A house remix turned a all-but-forgotten track into a gem for Kojo Rigault. Kojo Rigault is a Trinidadian musician who once worked as an A&R scout for Mark Hill (aka half of Artful Dodger) at his Stoosh Records imprint. Loved Up was of little interest to Kojo in terms of releasing until it was discovered and now we have this wicked remix. Dot Inc are…

Our very own Scott Xylo gets the remix treatment by our very own Xomodo on “ESP”. Despite having a collective of dope artists, we’ve yet to have any of them sample each other. Until now. Newest recruit Xomodo decided it was time to rectify that and chose Scott Xylo’s ESP as his blank canvas. The resulting masterpiece changed the vibe completely, from hazy spiritualism into…

To whet your appetite for their upcoming album, here’s a funk/rare groove/acid jazz/house mix courtesy of DJ Spivey. We’ll let DJ Spivey describe the mix: I still remember the first time I stumbled on that first Jamiroquai CD. The year was 1993 and I walked by that Disc many times while shopping for 12 inch House Cuts at Record Time Music Store, right outside of…

Despite being one of our faves, Kaytranada’s Leave Me Alone featuring Shay Lia missed our attention. Listen here if you missed it too. Playlist maestros Digster have recently published their picks for 2015 and as I traversed the dense selections of new age R&B, pop and electronic music, a familiar name popped up like a Pokémon in tall grass. Kaytranada has featured heavily on Sampleface…

J-Louis flips Rachel Foxx’s Before You into a dancefloor jam. Soulection shows yet again why they’re one of the hottest labels in the industry right now with the latest installment of their White Label series. The proprietor of this edition is J-Louis and one of the tracks featured is his flip of Rachel Foxx’s Before You. Now, Rachel in her own right is pretty dope…

Detroit’s Theo Parrish has us shuffling with his broken beat/house/techno joint, Footwork. Since the early days of 4hero, Jazzanova and Bugz In The Attic, the genre known as broken beat has fascinated me. Its roots stem from advancements of rhythm in jazz fusion, electro and techno and work as a counterpart to the flat 4/4 of traditional house we hear today. Of course, there are musicians…

A rework of Adele has tiromancy “knee deep” in his latest free track. Rumour has it… There’s nothing quite like a good frickin’ remix especially when the original tune is already brilliant. Case in point: Adele’s Rumour Has It.  That’s where Cincinnati’s Geoff Adams (AKA tiromancy) comes in to drop some serious house grooves and breathes new life into one of Adele’s best songs.  The…

Louisville’s Pyxis gives a Jay Dee beat the soul house treatment in “Dilla”. Like it or not, house remixes are in abundance and while the Eurocentric form of the genre has certainly bastardised a lot of music over the past few years, the roots are fighting back. Pyxis from Louisville, Kentucky has delved into the Jay Dee archives as inspiration for his latest track, aptly…