Picks of the Week
Ezel featuring Tamara Wellons "In my lifetime" (Ocha Records CD Promo)
|"In my lifetime" is the second single from Ezel's upcoming album "Secreto" and in one word this collaboration with the highly talented Tamara Wellons is amazing!! This is an outstanding piece of music featuring a masterful orchestration, arrangement and breath taking vocals that will bring tears to your eyes. Also included is the equally great "Pieces of me" featuring Flexie Muiso showcasing the versatility and love for soulful vibes of Ezel.|
Rocco & Robert C. Walker "Hard time for lovers" (GoGo Music Records CD Promo)
|This label can't do no wrong as they release another must have package with "Hard time for lovers" by the team of Rocco and Robert C. Walker. Every mix on this deep and sexy package is fantastic, making it impossible to pick a favorite. The main mixes are vintage deep and soulful Rocco featuring the outstanding unmistakable vocals of Robert C. Walker - now add groovy soulful mixes by Ralf GUM, Black Coffee with his unrivaled deep silky smooth touch and Kiko Navarro's hypnotic rework and you have an essential release.|
Exclusive Preview: Dragon Fly "Be there" (Aqua Sol Records CD Promo)
With "Be there" by Dragon Fly, Aqua Sol Records continue to drop top quality deep house music. As on "Love is free", Dragon Fly impresses with her sultry vocal performance over a deeply stormin' yet soulful backdrop that is enriched with warm melodious keys on Dave Lalla's version. The remixes are courtesy of Abicah Soul who adds his unique touch to the track, Todd Gardner who goes for a deep mesmeric afro-tribal ride and Jason B. whose mixes are deep and ruff yet always soulful, having a lovely old skool bumpy feel to them.
Junior White & Nina Creese "Something in the air" (Spirit Sound Records CD Promo)
Junior White teams up with Nina Creese to present the contaminous "Something in the air" which uses a powerful backing as playground for Nina Creese's expressive vocals, catchy piano and wicked synths. The 'Spirit Sound Classic Mix' is on a precious old school tip complete with big piano, while ChrisIDH goes deep on his tech-soul extravaganza. Mark Di Meo relaxes the vibe on his musically rich remix, while Tony Loreto's remix is an exquisite deep rendition featuring phat keys and a killer organ solo. Finally, Sounds Soldiers present a somewhat dirty funked-up take.
Exclusive Preview: Matthias Heilbronn vs Sandee "Notice me" (Inhouse Records CD-R)
In 1988, Fever Records released the now all time house classic "Notice me" by Sandra 'Sandee' Casanas, produced by the legendary Robert Clivilles and David Cole. Todd Terry's Inhouse label will release a package of brand new versions soon, here we have Matthias 'Matty' Heilbronn's remix that stays close to the timeless original while spicing it up to guarantee mayhem on the dance floors.
Exclusive Preview: Animal House featuring Jocelyn Mathieu "Dirty mind" (Animal House Records CD-R)
Exclusive Preview: Animal House featuring Kady & Jocelyn Mathieu "Fascination" (Animal House Records CD-R)
Animal House present two marvelous productions that are guaranteed to make you yearn for more. First up is the anthem like "Dirty mind" featuring amazing vocals from the incomparable Jocelyn Mathieu alongside killer keys, phat chords and cool guitar hooks over an absolutely irresistible, deep hypnotic backdrop. Next is "Fascination" introducing Kady on duet with Jocelyn Mathieu, a rather laidback production oozing with a wonderful instrumentation and incredible vocals.
Exclusive Preview: Mateo & Matos "Joy 2 my life" (Denis Collado LuvDancin Mix)(CD-R)
The deep house gem "Joy 2 my life" by Mateo & Matos was originally released by Large Records back in 2002, featuring sensitive vocals by Sam Lopez. Denis Collado send us his 'LuvDancin Remix', a deeply thumpin' rework built around a laidback yet infectious backing, jazzy keys and melodious chords.
Exclusive Preview: Joeski & Matthias Heilbronn featuring Jessica Colasante "I got news" (Maya Records CD Promo)
"I got news" is the sixth release in the BQE series by Joeski and Matthias Heilbronn, and this time they present a vocal production featuring Jessica Colasante. The two continue to explore new grounds as on "I got news" they combine a deep contagious house groove with Jazz and excellent vocals by Jessica Colasante - close your eyes and it feels like you're in one of the legendary Jazz clubs. The 'BQE Tech' mixes give the track a hypnotic tech-soul feel. Not to be missed.
