Reviews June 6, 2021
Written by Rhythm 86 on June 5, 2021
This weeks update is loaded with nothing but highest quality releases – go check it out now…
Chairman of the Board “Reach out” (Doug Gomez Remix)(Dog Day Recordings Promo)
Out now on promo through Dog Day Recordings is Doug Gomez excellent interpretation of “Reach out” by American-Canadian soul music group Chairman of the Board (a song originally released in 2015 under the name Ken Knox & Company). To make it short, Doug Gomez blesses us with a respectful and truly dazzling remix oozing with a glamorous discofied vibe sure to cast a spell on you.
Masaki Morii & Aaron K. Gray “Sweetah” (Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)
End of 2018, we were celebrating “Sweetah” by Japan based DJ/producer Masaki Morii, a verily soulful masterly crafted soulful gem laced with the beautiful deeply rooted vocals of Aaron K Gary. Now this soulful gem returns in fantastic new interpretation by Boston soulful house maestro Kelvin Sylvester and Italian DJ/producer Gianni Junior adding their beloved inspiring soulful touch, giving you a tough choice to pick a favorite version.
Skydoll featuring Timotha Lanae “Electric love” (Skydoll Records Promo)
Minneapolis Skydoll join forces with Los Angeles songbird Timotha Lanae for the “Elective love”, a blissful soulful production with a laidback funk drenched backing groove leading the way for Timotha Lanae’s seductive vocals, wicked guitar licks and mellifluous keys. The remix is courtesy of multi-instrumentalist Michele Chiavarini who delivers an infectious masterly orchestrated nu-disco interpretation sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.
Ralf GUM meets Trigmatic “Alikoto” (GoGo Music Promo)
Critically acclaimed DJ/producer Ralf GUM teams up with Ghana’s multiple award winning artist Trigmatic to bring us the ingenious “Alikoto”, a towering afro house track destined to take over dance floors around the globe by storm thanks to smoothly thumpin’ yet inexorable rhythms, sublime keys, heavenly pads and the distinctive truly fabulous vocals of Trigmatic. Nuff said…
Steven Stone & Andrea Love “Moon and stars” (Deep Soul Syndicate Remix)(Soul Deluxe Recordings Promo)
Soul Deluxe Recordings have a beauty in their hands with this timeless Deep Soul Syndicate remix of “Moon and stars” by Swiss DJ/producer Steven Stone and Chi-Town songstress Andrea Love. Beyond any doubt, Andrea Love’s inimitable inspiring vocals truly shine on this soulful and melodious yet thrilling interpretation laced with sumptuous keys, dreamful chords and a spell binding organic backdrop.
Soulplate & Kamila “Baper” (Soulplate Records Promo)
Soulplate return to Spirit of House in proper style with the marvelous “Baper” featuring Indonesian female trio Kamila. To cut right to the chase, “Baper”is a wonderful summer drenched song, with the beautiful tempting vocals and strings by Kamila accompanied by lush keys and a contaminous funked-up musical backing. Not to forget to mention the superb remixes by The Lounge Symphony and Nien keeping the vibe soulful yet enthralling.
Soulful Delivers featuring Mr Maph “Hold me” (Soulbridge Remix)(Soulbridge Remix)
In spring of last year, Soulbridge Records graced with the outstanding soulful production “Hold me” by Soulful Delivers (Gigi Frassanito & Paolo Fedreghini) oozing with the unmistakable heartfelt vocals of Mr. Maph, now the track returns in a jaw-dropping rendition by Soulbridge who combines the amazing vocals with bodacious and a spell binding rich organic musical backing.
Groove Boys Project “Something Special EP” (Amsem Records Promo)
Paris-based duo Groove Boys Project (aka Boyzi and Lucas Moinet) make their debut on Spirit of House with the phenomenal and truly varied “Something Special EP” which takes you on a tantalizing journey from Chicago to Paris, from peak-time classic house to deeper, early-morning cuts, and for good measure there is an epic drum & bass track included. Without question, the “Something Special EP” which features collaborations with the likes of Ava Baya, Lucas Piette and Rawai is a scintillating trip down memory lane…
Bonus Review: Doug Gomez “A vida e boa, a vida e sol” (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)
We are closing this weeks update with a phantasmagorical sun drenched production by Merecumbe Recordings label head Doug Gomez entitled “A vida e boa, a vida e sol”. Most definitely, the gentle yet intriguing percussive rhythms together with the sweet guitars, lush chords, enticing galactical synth solo and enchanting female vocals make this a sure-fire summer anthem…