Lost but not least! Kimara Lovelace – Merry Go Round (Original Mix) (Newlite Muzik)
She makes my merry go round is pretty much what I came to think. This when getting this gem by the likes of Kimara Lovelace to my attention back in 2008…
Age ain’t nothing but a meaningless number whenever coming to listen to a masterpiece. On the heels of her B’Way musicals, Lovelace confirming her position in the First League with her sultry and moody interpretation of the uplifting ‘Merry Go Round’. With the same applying to Dom Navarra and Alex Wheeler‘s production work on this highly atmospheric cut along with one of a kind subtle arrangements over a pulsating rhythm pattern.
Just can’t get enough of this. As a matter of fact, here we have nothing but a Soulful House masterpiece. But also quite a one of a kind love declaration at the end…
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“My music will tell u all about me if you listen… A soft, simple, down to earth person who will get a little gangsta’ if she has to. Catch it…” As many words speakin’ for themselves. This standing as an introduction on Kimara Lovelace‘s Twitter page.
Hailing from Somerville, NJ, Kimara Lovelace came to Dance Music after beginning her career in Broadway musicals. Eventually joinin’ forces with producer Rheji Burrell on the bumpin’ ‘Good Feelin” back in 1994. Then soon after establishin’ herself in the Premier League of House Music vocalists. This while sharing the duties with Danny Tenaglia (‘Only You’). Then Phillip Damien (‘Circles’). But also Roland Clark aka Urban Soul (‘When Can Our Love Begin’). And by that settin’ up a long time working relationship with King Street. Itsef givin’ birth to extra gems such as ‘I Luv U More’ and ‘Misery’ produced respectively by Bobby D’Ambrosio and Lil’ Louis. A so to say partnership which didn’t get her from occasionally working with other labels and producers though…
As a matter of fact, Kimara Lovelace‘s unique approach allowed her to work with an impressive amount of producers. From Todd Gardner on the 2003 released ‘Luv Me Right’ on Distance. To Aaron Ross and Neil Pierce aka Fanatix on the stellar ‘Just A Dream’. Itself with remixing work courtesy of Reelsoul two years later (Home Recordings). But also sharing the bill with Byron Stingily on ‘About Our Love’ for the same label. Then Studio Apartment (‘Wonderful Tonight’) in 2007. Not to mention Dom Navarra and Alex Wheeler aka Sueno Soul on the ultra sensuous ‘Merry Go Round’ in 2008. With Japanese label Grand Gallery eventually releasing a Best Of in 2009 in partnership with King Street.
Strangely enough, and despite her undeniable talent, nothing that consistant seems to have ever been written about the lady.
Quite happily though, this didn’t get her music from receiving regular remixing work along with time. This pretty much illustrating the flexibility of her voice.