Rafael Moraes - ReconnectionYoruba records
Eight years since his debut, Rafael Moraes returns with his sophomore release "Reconnection". Moraes stepped back into the studio and emerged with an album loaded with infectious Afro house compositions that sink into your body and is certain to lift your spirits. "Fingers" features fellow labelmate Jesse Gannon and erupts with spirited percussion, swaying piano and lush vocal harmonies. Nadiirah Shakoor is another long time Yoruba soul contributor and her warm soulful vocals ignite the deep house gem "In Love Again". "No Escaping" is another heater where Moraes is joined by premier DJ/Producer Aroop Roy, who adds his mix of Afro, funk and Latin rhythms. Moraes combines an array of musical sensibilities that takes the album beyond the dance floor. This is deep house at it's best and a long overdue gem.
Reg Dancy, 08/21