Grooveland Sessions Vol 3 Mixed by Dom Navarra

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GROOVELAND SESSIONS VOLUME 3 – MIXED BY DOM NAVARRA

The Grooveland label was established in 2006 as the brainchild of producers eDeep, Edground and Wagner Dalcin. Representing the very best of Brazilian Soulful House music, the label continues go from strength to strength, and is a real favourite with worldwide fans of this unique latin soulful sound.

This collection was mixed by talented DJ, writer and producer Dom Navarra, who hails from Nottingham in the UK. Dom has loved House since the 90’s and has several superb releases to his name, focusing on a blend of Deep and Soulful House with a touch of Garage. He has collaborated with Alex Wheeler as Sueno Soul, and a host of House music heavyweights including Dennis Ferrer, Roger Sanchez, Frank Roger, AtJazz, Arnold, Jarvis, Groove Assassin, Dj Rocco, Kimara Lovelace, Lenny Fontana and many more.

The first track on this release comes from Andre Luchi and Daniel Raizer, and is an instrumental called Deep Inside. Chilled vibes and a deep mesmerising beat make this track reminiscent of a perfect summer day at the beach.

Next we transition smoothly into the Rob Hayes remix of Ars Domini’s Space. Sultry mellow vocals from Mari Aguiar grace this quality composition, giving it a balmy late evening feel, a tune that will have the listener moving from the opening bars.

Third in the mix is Only You from Sueno Soul, featuring honey toned vocals from Nottingham songstress Kat Kyrris. Tom ‘da’ Lips on the saxophone adds sass and sexiness to this gorgeous track about wanting to be with the one person who can take away your blues.

Track number four – You and Me – showcases the talents of Brazilian Soul Crew and accomplished New York vocalist Jessi Colasante (Jesante), with world-renowned DJ Vincent ‘Spinna’ Williams on production, bringing his trademark percussive cosmic vibe to the mix. This is a track about finding ‘the one’ and transports the listener on a stellar journey of musical pleasure from start to finish.

Next comes Unnamed Feelings, a tune from Needless, and mixed by UK’s Groove Assassin (aka Nick Moss). Needless are from Rio de Janeiro comprising of Gabriel Costa and Rodrigo 2U, and the original deep feel of this cut has been sprinkled with Groove Assassin’s latin samba vibes to make this a track that will enchant and move every club crowd.

Sassy number six is You Got What You Give another Brazilian Soul Crew release, with London’s Heidi Vogel on vocals and Tuca e Gusta on remix duties. A hypnotic beat, bongos, and smooth keys give this a jazzy latin feel.

Next up is So Lonely from Dom Navarra, with Nottingham’s Monique Henry providing dreamy angelic vocals. Celebrated New York producer Jihad Muhammad brings a fabulous remix with gorgeous piano provided by Vincent Jeffries. This is a standout track on the album, absolutely mesmerizingly beautiful, and Monique’s emotional vocals really connect with the listener on a deep level.

The vibe changes again with track number eight – Unpredictable Love from South African producer RoneeDeep (aka Matimba Rodney Baloyi) and lyrics from Ammo Moses. Deep and Afro vibes blended with a soulful backdrop grace this heartfelt song about the uncertainty of love.

Track nine Wondering features award winning soul singer Natasha Watts, with Citysounds! (aka Rodrigo Thomaz and Emmanuel Rocha). Accomplished producer Demarkus Lewis brings a captivating remix with Natasha delivering lyrics that tell the story of a lover pondering over what might have been.

Last but not least is Home Made Love from Brazilian Soul Crew and Marie Tweek. Marie’s soft understated vocals and the bouncy rhythm give this a summer feelgood vibe that will have the audience moving to the beat.

This album showcases some of the best of Brazilian House music and is a smooth and sultry blend of quality music that will add a warm glow to any club night. A real treat for dancers and listeners alike, this collection has something for every lover of House.

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My Sweetness – Mista Nuggett ft Louise Golbey

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My Sweetness  – Mista Nugget ft Louise Golbey

Mista Nuggett is a talented DJ and producer originally from Birmingham, and now residing in London. He continues to go from strength to strength with his varied musical interests which include promoting events, performing as a MC, DJing at celebrity events, production, remixing, and presenting radio.

He has worked with several talented artists including Brooke Bailey, Natasha Watts, Timmy Vegas, and Amadar, and as his career has grown, he has earned massive respect from his peers in the House music industry.

