Picks of the Week
Dawn Nicole "The rhythm of my soul" (Aqua Sol Records CD Promo)
|Aqua Sol follow up their global smash hit "I love you" by Cassio with Dawn Nicole's "The rhythm of my soul" which features poetic spoken words alongside deeply felt vocals. Jersey Soul use phat synths and wicked chords together with a fierce groove to create a contaminous vibe, while Big Logan strips the track back and gives the track a deepened yet minimal techy twist. Jason B keeps the vibe deep on his groovy rub loaded with lush synths and jazzy keys, with his stripped down dub being on a deeper mesmeric tip. Finally, JoVonn gets deep and spell binding on his take that uses spaced-out melodies and chords.|
Exclusive Preview: Sabrina Malheiros "Estacao verao" (BSC/Azee Project Remixes)(Far Out Records CD-R)
"Estacao verao" was originally released on Sabrina Mailheiros album "Equilibria" back in 2005. The original is a wonderful bossa song, reworked by the Brazilian Soul Crew into a magnificent latinesque interpretation for the soulful dance floor built around a contagious yet soulful percussion enriched backing. Azee deepens the vibe on his dub, turning the song into a driving affair fueled with sweet atmospheric melodies.
Exclusive Preview: Mr. Mama "Line 4" (CD-R)
Here we have more exclusive unreleased grooves from Italy's Mr. Mama for your ears in form of the irresistibly thumpin' "Line 4", with the featured killer organ ride and classy synth hooks together with the deep ruthless backing creating a hypnotic feel you can't resist to dance to.
Exclusive Preview: Keisha White "The weakness in me" (Martin 'SuperSoul' Faltin Late Night Touch)(CD-R)
Keisha White's beautiful down tempo soul jam "The weakness in me" gets reworked by Martin Faltin who stays true and respectful to the original, combining Keisha White's sensitive vocals and the live jazzy piano with a fiercely stormin yet smooth, percussion enriched backdrop.
Exclusive Preview: Jerk House Connection featuring Akram Sedkaoui "Each & every day" (Beppe Gioia Mix)(CD-R)
Beppe Gioia takes on "Each & every day" by Jerk House Connection, one of 2009 biggest club anthems and adds his unique touch to the song, using Rocco's 'Smoked Acapella' as the basis, perfectly melting the outstanding vocals by Akram Sedkaoui and the jazzy piano with his unmistakable bumpin' sounds. Its a very subtle interpretation featuring lots of gorgeous elements.
Marvin Gaye "Music" (DaSouL & Fabry Diglio Remixes)(CD-R)
Italy's DaSoul and Fabry Diglio take on "Music", one of the timeless songs from the legendary unforgotten Marvin Gaye and serve two versions which both give the track a deep and laidback yet melodious feel. A delicious rework not to be missed. You can download your copy at the Deepersoul Blog.
Kenny Carvajal, Andre Harris & Uncle Milty "Stimulation" (Whitebeard Records CD Promo)
The singer (respectively the original artists) of "Stimulation" remains a mystery to us, but what we can say is that the track has been given a splendid set of remixes. Kenny Carvajal delivers one of his trademark wonderfully instrumentated, laidback and soulful yet captivating interpretations, while Uncle Milty serves a heavily stompin' rework soaked with funky flavas and featuring jazzy keys. Lastly, Andre Harris toughens the vibe for a more aggressive feel for the bigger rooms.
Groove Junkies featuring Diane Carter "Midnight 2010" (The Remixes)(MoreHouse Records CD Promo)
Back in November 2003, the Groove Junkies released "Midnight", a track that has become one of their most celebrated tunes to date, featuring uplifting vocals by Diane Carter. Right in time for 2010, a package of sizzling new mixes has arrived that is set to put this track back on top of the charts and playlists. The Groove Junkies kick things off with their slightly dark tribal workout fueled with atmospheric melodies. Next they re-touch their classic 'Media Noche Mix' and add new afro/soca style drums and percussion to intensify the vibe. Stuttering Munx contribute a deep yet soulful mix that lets the vocals shine, a tougher dub perfect for those peak time moments and a truly useful 'New Years Eve Countdown Tool (Accapella)'. DJ Pascali delivers a powerful funk soaked remix with a definite Nu-Disco touch, while Johnny Dirtbag comes up with a fresh jackin' style remix spiced with wicked breakdowns and a funky as hell bassline.
