Andy Compton & Rogiérs - Feel Free (South African Remixes) [Viva Recordings]

Andy Compton and Rogiérs (pronounced Ro-ghe-ay) are back on Viva Recordings, returning with “Feel Free (South African Remixes)”. Andy first visited Viva in 2000 with The Rurals and his Farmyard Flavours singles and full length album, and “Feel Free” shows the Peng label head, prolific producer, and busy globe-trotting DJ still residing in the classiest of deep house digs. Miz-Dee kicks off this remix pack with a flowing rendition that sooths the soul with it’s meandering piano and floaty organ. Lelanga takes us on a journey reminiscent of Mr. Fingers with lush strings and keys, dubbing out the guitar and adding some spacious synth sounds. Both a remix and an instrumental remix by Lelanga are included in this pack. Once again, Andy and Co. inspire the dreamiest of dancefloor visions.

Kai Alcé (NDATL Muzik) – “DOPE remix by Lelanga!”
Bruno from Ibiza (Ibiza Global Radio) – “I like the Miz-Dee mix.”
Stefan Popovic (Discotone Radio Show) – “Proper remix package for these cold winter days. South African Deep!”
Michael Stukes (WHCR 90.3 FM, New York) – “Star quality mixes here.”
Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica FM) – “Tasteful mixes of another Andy Compton gem. Warm & deep as ever.”
Dean Serafini (Frisky Rhythms) – “Excellent, lovely deep soulful vibes. Soothing vocals and enchanting rhythms.”
DJ Tomas (Friday Night Session / KUSF in Exile) – “Vibey grooves that really usher in uplifting feelings all around.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House web zine) – “Two expertly crafted re-imaginations.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle radio show) – “Simply oozing class … great!”
Mike Solus (Housemasters Radio) – “Blown away by this. So cool & beautiful. Supporting on Soulful Sundayz.”

Available Now From: Traxsource, Bandcamp, Apple Music, And Spotify.

Jeff Swiff - Jeff Swiff EP (Vino Recordings)

Vino Recordings celebrates 16 years in operation and its Minneapolis scene with a double A-side release from Jeff Swiff. Jeff’s label with Christian James, Nicewon Recordings, which specializes in prime-time ‘no-coast’ house music sounds, and his seven-year-strong club night House Proud confirm Swiff’s dedication to the genre. His style is focused on the bouncing, ‘phat’ sound of house, evidenced by these two spot-on, driving dance floor stompers with unmistakable Midwest vibes. “Some Type Uh Way” shakes and rolls with delicious, jazzy keys, a crisp, swinging rhythm track, and a dreamy female vocal that pops in and out. “Wun Type Uh Way” presents a deeper and chunkier take, with pulsing, filtered loops and percussive disco vibes suitable for the latest of late nights. Vino delivers the goods once again.

Dutchican Soul (Strictly Rhythm) – “What a groove! Love this vibe.”
Tyree Cooper (Chicago Vinyl Records) – “I’m lovin’ it! I will surely play this until the needle jumps across my Serato vinyl.”
Gene Hunt (Rush Hour) – “I dig this a lot.”
Booker T. (Kings Of Soul) – “Big tune! Will support.”
KJ (Integrity Recordings) – “Really feeling the jazz vibe.”
Mike Solus (Housemasters Radio) – “Both cuts are dope. Supporting.”
Bart (Soulfulbros) (Soul District Radio Show) – “Jazzy and swingy like we love.”
Curtiss Logan (Jersey Soul / Cyberjamz Radio) – “Nice release. I like Some Type Uh Way.”
Ken Liu (Broad Street Bait & Tackle) – “Excellent! Love these vibes, thanks. Psyched to play these.”
Lee Jones / Country Gents (Buslife) – “Both of these tracks are superb. The Wun suits me best and will definitely get used on the air and at gigs.”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes / Apple Music, And Spotify.

Juan Hoerni feat. Terry Dexter - Calling (Cha Cha Project Recordings)

Juan Hoerni, Los Angeles’s rising soulful house maestro, closes out 2018 with “Calling,” a spirited new single in collaboration with house music vocal legend Terry Dexter. Released on Juan’s Cha Cha Project Recordings imprint, “Calling” features Terry’s amazing voice floating over a cruising synth arpeggiation and rhythm track. The production not only recalls highlights of an ‘80s DJ’s underground playlists, but also sounds quintessentially Los Angeles. “Calling” is cool, driving, and sleek as night. An instrumental and dub mix are also included.

