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M. Caporale – Red Light (Latin Jazz Mix)

Single Of The Week: M. Caporale feat. Tai Malone – Red Light (Mark Di Meo Latin Jazz Mix) (Soulstice Music)

‘Red Light…’ A perfectly chosen title to alert on this not to be missed package with its various mixes definitely doin’ it. From M. Caporale‘s original take on a delicate jazzy mood featuring Tai Malone on vocals. To Frankie Feliciano‘s enlightening reworks in the style which is is. Not to mention Mark Di Meo’s Latin Jazz Mix somehow reminding of Feliciano‘s past ‘ricanstructions’…

With no offense intended to anyone on board, Di Meo‘s rendition of ‘Red Light’ just has it all. Most likely due to find space in our 10 essential 2018 tracks when the time comes. With the latter rebuilding the whole over a Calypso-influenced rhythm pattern. Meanwhile bringin’ an infectious rhythmic guitar gimmick along with lush atmospheric keys. This in addition to an intoxicating sax part. Therefore leavin’ the feeling he shared the duties with the protagonists of ‘A Gentleman’s Song’. In other words, James Vargas on saxophone and Slikk Tim on bass among others.

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A native of Termoli, Mark Di Meo carries on the tradition of know how one may find in the Italian production. This with artists such as Mimmo Falcone, Souldynamic and Michele Chiavarini. But also M. Caporale or Peppe Citarella among others.

The move he decided to do while relocating in Los Angeles, CA was expectedly quite a challenge. But it most likely broadened his horizon in the meantime, as he explained in an interview on houseoffrankie. Meanwhile getting him to spin with luminaries such as Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Kenny Dope and Terry Hunter. But also droppin’ his releases on labels like Quantize Recordings and King Street/Nite Grooves. Not to mention Reel People Music and Solid Ground in Britain. This in addition to his activities as the CEO of Soulstice Music.

As a result, no wonder as to how his name should be familiar to those of you regular of these shores. If not of our Facebook page where we heavily championed ‘Let It Be Love’. His debut release on Quantize Recordings back in 2012 along with South African singer Nickson and N’Dinga Gaba in charge of the remix duties. Then how to not think of the mesmerizing ‘Be Mine’ featuring Sofia Rubina with remixing work courtesy of Terry Hunter the year after on Solid Ground?

Showcasing his inclination for Jazz vibes, Di Meo would most definitely blow our ears once again in 2014. This with the post-Summerish ‘A Gentleman’s Song’ featuring James Vargas on sax and Appolo Negri on Hammond B3.

Unsurprisingly, he would deliver 5 star remixes whenever commissioned to do so. Beginning with the hypnotic ‘Beautiful Life’ for Diephuis featuring Stephanie Cooke. But also ‘I Thank You’ for the latter this time as a solo artist. Not to mention ‘Colours’ for The Doggett Brothers featuring Laura Jackson to name a few. A cut we eventually included in our 10 essential 2016 tracks in the series. Meanwhile 2016 also saw this release of his ‘Soulful House Journey’ mix on King Street.

We catch him busy workin’ on his Soulstice Music label in 2018. This with a brilliant remix of M. Caporale featuring Tai Malone‘s ‘Red Light’. Then a rework of The L.O.V.E. Project featuring Shean Williams‘ ‘I’m In Love’. Not to mention the classy ’10k High’ featuring Jocelyn Mathieu, as remixed by Richard Earnshaw.

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