Steven Stone featuring Tasha "Get up" (Part 2)(Soul Deluxe Records CD Promo)
Here we have part two of Steven Stone's "Get up" featuring fresh remixes. Craig Stewart turns the track into a laidback gospel tinged affair showcasing the outstanding vocals by Tasha and featuring killer organ hooks over a deeply groovin' backing, while Terry Lex adds a contaminous funky touch with catchy piano licks which is perfect for prime time play.
Lucy Hocknell "Running" (iMusic Underground Records CD Promo)
iMusic Underground Records welcome UK's Lucy Hocknell who presents "Running", a deep and contagious production featuring a marvelous jazzy piano and gorgeous vocals over a fiercely stormin' backdrop, always keeping the feel soulful and jazzy while spreading a powerful vibe guaranteed to keep the crowd moving.
Soul Purpose "The nervous track" (Soul Purpose Records CD Promo)
Flash back to 1993 when Louie Vega and Kenny Dope released "The nervous track" as NuYorican Soul on Nervous Records - the track became an instant classic that is a favorite with many DJ's and music lovers to this date. Now Martin Ikin pays tribute to the timeless track with an awesome remake that stays respectful yet successfully freshens it up for today's dance floors, giving a chunkier feel that it guaranteed to send the crowd into a frenzy.
Ricky Inch presents "Clazz" (Ceremony Records CD Promo)
Ceremony Records and Ricky Inch present a selection of eight exclusive jazz influenced tracks from the likes of Ricky Inch, D'Flower, Elastic Sound, MHB Crew, Vinyl Dharma, Kyka and St. Maarten. From chill out over laidback to peak time and deep tech flavored, it can all be found on this versatile collection.
Wil Milton "Instinct" (Blak Ink Records CD Promo)
The exquisite "Instinct" is taken from Wil Milton's forthcoming album "The Right Time" and features live oboe and luscious melodies created with the infamous Yamaha DX-7 keyboard (which was used by the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Loose Ends and Sheila E in the 80's) over infectious drums, altogether creating a hypnotic feel. Three equally great versions to choose from are included in the package.
Wil Milton "River park" (Blak Ink Records CD Promo)
"River park" starts of deep and minimalistic, with the simple chord hooks together with monotonously thumpin' beats creating a truly hypnotic feel that gets further intensified once orbital synths and strings come in to add an intriguing melodious edge to the track. As with "Instinct", the package includes different versions to choose from that nicely vary the theme of the track.
Fiso Da Costa "Trip to my Roots EP" (Deep Nota Records CD Promo)
Deep Nota Records have picked up the absolutely relentless "Trip to my Roots EP" by Fiso Da Costa which previously was only available in South Africa on Sci-fi Productions, now we can all enjoy the glory of these deep percussion driven afro-tribal rhythms that create a mesmerizing atmosphere through captivating keys and synths and ruthless backings.
Various Artists "Best of 2009 - Part 1" (Cut House Records CD Promo)
Right in time to rock the dance floors on new years eve and the months to come, Cut House Records presents slammin' new versions of their first two releases "Fragile" by TJ Cases featuring Yvonne (smoothly bumpin' affair with warm keys) and "Hard cash" by TJ Cases featuring J-Key (peak time favorite with captivating hooks) as well as a main room rework of TJ Cases 1999 UK Garage classic "Don't stop". But that's not all, the real delight comes in form of the deeply stormin "Music" by Low Deep T which is spreading a mesmeric vibe on the dance floor.