review logoThis week's update is fully loaded with nothing but top-notch vocal soulful/afro house music... enjoy !!

Zepherin Saint featuring Jackie Queens "Smile" (Tribe Records Promo)

Forthcoming to Tribe Records is "Smile" by Zepherin Saint the follow up to his recent hit single "All the way". Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Smile" which features the unique vocal sytlings of Jackie Queens, mellifluous synths and grandiose trumpet solo by Will Allen over smooth yet irresistibly thumpin' rhythms is guaranteed to cast a spell on you... By no means to be missed.

Gabriel Horizon & Tony Powell featuring Chellena Black "Be free" (Bounce Muzik Promo)

About nine years ago we reviewed the Gabriel Horizon and Tony Powell produced "Believe" performed in grand style by Chellena Black, now they are back together to grace us with the phantasmagorical "Be free" which combines Chellena Black's unmistakable passionate vocals with exquisite jazzy keys, heavenly chords and a spell binding organic musical backing. Essential.

Reggie Steele featuring Christie Love "One day" (Makin' Moves Promo)

New Jersey's one and only Reggie Steele returns to Makin' Moves with the splendorous "One day", a masterly crafted soulful gem using smooth yet compelling deeply groovin' rhythms as foundation for the amazing emotive vocals of Christie Love, glamorous keys and galactical chords. Put differently, "One day" is top-notch soulful house music having timeless written all over... Nuff said.

Amos Sings "African woman" (Gruv Manics Digital SA Promo)

To be released soon on Gruv Manics Digital SA is "African woman" by Amos Sings (the successor to "Bafikile vha ko randza timali" released in summer of last year). To cut right to the chase, "African woman" is a truly glorious slice of sun drenched soulful goodness oozing with Amos Sings beautiful deeply felt vocals, sublime jazzy keys, ethereal chords, sweet guitars and gentle rhythms.

BSC featuring Marie Tweek "Home made love" (Grooveland Music Promo)

In spring of last year, we introduced you to the outstanding "From Brazil to the World EP" by Brazilian Soul Crew (short BSC) which includes the loungey "Home made love" featuring the unrivaled vocals of Marie Tweek. This blissful song is now getting a full release, with the original version accompanied by BSC's uber soulful  'BSC Naked Love Remix' (previously released on "Grooveland Sessions Vol. 3"), an enticing late night rendition by Charles Spencer laced with luxurious jazzed-up keys, a dreamful interpretation by RoneeDeep and last but not least enchanting broken beat rework by Trilaterals.

Various "Glitterbox Jams Volume 2" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Out now on 12" vinyl with a digital release to follow is "Glitterbox Jams Volume 2" loaded with four sure-fire dance floor weapons. Kicking things off is "Natural high" by Mike Dunn a fervid dose of vintage Chicago house music goodness, next we have "Love games" by Body Music featuring Amy Douglas a silky-smooth discolicious groover. Following is Yuksek's dope remix of "Remember me" by Risk Assessment featuring Jemeni G, and finally there is Seamus Haji's captivating boogietastic remake of Tweet's "Boogie 2 nite".

Funky People featuring Cassio Ware "Funky people" (Remixes)(Slip'N'Slide Records Promo)

Turn back the clock to 1995 when Kevin Hedge and Josh Milan (collectively known as Blaze) joined forces with Tee Alford, Allen Jeffrey and vocalist Cassio Ware to take over dance floors globally with "Funky people" (released on their own Funky People label). Previously released on 12" vinyl only and now finally available digitally are the downright scintillating remixes by JoVonn and Hugo LX who take this all-time house music classic to new heights. Also included is the sought-after classic remix from 20:20 Vision from 1999.

Yooks featuring Unqle Chriz "Should have loved you" (Newtown Recordings Promo)

In fall of last year, UK DJ/producer Yooks teamed up with South African vocalist Unqle Chriz for the magnificent "I care", now they are back together for "Should have loved you". To make it short, this soulful yet truly intriguing production with a relentlessly bouncin' organic backdrop leading the way for lush keys, celestial chords and Unqle Chriz incredible deep-rooted vocals will send the dancers into a frenzy...

Silvia Zaragoza & Francois A. featuring Carla Prather "Body language" (Demarkus Lewis Remix)(KingStreet Records Promo)

In September of 2016, we were celebrating the soulful jewel "Body language" by DJ/producer Silvia Zaragoza and Francois A laced with the unrivaled majestic vocals of house music diva Carla Prather, then in summer of 2017 remixes by Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco followed. Now Demarkus Lewis reworks the original, injecting his signature fresh and funky touch - the result is a bona fide dance floor weapon...