The incomparable Roy Davis Jr., who is no stranger to working with Terry Dexter, takes the reins on a passion-filled remix. Roy’s impeccable drum programming creates instant impact, riding over a funky, liquid bass line, swirling string pads, and Terry’s soulful voice. It’s a pure treat for the after hours. Juan and Terry complete the package with the bonus track “Wildness of the Heart,” taking on a classic house music feel with sparkling piano chords, skippy club beats, rousing horn riffs, and disco-flavored string swells. On top of all this is Terry Dexter, giving her all. It’s another feather-in-the-cap for Juan Hoerni and Cha Cha Project Recordings.

Doc Link (Liberate Recordings) – “Always fire when these two connect.”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Stunning dance music. Great work!”
Nick Power (Soul Kandi) – “Wildness of the Heart is an absolutely beautiful track. Full support.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House Web Zine) – “A truly inspiring slice of piano infused house music.”
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now) – “This package covers all the bases. Great stuff.”
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson) – “Very nice release from Juan. Loving the whole vibe of this joint.”
Master Kev (Underground Collective) – “Roy Davis Jr. remix is bangin!”
Deli G (The Touch) – “Juan is back with a bang, and Roy Davis Jr. has delivered a HOT mix.”
Dean Serafini (Frisky Rhythms) – “Wildness of the Heart is my favorite. Beautiful vocals and infectious keys are really doing it for me.”
Crate Invader (Point Blank FM, London) – “The Calling dub is amazing. Hitting like an Italo-Disco joint, so good! The Roy Davis mix is killer too.”

Available Now From: Traxsource, Beatport, iTunes, And Spotify.

Jesse Saunders feat. Daniivory - Kaleidoscope (Broken Records)

Credited with producing the first house record, Jesse Saunders returns on Broken Records with former Imagine Dragons and Beyonce touring band member DANiiVORY to deliver “Kaleidoscope”, a breathtakingly beautiful song. Ivory & Saunders’ track is an exercise in what is possible when artists with real history come together in the studio. It encapsulates a vision of beautiful sunsets, terraces and soulshine.

The single boasts a heavy hitting cast of all star remixers, sure to inspire sets far into the future. Grin Music head honcho Demarkus Lewis drops and delivers his low-key “Afro Remix” that weaves soft tribal drums throughout. Chicago mainstay Stacy Kidd’s “House 4 Life Remix” contributes to the package with a jazzy lounge / house hybrid, complete with meandering piano lines and a seductive groove. One of the greats and also hailing from the Windy City, Paul Johnson, delivers a peak hour driver with his “Tech HouseNation Remix”. Australia’s VMS (Queen Victoria) rounds it out and hits it hard with her “Down Under Remix”, a bass heavy, peak hour romp suitable for big rooms and prime time dance floors. All of the remixes reflect the brilliance of the original, and “Kaleidoscope” has a little something for everyone, while staying true to the aesthetic and feel of intended vibe.

Vincent Kwok (Transport Recordings) – “Great track. Loving the original and the Demarkus Lewis remix.”
Nedj (The Electronic Underground) – “Blissful House from the main man himself.”
Soulfuledge (Soulfuledge Recordings / King Street) – “Slamming mixes from Demarkus & Stacy.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Nice warm cuts here. It’s the vibe itself which I’m digging, so the the FlavStrumental is the one for me.”
Curtiss Logan (Jersey Soul) – “Yes! Jesse Saunders & Daniivory – nice release. Full support on this one, and some hot remixes as well.”
SimonG (Volcano Radio) – “Quality as ever from this granddaddy of a house label. Paul Johnson delivers for me … nice techy afro vibes.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “Hi-Grade Goodness!”
DEL (5 Magazine) – “A beautiful Kaleidoscope of mixes.”
Black Alley (In Control Radioshow) – “A strong one with many good mixes to choose from.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House Web Zine) – “Stacy Kidd is stealing the show with his glamorous jazz infused rework.”

Available Now From: Traxsource, Juno Download, Spotify, And Apple Music.