This weeks update is hotter than summer - enjoy !!
Various "Undisclosed Mixes 2016" (Tony Records CD Promo)
Once again Tony Records have opened their vault and bless us with a jaw-dropping compilation of hidden gems. Aptly titled "Undisclosed Mixes 2016", the compilation features dazzling truly mesmerizing remixes by Lilac Jeans of "June", a never before released song by Distant People and songstress Sofia Rubina. Following is a selection of unreleased remixes of some of the labels biggest hits and most renowned artists: a cosmic re-imagination by Neter Supreme of "So high" by Soulful Session starring Natasha Watts, Davide Fiorese's truly glamorous funk infused classic rework of "God lives in me" by Two 4 Soul & Nontu Xulu, an utterly enthralling remix of "Above" by Distant People featuring Chanelle courtesy of Toro, and last but not least Marco Bartolucci's energetic prime-time version of "Back & forth" by Soulful Session starring Chelsea Como.
Namy & Barbara Tucker "I can't wait" (2016 Remixes)(KingStreet Records CD Promo)
Back in early 2013, KingStreet Records dropped the blazin' hot "I can't wait" by Japanese producer Namy, a collaboration with legendary queen of house music Barbara Tucker (included were remixes by ATFC and Terry Hunter). Right in time for summer this uplifting anthem returns in a masterly orchestrated re-imagination by Michele Chiavarini that keeps the vibe soulful and organic yet thrilling, taking Barbara Tucker's inimitable vocals to a whole new level. Also included are slammin' remixes by Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax who contribute both a soulful yet irresistibly swingin' workout and a ruthlessly thumpin' old skool inspired rework.
Mikki Afflick featuring Kim Matrix "Soul sun vibes" (Soul Sun Soul Music CD Promo)
Soul Sun Soul Music label head Mikki Afflick joins forces with long time friend Kim Matrix to grace us with a phantasmagorical remake of the all time Roy Ayers classic "Everybody loves the sunshine". Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this sun drenched soulful gem featuring the beautiful sultry vocals of Kim Matrix, illustrious keys and glorious vibes over a spell binding organic backdrop is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...
DJ Ceeya featuring Zano & Winnie Khumalo "AmaMillion" (CD Promo)
Straight from the motherland comes this unadulterated slice of afro house music by DJ Ceeya which features the incomparable passionate vocals of Zano and Winnie Khumalo alongside luscious keys, scintillating guitars and utterly infectious afrocentric rhythms, altogether spreading a mesmerizing feel you can't resist to dance too... Jam-packed dance floors guaranteed...
Kiki Kyte "Disco chick" (SedSoul Records CD Promo)
Now for something a little different... With "Disco chick", SedSoul Records present a masterly crafted throwback in time produced by Cool Million (Frank Ryle & Rob Hardt) and performed in grand style by Kiki Kyte (who has worked in the past with the likes of The Mary Jane Girls, Chaka Khan and more). To cut right to the chase, "Disco chick" is an uplifting slice of old school inspired disco built around intriguing boogie-esque rhythms, classy strings, sweet guitar hooks and lush keys, not to forget to mention Kiki Kyte's gorgeous spirited vocals.
N8ive People "Synchronize EP" (Multi-Racial Records CD Promo)
Forthcoming on Multi-Racial Records is the stunning "Synchronize EP" by South Africa's N8ive People, a truly eclectic EP of afro house goodness which features seven equally brilliant tracks spanning across the various shades of afro house music, ranging from broken beat over soulful and deep to tech-soul, with each track oozing with a unique fresh sound. Put differently, N8ive People's "Synchronize EP" is truly one-of-a-kind...
Christian B & Lavvy Levan "Succeed" (Friday Fox Recordings CD Promo)
Courtesy of Christian B and Lavvy Levan comes "Succeed", a contemporary feel-good four-to-the-floor remake of Aalyiah's classing "Try again" (originally released in 2000 on the "Romeo must die" soundtrack) using a smoothly thumpin' backdrop as playground for sublime jazzy keys, delectable chords and tempting vocals. One to send the dance floor into a frenzy...
Afro Traxx Pick #1: Soul Slayerz "The Black Sun EP" (Global Diplomacy Productions CD Promo)
Soul Slayerz, the team of seasoned DJ's/producers Tayo Wink and Hakeem Syrbram, follow-up their recent club hit "A mother's tongue" with the massive "The Black Sun EP". The title track "Black sun" is a sure-fire dance floor weapon thanks to hypnotizing afro-tribal rhythms, quirky vocal samples and seductive melodies, "The wreckoning" is an exhilarating somewhat dark afro-tech track laced with entrancing vocal chants and spacy synths, and finally there is the ethereal "ASO (African space odyssey) 2016" which quite simply is a truly tantalizing slice of late night bliss.
Afro Traxx Pick #2: Msizo "Cosmic smoke" (Ohyea Muziq CD Promo)
We are closing this week with "Cosmic smoke by South Africa's Msizo Khumalo coming soon to Ohyea Muziq. "Cosmic smoke" is an enticing afro-deep production perfect for late night, early morning play, with gentle yet thrilling rhythms leading the way for enchanting empyreal synth melodies. The 'Deeper Mix' keeps the vibe deep and mesmerizing yet gives the track a slightly more afro-tech feel.