Only the very best in vocal soulful/afro house made it into this weeks update... enjoy !!!
Brutha Basil & Duce Martinez & Kelvin Sylvester "Just as long as I got classics" (Brukel Music Promo)
Don't miss out on this sure-fire dance floor favorite inspired by the all-time disco anthem "Just as long as I got you" by Love Committee released back in 1978 on legendary Gold Mine Records. Brukel Music mainstays Brutha Basil and Kelvin Sylvester team up with Duce Martinez to grace us with a vibrant four-to-the-floor interpretation laced with Brutha Basil's eminent spoken words (with background vocals by Kelvin Sylvester), grand horns, luscious keys and an infectious funk soaked backdrop guaranteed to cast a spell on you.
Doug Gomez & Miss Patty "Everybody" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
Forthcoming to Merecumbe Recordings is the fervid "Everybody" produced by label boss Doug Gomez, with the lyrics written and performed by Miss Patty. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Everybody" featuring the unmistakable spoken words of Miss Patty alongside inebriant keys and intriguing afro-percussive rhythms is sure to take over dance floors around the globe by storm.
Luyo & PolyRhythm & Reno Ka "In the rain" (Double Records Promo)
Available soon through Double Records (formerly Double Cheese Records) is this super dope afro-deep collaboration by New York City based duo PolyRhythm with label head Luyo and vocalist Reno Ka. Beyond any question, the downright inexorable afrortastic rhythms together with hypnotizing melodies and the enchanting vocals by Reno Ka are sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.
Los Charly's Orchestra "Nuyorican Disco" (Imagenes Recordings Promo)
Watch out for this towering release forthcoming to Imagenes Recordings as Los Charly's Orchestra pay homage to latin fusion culture and its superstars on "Nuyorican Disco", a lively latin infused production oozing with uber cool vocals by Oswaldo Chacon, glamorous trumpet, sublime jazzy keys, sweet guitar and a captivating disco-funk backdrop. Not to forget to mention the charming stripped-back 'Neo Latin Mix' introducing beautiful vocals by Andre Espeut to take the track to the next level.
Lyricist L aka Lorna "Going home" (Mantree Records Promo)
Lovers of unadulterated underground house music rejoice as Mantree Records present a true gem with the Rasmir Mantree produced "Going home" by Lyricist L aka Lorna. To make a long story short, the unique spoken word poetry of Lyricist L in combination with Rasmir Mantree's supporting vocals, bodacious keys and enthralling underground-esque rhythms will make you yearn for more...
DJ Magic "Move somethin'"(MMP Records Promo)
Like ourselves, you may have missed on this one when originally released a couple of years ago due to the plethora of new releases coming out every week. Now fully remastered, this pristine dance floor anthem using a relentlessly thumpin' organic backing as foundation for the incomparable vocal stylings of Steve Miggedy Maestro and enticing melodies is sure to cause a stir on the dance floor once more... Coming complete with superb remixes by Belizian Voodoo Priest, Steve Miggedy Maestro,, DJ Big Dose and DJ Magic himself, this package comes highly recommended.
From the Vault: Push/Pull "Bang the drums" (Fore Records 12", 1990)
One of our favorite releases from 1990 is this absolutely mind-blowing early 90's NYC afro house release entitled "Bang the drums" EP by Push/Pull aka Maurice Benjamin Cenac released through Fore Records (re-issued by Rush Hour Records in 2014). Our favorite is (and has always been) "Secrets of the nile", a beautiful instrumental production with gentle yet spell binding rhythms leading the way for heavenly pads, sumptuous jazzed-up keys and enchanting flute.