The Last Time – Sterling Void, Cleveland P Jones

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The Last Time – Sterling Void ft. Cleveland P. Jones

Sterling Void aka Duane Pelt is one of Chicago’s original House music artists, having produced House classic It’s Alright back in 1987 with Marshall Jefferson and Paris Brightledge on vocals. With such a long pedigree he has produced several artists over the years, and hits have included Let Loose The Light, Vibes, Rize, Serve It Up, Don’t Wanna Go and Runaway Girl to name a few.

Cleveland P. Jones is a vocalist from South Carolina, whose singing gift was discovered in church. His love of music grew, and he studied music and theatre at Morehouse College, Atlanta and Berklee College in Boston. He has a unique soulful jazzy sound, that came to real prominence in 2013 with his debut album Ace of Hearts. He has opened for Chaka Khan, and his original music has featured in the movies. The future looks very bright for this man who sings every note with his heart and soul.

This release is on Slapped Up Soul, a label which showcases a variety of artists from talented musicians on the soulful dance music scene. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk , Taliwa, Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey and Mr V, and the label continues to go from strength to strength with every new track.

The lyrics of “The Last Time” are about living every day as if it’s your last and making the most of every moment. Cleveland delivers the vocals with his trademark passionate soulful sound, really bringing the audience into the carefree mindset that by dancing your troubles away, you can forget the pressures of life and let the music take over. With the original mix, Sterling Void’s production gives the song a timeless classic feel with its grand piano focus and four to the floor beat.

From the UK’s North East, Frank Star brings a more chilled and jazzy flavour to the track, featuring a bumping bassline and percussion touches that will have the listener foot tapping from the opening bars, while Chicago House maestro Joe Smooth takes us to soulful heaven with his enchanting piano focused rendition.

 Talented UK DJ and producer Distant People (aka Joey Silvero) mixes it up with a warm gospel vibe, keeping the classic feel, but giving his mix a late night groove sensation that will melt the hearts of the club faithful.

This track brings together a wealth of talent and flair to give four distinct but complementary vibes that will enhance any DJ set this season. Enchanted by the message from Sterling Void and Cleveland P. Jones, we can let the music play, and dance the night away like it’s the last time – even though we know deep inside that we’ll be hearing this track for many years to come.

SUS031 The Last Time – Sterling Void ft. Cleveland P. Jones  – released on Slapped Up Soul – April 2018


Complex Emotions – Soulista, Tai Malone


Complex Emotions – Soulista, Tai Malone

Italian based Soulista aka Sebastiano Di Filippo is a songwriter, composer, producer and remixer with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Recent releases include Jackpot Love and The Foundation, both released on the Double Cheese Label.

From the UK, Tai Malone is a vocalist, songwriter and producer who started singing in 2008. Tai is a master of many genres including Lovers Rock, Soul, House and UK Garage, and he has collaborated with several acts including Anita K, Ross Couch, Booker T, Steve Paradise, Quest and the Ragga Twins. He has performed live sets at premier London clubs including Ministry of Sound, Pache, O2 and Egg. Tai’s voice has graced many hit dance tracks – Make Me Say with Vittorio Santorelli, Taken Over with Booker T, and Reverie with Ross Couch to name a few. His signature soulful sound and versatility is quickly making Tai a significant name on the UK club scene.

This release is on Slapped Up Soul, a label which now has more than 30 releases under its belt, and a label that is known for championing quality artists and talented musicians on the soulful dance music scene. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk , Taliwa, Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey and Mr V, and the label continues to make its mark in the music industry with every new release.

The lyrical storyboard of “Complex Emotions” tells the story of a man asking for love, support, and inspiration to help him deal with the challenging emotions that he is experiencing. Tai’s impassioned vocals draw the listener right in to the heart of the song, embracing the view that together we can inspire each other, and give each other strength both mentally and physically. Soulista’s skilful production provides a sublime backdrop, that mixes soulful and jazzy keys to give a beautiful and mesmerising texture to this heartwarming composition.

Complex Emotions is a song that will inspire us all to lift each other up, both in life and on the dance floor, a wonderful vision of togetherness that will harmonize deeply with the hearts of House Music lovers worldwide.

