Wednesday, August 23, 2017

10 essential 2015 gems / What’s your fav?

10 essential 2015 gems10 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. Hopefully, there are still people willing to stand away from corporatism, like the recently launched Mi-Soul radio in London. As many reasons for us here on Indamixworldwide to keep on searchin’ to find the best around to 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 now surrounded with two new ‘partners in crime’. Louie Vega will pretty much be remembered as one of the leaders of the game, responsible for an impressive series of 5 star joints, be it with Adeva (‘I Deserve To Breathe’), Funkadelic (‘Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You’), and more recently Jocelyn Brown (‘You Are Everything’). Not to mention the 3 Winans Brothers along with The Clark Sisters, being as many appetizers to his awaited new album due for release in February. Monique Bingham (‘Elevator (Going Up)’) standing as the so to say link between him and South African producer Black Coffee. Meanwhile we couldn’t forget paying our props to prolific DJ/producer Opolopo after his successive reworks for Sandy Barber, Ferry Ultra (‘Let Me Do My Thing’), Deep Tenor City (‘Oba’) and more recently Los Charly’s Orchestra (‘All Around The World’).
DJ Spen‘s Quantize Recordings label has been once again a regular on these shores 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.
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, following us, liking us, or simply visiting, and wish you and yours a Great 2016.
With Love from all of us…

10 essential 2015 gems / Chic (with The Martinez Brothers) – I’ll Be There (Warner Bros.)
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 after a 23 year hiatus. “I’ll be there”, he said to him, and it’s as if he’d always been…
10 essential 2015 gems / 3 Winans Brothers feat. The Clark Sisters – Dance (Louie Vega Latin Soul Version) (Vega Records)
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, as reconstructed by Louie Vega at the absolute peak of his art. Dance!!!
10 essential 2015 gems / Monique Bingham & Black Coffee – Deep In The Bottom Of (Africa) (House Afrika Records)
Taken 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
10 essential 2015 gems / David Anthony feat. Beverlei Brown – I Don’t Know (Manoo Remix) (Quantize Recordings)
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!
10 essential 2015 gems / Juliet Sikora – Larrys Garage (Kittball)
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.
10 essential 2015 gems / Shalamar – Slow Dance (Spectra Music Group)
Jody Watley reloading Shalamar along with new partners Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy with the gorgeously smooth ‘Slow Dance’…
10 essential 2015 gems / Ola Onabule – Soul Town (Nigel Lowis Remix) (DSG Music)
The ultra sultry ‘Soul Town’ by the likes of Ola Onabule as remixed by UK vet producer Nigel Lowis, adding to an obvious musicianship currently around.
10 essential 2015 gems / Bob Sinclar & Dimitri From Paris – Love Is The Answer ft Byron Stingily (Club Edit)
French producers Bob Sinclar and Dimitri from Paris along with falsetto famous Byron Stingily on the hearlfelt Disco-influenced ‘Love Is The Answer’. Masterpiece!!!
10 essential 2015 gems / Sandy Barber – I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) (Opolopo Rework) (BBE)
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
10 essential 2015 gems / Eloni Yawn feat. Paris Toon & Mothers Favorite Child – No Excuses (Reel People Rework) (Reel People Music)
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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