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We continue to serve only the very best in soulful house music - we hope you enjoy this weeks update...

AudioDope - 50/50-360We proudly introduce you to Timeless People, the brand new label just launched by Simon 'Schooly' Phillips aka Soulful Session. The inaugural release is the jaw-dropping truly towering debut album "50/50-360" by AudioDope, the multi-talented duo of DJ Scratchy One and Mikie Blak. The twelve songs included on the album perfectly showcase the versatility and ingeniousness of DJ Scratchy One and Mikie Blak, featuring special vocal appearances by Charlene Samms, FevaSoul, Angelica Lopez and Nicole Ferraz. Most definitely, with "50/50-360" AudioDope bless us with their own unique and seminal interpretation of the soulful house genre which pushes boundaries, fusing influences from many other genres to create something new that is truly spectacular...

Various - Soul velocityCourtesy of Vibe Boutique Records comes the paramount "Soul velocity" compilation featuring not less then seventeen timeless soulful gems selected by The Bria Project (Brigetta Dunson). This truly global and eclectic compilation features music from an illustrious list of artists such as Deep Xcape, BSC featuring Jessi Colasante, Ananda Project, Marc Cotterell featuring Doreen Younglove, Nteeze & Andy featuring Jaidene Veda, Vick Lavender, Brian 'Keys' Tharme featuring Marie Tweek, Monodeluxe, Loftsoul, Those Boys featuring Mr. Lee, Distant People featuring Mpho, Deep'endSoul featuring Tantra Zawadi, Steal Vybe, Mxdope, DJ Cry, Miguel Migs and Bogah, taking you on an enticing journey through the various shades of soulful house music you wish would never end, with some afro and deep house sounds thrown in for good measure.

The Doggett Brothers featuring Laura Jackson - ColoursIn spring of this year, The Doggett Brothers released the marvelous long player "Colours" featuring collaborations with an illustrious list of renowned artists such as Kenny Thomas, Laura Jackson, Stacy Stuart, Arnob Basit and Dominic Uppiah, now Soulstice Music are about to release amazing truly jaw-dropping remixes of the albums title track guaranteed to make you yearn for more: Mark Di Meo's fabulous uber soulful 4/4 interpretation which stays true to the spirit of the original version is nothing short of phenomenal, not to forget to mention Gerardo Smedile & Deezy who contribute a deep utterly hypnotizing yet smooth'n'soulful dub rework of this wonderful song.

Only the very best and latest in soulful house music can be found in this weeks update - enjoy !!!

The Rurals - Superfluous feelings (Remixes)In spring of last year, we were celebrating the marvelous "Retrospect" album by The Rurals, now we are being blessed with a phenomenal selection of remixes of "Superfluous feelings", one of the standout songs of the album which features the unrivaled deeply rooted vocals of Katie Leone. Alongside the timeless original version, the package features a fantastic 'Guitar Mix' by Andy Compton as well as jaw-dropping afrotastic interpretations by Lesiba Langa, Octopuz and PM Project all adding their distinctive deep/soulful touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...

Rhemi featuring Vanessa Freeman - Rise upRenowned production duo Rhemi (Neil Pierce & Ziggy Funk) are back on the throne (the Pick of the Week spot that is) with their latest offering, the masterly crafted "Rise up" featuring songstress Vanessa Freeman. Most definitely, the marvelous fusion of utterly infectious organic percussive rhythms with glorious keys, illustrious vibraphone and the one-of-a-kind emotive vocals of Vanessa Freeman will send shivers down your spine. Next to the vocal, instrumental and acapella versions, the release features an absolutely enthralling dub version guaranteed to send the dance floor into a frenzy.

This weeks update is quite eclectic yet always soulful - enjoy !!