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The year is coming to an end soon, yet we have a super dope update loaded with the latest in soulful house music for you - enjoy !!

DCR100 by DJ SpenIt all started beginning of 2012 with the paramount inaugural release "My king" by Luyo & DJ Ermi, now release #100 Double Cheese Records marks the start for the labels five year celebration. They catch-up with their mentor, Baltimore house music maestro DJ Spen, who presents a fabulous retrospective of the labels illustrious catalogue with his enthralling continuous mix featuring some of the labels essential cuts, including music from the likes of Namy, Vittorio Santorelli, Luyo, DJ Romain, Spellband and many more, with a few of Luyo's best productions and remixes released through other labels such as SoundMen on Wax and Quantize thrown in for good measure. The icing on the cake is DJ Spen & Soulfuledge's jaw-dropping re-imagination of "7 mile soul" by Jodadj, one of the labels many unforgettable classic cuts.

10 Years of House MusicRenowned Brazilian label Grooveland Music conclude their ten year anniversary celebration with the glamorous "10 Years of House Music" compilation (previously, they released the stunning "10 Years of Grooveland mixed by Ars Domini", "10 Years of Deep House" and "10 Years of Soulful House" albums) which includes not less than twenty-two tracks, seventeen handpicked from the labels impressive back catalogue and five brand new. The music from the likes of Ars Domini, BSC featuring Andre, Carlos Vargas featuring Danny, eDeep, KC Jackson, Manousos, Tarek, Yotam Avni, Paris Cesvette featuring Robert Carvalho, Khulile featuring Zanele, Cällvin, Sam Qs featuring Taylor Jackson and George Tasalikis (to name just a few) spans from afro over deep and soulful to latin and jazz, perfectly demonstrating the labels diversity.

Kenny Dope presents Sterling Ensemble featuring Sara Devine - AngelLegendary producer Albert Sterling Menendez aka Sterling Ensemble blesses us with the phantasmagorcial truly breathtaking soul infused "Angel" featuring the one-of-a-kind sultry vocals of songstress Sara Devine alongside grandiose jazzy keys, heavenly chords and a spell binding funked-up backdrop. The remix is courtesy of another legend, namely Frankie Feliciano, who contributes a towering interpretation on a somewhat more laidback tip which oozes with his critically acclaimed timeless soulful sound. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Angel" is a masterly crafted soulful gem guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. By no means to be missed...

Various - Organic WaveMoBlack Records continue grace us with nothing but the best in afro house music with their seminal, truly ingenious and eclectic "Organic Wave" compilation loaded with ten grandiose productions from artists such as Coflo featuring Gyrefunk, Cosmo & Kramer, Oja Soulman, Stones & Bones featuring Toshi, Spellband featuring Jade Lovedale and VeneiGrette featuring Flo to name just some. This truly varied compilation is best described as electronic music that deals with natural, percussion, acoustic based instruments; put differently 'organic music is roots music' as it encompasses traditional and ancestral elements of African music. Watch out for some of the featured cuts getting a full single release in the new year.

Don't miss out on this weeks loaded truly eclectic update - enjoy !!

Those Boys featuring Mr. Lee - Lots moreUp and rising South African house music duo Those Boys (aka Stherable One and George Lesley) join forces with Mr. Lee for "Lots more", a masterly crafted soul oozing gem having timeless written all over to be released on their own label Deep Fusion Records soon. The fabulous "Lots more" is smooth and uber soulful yet tantalizing, with dulcet percussive rhythms leading the way for superb keys, heavenly chords, gorgeous saxophone and the inimitable haunting vocals of Mr. Lee. Next to the original version which undoubtedly will have you yearn for more, the package includes an eclectic selection of paramount remixes by DJ SGZ, Grounded Oaks, Hiroaki Kato, Monodeluxe and Those Boys themselves, each one guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

Peppe Citarella featuring Walter Ricci & Chelsea Como - What's going onFrom DJ/producer Peppe Citarella comes a truly glamorous and respectful cover version of Marvin Gaye's all time soul/r&b classic "What's going on" (the title song of his eleventh studio album released in early 1971) featuring a masterly orchestration which includes a grand live horn section, classy rhythmic guitar, exquisite keys and a spell binding organic backdrop, not to forget to mention the outstanding touching duet by Walter Ricci and Chelsea Como. Two 4 Soul (Peppe Citarella & DJ Jacko) turn the heat up with their energetic old school inspired 'Vox Dub' laced with classic keys, Chelsea Como's passionate vocals and compelling percussive rhythms.