 SUS030 Complex Emotions – Soulista, Tai Malone – released on Slapped Up SoulMarch 2018

Make Music – Mista Nugget, Timmy Vegas


Make Music  –  Mista Nugget, Timmy Vegas

Mista Nugget hails from Birmingham, and now resides in London. His long pedigree includes a very varied music career. Starting out as a Hip Hop DJ, and progressing to an MC, producer, events promoter and a radio presenter, he has been referred to among his peers as the ‘renaissance man’.
Mista Nugget revived his DJ career in 2003, and successfully secured guest slots at top clubs across the UK and Asia, playing alongside world premier House and Hip Hop DJs, promoting his ‘Hot Yoga Music’ brand. He can also be found gracing the decks at celebrity event parties.
In 2008 he ventured into production, scoring major success with his first track “Free” featuring Brooke Bailey. He has since released further tracks with Natasha Watts, Pete Simpson and Amadar which have earned him respect from his peers in the House music industry.

Fellow Midlander Timmy Vegas is best known as one half of Soul Central, alongside Andy Ward, he produced the smash re-edit of Derrick May’s Strings of Life in 2005 with accomplished artist Kathy Brown on vocals. He has released several eclectic dance tracks with collaborations including Deepcitysoul, Demarkus Lewis, Groove Junkies, Tweek, Seamus Haji, Jennifer Wallace, and Joi Cardwell to name a few.

This is the first release on the new Chooon Music label, which is planning to showcase the best in electronic beats and breaks from contemporary artists in the UK.

Make Music has a mesmerising beat, and a ‘Percolator’ vibe of a bassline, with Mista Nugget’s commanding vocals giving it the hallmark of an old skool meets new skool classic. The Piano Mix adds a layer of luscious classic House style keys and both versions will have the dance floor bouncing. With plenty of cowbell and anthem-worthy keys to please the club faithful, this is a superb tune that will resonate with the crowd, and take them firmly to the House zone.

CM001 Make Music – Mista Nugget, Timmy Vegas – released on Chooon Music

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Love Warriors – Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille


Love Warriors  – Wipe the Needle ft Gary Bardouille

Wipe The Needle is the production brainchild of Lee Gomez and a name that keeps growing in stature in the dance music industry. Lee started the brand in 2005, and has gone from strength to strength over the years, combining quality vocalists with beautiful keys, mesmerising percussion and strong basslines to bring us the wonderful compositions that we have come to know and love. With more than fifty releases to his name, including touches of soulful, deep, dark and tech, every track brings a different Wipe the Needle vibe to the dance floor.

Wipe The Needle collaborations include vocalists Sheree Hicks, Dawn Tallman, Gregory Purnell, Xavier, Lifford, Alex Lattimore, and Taliwa to name a few. Also featuring on various labels including Defected, 4th Floor, Makin Moves, Chic Soul Music, Restless Soul, Deeply Rooted House, Raw Fusion, Groove Odyssey, Solid Ground, Broadcite, Slip n Slide, and Soundmen on Wax, it is clear that Wipe the Needle is an act that is very much in demand worldwide. Recent releases include Love and Experimental with Sheree Hicks, Kissing You with Lifford, and remixes of Come Over with Kelvin Sylvester and Al Copeland, and Raindance with Gershon Jackson and Rona Ray.

UK vocalist Gary Bardouille has been involved in the dance music scene with since 2000. This is his third collaboration with Wipe The Needle, previous releases include the Love Is EP on the Soundmen on Wax label and Love Again, also on Slapped Up Soul. Gary has created beautiful music with several talented artists including Luca Ricci, Tom Gianelli, the JTE Project, Leggz, Tommy Marcus and Villanova.

Love Warriors is released on Slapped Up Soul, a Bristol based label who are known for their quality diverse catalogue of innovative dance music. Always looking to showcase the best in vocal talent, previous Slapped Up Soul releases feature accomplished artists including Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Charlene Samms, Circle of Funk , Taliwa, Louise Golbey and Mr V, to name a few.