This is Nugget’s first collaboration with Louise Golbey – a singer from London who entertains audiences near and far with her jazzy soulful style. Music has always been in her blood – she comes from a musically talented family and came to the fore in 2008 when she was a finalist in the Indy Music Awards. Louise has supported renowned artists including George Benson and The Stylistics on Tour, and she has worked with the likes of Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, Example,  and Alexander O’Neal. Her songs Weigh A Ton and No Pretence feature on the soundtrack of the much-acclaimed film ‘Hard Time Bus’, and she has performed at many prestigious venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe, and The Hippodrome. Louise is a hard working and talented lady who has released an album called Novel which features UK soul stalwart Omar among many other quality artists and producers.

This track is being released on the Makin Moves label – one of the UK’s most respected and well-known platforms for issuing quality soulful music.

My Sweetness is a song about the rush of being newly in love, and you can really feel Louise’s giddy excitement as she delivers the vocals with a honey sweet tone that complements the sentiments of the lyrics. Mista Nugget’s production is set to a mesmerising beat, with quality layers of percussion that will have the listener moving from the opening bars. With an instrumental included in the package, this track will certainly hit the sweet spot on dance floors this season.

Little Bird is a song that will appeal to a wide audience. It is versatile enough to dance or relax to and is sure to entice listeners worldwide with its smooth soulful groove.

MAKIN104 –  ‘My Sweetness’ released on Makin Moves September 2019.

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The Promise – Distant People

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Distant People aka Joey Silvero has been producing quality cuts for some time now. After several years on the UK Midlands Drum and Bass scene, he directed his talents to House music, bringing Afro and Soulful magic to his productions. For over a decade he has produced a multitude of music, collaborating with great vocalists including Patrick Chappell, Hannah Khemoh, Tasita D’Mour, Nickson, Diana Waite, Rainy Payne, Nicole Mitchell, Stephanie Cooke, Carla Prather, Kholi, Sabrina Chyld, Richelle Hicks, Mpho Masilo and many more. He is also a talented DJ who has appeared at many prestigious locations and festivals.

Chujo is from Soweto and is known for his first-rate production, skilful keys, and fine remixes bringing joyful and positive vibes to all of the music that he creates.

This release is on Slapped Up Soul, a label that continues to support talented artists around the world. With more than 30 releases to date, the label continues to bring quality vibes to the dance music industry including contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Soulista, Tai Malone, Cleveland P Jones, Sterling Void, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk, Taliwa, Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey, Mike City and Mr V.

The Promise is a story of compelling passion and attraction, with warm, honey-toned lyrics from a mystery male vocalist. Distant People’s original mix production is deep, soulful, and beguiling, just like the irresistible allure referred to in the lyrics. Chujo elevates the tune with classic hi-hats and an upbeat piano vibe which gives a jazzy 80’s feel.

The Promise is a spellbinding summer soulful classic, promising to captivate hearts near and far.

 SUS034 The Promise – Distant People – released on Slapped Up Soul – August 2019

Sweet Lies – Kerrie-Anne

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Sweet Lies – Kerrie-Anne

UK’s Kerrie-Anne is a lady in demand. A versatile performer, covering many genres, her sumptuous and captivating vocals have established Kerrie-Anne as a firm favourite at many clubs and venues in London, Dubai and worldwide. Her latest release ‘Sweet Lies’, is the song that she wowed the judges with at the 2019 UK Eurovision – You Decide finals.

Written by Scandinavian singer-songwriters Maria Broberg, Lisa Cabble and Esben Svane, and featuring the brilliant Jamie Haj on production, ‘Sweet Lies’ is an emotive track telling the heart wrenching story of a lover who doesn’t want to accept that their relationship is over, urging their partner to tell them ‘Sweet Lies’ and give them sweet highs.

Kerrie-Anne delivers the song with an upbeat, dynamic vibe, and this release carries all of the hallmarks of a classic summer club anthem. Judges Rylan Clark-Neil, Marvin Humes, and Mollie King were blown away by Kerrie-Anne’s power packed performance, with DJ Mollie describing the song as a ‘pop banger’ that she would love to play on her show.

Released independently on 1 March 2019, Sweet Lies is available right now with an instrumental version coming soon. You can purchase your copy at the following outlets and other major streaming services:

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Make sure that you get your copy of Sweet Lies by Kerrie-Anne, the heartfelt track that will surely bring sweet highs to every dancefloor for many summers to come.