David Walker featuring Melonie Daniels "Dance with me" (Kolonki Records CD Promo)
David Walker teams up with Melonie Daniels to present the vocal gem "Dance with me", with both of them impressing with powerful yet soulful inspiring vocals. The original is a funked-up affair, reworked by Audio Sol (aka Duane Harden and the SolTrenz Music crew) into a fiery dance floor stomper loaded with heavy synths, while subUrbana (Jason Michael Webb) goes for a massive main room take. Deep Vintage relax the vibe for a mellow Disco fueled rub and a luscious deep dub, while finally Gene Douglas keeps the vibe deep on his classic slightly electronic interpretations.
Exclusive Preview: Helen Rogers "Eternal love" (DJ N-Joy Remixes)(Naeemah Music Records CD Promo)
DJ N-Joy takes on "Eternal love" by Helen Rogers to turn the song into a soulful summery affair on a latinesque tip that is gracing us with beautiful guitars, warm melodic keys and sensual vocals. The 'Vocal Dub Mix' is great alteration somewhat firing things up. Also included is the marvelous 'Lovementalapella Tool'.
Exclusive Preview: Carlos Vargas "Good times (time for some)" (Original Mix)(CD-R)
Exclusive Preview: Illumination "We can't have enough" (Carlos Vargas Latin Soul Mix)(CD-R)
Here we have to exclusives from Carlos Vargas (from the Deep & Soul Project whose "This light (we've seen)" we recently reviewed). First up is "Good times (time for some)", a funktified yet jazzy Disco fueled instrumental spreading a feel good vibe. Next is his uplifting remix of Illumination's "We can't have enough", a smoothly stompin' latinesque interpretation taking the track to the next level.
Exclusive Preview: Warren G & Nate Dogg "Regulate" (CJ Giovanni 2010 Remix)(CD-R)
In 1994, Warren G and Nate Dogg released "Regulate" which soon became a world wide crossover hit. There may have been other house versions released of the song, but we guess none as cool and classy as this take by CJ Giovanni who keeps the vibe laidback and soulful, with all the relevant parts of the original shining through.
Exclusive Preview: Gabin "Une histoire d'amour" (Mark Di Meo Remix)(CD-R)
When you listen to the original version of "Une histoire d'amour" by Gabin, you are immediately reminded on the french way of living, and the sexy vocals of Joseph Fargier just add to it. Mark Di Meo stays respectful to the original while subtly transforming the song for the soulful house floors by adding a mellow four-to-the-floor groove to the original instrumentation, adding an uplifting summery touch.
Sun Singleton "Moment" (Stilnovo Music Records CD Promo)
Stilnovo serve a tasty set of dance mixes of Sun Singleton's beauty "Moment" courtesy of Brian Alexander Morgan (aka BAM) and Deep88. BAM completely flipped the song, added a newly sung chorus as well as his own vocals to deliver a funk drenched r&b styled jewel similar to the ones he has put out on his own Thick imprint that made him a household name. Italy's Deep88 gets deep on his luscious interpretations oozing with gorgeous melodies nicely arranged over a laidback backdrop.
Various "Miami is 2Delicious 2010 " (2Delicious Records CD Promo)
2Delicious Records present some of their upcoming releases on this sampler which includes an uplifting summery rework by U-Ness & Jedset of "69%" by Marshall Jefferson & Serge Imhof, the organic jazz drenched Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart remix of "Get up" by DJ Le Roi & Ray Jones feat Pierre Piccarde, the Ralf GUM remix of "Everyday" by Held & Esposito (which was released back in October 2009), Jon Silva's deeply stormin' main room remix of "Beautiful" by Mr. Moon featuring Linda Cushma and lastly the electrofied big room monster 'Leventina Remix' of "Only you" by Mario Held.
Various "Miami Sampler 2010" (Panevino Music Records CD Promo)
Lots of hot releases can be expected from Panevino Music in 2010 judging by the sneak previews on this sampler. First up is a soulful funk drenched cover of the Brownstone classic "If you love" me by Panevino, featuring deeply felt vocals by Xavior alongside sweet guitars and classy strings and synths. Deep Keys team up with vocalist Andrea Love for "The best of me", a smooth latinesque tribal stomper featuring passionate vocals and lovely guitars. Next are the two deep house bombs "Runaway" by Victor and "Make it" by Krist Summer. Completing the package is an unreleased beats version of "Stand up" by Deep Grounder.
Various "WLC Miami 2010 Sampler" (White Lotus Club Records CD Promo)
As many other labels, White Lotus Club present a sampler of things to come... Kenny Blake contributes two cool productions, the first titled "Love power" featuring heartfelt vocals by Pamela O'Neil over an infectious funk soaked backing, while the second titled "Push it up" features uplifting vocals by Cherrygate over a stormin' Disco flavored backing. Vanda G's "Music" is produced by Kenny Blake and is included here in the heavily stompin' 'Saxtrumental Mix', a feel good sax driven affair. "Bang bang" by Soulseekers is a vibrant latin house production, while Divided Soul's "Bagase" gets remixed by BK Duke for the big rooms.