Julius Papp & Lisa Shaw - Miracle (NeoDisco Music)

Legendary San Francisco DJ Julius Papp doesn’t need much introduction in most house music circles. His masterful DJ sets, including his early appearances alongside Mark Farina at the fabled Mushroom Jazz parties, are always stirring. Julius’ discography spanning across classic labels like Nervous Records, Kenny Dope’s Dope Wax, King Street, and OM Records remains highly sought after. The formation of Julius Papp’s own NeoDisco label afforded the freedom of music on his own terms and has yielded a prolific string of singles and Open Mind, his artist album from summer 2010. Julius’ next album, Music Is The Key, is already on the way and “Miracle" is its first single.

For “Miracles” Julius Papp combines forces with another legend, house music vocalist Lisa Shaw. Previously the two had collaborated on the big single “Way Back,” which peaked at #2 on the Traxsource charts, and had been itching for a follow-up. “Miracle” features Lisa’s smooth, timeless vocals up against Julius’ tough house music production, buzzing with punchy bass, building synth stabs, and heaps of dance floor attitude. Julius also provides his Sunset Mixes on a tech-soul tip that sit comfortably between deep house and tech-house, potentially appealing to DJs of both persuasions.

WIth the addition of Smash Hunter on a remix, the legends keep coming strong. Known for his 90’s work on his Nu Breed label as DJ Smash (where he first worked with Lisa Shaw) as well as a DJ career long predating that, Smash Hunter was also a remixer included on the “Way Back” single. He returns for his version of “Miracle,” a sexy, mid-tempo house interpretation that has large dose of disco and soul thrown in for an irresistible concoction. Add Lisa’s heavenly melodies and a beautiful track that can be described as ‘pure magic’ is the welcome result.

Tony Humphries - “Nice, hyped track … Sunset Vocal the one for me.”
Marques Wyatt - “I’m loving this. Julius and Lisa topping it once again!”
Abicah Soul - “That’s a sweet, tender, and lush vocal. I like the key arpeggio stabs. The Sunset Vocal my pick.”
Tyree Cooper - “Smash Hunter did the business!”
Mousse T. - “Dope.”
Grant Nelson - “Wicked!”
Graeme Park - “Absolutely wonderful.”
Master Kev - “Great song! I’m loving the Sunset Vocal and Smash Hunter’s remixes as well. Solid!”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Wicked sound, The Sunset Vocal and Dub are crazy. Full support!”
DJ MFR (Transport) - ” Excellent delivery from Julius and Lisa. Great rework from Smash Hunter!”
Husky (Random Soul) - “I’m loving the DJ Smash disco vibe.”
Craig Stewart (Universe Media) - “Sunset Vocal is fire, no doubt. I’m loving this jam for the dance floor.”
Marco Fullone (Radio Monte Carlo) - “”Beautiful vocals by Lisa an irresistible groove by Julius! Maximum support.”
Alexandre Klimow (Pure Dance, Belgium) - “Thanks to these legends for this miracle.”

Also supported by King Britt, Quentin Harris, Beppe Gioia, Rasmus Faber, Lars Behrenroth, Robert Owens, Jay West, Groove Junkies, Christos Kedras, Benji Candelario, Doc Link, Hippie Torrales, and Alex Dimitri.

Available now from Traxsource