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I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone of a couple of important points. Most importantly, please remember I do run Spirit of House as a hobby, the website doesn't pay the bills. Time I can spend is limited, therefore I might not be able to respond to every inquiry, and especially I will not be able to be on social media all the time to respond to your messages immediately.

Also I would like to emphasize the following:

  • The focus is on vocal soulful/afro house, anything else will be featured on an exceptional basis
  • Any submission is made for review consideration and does not guarantee a review
  • Please send only high quality files (320kps CBR MP3, lossless e.g. WAV/AIF is preferred) of the complete mixes, streaming links and edits/snippets of the mixes will not be accepted
  • There will be a maximum of 12 reviews per update (independent of the frequency of the updates), from time to time and depending on the time available there might be "Bonus Reviews"

And finally a friendly reminder on the use of my reviews: I wanted to remind everyone that I'm fine if you use my reviews (e.g. for quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) as long as a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)" is added.

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati

As this has been a slow week with few quality releases, no update will be published this weekend. We will be back next week with the latest and best in soulful/afro house music.

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati

As this has been a slow week with few quality releases, no update will be published this weekend. We will be back next week with the latest and best in soulful/afro house music.

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati

With the first update for 2018 just published, it is worth highlighting a few important points. Most importantly, please remember I do run Spirit of House as a hobby, the website doesn't pay the bills. Time I can spend is limited, therefore I might not be able to respond to every inquiry, and especially I will not be able to be on social media all the time to respond to your messages immediately.

Also I would like to emphasize the following:

  • The focus will continue to be on vocal soulful/afro house, anything else will be featured on an exceptional basis
  • Any submission is made for review consideration and does not guarantee a review
  • Please send only high quality files (320kps CBR MP3, WAV/AIF are preferred) of the complete mixes, streaming links and edits/snippets of the mixes will not be accepted
  • There will be a maximum of 12 reviews per update (independent of the frequency of the updates), from time to time and depending on the time available there might be "Bonus Reviews"

And finally a friendly reminder on the use of my reviews: I wanted to remind everyone that I'm fine if you use my reviews (e.g. for quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) as long as a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)" is added.

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati

We adjusted the update schedule for the coming weeks to allow us to celebrate Christmas and New Year in all its glory:

  • The final update for 2017 will be published on Thursday, December 28
  • The first update for 2018 will be published on Sunday, January 7

Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Mike Fossati

We made some changes to Spirit of House in the past weeks and days:

  • We moved from unsecure HTTP to secure (encrypted) HTTPS connections
  • We fixed the broken RSS feed
  • The site has a fresh yet similar look (please let us know if you come across any issues or errors)

Kind regards,
Mike Fossati

With Christmas and new year falling onto the weekend, we adjusted the update schedule for the coming weeks to accommodate the festivities:

  • The final update for 2016 will be published on Wednesday, December 28
  • The first update for 2017 will be published on Sunday, January 8

Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Mike Fossati

Please note that due to constant abuse of comments for unsolicited messages, with immediate effect we have enabled moderation for comments.

Admin

Just wanted to take the opportunity to inform you on our plans for the next updates on Spirit of House as we are moving away from the weekly schedule over the rather quiet year end period:

  • Final update for 2015: Wednesday, December 30
  • First update for 2016: Sunday, January 10

To give you a little heads-up, there are already a few wonderful releases lined up for the update coming mid next week...

Best,
Mike Fossati

Another year is coming to an end soon, and similar to previous years I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the artists, producers, labels etc. who sent their music for review consideration on Spirit of House - without you Spirit of House would simply not be possible.

Having posted our final update for the year, it is time to look forward to 2015. Although Spirit of House will continue to serve you with reviews of the latest and best soulful house music on a weekly basis, I consider certain changes as I struggle to find the time to listen to all the submissions and write the reviews. With regards to the Winter Music Conference in Miami in March, no decision has been made as of yet but chances are I will not attend (while it may be worthwhile I find it simply too expensive).

That said, we will be back in the new year with fresh reviews....  Finally, we wish you merry Christmas and all the best for 2015 !!

Yours truly,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"

After quite some time, we have given the Spirit of House website a fresh new look. We are now using a "responsive template" which should much better adapt to the smaller screens of mobile phones and tablets as well as to any browser you may use on your desktop or laptop. In the coming days and weeks we will try to further tweak the layout, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case you come across any issues we should look into.

Kind regards,
Spirit of House Admin

With only a few more days before an eventful 2013 ends, it is time to thank all the artists, producers, labels etc. who sent their music for review consideration on Spirit of House - without you Spirit of House would not be possible !!

Looking forward to 2014, one question you might have on your mind is if I will attend the Winter Music Conference or not... I did not make a final decision yet, and although I blocked the time in my calendar chances are I might not attend as quite honestly I'm not convinced it is worth attending anymore (and yes, it is really expensive when coming from overseas)...

Please note there is no update this weekend, we will be back end of next week with fresh reviews....  And finally, we wish you all the best for 2014 !!

Yours truly,
Mike Fossati
"Chief Editor"