10 essential 2015 gems… It’s that time of the year to think as to what’s gonna be remembered from it in the ones to come. Hopefully, and despite both what some have stated saying everything had been written and the hard times music has gone through, there are still artists, producers and labels enlightening us with irresistibly emotive vibes. Meanwhile the good old vinyl record seems to be slowly resurfacing.
Thankfully, there are still people willing to stand away from corporatism. Like the recently launched Mi-Soul radio in London for instance. As many reasons for us here on Indamixworldwide to keep on searchin’ to find the best around. And hopefully feed your hearts and souls…
Like always, a selection is per definition limited and even more speakin’ of a Top#10! Among the year’s biggest events are without a single doubt the return of Chic. But also a ‘Reloaded’ version of Shalamar by the likes of Jody Watley along with two new ‘partners in crime’. Not to mention Louie Vega who, once again, should be pretty much be remembered as one of the leaders of the game. With thanks to an impressive series of 5 star joints. Beginning with Adeva (‘I Deserve To Breathe’) and Funkadelic (‘Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You’). But also Jocelyn Brown (‘You Are Everything’). Not to mention the 3 Winans Brothers along with The Clark Sisters… As many appetizers to his awaited new album due for release in February. Meanwhile, Monique Bingham (‘Elevator (Going Up)’) stands as the so to say link between him and South African producer Black Coffee.
Elsewhere, we couldn’t forget paying our props to prolific DJ/producer Opolopo. This after his successive reworks for Sandy Barber, Ferry Ultra (‘Let Me Do My Thing’) and Deep Tenor City (‘Oba’). Then more recently Los Charly’s Orchestra (‘All Around The World’).
Once again, DJ Spen‘s Quantize Recordings label has been a regular on these shores. Meaning he gave us quite a lot to do in terms of reviews. But also UK stable Reel People Music (and its sister label Papa Records). This explaining their presence in this Top#10. With the same applying to Modern Soul upcoming label DSG Music, even though to a lesser extend.
Like it or not… House Music is the direct descendant of Disco Music. As brilliantly reminded by Polish producer Juliet Sikora on her “tribute” to The Paradise Garage iconic resident Larry Levan.
It’s that time of the year to warmly thank you all for your interest in our action. Be it by submitting your releases for reviews. But also following and/or liking us. Or simply paying us a visit. Then wish you and yours a Great 2016.
With Love from all of us…
True to the promise he made in front of the dead body of Chic co-founder Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers returns along with the band. This after a 23 year hiatus. “I’ll be there”, he said to him. And he defintely is. Besides, it’s as if he’d always been as a matter of fact. Don’t you think?
Words are missing to properly describe this boiling hot jam destined to see BeBe, Marvin and Carvin Winans reaching the upper heights along with The Clark Sisters. With extra thanks to Louie Vega who, at the absolute peak of his art turns it into a one of a kind monster jam. Dance!!!
From Monique Bingham‘s awaited new album, the deep ‘Deep In The Bottom Of (Africa)’ sees her displaying her unique style in an irresistible way along with South Africa famous Black Coffee…
DJ Spen‘s Quantize Recordings never ceases enlightening us with masterpieces along with time. With David Anthony featuring Beverlei Brown‘s ‘I Don’t Know Why’ as remixed by Manoo takin’ it to the next level!
Polish DJ/producer Juliet Sikora responsible for this House weapon fuelled with a powerful voiced lady rap in front of a burning crowd over an infectious funk rhythm guitar driven jam. With the lady in question being no other than Jocelyn Brown!
Jody Watley reloading Shalamar along with new partners Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy with the gorgeously smooth ‘Slow Dance’. We just want more of them at the end. Don’t we?
Soul/Jazz singer Ola Onabule comin’ up with one of the sensations of the year. This with the help of UK vet producer Nigel Lowis enhancing the obvious musicianship of the ultra sultry ‘Soul Town on his remixing work’…
French producers Bob Sinclar and Dimitri from Paris joinin’ forces around falsetto famous Byron Stingily on the heartfelt Disco-influenced ‘Love Is The Answer’. Masterpiece!!!
Ultra High Definition seem the key words to define the outstanding rework of this Disco/Soul gem by the likes of Sandy Barber left c/o fast rising DJ/producer Opolopo
By this US association between R&B/Neo Soul singer Eloni Yawn and producer Paris Toon… The ultimate weapon of massive destruction on this UK label synonymous with top class grooves bringing us to some third millenium Disco/Soul/Funk territories. Not to be missed!
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