Raul Midon – Sunshine (I Can Fly) – Manhattan Records
When I heard this song it really touched my soul. The message! The performance! Wow! Raul at his best! I remember his performance Jammin with Louie Vega at Jimmy Woo and his solo live performance at Bitterzoet in Amsterdam! Amazing!
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge – Warner Bros Records
As a teenager, we used to hang with a couple friends each and every week and ending the nights with this song! We all would sing along! Great memories!
Georgette Da Mocidade – Chuva Na Favela – Scorpius Records
It’s not a secret I really enjoy listening to Brazilian, South American, African, Tropical music. After watching a live 45’s session by Quantic (Will Holland) on youtube which inspired me a lot I instantly fell in love with this song. It’s so pure authentic-sounding recording with the beautiful vocals by Georgette.
Nuyorican Soul – It’s Alright I Feel It – Talkin’ Loud Records
Hard to choose one favourite of the Nuyorican Soul Project! because they all are 🙂 I Love “El Barrio” The Ghetto” “I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun + 4 Here Rmx and the other tracks. But this Powerful song is my favourite. Jocelyn Brown sounds amazing on this one! The musicianship is really good! One of the highlight tracks during Southport Weekenders! Everybody sings along!
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – The Dreaming Mind Pt 1 – Tru Thoughts Records
After hearing Quantic and his Combo Barbaro The Dreaming Mind Pt 1 I never stopped playing it. U can still hear me play it out during my chill-out gigs. This song is of high quality sounding musicianship. It really takes you on a dream.
Jerk House Connection Feat. Akram Sedkaoui – Each & Every Day (Life Goes On) Acoustic Version – Defected Records
This song especially the voice of Akram touched me. I am happy to have met Akram in Amsterdam years ago! His pure raw voice and delivery on this one is just 100%.
Mondo Grosso – Star Suite (Shelter Vocal Mix) – King Street Sounds
Wow. what a song! A Masterpiece! One of the best in soulful house music! Takes me back to the time when I was discovering Soulfulhouse Music early 2000! It’s different and stand out because of the poetry and the grand finale which takes u to church!
Coke Escobedo – I Wouldn’t Change A Thing – Mercury Records
I Wouldn’t Change A Thing. If I had to live my life all over! Love the message! Takes me back to my trips to Southport Weekender in the UK with my friends.
George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair – Epic Records
A Brazilian jazzy funky trip! So good! It’s because of this kind of songs I fell in love with this kind of music.
Little Louie Vega feat. Blaze – The Elements Of Life – MAW Records
This one really made me a fan of Louie Vega and Josh Milan and Luisito Quintero. After hearing Masters At Work – To Be In Love in Club Now&Wow in Rotterdam I felt in love with the music of The Masters At Work and it was after hearing Dj Deep his mix cd “Respect To DJ Deep” who included this track in his mix. I must have played it a thousand times!
Diephuis feat. Hil St Soul ‘Hold On Me’ will be released on Traxsource promo on December 13th / Full release December 27th on Quantize Recordings.