review logoDon't miss out on this weeks packed update with the latest and greatest in vocal soulful/afro house...

Lee Van Kleef featuring Lifford "In the wrong" (Manoo Unreleased Remix)(Makin' Moves Promo)

Turn back the clock to 2015 when Makin' Moves gave us "In the wrong" the debut release by Lee Van Kleef (aka Lee Gomes and Lee Robinson) which features the unmistakable deeply rooted vocals of Lifford Shillingford, complete with stellar afrotastic remixes by Manoo (a wicked remix by DJ Beloved followed in spring of last year). Now Makin' Moves unleash a previously unreleased remix by Manoo fueled with intriguing deeply thumpin' rhythms, illustrious jazzed-up keys and dreamful chords that is by not to be missed.

Masaki Morii & Aaron K. Gray "Right now" (Mark Francis Remix)(KingStreet Records Promo)

February of this year saw the release of the splendorous verily soulful "Right now" by Japanese DJ/producer Masaki Morii featuring the one-of-a-kind vocals of Aaron K. Gray, soon you'll be able to enjoy these glamorous Mark Francis remixes which combine Aaron K. Gray's the impeccable vocals with luxurious keys and a gentle yet spell binding organic musical backing.

Nu Azeite featuring Bia Barros "Me deixa louca" (Cocada Music Promo)

Multi-talented Brazilian disco-funk duo Nu Azeite present "Me deixa louca" the first of two singles to be released this year, with their self-titled debut album following beginning of 2021. To make it short, "Me deixa louca" is an eminent slice of contemporary disco/funk bliss which features the amazing sultry vocals of Bia Barros alongside cosmic synths and an infectious funk soaked backdrop.

Pierre Ravan & Haldo "Keep the faith" (SP Recordings Promo)

Sure Player Recordings celebrate their 400th release in proper style with "Keep the faith" a mind-boggling collaboration by Pierre Ravan and Haldo. "Keep the faith" is a mesmerizing deep house track with relentlessly groovin' rhythms leading the way for inebriant synth melodies and Pierre Ravan's unique and inspirational spoken words. The selection of mixes included in the package is truly eclectic - don't miss to check out the tantalizing deep house interpretation by Pat Lezizmo.

OVEOUS "Somewhere in America, I am just like you" (Yoruba Records Promo)

Yoruba Records truly grace us with this dazzling release by OVEOUS which features the two equally ingenious deep house cuts "Somewhere in America" and "Just like you" both laced with thought provoking spoken word poetry by OVEOUS. Not to forget to mention the superb remixes by likes of Osunlade, Mark De Clive-Lowe and Coflo taking both of the tracks to a whole different level. This killer release is food for both your feet and your soul...

Crystal Waters & DJ Spen "Party people" (Remixes)(Quantize Recordings Promo)

Soon to be released on Quantize Recordings are these ultra fierce remixes of "Party people" an exhilarating slice of old school influenced feel-good house by Crystal Waters and DJ Spen. First up we have MDFC (the team of Carl Cox and Eric Powell) who deliver an energetic rework destined for prime time play, next is Mike Dunn who serves a classy soulful interpretation oozing with his signature Chi-Town sound, and last but not least we have MicFreak whose uber cool rendition oozes with a glittering discotastic vibe.

MoBlack & Armonica featuring Stevo Atambire "Saana yoo ma" (MoBlack Records Promo)

Leading afro house music label MoBlack Records present "Saana yoo ma" by MoBlack, Armonica and Ghanian vocalist Stevo Atambire a sure-fire dance floor weapon using inexorable rhythms as foundation for subtle chord progressions, lamenting strings, charming kologo acoustic and the fantastic vocals of Stevo Atambire. The 'Dub Mix' gives the track a downright hypnotizing somewhat dark and moody feel perfect for late night play.

M. Patrick featuring Rooted "No elusion" (Your Deep Is Not My Deep Promo)

Coming to Your Deep Is Not My Deep later this month is "No elusion" the first of many collaborations between Mthulisi Patrick and South Africa's Rooted. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the unmatched deeply felt vocals of Rooted together with the beautiful enchanting melodies and the smooth yet intriguing afro influenced rhythms will cast a spell on you. Nuff said...

Bobby Deep & Casper J Stone "Only you" (Union Records Promo)

Out now on promo on Italian label Union Records is the "Only you" by Bobby Deep and Casper J Stone (Casper Jan Hendrik Steenkamp), an indisputable hypnotizing production guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor through Casper J Stone's tempting vocal stylings, delightful keys, entrancing galactical chords an irresistible deeply groovin' afrocentric rhythms.

Various "Pasqua Records Grooves Vol. 1" (Pasqua Records Promo)

How time flies... Since the inaugural release in May 2018 (the dope "State of mind EP" by Tankie-DJ), Pasqua Records have been going from strength to strength, dropping countless soulful/deep/afro house classics as well as launching Pasqua Records S.A in spiring of 2019. In celebration of this milestone, "Pasqua Records Grooves Vol. 1"will be released in a couple of weeks, featuring eleven favorites from the labels back catalogue as well as a brand new track by Mr. Eclectic. Without doubt, this is an awe-inspiring selection of some of Pasqua Records finest moments...

DJ Thes-Man, Anthony Carey & Urvin June "Be free" (Ohyea Muziq Promo)

We are closing this weeks update with "Be free" by DJ Thes-Man, Urvin June and singer/songwriter Anthony Carey, a track spreading an enthralling vibe through the downright resistless afro-deep rhythms, enticing synth melodies and Anthony Carey's incomparable vocal stylings. On remix duty is Shaun Ashby who takes you on a hypnotizing trip to deepest imaginable grounds.