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This weeks update features nothing but the best and latest in soulful vocal house music... enjoy !!

Casper J Stone "The Remix EP" (House of Stone CD Promo)

House of Stone present a truly amazing collection of remixes of previously released songs featuring the one and only Casper J Stone. "Drowning" by DJ Fale is featured in mixes by DJ Tears PLK and KG Bones with Casper J Stone on saxophone, while "Goodbye" by The Rejected Touch is featured in mixes by Black Afrikan Rythem and DJ Tears PLK with Casper J Stone on vocals. Each of the remixes is taking you on an exhilarating journey to deepest afro house music territory you wish would never end...

Andrea Curato "Curato Groove EP" (Grooveland Music CD Promo)

Italy's Andrea Curato made his debut on Grooveland Music in December of last year when his track "Africa mama" was featured on the labels "10 Years of House Music" compilation, now he presents the phantasmagorical "Curato Groove EP" loaded with three brilliant cuts. Next to the laidback afrocentric "Africa mama" the EP features the smooth truly melodious "I need to move" featuring beautiful spoken words by ESoreni and last but not least "All in all" a splendid soulful cut featuring the distinct tempting vocals of Richelle Hicks.

Soulbridge featuring Elan Noelle "Fantasy" (HSR Records CD Promo)

Over and over again, HSR Records have been serving nothing but the best in soulful house music, most certainly their latest offering "Fantasy" by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) and songstress Elan Noelle is another soulful gem not to be missed. "Fantasy" is groovey and soulful yet enthralling, with a resistless organic backdrop leading the way for luscious keys and chords, sweet guitars and Elan Noelle's stunning vocals. Included are stellar remixes by Alex Millet, Daryl & Oli-D and Guido P all keeping the vibe soulful yet enticing, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.

Various "Vocal Anthem EP" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

Soon to come to legendary KingStreet Records is the truly chameleonic "Vocal Anthem EP" a selection of blazin' hot vocal cuts guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor. First is the energetic prime time anthem "Searchin'" by Bruno Kauffmann featuring the unmistakable vocals of LT Brown, next we have the gloriously groovin' soul oozin' "Eyes wide" by Vittorio Santorelli featuring the unique haunting vocals of Cinnamon Brown, and lastly there is the summery soul/funk infused "Fairy tale" by Ed di Dux and vocalist Sofiko coming complete with a tantalizing deepened rework by Pirs Kirwan.

SoliDeep & TimADeep featuring Richelle Hicks "Don't push me away" (Leda Music CD Promo)

Forthcoming on Leda Music is "Don't push me away" by SoliDeep and TimADeep, a wonderful laidback production featuring the distinct tempting vocals of Richelle Hicks alongside warm melodious keys, ethereal chords and gentle afro-percussive rhythms. Angelo Draetta is turning the heat up on his fierce interpretation laced with grand jazzy piano, inebriant chords and a relentlessly thumpin' backdrop.

Bootleg Pick: Pamela Fernandez "Kickin' in the beat" (Ciskoman 25th Anniversary Remix)(CD Promo)

Back in 1992, Cuttin' Records released the fervid "Kickin' in the beat" by Pamela Fernandez (with Aldo Marin and Todd Terry on remix duty), courtesy of Ciskoman comes an absolutely irresistible '25th Anniversary Remix' which fuses the unforgettable feel-good vocals by Pamela Fernandez with catchy piano hooks, lush chords and spell binding old school inspired rhythms. Jam-packed floors guaranteed...

Fotis 'Mentor' Monos featuring Rescue Poetix, Tantra Zawadi, Julie & Makeda, Lana Rose "Breathless EP" (Good for You Records CD Promo)

Greek DJ/producer Fotis 'Mentor' Monos has been pulling out all the stops on the formidable "Breathless EP" featuring mind-boggling collaborations with Rescue Poetix, Tantra Zawadi, Julie & Makeda and Lana Rose. Three expertly crafted tracks are included, each one soulful yet at the same time utterly captivating and oozing with the unparalleled spoken word poetry of the featured artists.

The Rurals featuring Rogiers "Sunnyside" (Remixes)(Peng Records CD Promo)

"Sunnyside", one of the standout songs from The Rurals paramount sixteenth artist album "Retrospect" released in 2015 featuring the incomparable emotive vocals of Rogiers, is getting a well deserved single release. Beside the timeless original version the release features breath-taking re-imaginations by South Africa's Lele X and Miz-Dee both adding their distinctive deep soulful touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...

Souxsoul & Svensonite "Absolutely" (Deeptown Music CD Promo)

Not many words are needed to describe "Absolutely", an exhilarating collaboration by Souxsoul and Svensonite guaranteed to take over dance floors by storm thanks to an infectious organic backing, sublime jazzy piano, heavenly chords and amazing soul tinged male vocals. Put differently, "Absolutely" is a catchy slice of feel-good house music guaranteed to cast a spell on you...

Tuff Vibes featuring Phillip Ramirez "Forever young" (Plastik People Recordings CD Promo)

Once again, Plastik People Recordings hit the mark with "Forever young" by Tuff Vibes (Marc Cotterell & Dominic Balchin) and legendary vocalist Phillip Ramirez, a truly mesmerizing old school inspired production oozing with the one-of-a-kind falsetto vocals of Phillip Ramirez, enchanting synth melodies and verily intriguing rhythms.

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