Category Archives: Soulful House

BANG-MIXED AND COMPILED BY TERRY HUNTER.

BANG-MIXED AND COMPILED BY TERRY HUNTER. Some singles are destined to be commercially successful and referred to as a “classic.” It’s as if it’s written in the stars. That was the case withTerry Hunter’s 2007 single Wonderful, which featured the soulful strains of Terisa Griffin. This was the start of another chapter in Terry Hunter’s …

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THE DJOON EXPERIENCE.

THE DJOON EXPERIENCE. Ideally situated in the vibrant Eastern quarter of Paris, the Djoon Club has gained a reputation as one of Paris’ leading clubs. DJ and dancers alike, make a pilgrimage to Djoon. Indeed, some of the biggest names in music have headed to Djoon. However, it’s not just a stopover for superstar DJs. …

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ONLY 4 U: THE SOUND OF CAJMERE AND CAJUAL RECORDS.

ONLY 4 U: THE SOUND OF CAJMERE AND CAJUAL RECORDS. For the last twenty years, Cajmere has been one of the most influential and innovative producers of the Chicago house music scene, releasing music on his Cajual Records imprint. Now twenty years after Cajmere founded Cajual Records in 1992, Strut Records will be releasing a …

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LIVE AND REMASTERED-20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET.

LIVE AND REMASTERED-20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET. Recently, when reviewing Salsoul 30th, I was comparing how record labels celebrate anniversaries. Often, the differences can be stark. Sometimes, record companies release lavish box sets like Harmless Records Philadelphia International Records-The 40th Anniversary Box Set, a mammoth ten disc box set, that was the perfect way to celebrate …

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OM BEACHED.

OM BEACHED. Recently I reviewed Walter Gibbons-Jungle music, a compilation on Strut of some of Walter’s best remixes. In that article, I mentioned how his DJ-ing and remixing influenced a later generation of DJs and house producers, especially deep house producers. So, I thought that having not reviewed a house compilation for a while, I’d …

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HENRY STREET GROOVES: CLASSIC DEEP, FUNKY AND JAZZY HOUSE FROM NEW YORK CITY.

HENRY STREET GROOVES: CLASSIC DEEP, FUNKY AND JAZZY HOUSE FROM NEW YORK CITY. Recently, I reviewed one of my favorite albums of 2012, Johnny D Presents Disco Jamms Volume 1, which is due out today, 5 March 2012 on BBE Music. It was compiled by Johnny De Mairo, DJ, producer, record collector extraordinary and cofounder …

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SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER VOLUME 9-MIXED BY MR SCRUFF AND DJ SPINNA.

SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER VOLUME 9-MIXED BY MR SCRUFF AND DJ SPINNA. Since 1987, the Southport Weekend has been one of the highlights of the dance music scene. Rather confusingly, the first Southport Weekend took place in Berwick Upon Tweed. After that, Blackpool became a venue, before briefly, heading to Morecambe, just along the coast. Next stop …

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MASTERS AT WORK PRESENTS WEST END RECORDS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MASTERMIX.

MASTERS AT WORK PRESENTS WEST END RECORDS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MASTERMIX. Along with Salsoul, Casablanca, SAM and Prelude Records, West End Records is seen as one of the most important labels in the history of disco. Founded by Ed Kushins and Mel Cherin in 1976, West End Records became one of the most important, influential …

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MASTERS AT WORK-THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION.

MASTERS AT WORK-THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. In a recent article about Incognito, I mentioned that I had been listening to a Masters At Work 10th Anniversary box set. Afterwards, I was listening to a few tracks from that box set again, and thought that now would be a good time to write about Masters At …

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LABEL FOCUS-OM RECORDS.

LABEL FOCUS-OM RECORDS. Om Records is a San Francisco based record label, that was founded in 1995 by Chris Smith. Since then, Om Records have released a wide array of compilation and artist albums, ranging from house music to hip hop. Since then, Om Records have set up a number of other sub-labels and affiliated …

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LABEL FOCUS-NAKED MUSIC.

LABEL FOCUS-NAKED MUSIC.  In this article, I want to discuss one of the most influential labels in urban music. Over many years, Naked Music have released a wide variety of albums that include deep and soulful house music, broken beat, mid-tempo and nu-jazz releases. Such was the popularity of the albums, that they have achieved …

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