The lyrical storyboard of Love Warriors describes how the world could be a better place by everybody spreading love through friends and family, and by ‘raising an army of love warriors’. The beautiful concept of love being the ammunition to fight evil, and our hearts being the weapons to deliver love, this is a message that Gary conveys with real feeling, his warm, rich and soulful voice clearly perfect for this song.

Wipe The Needle’s funky bassline blended with gorgeous piano and a four to the floor beat, has a delightful carefree vibe. This is a song that you can play in the car with the top down on a balmy summer evening, and yet it is equally at home on a club dance floor. With quality emanating from every touch, Lee and Gary have created a wonderful tune that will touch the heart of listeners worldwide. This is the sweet anthem that can inspire all of us to be Love Warriors.

SUS029 Love Warriors – Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille – released on Slapped Up Soul – December 2017

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Brazilian House Music Label Grooveland is the innovative label formed in 2006 by producers eDeep, Edground and Wagner Dalcin. Grooveland is a brand that oozes quality, showcasing the best in Brazilian dance music, and bringing the unique Brazilian House sound globally to the masses. This compilation is a collection of 14 of the finest tracks that Grooveland has to offer. Originally released in 2012 exclusively for South Africa, this album is now available in digital format worldwide.

The tracks are mixed by Brazilian Soul Crew, a duo consisting of Edground and newcomer to the production scene, Leandro Santana aka Callvin. Callvin’s releases have already featured on Grooveland and the Plastik People Digital label, and he is fast becoming a name on the Brazilian House scene.

The first two tracks both have a heartwarming Latin samba vibe. The Anto Vitale remix of Jazelle  from Soulbasics features carefree organ melodies accompanied by lively percussion. Less Than from Brazilian Soul Crew is enriched by the poetry of Texan spoken word artist Rainy Payne interwoven with raindrop piano keys.

Track three brings in the sassy club beats with Alucinada De Prazer (Movement Soul Vox Mix) from Steven Stone featuring the emotional vocals of Elisangela, followed by the wonderful sounds of Tarek a track entitled Desabafo, skillfully remixed by Guy Robin who performs all of the drums and percussion and adds his own unique sparkle to the tune.

Brazilian Soul Crew bring us the fifth and sixth tracks, starting with an unreleased mix of Brazilian Soul, weaving delicate touches of electronica and strings, and followed up with Eu Soul remixed by Abicah Soul with Andre on vocals, which takes the listener on an ethereal dreamy afro journey through sound.

Next up is the hypnotic and mesmerising The Way I like (BSC Deep Mix) from talented Greek artist Johnny JM, feat. Amera Light and Chicago DJ/Producer Julius the Mad Thinker. This is followed by the deep and wonderful star track of the album, ancestral inspired Dema from Jay Tripwire and Boddhi Satva, the tribal infused pulsating beat resonating with the heartbeat of dancers and listeners everywhere.

Changing it up again, CitySounds! with Walkin brings a UK Garage and Brazilian House fusion to the mix, hotly pursued by more Garage/Soulful vibes from talented UK female producer Paris Cesvette with Come Back, a track featuring the unique voice of Robert Carvalho and remixed by underground Chicago duo South of Roosevelt.

Track Eleven is the magnificent classic Hernan Cronner Soulcom Remix of Going Nowhere from quality producer Matthew Bandy, and Johnathan Houston delivering shimmering honey toned vocals. Twelfth is the classic old skool sound of Deep´n SoulBR featuring Robert, a piano-infused track entitled Sweet Ebony with Deep City Soul on remix duties, a song that is guaranteed to have the dance floor bumping.

Thirteenth and definitely not unlucky, is US talent Stephen Rigmaiden featuring Sam7 with the dreamy and intoxicating bongo vibes of Rising Sun (Main Mix). This wonderful album is completed by the DJ Spinna Main Mix of Brazilian Soul Crew’s summertime groove You & Me which features the sexy sultry vocals of renowned chanteuse Jessi Colasante aka Jesante.

This album takes the listener on a Brazilian House adventure, showcasing a fusion of styles and flavours that complement each other perfectly. An absolute joy for the senses and the feet, this collection is a must for every summer party, and provides a go to selection for DJs worldwide who want to captivate their audiences with the quality Grooveland sound.

