Pick of the Week: Ben Smethurst & Barbara Tucker "Don't wanna lose your love" (Expressive Records Promo)

Ben Smethurst & Barbara Tucker - Don't wanna lose your loveWe welcome Expressive Records to Spirit of House with their second release "Don't wanna lose your love" by musician, songwriter and producer Ben Smethurst and legendary house music diva Barbara Tucker. Beyond question, this expertly crafted contemporary disco house production featuring the unrivaled vocal stylings of Barbara Tucker alongside a masterly orchestration consisting of lavish strings, luxurious piano, grand horn section and an intriguing organic musical backing has timeless written all over. The cherry on top are the paramount remixes by Toni Economides who contributes a fervid funked-up dub, and David Morales and DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins taking the song to the next level on their verily uplifting interpretations.

In the Spotlight: Mind Street featuring Jaidene Veda "With me" (Soul N Pepa Records Promo)

Mind Street featuring Jaidene Veda - With meComing soon to Soul N Pepa Records is the marvelous "With me" by French producers Mind Street and Canadian songstress Jaidene Veda. Without doubt, "With me" oozing with the one-of-a-kind sultry vocals of Jaidene Veda, sublime jazzed-up keys, lush chords and a smooth yet contaminous organic backdrop will make you yearn for more... Not to forget to mention the dope 'Mind Street Remix' taking the song straight to the dance floor with inebriant synths and relentlessly thumpin' rhythms, and the amazing verily soulful and mellifluous yet tantalizing afro house interpretation.

Pour le Connaisseur: Cool Million "Stronger" (Cool Million Records Promo)

Cool Million - StrongerDanish/German producer duo Cool Million (Frank Ryle & Robert Hardt) are back with their brand new long player "Stronger", and to cut a long story short this masterpiece is by no means to be missed... The preeminent truly eclectic "Stronger" perfectly showcases their landmark truly beloved 1980's soul/boogie inspired sound, featuring an illustrious list of guest artists such as Boogie Back, David A Tobin, D-Train, Faye B, Claus Seest, Janus Soliand, Jasmine Franklin, Kevin East, Rachel Matthews, Yolonda Lavender, Matthew Winchester and Sophia Ripley. There is no doubt that this awe-inspiring album will stand the test of time...

Pick of the Week: Naeem Johnson featuring Cynthia Tucker "You're the one" (Souled Out House Promo)

Naeem Johnson featuring Cynthia Tucker - You're the oneWe welcome Souled Out House to Spirit of House with their second release "You're the one" by New Jersey legend Naeem Johnson and songstress Cynthia Tucker. Indisputably, the verily soulful truly phenomenal "You're the one" featuring the one-of-a-kind sultry vocals of Cynthia Tucker alongside illustrious keys, celestial chords and gentle yet enthralling rhythms is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

In the Spotlight: Ezel "Con el agua" (Bayacou Records Promo)

Ezel - Con el aguaNext up on Bayacou Records is the towering "Con el agua" by Ezel, a beautiful homage to the healing forces of the river and the sea. Undeniably, "Con el agua" is a scintillating truly spiritual afro/cuban infused production oozing with glorious vocal chants, mellifluous rhodes and intriguing tribalesque rhythms is not to be missed... Not to forget to mention the alternate 'Bayacou Guine' mixes giving the track a deeper and darker feel that is utterly hypnotizing.

Reviews August 11, 2019

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Pick of the Week: SOULe featuring The Urban Retropolitan Movement "Stay this way" (Urban Retro Music Group Promo)

 SOULe featuring The Urban Retropolitan Movement - Stay this wayForthcoming to Urban Retro Music Group is this wonderful Neal Conway produced remake of The Brand New Heavies classic "Stay this way" by The Urban Retropolitan Movement and SOULe. The main version stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song an uplifting contemporary feel, with a masterly orchestration accompanying SOULe's incredible rendition of the lyrics. Neal Conway's sophisticated '4-to-the-Floor' mixes take the song straight to the dance floor, oozing with a glamorous truly soulful yet intriguing vibe sure to make you yearn for more...

In the Spotlight: Aaron K Gray "A journey into house" (Album Sampler)(Quantize Recordings Promo)

Aaron K Gray - A journey into house (Album Sampler)Quantize Recordings truly grace us with this eclectic seven track sampler of "A journey into home", the second artist album by New York based soul and gospel house singer/songwriter Aaron K Gray. The album dexterously spans the various shades that soulful, gospel and afro house music have to offer and features collaborations with the likes of Mark Francis, Giulio Bonaccio, DJ Gomi, Derrick Ricky Nelson, Junior White, Masakii Mori and many more; unquestionably "A journey into house" perfectly showcases the one-of-a-kind truly impeccable vocals of Aaron K Gray.

Reviews August 4, 2019

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Album Review: Various "25 Years of Paradise Vol. 2" (KingStreet Records Promo)

25 Years of Paradise Vol. 2King Street Sounds continue to celebrate their silver anniversary in proper style with the second volume of "25 Years of Paradise" which features a whopping 37 tracks from the inexhaustible back catalogue of the King Street family. Like the first volume, this is a truly glorious and verily eclectic selection of unforgettable gems from an awe-inspiring list of artists such as Ananda Project, Arnold Jarvis, Blaze presents UDAUFL, Carol Sylvan, Carolyn Harding, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Roland Clark, Frankie Feliciano, Johnny Dangerous, Kerri Chandler, Kimara Lovelace, Larry Levan, Man Friday, Mood II Swing, Peven Everett, Rain a Lil Louis Painting, Stephanie Cooke, Tears of Velva and many many more... Included is a brand new 'Dub Edit' by DJ Spen of Kerri Chandler's "Something deeper".

Pick of the Week: Souldynamic featuring Jocelyn Mathieu "Fine wine" (DJ Spinna Remix)(Tribe Records Promo)

Souldynamic featuring Jocelyn Mathieu - Fine wineTwo years ago, Tribe Records blessed us with "Fine wine", a glamorous uber soulful gem featuring the smooth deep-rooted vocals of Jocelyn Mathieu, now this jewel returns in breathtaking re-imaginations by DJ Spinna. Without doubt, DJ Spinna takes the song to a whole different level, with his fabulous interpretation keeping the vibe soulful and melodious yet oozing with his illustrious truly enthralling 'galactic soul' sound. By no means to be missed...

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