review logoSo much fresh soulful and afro house music this week that we had to cherry pick what to include in the update...

Black Widow & Emmaculate "Love manifesto" (Terry Hunter & Osunlade Remixes)(T's Box Records Promo)

Back in September of last year, we introduced you to "Love manifesto" by DJ/producer Emmaculate, an undisputed dance floor weapon featuring the amazing spoken word poetry of Black Widow. Now T's Box Records present grandiose remixes by Terry Hunter and Osunlade both adding their landmark truly beloved soulful touch to take the track to th next level. Essential.

Luis Loowee R Rivera featuring Walter Christopher "Wild flower" (Aqua Sol Recordings Promo)

Aqua Sol Recordings have a very special release coming soon, a remake of the Skylark classic "Wild flower" (a song also performed by many other artists such as Marlena Shaw and New Birth) by Luis Loowee R Rivera who enlisted the vocal talents of Walter Christopher whose rendition of the lyrics is truly mind-blowing and harmonizes perfectly with the relentlessly thumpin' rhythms, luxurious keys and celestial pads.

Carolyn Victorian "Little black samba" (2021 Remixes)(POJI Records Promo)

In spring of 2004, we were celebrating "Little black samba" by Carolyn Victorian, a towering DJ Oji and DJ Pope produced four-to-the-floor interpretation of Grover Washington Jr.'s original production (which can be found on his 1981 album "Come morning"). Fast forward to 2021 and we are graced with dazzling remixes by DJ Oji and DJ Pope keeping the spirit of the original alive yet giving the track a contemporary soulful feel.

Mogomotsi Chosen & Zico SA featuring Da Ish "Orefile bophelo" (Deepconsoul Sounds Promo)

Coming soon to Deepconsoul Sounds is this fabulous uber soulful and truly melodious production by Mogomotsi Chosen and Zico SA featuring vocalist Da Ish. To make it short, "Orefile bophelo" which features laidback deeply groovin' rhythms alongside beautiful guitar, heavenly keys and the unmistakable deep-rooted vocals of Da Ish is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

Klevakeys featuring Liz Jai "Take you high" (House Keys Records Promo)

House Keys Records present their first release for 2021, the enthralling  and uplifting "Take you high" by London's very own Klevakeys (Adam Agnilleri) and singer/songwriter Liz Jai (Elizabeth Jai Alexander). Most definitely, the smooth yet intriguing rhythms together with the incomparable alluring vocals of Liz Jai and the bodacious keys are guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Kathy Sledge "A little a lot" (HouseWerQ Remix)(HouseWerQ Recordings Promo)

Out now on promo on HouseWerQ Recordings is the glamorous Derrick Ricky Nelson & DJ Sir Charles Dixon four-to-the-floor re-imagination of "A little a lot" by Kathy Sledge (a wonderful r&b gem originally released in 2014). In short, the one-of-a-kind vocals of Kathy Sledge truly shine on this soulful yet lively interpretation laced with warm melodious keys, sweet guitars and a smooth organic backdrop.

DJ Disciple featuring Pappie Khaye "Revolution" (Steve Miggedy Maestro Remixes)(Catch 22 Recordings Promo)

Soon to be released through Catch 22 Recordings are these dope Steve Miggedy Maestro remixes of "Revolution" by American DJ/producer DJ Disciple and Nigerian vocalist Pappie Khaye Carmine. Unquestionably, the downright spell binding rhythms together with the inebriant keys and Pappie Khaye Carmine eminent vocals make this a sure-fire dance floor weapon.

DJ Serge Negri featuring Yoli Zama "Ngwenya" (BambooSounds Promo)

The latest offering from BambooSounds is the pre-eminent "Ngwenya" by label head DJ Serge Negri and South African born singer/songwriter Yoli Zama. Indisputably, DJ Serge Negri has been pulling out all the stops on this unique and truly ingenious production oozing with the amazing vocals of Yoli Zama, grand jazzy keys, ethereal synths and contaminous backdrop. The cherry on top is the superb truly eclectic selection of remixes by the likes of Kalim Shabazz, Option Isaac and Phoolish ROC.

Adam Cruz "Obatala" (Mixtape Sessions Promo)

Don't miss out on the absolutely breathtaking "Obatala" by Adam Cruz released in celebration of the thirteenth anniversary of Mixtape Sessions. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the incredible "Obatala" which uses infectious rich organic afro-beat rhythms as foundation for Adam Cruz fantastic vocal stylings and sublime keys is guaranteed to cast a spell on you. Nuff said...

Cafe 432 & Sheree Hicks "Thinking of you" (Soundstate Recordings Promo)

Forthcoming to Soundstate Recordings is "Thinking of you" by London duo Cafe 432 and songstress Sheree Hicks, the follow-up to their previous hit collaborations "Searching" and "Intuition". Without question, this truly splendorous slice of soulful bliss featuring Sheree Hick's inimitable deeply felt vocals and  luscious keys over a compelling organic musical backing comes highly recommended.

Bonus Review: Antonio Trinchera "Joy drops" (Elbert Phillips Remixes)(A.MA Records Promo)

We are closing this weeks update with the the inaugural release in the brand new "A.MA Reforged Remix EP" series curated by Bob Hill which connects the extensive back catalogue of A.MA Records with some of the most innovative remixers and producers around today. Chicago's own Elbert Phillips add his magical touch to Antonio Trinchera's wonderful instrumental "Joy drops" (from his "Next moves" album and the "Inside A.MA Volume 2" compilation), delivering two phenomenal interpretations of the track that are by no means to be missed.