review logoA packed update with the latest in vocal soulful/afro house music awaits you this week - enjoy !!

Alex Mattei & Vangela Crowe "So in love" (Shino Blackk Remixes)(New Generation Records Promo)

Mid-march, New Generation Records graced us with "So in love" by Alex Mattei and Vangela Crowe, a glorious production combining the unequaled deep-rooted vocals of Vangela Crowe with grand keys, lovely guitar and a thrilling organic backdrop. Courtesy of Shino Blackk comes a splendorous re-imagination oozing with his landmark soulful yet intriguing touch, with legendary Larry Rauson contributing a sublime 'Luxury Edit' of Shino Blackk's excellent rework.

Montana, Stewart, Nortier & Stephanie Cooke & Dana Weaver "Unreleased Dubs Vol. 2" (Wiggly Worm Records Promo)

Wiggly Worm Records present the second volume in the "Unreleased Dubs" series they launched beginning of the year. Undoubtedly this is a truly tasty selection of unreleased goodies which includes the 'Mind Street Dance Floor Dub' and 'DJ Vivona Dub' of "The world to me (you are)" by Montana, Stewart & Nortier featuring Stephanie Cooke, the 'J Crocker Moodlit Dub' of "Never thought" by Montana, Stewart & Nortier featuring Dana Weaver, as well as the 'Juan Mejia Last Night Midnight Dub', 'Monster Taxi Deep Mix' and 'Ricky Inch Reprise' of "Last dance" by Montana & Stewart featuring Stephanie Cooke.

Bacanito & Soph-eye Richard "Unbelievable reality" (We Go Deep Promo)

Coming soon to We Go Deep is this wonderful loungey production by Bacanito fueled with the gorgeous seductive vocals of Soph-eye Richard, luxurious keys and a smooth groovey backdrop. Miz Dee delivers a grandiose jazz infused interpretation of the song, while label head Luka serves an verily deep dreamy dub workout that is all about his beloved truly unique deep house sound.

Sebastien Dutch & Gary Kanon "Wanama kale" (Iklwa Brothers Music Promo)

Zambian born DJ/producer Julius Mwewa who is famously known as Sebastien Dutch joins forces with singer Gary Kanon on "Wanama kale" (which means "Lies" in native Zambian language), to make a long story this inexorable track using raw'n'chunky afrocentric rhythms as foundation for luscious keys and the eminent vocals of Gary Kanon is guaranteed to cast a spell on you. Also included is "Dragons den" a verily tantalizing instrumental afro house track built around celestial synth melodies and irresistible rhythms.

Angelo Draetta "You are everything" (Leda Music Promo)

Forthcoming to Leda Music is "You are everything" by Angela Draetta, not much needs to be said or written other than this enchanting soulful production which features sweet female vocals alongside warm melodic keys and a gentle yet thrilling organic backing is sheer musical bliss. Put differently, this gorgeous soulful production by Angelo Draetta  comes highly recommenced.

Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco featuring Emma Diva "Let the music" (Sunflowermusic Records Promo)

Mid-February we introduced you the verily spirited "Let the music" which features the distinctive powerhouse vocals of Emma Diva, now this stellar production returns in fresh interpretations by Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco. Their vibrant 'Meltemi Sole Mix' is a feel-good affair sure to send the dancers into a frenzy, while the magnificent 'Classic Mix' is a lively truly captivating rendition.

Vanessa L. Smith "Be present" (Addvibe Mixes)(CyberJamz Records Promo)

Scheduled for a May release on CyberJamz Records is the "Be present" by Norwegian DJ/producer Addvibe (Paul Sorli) and songstress Vanessa L. Smith, undeniably this soulful gem oozing with the incomparable passionate vocals of Vanessa L. Smith, exquisite keys and a smooth organic backdrop is not to be missed. Not to forget to mention the absolutely hypnotizing deep dub workout sure to cause a stir on the dance floor.

Exclusive Review: Hardage & Gil-Scott Heron "Hysterical years" (Luyo Remix)(Bacci Bros Records Promo)

In late 2016, Bacci Bros Records released the soul/funk jewel "Hysterical years" by Hardage which features the lyrics from the unforgettable Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson classic "Bicentennial blues" (from their 1976 album "It's your world"). Courtesy of Double Cheese Records label head Luyo comes a formidable verily soulful and bluesy yet infectious four-to-the-floor re-imagination that is by no means to be missed.

DJ Housecat (la gata de fuego) "DNA injection" (The Ancestry Mixes)(Part One)(Toupee Records Promo)

Indisputably "DNA injection" is a sure-fire dance floor weapon featuring the unrivaled spoken words of Catherine Harris Rowell aka DJ Housecat (la gata de fuego), coming your way in an eclectic selection of classy interpretations: Up and coming Calvin Sol contributes both a fervid afro-deep workout and a dope broken beat rendition, DJ Punch takes us back in time with his ol'skool house inspired interpretation (think Underground Solution "Luv dancin'"), DJ WM J hits the mark with his wicked jackin' remix, and last but not least we have Tayo Wink with his splendid afro/soul infused version. More mixes to follow soon.