This week we have a truly diversified selection of the latest in soulful house music for you... enjoy !!
Kay Bonez featuring Qsoljazz "Love Escape EP" (Peng Africa CD Promo)
The saga continues as Peng Africa once again grace us with nothing but the best in soulful house music from the Motherland. This time around, they introduce us to the marvelous "Love escape" by Kay Bonez and Qsoljazz, and not many words are needed to describe this timeless gem other than it takes you on an inebriant journey to deepest territory, with the laidback yet thrilling rhythms together with the heavenly melodies spreading a mesmerizing feel you can't resist to dance to. Not to forget to mention the package includes an exquisite selection of mixes by Kay Bonez, SDM and Chambers of House.
Sai & Ribatone "Tonite" (Tribe Records CD Promo)
Tribe Records continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful South African House music with the fantastic "Tonite" by Sandile 'Sai' Mavuso and Mahlatse 'Ribatone' Riba, the first single taken from from their highly acclaimed long player "Here & Now" released last year. The original version is laidback yet spell binding, with a deep'n'smooth backdrop leading the way for Ribatone's heartfelt vocals and grand jazzy keys. On remix duty is none other than Ian Friday who adds his signature organic touch to take the song to all new heights.
Sugah Lyrics "Black man" (The Unchained Remixes)(CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
The DJ Elementz produced, mixed and arranged "Black man" was originally released in February of last year, now this famous spoken word jewel written and performed by Sugah Lyrics (Janine Lyons) returns with stellar remixes by the likes of Deep Elementz, CM2, Massive Tunes, Tayo Wink, Maminstrumental, Tribe Franko and DJ General Slam, all adding their distinctive soulful/deep/afro touch to the track, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.
Big Ed & Southern Divide featuring Lady J "Move" (MuSol Recordings CD Promo)
Blak Beatniks' Big Ed and Southern Divide (Justin Stride) join forces with songstress Lady J to give us "Move", an exhilarating production featuring captivating vocals by Big Ed and Lady J and phat synth melodies over a contaminous backing - a prime time favorite. The luxurious 'Disco Mix' and 'Disco Slice' versions are two equally great Disco infused interpretations laced with classic strings and sublime keys, and on remix duty we have Sean McCabe who is pulling out all the stops on his superb workout built around relentlessly thumpin' yet smooth rhythms and gorgeous melodious keys.
Hood Natives featuring Ameshai "Love angel" (Hood Natives Productions CD Promo)
In February we have been celebrating Hood Natives's seminal "Hood Nation Vol. 1" album which includes not less than twelve inspirational instrumental tracks, now they return with a splendid soulful vocal production guaranteed to make you yearn for more. The gentle 'Main Mix' of "Love angels" combines the wonderful angelic vocals by Bongani Ameshai Ramathibela with glorious melodies and deep yet smooth percussive rhythms, only to be taken to the next level by the alternative 'Club Mix' which introduces mesmerizing synth hooks and a killer organ ride.
Boskay featuring Pat Edwards "Sometimes" (Gruv Shack Records CD Promo)
The next release on Gruv Shack Records will be the marvelous "Sometimes" by Boskay which features inspirational spoken word poetry and vocals by Pat Edwards alongside lush keys over deep thrilling rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of Vicmari whose deepened workout oozes with a heavenly atmospheric soundscape, Ultra Soul Project who drops an organic funk drenched utterly soulful and melodious version infused with classy jazzy elements, and last but not least SerenadedPeople who deliver an illustrious broken beat/nu-jazz rendition.
Niko F & Mirko Paoloni featuring D'Layna "Rise up and shine" (Remixes)(Stereocity Records CD Promo)
When originally released end of last year by Stereocity Records, "Rise up and shine" by Niko F and Mirko Paoloni immediately became a favorite with DJ's and lovers of soulful house music alike. Now an ultra strong remix package has arrived which takes this wicked track featuring captivating vocals by D'Layna to the next level. First up Fabio Tosti gets all funky on his feel good truly compelling rework, next The Funklovers grace us with a delightful laidback soul/jazz/funk inspired rendition. Finally, Andrea Calabrese turns the track into an irresistible peak time favorite laced with sublime keys.
Deep Elementz featuring Paul Scott "Haven't been funked" (Deepdimension Mix)(Night Scope Deep Records CD Promo)
Night Scope Deep Records continue their mission to bring back the long forgotten yet beloved underground sounds of house music with their latest offering "Haven't been funked", a collaboration by label head Deep Elementz and Paul Scott. As the title adumbrates, this old school inspired deep house track is funky yet takes us back to a time when productions from New Jersey where ruling the dance floor with mind-blowing rhythms, luscious melodies and cool vocal chants - surely a musical gem letting you reminisce the classic New Jersey garage sound...
Tayo Wink featuring Ejaye "Love, Life and Happiness EP" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
It has been a while since we last heard from the highly talented Tayo Wink but now he is back stronger than ever with the glorious "Love, Life and Happiness EP" which includes five equally massive tracks guaranteed to cause a stir on the floor. From the delectable "Darkened temptations" featuring spoken word poetry by Ejaye, over his 2013 re-imagining of the Kano classic "I'm ready", to the remaining three tracks "Johnny's groove", "What is your sound" and "I get over" all oozing with the inimitable sound Tayo Wink is beloved for, this EP is pure fire...
Luyo "Hungry for love" (Part 2)(Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Welcome to brand new and fresh mixes of Luyo's "Hungry for love", a hotter than hot production featuring the incomparable vocals of songstress Wendy Lewis (backed-up by a 24 people choir). First up we have Portuguese duo Deep Djoe & Pedro Mazz serving a feel good rework which combines the sultry vocals with grand jazzy keys and a fervid funked-up backdrop. Second is Italy's Vittorio Santorelli who takes the track to deeper grounds, giving it a slightly dark yet truly hypnotizing feel.
Best of the Rest
We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section to highlight other noteworthy releases...
Swiss producer Amadar teams up with British MC Mr Nugget for "Move on", a hypnotizing deep house production featuring cool spoken word poetry alongside sublime keys, perfectly arranged over deep gritty rhythms (The Brothers Tracks CD Promo). The first single taken from Solid Ground's "2013 Miami Sampler" is Dave Mayer's delectable "Don't ya know", a wicked deep house track featuring luscious synth melodies and catchy hooks over groovy rhythms. Comes complete with stellar remixes by James Dexter and Phaze Dee (Solid Ground Recordings CD Promo).
South Africa's Candi Bean Records are about to take over dance floors globally with their upcoming truly breath-taking afro-deep releases. There will be the "Temana Ya Pele EP" and "Peaceful Blessings EP" by SoulTonic, both taking you on an exhilarating journey through the unadulterated deep house sounds of the motherland, and the "No Limits EP" by Hojulo which features four equally amazing jazz infused productions (Candi Bean Records CD Promo).