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Year-End News from the Chief Editor

With only a few more days before an eventful 2013 ends, it is time to thank all the artists, producers, labels etc. who sent their music for review consideration on Spirit of House - without you Spirit of House would not be possible !!

Looking forward to 2014, one question you might have on your mind is if I will attend the Winter Music Conference or not... I did not make a final decision yet, and although I blocked the time in my calendar chances are I might not attend as quite honestly I'm not convinced it is worth attending anymore (and yes, it is really expensive when coming from overseas)...

Please note there is no update this weekend, we will be back end of next week with fresh reviews....  And finally, we wish you all the best for 2014 !!

Yours truly,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

Welcome to 2013 on Spirit of House

2013 is here, and we are back with the first of our weekly updates for the year. As usual we have only the best in soulful house music for you. Also I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few important items and new features on the website:

  • Direction of "Spirit of House": as stated beginning of this year, the focus will be on soulful vocal house, and more than ever quality control will be a top priority
  • Social Sharing: we have enabled sharing of the articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  • Comment function: from now on, you can provide comments to any of our reviews by using the comment function at the end of the article
  • And finally a friendly reminder: Use of my reviews: I wanted to remind everyone that I'm fine if you use my reviews (e.g. for quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) as long as a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)" is added

You can share your thoughts via email with me or post a comment to this article...

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

Year-End News from the Chief Editor

It has been a while since I shared some thoughts and news about the future Spirit of House with you... as the year is coming to an end and we look forward to 2013, I felt its the right time to do so now:

  • WMC 2013: No final decision yet yet but at the moment it looks like I will not attend
  • Direction of "Spirit of House": as stated beginning of this year, the focus will be on soulful vocal house, and more than ever quality control will be a top priority. However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what's going on outside of the world of vocal house music, we continue to inform you at the bottom of the reviews page on other noteworthy releases
  • And finally a friendly reminder: Use of my reviews: I wanted to remind everyone that I'm fine if you use my reviews (e.g. for quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) as long as a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)" is added

No update this weekend, we will be back end of next week with fresh reviews....

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

Welcome to the new and improved "Spirit of House"

Welcome to the new and improved Spirit of House website. While at first, things looks pretty much as before, there have been some changes implemented in the last couple of hours:

  • The "Content Management System" (CMS) which the site is running on has been updated to the latest "Long Term Support" (LTS) release
  • The Guestbook has been better integrated into the site
  • Where not previously present, captcha protection has been implemented for forms etc.
  • The contact form has been improved
  • The comment functions have been enabled for the reviews

Please note as part of the improvements, the RSS Feeds have been updated as well so please make sure you point your RSS reader to the new feeds.

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati
"Spirit of House"

INFO: News on the weekly Newsletter

Some of you might have wondered why they haven't received a newsletter last week and this week... Sadly we need to inform you that after years of problem-free operation of the newsletter, about three weeks one or more recipients reported it as SPAM with the result that one of the biggest freemail service providers is now blocking all email communications from spiritofhouse.com. While we are working on resolving the issue, we decided to suspend the newsletter for the time being. We will provide any updates as they become available.

Regards,
Admin

INFO: If you don't receive the newsletter...

If you signed up for our newsletter but have trouble receiving them (usually we send them out on Saturdays), this might be because:

  • your mailbox is over quota (you need to do some clean-up work before you can receive new mails)
  • your email address is invalid (you might have changed it, but did not update your registration for the newsletter)
  • receiving mail from spiritofhouse.com is not allowed by your provider or hosting company
  • the mail is considered SPAM and blocked or sent to a quarantine folder

Please note that we removed all users from the database where the newsletter could not be delivered for consecutive weeks (this step was taken after we've got lots of delivery error messages stating that mail address are not invalid).

You can simply subscribe again if you want to receive our newsletters. Thanks for your understanding.

Feel free to contact us if you have any question or other problem.

Regards,
Administrator
"Spirit of House"

No Miami this year for "Spirit of House"...

Similar to last year, I will not attend the Winter Music Conference in Miami. Would be great if those that planned to hook me up with their latest productions could send me a download link or CD, many thanks in advance.

For those that go to Miami in a couple of weeks - have fun !!!

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"
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News from the Chief Editor

It has been a while since I shared some thoughts and news about Spirit of House with you... so here we go:

  • WMC 2012: Not entirely sure yet but at the moment it looks like I will not attend the Winter Music Conference as I'm not convinced their new concept will work...
  • Direction of "Spirit of House": Even more than in the past I will continue to keep the focus on soulful vocal house, and I will also try to include more classics from back in the day to bring those good old memories back...
  • (Reminder) Use of my reviews: I wanted to remind everyone that I'm fine if you use my reviews (e.g. for quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) as long as a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)" is added.

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

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Saturday, 22nd November 2014

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