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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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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.

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.
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The next edition of the UDM Show will feature an exclusive mixset by Spirit of House chief editor Michael Fossati.

Check the UDM Show website for more information or click on Read more... below to see the flyer.

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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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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.

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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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.

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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In the past couple of years, Traxsource has been the #1 choice for many DJ's to get the hottest exclusives and upfront titels in House Music, as well as for classic trax from the extensive back catalogue that is available too. Building on this success, this week Level 2 has been launched offering new and exciting features, with the existing features being tweeked an beefed up to enhance customer experience. With the recent add of such labels as MAW Records and Vega Records, there are now over 300 labels represented offering legal music downloads.

As of today, Michael Fossati and his Spirit of House website are represented on the ever growing networking community MySpace. You can find their page here.

CDM Chicago, NFP presents MOVE! - the 2006 Chicago International House Music Festival being held on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. The new lakefront outdoor venue Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island will house the event from 1 PM to 11PM. The venture between CDM and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Tourism (IBOT) will showcase the genre of House music which was cultivated in the city of Chicago.

"The Chicago International House Music Festival is sure to provide a fun-filled weekend for music lovers," said Jan Kostner, IBOT Deputy Director.