpet, luscious keys, sweet guitars and the beautiful vocal stylings of Denise Stewart is sheer musical bliss... Nuff said.
Chujo "Nterini (my love)" (POJI Records Promo)
Most definitely, renowned POJI Records drop a killer afro house release with "Nterini (my love)" by South African DJ/producer Chujo. To get to the point, the verily mesmerizing "Nterini (my love)" with inexorably thumpin' rhythms leading the way for entrancing atmospheric synth melodies and the downright fabulous female vocals is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor...
Rasmir Mantree "Prayed up, betta get prayed up" (Mantree Records Promo)
We are closing this week's update with the stunning "Prayed up, betta get prayed up" by underground house maestro Rasmir Mantree (soon to be released on his own Mantree Records label). Indubitably, the 'Social Distance Mix' of this ingenious track laced with the one-of-a-kind spoken words of Rasmir Mantree, warm melodious pads and a captivating deeply groovin' organic musical backing will send shivers down your spine. The alternate equally enthralling 'Quarantine Mix' gives the track a wicked funked-up feel.