review logoA packed update awaits you this week, enriched with a couple of bonus reviews of tracks - enjoy !!

Dimitri from Paris presents "Le Chic Remix" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Ahead of the June release of the ten track album "Dimitri from Paris presents Le Chic Remix", Glitterbox Recordings present a limited hand-stamped white-label vinyl release which includes Dimitri from Paris absolutely breathtaking truly respectful vocal and instrumental re-imaginations of the bonafide disco anthems "Le freak" by Chic and "Thinking of you" by Sister Sledge. We can't wait for the album to drop in a couple of weeks...

Soultronixx presents "The Basement Vol.1" (Double Cheese Records Promo)

South African DJ/producer Soultronixx presents the first release in his brand new "The Basement" series which will not only feature his own productions but also also music from fellow South African artists. The inaugural volume includes "Ukuthandwa" by Soultronixx & J Martins featuring Kombie and "Your love" by Dat Gruvee featuring Emmanuela, two equally brilliant soul infused melodic afro house productions. In other words, a glorious EP  not to be missed.

DJ Punch "The Gospel Side of Baby Powder EP Vol. 1" (Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)

DJ Punch returns to Spirit of House with his latest offering, the magnificent first volume in the brand new "The Gospel Side of Baby Powder EP" series which takes you straight to the church. This is DJ Punch at his best, delivering three gospel infused gems guaranteed to get you to clap your hands and stomp your feet: There is the inspiring "Praise the lord" by Aretha Franklin, the organ driven "Sunday pray" by Corey Henry and last but not least we have the uplifting "Hold your mule" by Shirley Ceases. These expertly crafted four-to-the-floor re-imaginations come highly recommended.

St. Jovis featuring Jaidene Veda "Sun kissed life" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

The St. Jovis produced truly wonderful soul oozing jewel "Sun kissed life" is the latest single taken from Jaidene Veda's phenomenal critically acclaimed  "Heart of gold" album, with celebrated Vibe Boutique Records putting together a verily eclectic remix package featuring stellar lounge, soulful, afro and deep house interpretations from Monodeluxe, ISO 9000, Deepconsoul and SoulLab as well as St. Jovis and Jaidene Veda herself (featuring guest artist Hosanna Littlebird). Essential.

Coflo featuring Lady C "Reasons" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Next up on label of the moment Merecumbe Recordings is "Reasons" by DJ/producer Cody 'Coflo' Ferreira, a fabulous soul oozing afro house production featuring the beautiful emotive vocals of Lady C, luxurious jazzy keys, melodious chords and gentle yet thrilling afro-percussive rhythms. The 'Soulful Mix' gives the song a glamorous classic organic feel, and finally the 'Bossanova Mix' is a dazzling latin/jazz influenced interpretation that is sheer musical bliss.

Robert Martin "Now I can see" (Night Scope Deep Recordings Promo)

Underground house music label Night Scope Deep Recordings are back on Spirit of House in proper style with the old school inspired "Now I can see", a collaboration by Robert Martin (Deep Elementz) and The Gate Keepers (aka Carl Hanssen and Black Orchestra) fueled with smooth yet spell binding rhythms, illustrious keys, heavenly chords and Robert Martin's eminent vocals. "Now I can see" will undeniably make you yearn for more...

The best of the rest...

We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...

In summer of last year, DJ Pope released "Jingo ba" a contemporary remake of the legendary "Jin-go-lo-ba" by Babatunde Olatunji (which dates back to 1959), now the track returns in slammin' verily hypnotizing tribaltastic remixes by Tommy Davis & Greg Lewis guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy (POJI Records Promo). Lilac Jeans and Enoo Napa team up on the absolutely mesmeric "Face your fears"which fuses enchanting galactical synth melodies with deep relentlessly thumpin' rhythms (Lilac Jeans Records Promo).

Trinidadian Deep pays tribute to the late Owen Money (rip) with the "The tribute songs" EP which includes two equally superb productions, both oozing with his signature deep'n'smooth yet verily tantalizing underground-esqe sound( Shelter Records Promo). The The Rurals present an exhilarating trip down memory lane with their "Back in the Day EP" which includes six vintage previously unreleased tracks from 1994/1995, incontrovertibly this EP is all about the versatile ardently loved The Rurals sound (Peng Music Promo).

The wonderful "Loop" by Ism was originally released on last years "Unity Through Sound WMC 2017" sampler, now comes the full single release complete with stunning remixes by Richard Earnshaw & N'Dinga Gaba, Gianni Junior and Namy which take the track to a whole new level (Global Diplomacy Productions Promo). M. Caporale and Pietro Nicosia join forces on "World, Music & Thoughts" which features three masterly crafted and orchestrated uber soulful, jazz and afro infused gems (Union Records Promo).