He we go with Volume 9, the latest edition of our Shorts Reviews and the accompanying mixshow on Spirit of House. Enjoy this deep, mostly tracky selection of house grooves...
Kicking things of is Castlebed with "Blowback", a relentlessly groovin', funk soaked deep house track with a wicked instrumentation guaranteed to spread a feel good vibe (Baldeloox Records CD Promo). Joe Rizla presents the "Guidance EP" featuring two tracks: "Working over time" is a deep percussion loaded track that creates a mesmerizing feel through the moody melodies, while "CanSona Di Spiritu" is deep spiritual house with a leftfield touch (Black Keys Music Records CD Promo). "Now is the time" by Matt Flores is deep, hypnotizing tech-soul track featuring an excerpt of Barack Obama's speech in Berlin/Germany alongside lush synths (Deeper Shades Records CD Promo). Davidson Ospina and DJN Project team up to bring us "Don't let it stop", a fierce track featuring emotive vocals over a funk drenched backing that is enriched with sweet chords (Ospina Digital Records CD Promo).
"Da braderz" by Avi Elman and Danny J is a pumpin' track featuring electrofied keys in its original form, with Shik Stylko turning the track into an electro monster perfect for peak time play. MoD deliver a deeply stompin' reworking featuring captivating keys and synths (MoD Visions Records CD Promo). Ksky's "It's black pink" is a mellow production featuring lovely atmospheric chords over a smoothly thumpin' groove. Shur-I-Kan keeps the vibe deep while firing up the groove for a slightly more intense feel, in contrast to Elastic Sound who give the track an almost progressive outfit perfect for peak time play (Deepology Digital Records CD Promo). "Night shift" by Sebastian Davidson, Ferdy & Edwin Mulder is a sweet deep house track with a light techy touch that features wicked chords and synths. Nacho Marco turns the track into an old-school house styled affair, while Playmotion serve a heavily thumpin' interpretation featuring spaced-out melodies. Alex Douche contributes a beautiful deep'n'groovy version to the package, followed by 2Siberian Headz' tougher electrofied take (Deepology Digital Records CD Promo).
Santi Touch presents the "Night Zone EP" which is aimed at the deep house headz, with the title track built around a deep yet smoothly pumpin' groove that is enriched with melodic synth chords in the 'Night Channel Mix', with the 'Dubtronic Mix' being a deeper, more electronic affair. "Coast" is deep and groovy, featuring a warm keys and chords, while "Dirty talk" is a deeply thumpin' journey featuring phat synths and chords (Cabrio Records CD Promo). The debut release for Sweetleaf Records is courtesy of label head Enrico Mantini who presents the two track "Changes EP". "Be quiet" is a deep techy affair featuring electrofied synths over stompin' beats, while "Dirty dancing" is deep and moody, with captivating, somewhat techy synths over a stormin' groove creating a mesmerizing vibe (CD-Promo). Juan Coon is set to release the "Adrenaline Rush EP" soon, with "Back 2 burn" being one of the features tracks. "Back 2 burn" is simple yet very effective and creates an irresistible vibe through the lush chords and fierce groove (Deep 203 Records CD Promo). Last but not least we have an exclusive re-edit that serves as a taster for the upcoming ten track "DJ Only Re-Edit Black Label Series" by Ben Tom & Nacho Vega which will take on classic acapellas and rework them for today's dance floors. The first release combines Danism & Haze's current club smash "Strike" with the KoT classic "Finally" into a hypnotic peak time monster (Soul Selection Music Records CD Promo).