A truly eclectic update with a couple of surprises awaits you this week... enjoy !!
Tony Walk "Turn your love around" (FunkHut Records Promo)
In fall of last year, singer Tony Walk released his wonderful r&b/soul interpretation of the George Benson classic “Turn your love around" (originally released back in 1981), now FunkHut Records present a glamorous soulful house rendition by label honcho DJ Pope which combines Tony Walk's incredible rendition of the lyrics with bodacious jazzed-up keys, dreamful pads, sublime horns, beautiful flute and a smooth yet intriguing rich organic musical backing.
The Clark Sisters "You brought the sunshine" (The DJ Spen Remix)(Quantize Recordings Promo)
Back in 1983, The Clark Sisters released the crossover hit single "You brought the sunshine (into my life)" (the title track of their eight album released in 1981), now DJ Spen rework this timeless gospel classic into an uplifting four-to-the-floor affair that stays true and respectful to the original, with the inspiring vocals and grand jazzed-up keys accompanied by a captivating organic musical backing.
Ricky Morrison featuring Brian Lucas "Love is" (Quantize Recordings Promo)
Ricky Morrison and Brian Lucas are back on Quantize Recordings with an expertly crafted remake of the 1977 True Example classic "Love is finally coming my way" (released on legendary Gold Mind Records). Beyond question, the infectious funked-up backdrop together with the luxurious keys, celestial chords, wicked guitars and amazing feel-good vocals will cast a spell on you.
Thommy Davis, Aaron K Gray and Tasha LaRae "For every mountain" (Quantize Recordings Promo)
This phantasmagorical remake of the gospel classic "For every mountain" was originally released in summer 2020 on Thommy Davis length album "Mr. Davis", now the track which features the vocal talents of Aaron K Gray and Tasha LaRae gets a full single release. Next to the vibrant original version, the release includes brand new remixes by Kenny Carpenter oozing with a classic soulful gospel house vibe sure to send shivers down your spine.
Arnaud D & Morris Revy "Closer" (Groovebom Records Promo)
French producer Arnaud D and Nigerian singer/songwriter Morris Revy join forces for "Closer" soon to be released through up-and-coming Groovebom Records. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this splendorous soulful gem featuring the unmatched sultry vocals of Morris Revy, luscious keys and heavenly chord progressions over a spell binding organic backing is not to be missed...
Tom Glide featuring Sophia Ripley "A deep love" (The Remixes)(TGee Records Promo)
Back in November of last year, we reviewed the magnificent "A deep love" by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Glide featuring the incredible vocal stylings of jazz/soul singer Sophia Ripley, now the track returns in a fresh truly eclectic selection of remixes. First up we have Tayo Wink serving two equally superb soulful interpretations of the song, next is a blissful jazz rendition by Tom Glide, and finally Mark Dean & Tom Glide team up for a deeper mesmeric rework perfect for late night, early morning play.
Pour le Connaisseur: Roy Ayers "Baby doll" (BBE Music Promo)
Back in 2003, BBE Music issued a limited 12" vinyl single of "Baby doll", a hidden Roy Ayers gem from the 1970's.. Now for the first time ever this towering vintage disco/funk jewel featuring Bernard 'Pretty' Purdy on drums, William Allen on bass, Chano O'Ferral on congas, and Roy Ayers himself on vocals, keys and clarinet will be available in digital format (with both the vocal and instrumental versions found on the 12" included).
KHAN "Home" (Mantree Records Promo)
Next up on Mantree Records is "Home" produced by label head Rasmir Mantree and performed in grand style by KHAN. You will not be surprised to hear that Rasmir Mantree once again has been pulling out all the stops to bless us with an ingenious and innovative slice of unadulterated underground house music perfectly that perfectly the inimitable deep-rooted vocals of KHAN and his unique truly seminal sound.