Kerrie-Anne in Eurovision shortlist

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8 February 2019 – Eurovision You Decide

On the 8th February at the BBC studios in MediaCity, Salford, Manchester, Kerrie-Anne will be one of six vocalists competing to represent the UK in the world-renowned, perennial favourite, Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Grand Final will take place in Tel Aviv on 18th May 2019.

The format for the 2019 song and artist selection comprises a ‘song off’ with three songs and six contestants, where two contestants will battle it out with their version of each song. Kerrie-Anne will be singing “Sweet Lies”, written by Scandinavian singer-songwriters Maria Broberg, Lisa Cabble and Esben Svane, with the talented Jamie Haj on production duties.

Ken Bruce introduced the three songs on his BBC Radio 2 show on 23rd January, and “Sweet Lies” earned a massive 59,000 views in the first few days, giving some measure of how many people follow Eurovision and already love this contender for the UK entry. Kerrie-Anne attended the BBC Eurovision press conference on the same day and enjoyed meeting the British media and several top Eurovision bloggers and journalists.

The lyrical storyboard of “Sweet Lies” tells the tale of a vulnerable lover in denial, who deep down knows that her relationship is failing but doesn’t want to accept the truth, and so keeps urging her partner to tell her “Sweet Lies” and give her “sweet highs”. Kerrie-Anne delivers the track with a stunning dance-floor energy that has the bounce, effervescence, and vibe of a classic summer anthem. This is a tune with all of the elements to appeal to Eurovision lovers worldwide, and with Kerrie-Anne’s luscious vocals could see the UK on track to score it’s sixth Eurovision win in history, and a sweet sweet high for the whole country.

Watch Eurovision: You Decide 2019 on BBC1 on 8th Feb to place your vote and see how the story unfolds.

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Play Your Cards Right – Circle of Funk, Richelle Hicks

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Play Your Cards Right – Circle of Funk, Richelle Hicks

Circle of Funk are a production team with a flair for producing innovative sounds that are a subtle blend of several genres, including jazz, disco, electronica, funk, soul and house. Always looking for different ways to connect with the listeners, Circle of Funk continue to build on their repertoire of 24 carat, deep and soulful vibes featuring a variety of accomplished artists. Collaborations include Natasha Watts, Mike City, Lifford, Mr V, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Taliwa, and Charlene Samms, as well as featuring on several remix packages. This is their first partnership with Richelle Hicks.

Richelle Hicks is a singer and songwriter originally from Massachusetts. She is very much in demand for her fine strong vocals, bringing emotion and intensity to every performance. Drawing inspiration from Gospel, Soul and Jazz artists, her music brings joy to many listeners worldwide.

This release is on Circle of Funk’s Slapped Up Soul, a label that supports and showcases talented artists around the globe. With more than 30 releases to date, the label continues to bring quality vibes to the dance music industry. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Soulista, Tai Malone, Cleveland P Jones, Sterling Void, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk, Taliwa, Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey, Mike City and Mr V.

Play Your Cards Right tells the story of two hearts meeting across the dancefloor and the initial allure and pursuit of a couple wanting to get together. Circle of Funk’s deep and mesmerising backdrop complements Richelle’s sultry and sensual delivery perfectly. With innovative mood-setting keys, the listener is transported to the dancefloor, wrapped up in the excitement of the lyrics and the pulsating beat. Play Your Cards Right is the track that will be the ace up the sleeve of every sharp DJ this season.

 SUS033 Play Your Cards Right – Circle of Funk, Richelle Hicks – released on Slapped Up Soul – November 2018

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Fight -Distant People, Mpho

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Fight – Distant People, Mpho

Distant People  aka Joey Silvero is a UK DJ and producer who cut his teeth on the Midlands Drum and Bass scene before getting into House music, and predominantly Afro and Soulful House. The first release came in 2009 with Patrick Chappell on vocals, a tune called “Just Sing”, and Joey has prolifically kept the hits coming with collaborations including Hannah Khemoh, Tasita D’Mour, Nickson, Diana Waite, Rainy Payne, Nicole Mitchell, Stephanie Cooke, Carla Prather, Kholi, and is credited with an excellent remix of Sabrina Chyld, Gumzito and Crookid’s “Piece Of My Mind”. He is a DJ in demand, having played at Strawberry Fields, Miss Moneypenny’s and Passion. This is his third release with talented South African vocalist Mpho Masilo, prior tracks include “Galaxy of Love” and “Get Away”.

