review logoThe heat is on with this weeks loaded update of the latest in vocal soulful/afro house music... enjoy !!

Cee ElAssaad & Soultronixx featuring Unqle Chriz "Don't leave me" (Tribe Records Promo)

Moroccan afro house maestro Cee ElAssaad joins forces with South Africa's Soultronixx for "Don't leave me", an expertly crafted super soulful and melodious production fusing Unqle Chriz incredible deep-rooted vocals with lush keys, dreamful chords and compelling afrocentric rhythms. The 'Voodoo Mix' deepens the vibe and transforms the song into an utterly hypnotizing somewhat dark afro-tech dance floor weapon.

Doug Gomez featuring Lee Wilson "You gotta believe" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Merecumbe Recordings label head Doug Gomez teams up with well-respected vocalist Lee Wilson for "You gotta believe", to make a long story short this entrancing production featuring Lee Wilson's inimitable emotive vocals alongside exquisite keys, heavenly chords and smooth yet spell binding rhythms is another top-notch release for the label by no means to be missed.

Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco featuring D'Bra Powell "I like it like that" (Sunflowermusic Records Promo)

Forthcoming to Sunflowermusic Records is this scintillating remake of the Inner Life all-time classic "I like it like that" (released in 1982 through legendary Salsoul Records) by Italy's Antonello Ferrari and Aldo Bergamasco and American songstress D'Bra Powell. Most definitely, this inspiring truly soulful and melodious yet intriguing organic re-imagination laced with the unmistakable powerhouse vocals of D'Bra Powell is guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy. Don't sleep on this one...

Alex Millet featuring Cinnamon Brown "Never give up on love" (Soulbridge WMC Mixes)(HSR Records Promo)

"Never give up on love" by Italian DJ/producer Alex Millet, an intriguing yet soulful production featuring the amazing passionate vocals by Cinnamon Brown, was originally released back in summer of 2012 (on now defunct Room Control Records) and then returned to the dance floors beginning of this year in a fresh truly exhilarating interpretation by Alex Millet. Now, right in time for the upcoming Winter Music Conference (WMC), the track is back once again in a truly superb interpretation by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) oozing with a glorious organic soulful feel sure to cast a spell on you.

Angelo Draetta featuring Malita "Empty spaces" (Leda Music Promo)

The latest offering by Angelo Draetta is the outstanding "Empty spaces" featuring Malita on vocals (coming soon to Leda Music).To cut right to the chase, "Empty spaces" is a splendorous soulful production using a captivating organic musical backing as foundation grand jazzy keys, lovely guitar and the beautiful seductive vocals of Malita. Comes highly recommended.

Ewonder featuring Celli Pitt "Really" (Ewonder Records Promo)

Ewonder (Eric Frazier) returns to Spirit of House with a verily fervid production entitled "Really" featuring the vocal talents of Celli Pitt. The original version is all about Celli Pitt's incomparable sultry spoken words, inebriant synth melodies and irresistibly groovin' rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of DJ Romain who presents a wicked selection of funky and deep mixes loaded with luscious keys, acidic overtones and enthralling rhythms.

DJ Juan Coon featuring Joi Cardwell "Havana dreamin'" (Diamond Life Music Promo)

Earlier this year, DJ Juan Coon dropped the phantasmagorical instrumental production "Havana dreamin'", a masterly orchestrated truly glamorous and vibrant slice of uplifting jazz and latin infused house music. Now this magnificent track returns as a full vocal production, beyond the shadow of a doubt the added truly unmatched vocal stylings of Joi Cardwell take the song to the next level. Sheer musical bliss...

Mike Rosales "What is Salsa EP" (TR Records Promo)

This release by Mexican DJ/producer Mike Rosales is nothing short of spectacular... The "What is Salsa EP" is inspired by the creative spirit and the latin essence of the music of Ray Barretto (rip) who is one of the biggest artists from FANIA Records (the most important salsa music label of all the time) as well as one of the true pioneers of the NY salsa sound. Both "De la rumba" and "What is salsa?" ooze with an inspiring latin/samba house feel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine, there is a variety of bodacious versions including a dope remix by Ritmo Du Vela.