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Suges featuring Limore "Do with you" (Soulstream Records CD Promo)

Suges featuring Limore - Do with you Originally released back in 2006 on Plusgroove Records, this marvelous song by Adam 'Suges' Sugar featuring deeply felt vocals by Limore is back on Soulstream Records - remastered, and complete with slammin' remixes. The original is a timeless r&b gem oozing with gorgeous melodies, while the 'Suges & Martino Remix' (then called 'Eminence Remix') is an exquisite deep house version laced with celestial keys. Next is the long lost Bahsonik (Bah Samba and Filsonik), a truly organic and melodious yet infectious affair, followed by a brand new remix by Harley & Muscle who bless with another one of their beloved deep and laidback interpretations. Finally there is the full acapella.

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Exclusive Preview: Zhane "Crush" (DandSS Version)(CD-R)

Zhane's "Crush" is a wonderful smooth r&b song from 1997, released both as single and on heir "Saturday Night" album. Kenny Roger (M I Sounds) gives the track the four-to-the-floor makeover, staying true to the the original while beefing things up to guarantee jam-packed floors with this smoothly stormin' interpretation.

Exclusive Preview: Vick Lavender featuring Nicole Mitchell "When you get right down to it" (Sophisticado Records CD-R)

We are proud to present to you this brand new production by the one and only Vick Lavender titled "When you get right down to it". Nicole Mitchell once more impresses with an incredible vocal performance on this masterly orchestrated production featuring Vijay Tellis Nayak on fender rhodes, Brian Doughtey on bass guitar and Mike Logan on vibes, grand piano and strings. Simply another timeless vintage Vick Lavender production that is not to be missed. No release date has been set, expect a remix by the Dolls Combers to be added to the package.

DJ Roland Clark "Tambor love" (Delete Global Records CD Promo)

With "Tambor love", Roland Clark presents an infectious yet soulful production featuring his incomparable vocals alongside glorious synth melodies over a percussive backing on the main version. The mesmeric 'Brown Eyed Buddhist Mix' is firing things up with afrocentric rhythms, while the 'Sci-Fidelity Remix' is the choice pick for the main room with its electronic edge. Finally the underground-esque 'Ma Foom Bay Mix' takes you back in time, heavily borrowing from the Cultural Vibe classic of same title.

Djeff & Silyvi featuring Mili "Nawe" (Soulgasm Music CD Promo)

Angolan duo Djeff & Siyvi debut on Soulgasm with "Nawe" (which means "With you" in Zulu), featuring African native Mili on vocals. "Nawe" is an afrotastic production built around a smooth tribal groove which is topped with sultry vocals by Mili and intoxicating melodies. The remixes are courtesy of Brian Coxx who turns the track into a deeply thumpin' affair, followed by Ian Friday who injects his beloved organic sounds into the track, coming complete with a nearly drum free 'Tea Party Ambient Mix'.

Heather Johnson "Million miles" / "Who knows" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

What an incredible set of mixes KingStreet is droppin' with this double delight of Heather Johnson favorites, both showcasing her signature angelic vocals... First up we have Alix Alverez tweaking his previous take on "Million Miles", keeping the vibe deep but adding a bubbly twist on the vocal, while his dub goes even deeper and gives the track a chunky edge. Next we have Jihad Muhammad reworking "Who knows" into a gorgeous slice of soulful house using an unadulterated groove as playground for the vocals and sleek synths. His 'Piano Dub' is all about a grand piano taking you on a truly soulful ride.

The Layabouts featuring Shea Soul "Perfectly" (Reel People Music CD Promo)

UK house production duo The Layabouts team up with the highly talented songstress Shea Soul for a marvelous love song titled "Perfectly", a super soulful production featuring Shea Soul's distinctive vocals alongside lush keys and chords, all perfectly arranged over a smooth afro beat flavored backdrop. Not to be missed is the acoustic version of the song that combines the heartfelt vocals with an acoustic guitar.

Soul Elevation Music present A. David "Cheatin' man" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)

The Eric Levan produced "Cheatin' man" covers a topic we all may be familiar with, performed by A. David in a truly emotional way that is guaranteed to touch your heart. A smooth percussive groove is leading the way for A. David's deeply felt vocals and the melancholic strings and synth melodies. "Cheatin' man" is one of those few house tunes with truly meaningful lyrics - something special indeed.

TnT Inc. featuring Donald Sheffey "Respect me" (ReelGroove Records CD Promo)

"Respect me" sees TnT Inc. (Fabio Tosti and Francesco Tarantini) team up with singer Donald Sheffey for a groovy yet relentlessly thumpin' production featuring killer keys and outstanding vocals over a funktified backing. Various mixes to choose from, including remixes by Thomas De Lorenzo who takes the track to the big room and Latest Craze who relax the vibe slightly on their melodious organic workout.

Aphreme & Black Mamba "Bless the rhythm" (Octave Moods Records CD Promo)

The hypnotizing "Bless the thy rhythm" by Aphreme (Martin Mamzer) takes you on a deeper than deep journey, featuring spoken words by Black Mamba. The 'Original Mix' is laidback and jazzy yet captivating, while the 'Oldschool Mix' brings back memories of the classic deep house sounds from yesteryear. The remixes are courtesy of Nativeroots (Mindlo & Essential-I) who give the track a moody touch, while DJ SGZ goes for a mesmeric afro-tribal vibe. Lastly DaSouL & Fabry Diglio deliver a deeply groovin' rework laced with glorious keys.

RedSoul & RaShaan Houston "You inspire me" (Playmore Music CD Promo)

RedSoul and RaShaan Houston follow up their recent "Love is a miracle" hit with another massive collaboration titled "You inspire me", an uplifting production featuring heartfelt vocals by RaShaan Houston and wicked keys by Martin Ikin over a stompin' backdrop. Beside the main vocal version, there is an alternate vocal version featuring a sax courtesy of Bruno Soares, an instrumental and dub instrumental included. On top of that you get two delicious deep house remixes by Euan Mitchell and LHK.

Monkey Bars featuring Rachael "Completely love" (Delecto Records CD Promo)

Monkey Bars team up with vocalist Rachael to present "Completely love", a soulful production built around a fiercely stompin' funk soaked backing that serves as playground for sultry vocals and warm keys. Christian Alvarez contributes a chunky remix loaded with cool stabby rhodes and funky flavas, while Fabio Bacchini delivers his unique jackin' disco-funk vibe on his version. Lastly, Dean Saunders takes the track to the main room with his remixes.

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