News from the "Spirit of House" office

Miami is over... should we say we're glad it is? Maybe we should as there was so much fresh music and so much parties in such a short time it was getting to much... anyway, even though that we brought you lots of new music, there are some tunes we did not yet get a copy (but we are working on it):

  • Loni Clark "Rushing" (Alix Alvarez Remix)(Nervous)
  • Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Jaime Fox, Jennifer Hudson and Keith Robinson "Family" (Blaze Mix)(Sony/BMG)
  • Studio Apartment featuring Monique Bingham "Unknown" (New World Records Japan)
  • Studip Apartment featuring Deborah Bond "Something between" (New World Records Japan)
  • Teressa Griffin "Wonderful"
  • ...

And we do have some more music from Miami which we have to sort out, so expect some more WMC Aftermath coming in the next few weeks. Speaking of Miami, there is an exlcusive WMC Mixset by Michael Fossati available at United Soul - check it out as it features some tracks not included in the mixes here on Spirit of House (playlist see below).

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Strictly Rhythm back both digitally and on vinyl

Image It's been five long years since Strictly Rhythm closed its doors, its reputation remained firmly intact as the worlds most respected house music label, establishing the careers of some of dance music's biggest icons. Now it's back with a vengeance as many of their classic releases are now available both on vinyl and for the first time ever digitally on various music sites. Expect a total of over 100 hundred Strictly Rhythm classics to be re-released.

Defected Records Podcast develops into a brand new show

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Defected Records have joined forces with Galaxy, the UK national radio station that boasts over 2.6 million (Source: RAJAR Q4 2006) listeners, for a new DAB digital show launching 23:00-00:00 on February 23rd. With this joint venture, Defected once more set the standard by entering new markets.

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News from the "Spirit of House" office

As promised, we bring you some Classic Mixshows as our little christmas present and do hope you enjoy them. And as we know that new years eve will be a long night, there will be another one posted next weekend.

Expect Fresh Grooves Volume 380 around friday next week, with some heavy hitters not to be missed. We already got some hot, hot tunes from the likes of Raw Artistic Soul, MKDV featuring John Crockett, Bob Sinclar (mixed by Jamie Lewis), Dom Navarra, Steal Vybe you don't wanna miss to hear.

Michael Fossati will represent Spirit of House at the Winter Music Conference 2007 in Miami next year.

Ableton Live 6 Winter Special (until January 15, 2007)

Image From December 7 through January 15, if you purchase the full version of Live 6 (boxed or download) or upgrade from Live Lite to the full version of Live 6 (boxed or download), you will receive a promotional code for ten free tracks from Dancetracks Digital. In addition, all boxed purchases including the Essential Instrument Collection will also ship with the new Live 6 padded bag and an Ableton beanie free of charge. More information can be found here.

Exclusive "Spirit of House" guestmix on the "Fresh Sol Show" this Thursday

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This week on thursday, the Fresh Sol Show hosted by Jose Gonzales and Luis Romero presents an exlcusive mixset by Spirit of House maestro Michael Fossati.

The Fresh Sol Show airs every week on thursday night between 11pm and 12am+ (EST), bringing you mixshows filled with upfront promos (many of them available at Traxsource) and some exlusives, featuring guest DJs from time to tome to supply the listener with a mixture of styles and diversity.

You can listen to the show at Cyberjamz Internet Radio.

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Brother Talipharaoh passes away on October 9, 2006

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On October 9, Brother Talipharaoh, a very talented artist and close friend of mine, passed away. He is best known as the male vocalist on Funky People's "Lift Him Up" and had three releases on Bumpin' City Records.

May he rest in peace and condolences to his loved ones.

The legendary Strictly Rhythm Records is back

Image After a four year hiatus the label that defined house music throughout the 1990s announces its return to the dance music community following the re-acquisition of the brand and catalogues by former owner Mark Finkelstein. Strictly closed its doors in 2002 when a short-lived joint venture with Warner Music ended.

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"Strobe Records" is back in the House

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It all began in 1991 when producer/DJ's Ron Allen and Hayden Andre fused their talents and formed Strobe Records, one of the most influential house music labels of its time. The popularity of Strobe grew very quickly and its unique sound spread through North America, Europe South America and Asia.

Ron and Hayden eventually decided to pursue other ventures and genes of music, however they finally reunited in 2006 and have decided to continue where they left off making, good quality music bred from the soul.

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Dancetracks Digital with new Features

Image As download music stores become more and more important, they have to keep up the challenge with their competitors and the wishes and needs of their customers. Dancetracks Digital step up the game with their updated and enhanced website that offers pleasant tweaks and one-of-a-kind features such as Live-Ready >>.

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