GMCD14 Released 27 October 2017 on Traxsource – click here to listen/buy

What Ya Gonna Do – Taliwa, Circle of Funk


What Ya Gonna Do  – Circle of Funk, Taliwa

Circle of Funk are a production team who are ever evolving, unafraid to try new sounds, and bringing new and interesting vibes to the fore with every release. Circle of Funk’s origins go back to the 90’s where Bristol based Lee and Paul formed a DJ Duo called Culture Shock. Andy joined the group in 2000 and the first ever Circle of Funk release came to fruition in 2006 – a track called Games with Mandy Senior. Lee and Paul have since moved to London where they are regulars on the London club circuit. Over the years they have teamed up with many great artists including Natasha Watts, Lifford, Mr V, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, and they have also been in great demand for their remixes. The Circle of Funk sound blends the best of old style disco, funk, soul and house genres with a touch of jazz, and melodic electronica, built on strong deep and soulful foundations.

Taliwa is a petite lady who has a huge vocal range, with a depth of maturity and richness that conveys the emotion of every lyric. Taliwa has performed at Beat Players and Deep Into Soul, and is in regular demand around the UK where she is always a favourite with the crowd. She has worked with Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk (from Rhemi), Mangesto, Sy Sez, Sonny Fodera, Sean McCabe, Wipe The Needle and Souldynamic, and was the voice behind the much celebrated House classic ‘Music For My Sun’. This is her first collaboration with Circle of Funk.

This release is on Slapped Up Soul, Circle of Funk’s own label which supports a variety of artists from talented musicians on the soulful dance music scene. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk , Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey and Mr V, the label continues to gain momentum with every new track.

The lyrics of “What Ya Gonna Do” are about having the courage to embrace a relationship rather than holding back through fear of the unknown. Taliwa expresses the notion with passion, her rich sultry voice challenging and encouraging her admirer to take things to the next level. It’s a catchy tune, Circle of Funk’s production maintains a soulful quality while featuring lush piano, stylish percussion and gorgeous melodies over a four to the floor dance beat.

This superb release from Circle of Funk and Taliwa is a wonderful blend of alluring vocals teamed with quality production. An infectious sweet tune that will captivate the listener and instil them with the notion that anything is possible if they take the first step forward. What Ya Gonna Do with this tune in your selection, is warm the heart of the dancing crowd – it is a track that will have them singing and dancing along until the closing bars.

SUS028 What Ya Gonna Do – Circle of Funk, Taliwa – released on Slapped Up Soul 24 November 2017

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Like You Do – JC Unique

Like You Do

JC Unique, one of the many aliases of Chris Woods, is an accomplished producer, DJ, radio station owner, and label owner, having had many releases as James Unique and Unique2Rhythm. Producing tracks that are a blend of Classic House, Deep House, Tech House, Soulful House and UK Garage, he is a man who likes to make us dance, and his skilful touches ooze quality in every beat of his productions. Chris owns and runs ForTheLoveOfHouse Radio on bringing a wide network of DJs to the fore, and it is clear that he loves what he does, music being an obvious joy in his life. He can regularly be found on the decks in his local Suffolk area, and he runs the Unique 2 Rhythm label with Richard Kersey. Chris has worked with many talented musicians including Steve Silk Hurley, Gregory Gibbs, Jay Funk, Macca D, Oski DJ, Tommie Cotton, Soul Jacka, Steve Lucas, Timmy Thomas and Kym Sims to name a few.


Like You Do is a deep and luscious track with smooth vocals that will have your body moving from the opening bars. It has a sultry late night vibe that will keep the club dancers grooving until the sun comes up. Bristol based Richard Pring brings us the True2Life version with all of its glitz and live band feel – a classic soulful vibe, that will please the Soulful House die-hards. Amsterdam’s very own Lombard Street nails the brief with his groovy deep shuffle and thumping bassline, an alternative sexy night time flavour that will have the club bumping.

All three mixes complement each other to make this an outstanding package and must for every summer DJ set. Like You Do is a track where we definitely like what it does – it takes us on a deep soulful journey to a balmy heady place, where we can dance all of our cares away.

Like You Do – JC Unique released on Unique2Rhythm on 30 Jun 2017.

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