New season – new charts.
Let me start with my favourite album for spring:
Kathy Diamond – Miss Diamond to You – Permanent Vacation
I first heard about Kathy Diamond through Rich. I thought: Finally, this is a Maurice Fulton production I can enjoy. Too bad that her myspace has one song only. You can preview all songs at juno. For more on Kathy, read this Village Voice review.
- Simbad – Supersonic Revelation (Marathon Men Remix) / Soul Fever (Karizma’s K2 Stomp Mix) – Raw Fusion Records (check their jukebox)
Double A side 12 inch deep house. Can’t decide which one is better.
- Aaron-Carl – Sky (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Vocal Mix) – Superb
Over the last year there have been a couple of remixes of this song. The recently released Osunlade mix is by far the best and deepest.
- DJ Spen & The MuthaFunkaz feat. Ann Nesby – It’s So Easy (MuthaFunkaz 12″ Vocal) – Code Red Recordings
The former lead vocalist of the Sounds of Blackness belts it out on this one. The ‘4 The Love Mix’ is kind of a new turn on ‘4 The Love of House’ with spoken lyrics by DJ Spen.
- Beck – Cellphone’s Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Rmx) – Interscope
I’ve mumbled about this one before.
- Hercules and Love Affair – Athene – DFA
Soon to be released hit on DFA.
- Justus Köhncke – Elan (Prins Thomas Versjon) – Kompakt
Wonderful new version of the 2005 release featuring a live string section.
- Ruede Hagelstein – Yes, We’re Late – Freundinnen
Includes the cut up Benjamin remix of Sweaty Balls.
- Jay-J feat. Charlene Moore – With Him (Ron Carroll’s BMC Black Gospel Feel Edit) – Defected
Achtung: This is gospel house (who would have guessed).
- Hardsoul – My Life (Ron Carroll’s BMC 90’s Vocal Classical Mix) feat. Ron Carroll – Hardsoul
- Dajae & Bernard Badie – Tonight (Main Mix) – Tony Records
The song is available for listening on Dajae’s myspace since last year, it got a short promotional release on traxsource earlier this year and I hope it’s available on vinyl soon.
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Lil L.O.V.E. feat. Mariah Carey – Interscope
While we wait for the new Mariah album we can enjoy this slow banger. I always love her collaborations with Bone Thugs, after Breakdown and the remix of Don’t Forget About Us, this is the third one.
- Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (Dummies Remix) – Geffen
When people ask me if I really like Nelly, I tell them: I’m not living in Toronto’s Portuguese neighborhood for nothing, right? The house-with-a-bit-of-electro mix is easy to find. Google it. Please.
- Junior Boys – In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix) – Domino
- DJ Le Roi feat. Roland Clark – I Get Deep (Original Mix) – Deeptown Music
Last but not least, here are a few old school classics I recently bought at Easy Street Records:
Storm – Love…Sexy (Blaze Vocal)
Truce – It’s Alright (Cassmaster Mix & Cassio’s Fever Mix)