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The soulful extravaganza continues with this weeks packed update - enjoy !!

Kings on King Street Vol. 3KingStreet Records once again open up their vault and drop a mind-blowing collection of unforgettable tracks. This time around they present the third volume in their "Kings on King Street" series (volume one dropped in August 2011, volume two three years later in August 2014) loaded with not less than twenty handpicked gems perfectly representing the versatileness of the label. Timeless music from an illustrious list of artists such as Alton Miller, Dennis Ferrer, Big Moses, Kerri Chandler, Arnold Jarvis, Timmy Regisford, DJ Roland Clark, Kenny Bobien, Basil, Carlton, Chez Damier & Ron Trent, Josh Milan, Mind Street, Namy, Marc Evans, Fred Everything, Souldynamic and many more is included; most definitely this is an eclectic truly impressive male superstar compilation.

Anthony Nicholson & Jaidene Veda  - All is full of love"All is full of love" is a stunning Björk composition dating back to 1997 (taken from her third full-length studio album "Homogenic") given a phenomenal four-to-the-floor makeover by renowned Chicago producer Anthony Nicholson and Canadian songstress Jaidene Veda (not to forget to mention it is the first single taken from Jaidene Veda's forthcoming "Heart of gold" album). Undoubtedly, Jaidene Veda's unrivaled sultry vocals together with the luscious keys, ethereal chords and gentle yet enthralling rhythms are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

SoulLab featuring Phillip Ramirez - Keep the faithIn 1997 we were celebrating the masterly Dino & Terry produced "Keep the faith" by Philip Ramirez released through legendary Canadian record label Crash Records (the remix 12" single featured superb interpretations by Bobbi & Steve), now this inspiring song returns in a marvelous re-imagination by South Africa's SoulLab (Kagiso Mokgatle & Kagiso Mathibe). To make it short, this splendiferous production combining Phillip Ramirez unmatched falsetto vocal stylings with glamorous keys, lush chords and an irresistibly thumpin' backdrop is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

So many great new soulful releases to discover this week - enjoy !!

DJ Pope featuring Jocelyn Mathieu - Ma ma warn meRenowned DJ/producer DJ Pope and talented singer/songwriter Jocelyn Mathieu are back together to bless us with "Ma ma warn me", a super smooth and uber soulful yet entrancing production guaranteed to send shivers down your spine through the unrivaled deeply rooted vocals of Jocelyn Mathieu, illustrious keys and gentle percussive rhythms. The package includes superb remixes by Chicago's Soul Syndicate (Sean Ali & Munkjulious) who contribute an outstanding interpretation laced with glamorous keys and a compelling organic backdrop, and Alex Finkin from France who serves a jaw-dropping gospel infused rendition combining the fantastic vocals with grandiose jazzy keys and an enthralling funked-up backing.

Vangela Crowe - ButterflyLarger-than-life New Generation Records are about to drop a timeless soulful jewel with "Butterfly" performed in grand style by Vangela Crowe, with Corey Holmes on production and Rashad Muhammed on the mix. The magnificent "Butterfly" uses a smooth yet contaminous organic backing as foundation for exquisite jazzed-up keys, celestial chords and Vangela Crowe's unequaled sultry vocals. In other words, timeless soulful house music guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

Ananda Project - Free me / Everything you are  (Remixes)NiteGrooves Records truly grace us with a breathtaking selection of ingenious remixes of classic songs by Ananda Project which are by no means to be missed... To make it short, Doug Gomez adds his signature percussive 'Merecumbe Soul' touch to "Free me" (from their 2004 album "Relight", featuring the inspiring vocals of Heidi Vogel), while Cee ElAssaad injects his incomparable afro-tech sounds to "Everything you are" (from 2007, featuring the inimitable angelic vocals of Heather Johnson); beyond the shadow of a doubt both these dazzling remixes are sure-fire dance floor weapons guaranteed to set the roof on fire...