Australian DJ and producer DJ Jori presents the wonderful "Back 2 me" featuring outstanding vocals by diva Michelle Weeks and the one and only Byron Stingily. The original version masterly orchestrated with warm beats, classic strings and exquisite keys. The 'Club Mix' gives the track mesmeric tribal-ish feel, while the 'SouledOut Edit' is a funked-up affair. The remixes are courtesy of Juan Kid (aka Jason Herd) who takes the track to the big room with his electrofied mixes, followed by DJ Rork whose bouncy rework features captivating keys and chords.

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Exclusive Preview: Sacha "I can't pretend" (Shines Records CD Promo)

About a year ago, Shines released the Sacha Williamson and Dave Campbell produced "I can't pretend" featuring sensual vocals by Sacha Williamson. Finally, the eagerly awaited remixes are ready to drop, with the versions by label head Gene King being on a deep tip, featuring lush synth melodies and lovely keys over a contaminous groove. Joe DiPadova and Shea Marshall contribute two remixes: the first one uses deeply thumpin' beats that are enriched with sweet percussion, wicked synths and phat chords, with their second remix going even deeper, using wonderful laminar keys to give it a more laidback feeling. Black Keys Music (Joe Rizla) goes deep and hypnotic on his percussion fueled take, while Dos Alamas serve the deepest mixes of the package, giving the track a moody feeling.

Image It's unbelievable how Vick Lavender and his Sophisticado imprint manage to impress us time and time again... This EP includes music by some of Chicago's most innovative producers who all bless us with their masterly contributions to this project. Anthony Nicholson's wonderful "The voyager" starts things of nicely with an irresistible journey into cosmic jazz, featuring his partner his partner William Kurk on keys, vibes and live bass. "St. Luiz" by DeJay Cease is deep and spiritual, with the marvelous percussion by Joe Rendon and keys by Mike Logan creating an infectious feel. Last but not least, Vick Lavender presents "Planet S", a delicious fusion of jazz-funk with house as only he can do, featuring the sultry voice by Celeste Alexander. Timeless and blissful music for those who understand.

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Suges featuring Michael David Dyson "I'll be there" (Iwanai Records CD Promo)

Image Suges returns to Iwanai in a triumphant way, teaming up with singer Michael David Dyson for "I'll be there", a wonderful production on a laidback organic tip on the 'Classic Mix' which oozes with lush synths, sweet guitar and outstanding vocals. The old skool tinged 'Steampunk Mix' goes deeper and features beautiful atmospheric melodies over a truly deep backing. The remixes are courtesy of Guy Robin who gives the track a more clubby edge, with a powered up groove leading the way for irresistible synths and the vocals.

Image The 10th release on Deeper Shades is the long awaited solo release by label head Lars Behrenroth. As you would expect from the label, the four track "Deeper Shades EP Vol. 1" takes you on a journey to the deepest grounds of house music. The "The way you move" takes you back in time with its old school vibe created by a truly deep groove, a cool vocal lick by Chezere, captivating chords and a lovely flute. "Dissever" is built around a deep mesmerizing groove and features lush synth melodies guaranteed to send you in a frenzy. The organic "Dare degree" is full of contaminous percussion elements, wicked vocal chants and warm harmonies created by phat chords and keys. Lastly "Are you sure?" goes mid tempo for some mellow deep house vibes.

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Vick Lavender featuring R.J. Green "Afterparty for two" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)


Vick Lavender featuring R.J. Green "Afterparty for two" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)

Two months after we brought you an exclusive preview of "Afterparty for two", the full promo is out. Sophisticado welcome singer R.J. Green to their family who impresses with a stellar vocal performance on this exquisite production which sees Vick Lavender once more delivering a masterly orchestrated smooth song for the dance floor just the way he is beloved for, featuring a soulful funk soaked groove, sweet percussion elements, lovely guitar and jazzy keys. Next there is also the 'Guitar Dub' which puts the guitar center stage and gives the track a funky touch. The remixes are courtesy of Man-X who turns the track into an uplifting peak time affair featuring wonderful keys courtesy of Albert 'Sterling' Menendez and Scott Wozniak over a fierce yet smooth backing.

Image Once again, Dennis Ferrer is taking over dance floors by storm with his latest production titled "Sinfonia della notte", a track that has everything needed to cause a stir amongst dancers, music lovers and DJ's. The summery "Sinfonia..." fuses distinct old school feelings with mesmeric rhythms and melodies, not to forget to mention the classic uplifting piano hooks which takes the track to the next level as only Dennis Ferrer can do.

Enjoy the latest batch of reviews on a deeper, more tracky tip, with some tasty techy sounds as well... but hold on, some surprises are thrown in as well for your pleasure.

Image Jonny Montana and Stephanie Cooke follow up their massive hit single "One 4 me" with "Love again", an equally exquisite production including a fantastic selection of mixes. The song features heartfelt vocals by Stephanie Cooke, with the laidback musical backing being marvelously orchestrated, including magical jazzed-up keys by Bennett Holland. The 'Classic House Mix' intensifies the vibe with a powered up groove and wicked piano line, while Justin Imperiale presents a wonderful rendition on a mellow tip. Bossruu's swingin' rework is a gorgeous jazz fueled affair, while Liquideep deliver deep soulfulness on their remix. Finally the Dolls Combers get groovy on their funktified take that features magnificent keys.

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Groove Assassin featuring Jean "Too special" (Deep Haven Music Records CD Promo)

Image Groove Assassin (aka Nick Moss) presents the wonderful "Too special", a truly soulful old school styled production built around a smooth yet captivating funk oozing groove which together with the marvelous jazzy keys, lush chords, lovely guitar and outstanding vocals courtesy of Jean creates an uplifting feeling. One not to be missed. And before we forget, be on the lookout for more soulful gems from the Deep Haven Music family dropping soon.

Image ** Exclusive Preview ** Eddie Nicholas pays homage to Jean Carn's 1979 all time classic "Was that all it was", a song he always wanted to record, and the result is simply phenomenal. The bass by Jalal Johnson is funky as hell, giving the track an old school feel reminiscent of the unmatched Philly Disco sound, while Eddie Nicholas' incomparable voice is full of passion, perfectly accompanied by lush keys, a lovely guitar and sweet percussion, altogether creating a captivating feel. Currently in the works is Eddie Nicholas' album "Simply Eddie" which potentially will include this wonderful cover version.

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Jose Carretas featuring Dani "Little piece of me" (Tribe Records CD Promo)

Image Tribe Records follow up their massive debut release "Circles" by Nathan Adams & Zepherin Saint with a soulful production courtesy of Jose Carretas titled "Little piece of me", featuring the highly talented Dani on vocals. It only takes one listen to fall in love with this song that impresses with Dani's heartfelt vocals, magnificent keys and a smooth yet infectious, funked drenched backing. Beside the vocal version there are a deeper dub, instrumental and beats included. A musical treat not to be missed.

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