review logoAs usual, only the very best in vocal soulful and afro house music made it into this weeks update... enjoy !!

Brentano featuring KDaVine "Praises go up" (TR Records Promo)

Durban native Brentano is back on TR Records with his third release, the truly glamorous "Praises go up" a collaboration with South African singer KDaVine. "Praises go up" is truly inspirational and soulful, with KDaVine's amazing haunting vocal stylings being accompanied by exquisite keys, dreamy chords and smooth yet intriguing rhythms. The classy remixes courtesy of New Jersey producer Tony Vee give the song a truly vibrant yet soulful old school inspired four-the-floor feel.

Chelsea Como & Jacko "Waves" (TR Records Promo)

Singer/songwriter Chelsea Como and DJ/producer Jacko are back together to grace us with "Waves", beyond the shadow of a doubt this fabulous sun drenched production coming in dope mixes by Shino Blackk (in collaboration with Jacko) using use inexorable afrocentric rhythms as foundation for utterly tantalizing synth melodies and Chelsea Como's unrivaled tempting vocals will cast a spell on you... Not to forget to mention the verily entrancing old school inspired remix by Lowheads sure set the dance floor ablaze.

Mind Street featuring Cinnamon Brown "It's alright" (Soul N Pepa Records Promo)

We welcome new label Soul N Pepa to Spirit of House with their stunning debut release "It's alright" by Mind Street and singer Cinnamon Brown. Without question, this uplifting production featuring the inimitable sultry vocals alongside luscious keys and and an irresistibly groovin' backdrop is guaranteed to jam-pack the floor. The 'Retouched Groove Mix' gives the track aclassic jazz/funk infused feel, and courtesy of Groove Assassin comes a super blissful and soulful latin influenced interpretation.

FAM Disco featuring Heather Gayle "Come my way" (Remixes)(HSR Records Promo)

The gorgeous "Come my way" by FAM Disco (Paolo Fedreghini, Massimo Anelli, Max Montorio) which features the towering emotive vocals of Heather Gayle saw the light of day past October, now the track returns in brand new truly superb interpretations by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and Chujo both adding their beloved truly distinctive soulful touch, giving you the tough choice to pick a favorite version...

Qwestlife featuring Teni Tinks "Hit it off" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Late last year, Glitterbox Recordings released "Hit it off" by Qwestlife (a creative partnership between Tom Laroye and Yam Who?) on 7" vinyl, a glorious contemporary disco re-imagination of a song originally written by soul artist Benny Lattimore and made famous by Millie Jackson in 1979. This wonderful remake oozing with the unmistakable voice of Teni Tinks, classy horns, celestial strings, melodious keys and a groovey musical backing is getting a proper 12" vinyl and digital release featuring the extended version alongside remixes by Australian selector Late Nite Tuff Guy who delivers both a silky smooth club version and a fervid funked-up rework.

Soulful Jack "S-Jack EP" (Marivent Music Digital Promo)

Forthcoming to Marivent Music Digital is the phantasmagorical "S-Jack EP" by Soulful Jack aka Darren Studholme which includes three equally spell binding jazz influenced tracks. The verily soulful and melodious "Save my soul" and the truly vibrant "Soul jacking disco" both feature the unmatched vocal stylings of house music legend Robert Owens (can you guess where they are lifted from?), while the funktified "Soul funk sessions" features samples from well known speeches.