Enjoy this weeks selection of the latest in soulful house...
DJ Mbuso featuring Harrison Crump "Oh yeah" (Remix)(Tribe Records CD Promo)
The deep afrotastic "Oh yeah" by South Africa's DJ Mbuso and Chicago's Harrison Crump became an instant favorite with DJ's and house music lovers alike when released last year in South Africa, now the track gets a full global release through Tribe Records, with the package featuring the original version, an inspirational rendition by Jerah featuring grand piano and spell binding remixes by Angola's Djeff who reworks the track into a fiery peak time favorite.
Jonny Montana & Blick Bassy "Wa" (Diverse City Music CD Promo)
With "Wa", Jonny Montana shows us his versatility as a producer, combining his beloved jazzed-up organic sound with smooth yet infectious afro rhythms, not to forget to mention the deeply felt vocals by Blick Bassy harmonizing perfectly with the sublime key - this is sheer music bliss. Miss at your own risk. Best of all, an album is in the works as we speak...
Various "Purple Music ADE Sampler 2011" (Purple Music CD Promo)
In spring we have the Winter Music Conference (WMC), and in fall we have the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), both of which are platforms to present new music. The ever consistent Swiss label Purple Music have prepared a seven track sampler of things to come on he label for the 2011 edition of ADE, offering something for everyone - whether it is the fourth installment of "Cookys" by label honcho Jamie Lewis, the prime time / main room favorites "Love in the club" by Soulmagic featuring Louis Hale & J-Sun, "Afrodisco II" by The Funk Ensamble, "Sun worshipers" by Soneec, Lauer, Canard featuring Virag, or the soulful gems "Music & harmony" by Nightrhymes featuring Michael Clifford, "Revival" by Souldynamic featuring Adeola Shyllon or "One" by Roberto De Carlo featuring Joshua, this is pure class.
JCS featuring Patsy Fuller "Undecided" (2011 Mixes)(Love House Records CD Promo)
Back in January of this year, we gave you an exclusive preview of this truly soulful remix by Beppe Gioia who takes Jeremy Sylvester and Patsy Fuller's underestimated take on the jazz standard classic "Undecided" to the next level by adding his beloved deeply groovin' jazz flavored touch, now we are happy to inform you that a release is imminent (with both vocal and instrumental versions featured). Also included is a deep underground-esque remix by Jeremy Sylvester himself featuring moody keys and jazzy sax.
Bradford James "Deeply Rooted Part 1" (Seed Records CD Promo)
Here we have the first installment of "Deeply Rooted", a series of EP's featuring selected tracks by Seed Records label head Bradford James, taken from his long awaited debut album titled "Deeply Rooted". On part one you find "Deeper thoughts" and "Rise n shine" (featuring spoken word poetry by Oveous Maximus), two gorgeously deep tracks oozing with lascivious melodies and and smooth yet captivating rhythms making you yearn for more...
Jason Cheiron "Mpumalanga" (Seed Records CD Promo)
The second new release from Seed Records is a rather minimal afro-deep production by Jason Cheiron titled "Mpumalanga" which is built around contaminous rhythms and freaky synths spreading a mesmerizing feel you can't resist to dance to, coming complete with a more laidback dub oozing with celestial melodies and a fierce remix by Leroy Styles - one for late night / early morning play.
Exclusive Preview: Amy Winehouse "Stronger than me" (Milty Evans & 1200 Warriors Remix)(CD-R)
The team of Milty Evans and 1200 Warriors take one Amy Winehouse's (r.i.p.) marvelous "Stronger than me" from her 2003 debut album "Frank", putting her inimitable vocals to full effect on their wicked four-to-the-floor stomper interpretation based around a bangin' backdrop and lush keys. Whenever this one is dropped, jam-packed floors are guaranteed...
Jam P "Stormy weather" (The Brothers Records CD Promo)
Franky Fresh "Bizarre speech" (The Brothers Records CD Promo)
Swiss label The Brothers have two new releases ready for the coming weeks, both of which are set to ignite the dance floor. First up we have "Stormy weather" by Jam P, an uplifting production featuring catchy female vocals and melodious keys over a funk soaked backing on the 'House Mix', with the 'Club Mix' turning up the heat to make it a main room candidate. Next we have Franke Fresh aka Franco Lenti (with Edoardo Carlucci he forms The Brothers) who presents "Bizarre speech", a feel good production featuring cheeky female spoken words and melodious keys over a remorseless funky as hell backdrop.
Isai "Stories EP" (Mantree Records CD Promo)
Back in early September we reviewed "Luv me better" which is one of the two tracks featured on the "Stories EP" by Isai (the other one is the title track "Stories") which will be released on Mantree Records soon. Both tracks are produced by Rasmir in this signature style, oozing with his beloved inimitable sounds and rhythms, while songstress Isai impresses with her stunning voice which harmonizes perfectly with the lush keys and relentless backing, making this something truly special. As usual a variety of alternate versions are included, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.