Enjoy this weeks selection of the latest in vocal soulful and afro house from the plethora of new music we've received...
Kemeticjust featuring Terrance Downs "We r culture" (Makin' Moves Promo)
Out now on promo through renowned Makin' Moves' is the beautiful "We r culture" by Just One (aka Justin Chapman of Kemeticjust), a timeless slice of soulful goodness featuring the unequaled haunting vocals of Terrance Downs alongside enchanting guitar, luscious keys and an infectious organic musical backing. The 'Bruk Dub' is an unadulterated broken beat dub rework of the track, and finally Lee Gomez aka Wipe The Needle contributes a stellar remix oozing with a lively yet soulful and melodious broken beat flavored vibe.
Cyrus "Tribute to the master" (Smooth Agent Records Promo)
Available soon through Smooth Agent Records is this scintillating tribute to Fela Kuti (the Nigerian king of afrobeat) by Cyrus (the trio of Carmello Guarnera, Da Loca and Sean Smith). Aptly titled "Tribute to the master", this soulful gem features the amazing expressive vocals of Tosha Marie, classy horns, sublime keys, sweet guitar and organic afrobeat drenched rhythms. The cherry on top is the superb truly varied selection of remixes by Sean Smith, David Harness, Paul Lyons and Karu all adding their signature touch to the track.
Juan Hoerni featuring Maurice Smith "Fantasy" (Cha Cha Project Recordings Promo)
Back in June, Juan Hoerni and singer Maurice Smith graced us with the magnificent "Let it go", now they present the follow-up single "Fantasy". Unquestionably, this sexy 80's influenced production featuring the incredible vocals of Maurice Smith, bodacious keys by Scott Wozniak and a fervid funked-up backdrop will cause a stir on the dance floor. On remix duty is Roy Davis Jr. who introduces driving 4/4 rhythms and glamorous strings to give the track a glittering disco inspired feel.
Mikki Afflick & Jah Rain "Afro sun" (An AfflickteD Soul Tek Remix)(Soul Sun Soul Music Promo)
Back in spring of 2018, we introduced you to the splendorous "Afro sun" by Mikki Afflick, an uber melodious and soulful yet tantalizing production laced with Jah Rain's inimitable spiritual spoken word poetry. The track is back in a downright hypnotizing afro-tek rework by Mikki Afflick guaranteed to send the dancers into frenzy thanks to inexorable rhythms and luxurious keys. Essential.
Doug Gomez & Cee ElAssaad featuring Nuzu Deep "You left" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
Merecumbe Recordings label head Doug Gomez joins forces with Moroccan afro house maestro Cee ElAssaad and South African songstress Nuzu Deep for "You left", an utterly mesmerizing afro house production using absolutely irresistible rhythms as foundation for Nuzu Deep's unmistakable alluring vocals, celestial synth melodies and a wicked organ solo. Nuff said...
Jimmy Read featuring E-Man "Dominoes" (Digital Soul Records Promo)
Forthcoming to Digital Soul Records is "Dominoes" by London based DJ/producer Jimmy Read, a marvelous soulful production inspired by the Donal Byrd classic "(Fallin' like) dominoes". To make it short, the smooth yet contaminous funk soaked backdrop together with the heavenly strings, grandiose jazzed-up keys and the one-of-a-kind spoken words and vocals by legendary E-Man are sure to make you yearn for more.
DJ Laschem "Forever soulful" (Baainar Digital Promo)
Out now on Baainar Digital is the highly anticipated debut EP by South African DJ/producer DJ Laschem (Melvin Kruger) entitled "Forever soulful". A total of seven tracks are included on this truly outstanding soulful house release, six of the tracks feature guest appearances from some of South Africa's most talented vocalists: MoreSoul, Rhey Osborne, NutownSoul, Charlene, Rokka GTR, Komplexity and OsoTee.
Pad Beryll featuring Toshi "Let me see" (NiteGrooves Records Promo)
Swiss DJ/producer Pad Beryll teams up with afro house vocal queen Toshi for "Let me see", a hypnotizing late night track with deep relentlessly thumpin' rhythms leading the way for Toshi's truly eminent vocal stylings and seductive melodies. The dub gives the track a darker somewhat deeper feel, and then we have a superbly soulful yet intriguing remix by Doug Gomez fueled with spell binding percussive rhythms and dreamful chord progressions.
Oscar P "Time machine" (Anniversary Pack)(Open Bar Music Promo)
Watch out for this massive anniversary remix package of Oscar P's "Time machine" forthcoming to Open Bar Music. The various mixes and acapella of the track have been rocking dance floors since 2007, beyond doubt "Time machine" is considered a bonafide house music anthem. Here you find fresh remixes from the likes of Carlos Mena, David Montoya, Simone Glad, Mr. Eclectic and Master Fale alongside previously released remixes by Oscar P, Andi Boi, Oscar P & C. Scott and last but not least Eric Kupper.