This release is on Slapped Up Soul, a label that continues to support quality soulful talent. With more than 30 releases, the label goes from strength to strength with its groundbreaking approach to dance music. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Soulista, Tai Malone, Mike City, Cleveland P Jones, Sterling Void, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk, Taliwa, Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey and Mr V.

Fight is about the ups and downs of living in a troublesome relationship, and Mpho expresses her sadness and frustration via her brilliantly clean and smooth vocals. She brings the listener right into the heart of the song with her emotive feelings of regret and her optimistic yearning for brighter days.

Distant People’s production sets the mood with a lively dance beat, and luxurious keys, but a touch of melancholy to reflect the desire for more love and less contention. It’s a song that will have the listener dancing and swaying, enchanted by the beautiful delivery, a song that represents hope and positivity to overcome difficult relationships and emerge through the experience as a stronger team. Fight is a track that is worthy of its place in every DJ collection this winter.

SUS034 Fight – Distant People, Mpho – released on Slapped Up Soul – December 2018

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Diamond (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini Remix) – Hanlei, Rhemi

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Diamond is a track that was originally released in 2015 by Rhemi with Hanlei on the vocals. Hanlei are the dynamic duo of Hannah Khemoh and Aleysha Lei – two ladies who are so intertwined that they could almost be twins, They are the very best of friends with so much in common that they are definitely sisters in spirit, known for their strong and soulful impassioned vocals. Rhemi – Ziggy Funk and Neil Pierce have produced numerous club classics since they joined forces in 2013, and are one of the most sought after producer and DJ duos in the business.

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The original track is very special to partygoers of the London Soulful House scene. As well as being a brilliant track, Diamond became the anthem of the late and very much loved Owen Money – the everpresent smiling and dancing ‘snakehips’ and photographer who lost his battle with lung cancer in 2016. His legacy is so strong that a Nyumba Deep party took place for his 50th birthday last month where many of the London DJs, artists and dance floor regulars paid tribute to his memory. Every year at the Notting Hill Carnival, the KCC Sound System display a large photo of Owen in Wornington Rd where Owen would often be found grooving away to the KCC carnival vibe.

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It’s one of those tracks that can’t be messed with unless you’re going to do a very very good job of it, and who better to give that mission to, than two of the most talented and respected musicians and producers – DJ Spen and Michele Chiavarini. What is there that Spen hasn’t done? This man has travelled the world thrilling dancefloors with his inventive sets, skilful production and numerous classic remixes. Synonymous with the Basement Boys and Jasper Street Company, this Baltimore legend has worked with everybody in the business and continues to be a name in everybody’s music collection. Michele Chiavarini is an Italian (and honorary Englishman), who has won the hearts of many a fan with his refined and expertly constituted productions along with his classical musical talent. He plays piano, guitar, violin, bass, trumpet and vibraphone, has worked on numerous tv and film scores and soundtracks, and is definitely a contemporary maestro. Michele writes songs, arranges, composes, produces, remixes, and is the man of the moment for all things musical. Together, Michele and Spen are a force to be reckoned with.

Their take on Diamond is very different from the original but still retains the integral soulful essence. It’s now jazzy and laid back, it has a lounge vibe, but still the four to the floor upbeat bouncy backdrop that has you tapping your feet from the first few bars. The keys and vocals are as smooth as silk, and I like to think that Owen would have approved of this version. The message is still there – it’s all about dealing with the pressures of life and using those experiences to build character and resilience. Most listeners can identify personally with the lyrics and they really resonate deep in the heart and soul. Owen’s song will shine brilliantly forever – Diamond encourages us all to sparkle through every moment – and Spen and Michele have polished the diamond beautifully with this release.

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(Featured on RHEMI050 – Rhemi Mix Sessions Vol 1 – Dj Spen – Rhemi Music)

Nite Til Dawn – Circle of Funk, Mike City

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Nite Til Dawn – Circle of Funk, Mike City

Circle of Funk continue to push the envelope with their innovative sounds that blend jazz, disco, electronica, funk, soul and house with a deep and soulful background. Their roots 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. Never shy to try new sounds, the team have various projects on the go, and they continue to add to their catalogue of quality deep and soulful vibes featuring a variety of accomplished artists. Collaborations include Natasha Watts, Lifford, Mr V, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Taliwa, Charlene Samms, and they have also been in great demand for their remixes. This is their second partnership with Mike City, following on from the release of Rain or Shine last year.

US based Mike City is a singer-songwriter and producer from Philadelphia. He has been active in the music industry for more than two decades and is one of the most prolific artists on the House Music scene. Mike has produced some huge releases including Sunshine Anderson’s Heard It All Before and Brandy’s Full Moon. He is equally at home providing vocals, and has worked with several names including DJ Able, Ezel, Booker T, Soulfunktion, Adam Rios, Sean McCabe, Ian Friday, Dwele, Carl Thomas, Usher, Dave Hollister and many more. Mike was the vocalist on Just 2 C U Smile with Booker T in 2013, and he continues to go from strength to strength as one of the most respected names in the music industry.
This release is on Circle of Funk’s Slapped Up Soul, a label that really invests in its artists and showcases them to the world. With more than 30 releases under the Slapped Up Soul banner, the label continues to bring quality to the dance music industry. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Soulista, Tai Malone, Cleveland P Jones, Sterling Void, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk, Taliwa, Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey and Mr V.

Nite Til Dawn has a relatively straightforward message – the lyrics are about going out, having fun, relaxing and dancing. It epitomises everything that the dance crowd like to do and Mike City’s signature lyrics take the listener right to the middle of the dance floor, helping them to get lost in the rich and soulful vibe.

Circle of Funk’s production with a strong bassline and is reminiscent of the original COF feel, deep and ethereal with a subtle touch of 80’s style keys, a late-night club feel and a general carefree ambience. With Nite Til Dawn it doesn’t take long to become spellbound by its effortless charm. The audience will find it irresistible to move to the infectious beat, and the vibe will transport us all to the warm and joyful nightlife that we live and breathe – from night until dawn.

 SUS032 Nite Til Dawn – Circle of Funk, Mike City – released on Slapped Up Soul – June 2018

Help Me (Michele Chiavarini & DJ Spen Remixes) – Beat Rivals, Lifford

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Help Me (Michele Chiavarini & Dj Spen remix) – Beat Rivals, Lifford

Formerly mentored by Karl ‘TuffEnuff’ Brown, Beat Rivals are a hard working and inventive production duo from London. KrazyK and Soulshy came up with the name Beat Rivals due to their tendency to create individual interpretations of their work as well as collaborative releases, and this friendly competitive approach to their productions results in numerous contrasting and complementary elements to every release package.

Beat Rivals have previously worked with Lifford on ‘(Gotta Be) Free’ and ‘If I Could’, and have collaborated with several polished performers including Xavier, Flexie Muiso, Natasha Watts, and Tony Lindsay.

Lifford shot to fame when he featured on Artful Dodger’s ‘It’s all about the Stragglers’ album in 2000, as the vocalist on two tracks – ‘Something’ and the top ten hit ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On’.  Since then he has released and written songs covering a variety of genres which makes him one of the most versatile performers on the circuit. He has worked with Rhemi, The Checkup, Wipe The Needle, Circle of Funk, Mark Radford, Luciano Giola, Teebone, Glenn Gregory, Matt Jam Lamont, and Brian Keys Tharme to name a few. One of the most in demand artists in London, Lifford regularly performs live as part of a group and a duo, entertaining crowds throughout the UK.

The original release of Help Me in 2016 was the fifteenth release on the Rival Beat Label, a label which promotes quality House music for a range of talented artists.

This release is a stunning five track remix package, a collaboration between classically trained and inventive composer Michele Chiavarini and legendary Baltimore House specialist DJ Spen.

The lyrics of Help Me are about reaching out for assistance when you need it, and the importance of physical and emotional support from your friends and family. Lifford’s lyrics are generally based on experiences which are very personal to him, and he has previously spoken of a long term battle with depression. His rich and honey-toned voice delivers the vocals with passion and poignancy, making this a song which will resonate with anybody who has travelled a lost and lonely path only to find comfort in warm and loving friendships.

Beat Rivals original production had a classic jazz-funk feel, with its jazz piano and laid back bass, reminiscent of an early eighties Shakatak vibe, featuring Brian Keys Tharme on keys and Gene Perez on bass guitar.

The DJ Spen and Michele Chiavarini remixes bring a melange of numerous sweet and soulful influences. With an orchestral backdrop, divine strings, luscious keys and an overall sound that is evocative of a carefree Aswad vibe, you can’t help but move your feet to this incredible track.  In the true spirit of House Music togetherness, Help Me is a track that can encourage us all to comfort each other through hard times, and will bring joy to the heart as it reminds us to freely offer our love and support to those who need it.

RBR031 Help Me (Michele Chiavarini & Dj Spen remix) – Beat Rivals, Lifford – release date 30 April 2018 (on promo from 13 April 2018)

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