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Only the very best and latest in soulful and afro house music made this weeks update... enjoy !!

The Rurals - Farmyard Flavours Vol. 2Back in 2001, Seattle based Viva! Recordings released "Farmyard Flavours" by The Rurals on full length CD and two 12" singles, now Peng Records present volume two which includes ten songs recorded around 1995-2001 which were forgotten and only recently discovered when Andy Compton was looking through his DAT collection. The songs feature the silky smooth vocals of Marie Tweek and guest musicians Pete Morris, Charlie Hearnshaw, Gurner, Alex Pamplin and Matt Cundy alongside Andy Compton; as the music was recorded the classic analogue way the sound is very warm and organic. There is plenty of more unreleased music in Andy Compton's archive that will see the light of the day soon...

Rito - Deep experienceForthcoming to TR Records is the first album by Rito (an Italian production duo formed by Riccardo Muratori aka Ricky Mura and Tony Deledda) which features eight tracks, three of which were previously released on TR Records (on "Tony's Traxxx 2015", "Miami Uncuts 2016" and  "Miami Uncuts 2017" respectively). To cut right to the chase, "Deep experience" is a brilliant album ranging from deep house to soulful house that oozes with a fresh truly stylish and unique sound, with an indisputable influence of 90's house music shining through.

Su Su Bobien - Help is on the wayLegendary house music diva Su Su Bobien is back in proper style with the Earl Tutu, John Khan and DJ Spen produced "Help is on the way", currently available on limited vinyl run only (a digital release should follow soon). Beyond doubt, "Help is on the way" is unadulterated gospel house heaven oozing with the unrivaled inspirational vocal prowess of Su Su Bobien, with the vinyl featuring superb uplifting mixes by DJ Spen, Earl Tutu & John Khan built around inexorably thumpin' rhythms and celestial melodies, as well as DJ Spen & Thommy Davis who take us straight to church with their fiery gospel soaked interpretation.

Michael Procter - The bad oneWe proudly introduce you to the marvelous uber soulful "The bad one", the latest single by larger-than-life house music vocalist Michael Procter produced and mixed by the Lovers Crew (the duo of Dion Seasar and Wonji Gonzales). The main vocal version is a timeless soulful jewel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine, combining the one-of-a-kind spirited vocals of Michael Procter with sublime jazzy keys, glorious chords, wicked guitar and an infectious organic backdrop. The soul/funk infused 'Dub' is a lively jam-session alike rendition that is truly breathtaking.

The summer heat continues with another loaded update of the latest and best in soulful house music - enjoy !!

15 Years of MoreHouseTurn back the clock to June 2, 2002, when we reviewed "Inside my soul" by Groove Junkies presents Solomon Henderson, the inaugural release on MoreHouse Records the very first house music label distributed by the iconic Soulfuric Recordings. Fast forward to 2017 for a celebration of "15 Years of MoreHouse" with a breathtaking selection of some of the labels finest moments of intoxicating dance grooves and memorable songs all of which stood the test of time, with an illustrious collective of singers, musicians, writers and producers featured who all helped define the impeccable truly chameleonic 'MoHo Sound'. Undeniably, the labels incomparable back catalogue runs the gamut stylistically, with the releases ranging from organic soul, funk, afro, latin, jazz and gospel drenched songs, to peak hour, deep, tribal and electronic influenced tracks . Many of the songs included on this compilation have been meticulously re-mastered for your aural pleasure; next to the unmixed tracks you get two continuous mixes by Evan Landes.

FTTFSS006DOriginally a 1920's blues standard by Porter Grainger, "Nobody's business" became a seminal club record in the mid 1980's when Boyd Jarvis took the hook, changed some of the lyrics and then together with Timmy Regisford turned the song into an uplifting four-to-the-floor anthem that took over dance floors by storm. This ageless dance music anthem featuring an arresting rendition of the lyrics by Billie is emotive, inspirational and entirely heartfelt. Not to forget to mention the brilliant instrumental version laced with a grandiose piano. Thanks for 4 to the Floor Records, this unforgettable house music classic returns to once again rule the dance floors.

David Morales presents The Face featuring Nicki Richards - Don't you want my loveLegendary DJ/producer/remixer David Morales returns to Def Mix Music with a phenomenal re-imagination of the unforgettable all-time dance music classic "Don't you want my love" by Debbie Jacobs. Upon creating an amazing rework of this 1979 classic a couple of month ago which caused a frenzy on dance floors whenever played (a free download was available for a limited time), he decided to recreate the song from scratch under his The Face moniker. Featuring the unmistakable powerhouse vocals of Nicki Richards, this mind-blowing truly fabulous and authentic slice of Disco heaven drizzled with sparkle, glamor and heartfelt soul is primed to radiate dance floors all over the world...

Jose Carretas featuring Consuela Ivy - Under the waterRenowned DJ/producer Jose Carretas is back on Seasons Limited with a vinyl only release (a digital release may follow in a couple of months), the virtuoso "Under the water" featuring the gorgeous vocals of Consuela Ivy. Most definitely"Under the water" is a paramount summery gem, with smooth yet spell binding organic rhythms leading the way for inebriant keys, glamorous strings and the one-of-a-kind passionate vocals of Consuela Ivy. Put differently, "Under the water" is a timeless soulful gem guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... Don't miss to check out the soulful and melodious yet verily fierce instrumental bonus cut "26.20" sure to set the floor on fire...

Inner City Sound Clash featuring Dezaray - Forgiven"Forgiven", one of the standout tracks from Eleonora Cutaia's stunning debut album "Biorhythm" released under the Inner City Sound Clash moniker, gets a long awaited full single release. "Forgiven" is a formidable slice of deep house fusing the beautiful sultry vocals of Dezaray with ethereal melodies and thrilling rhythms that is taken to the next level by Andy Compton (from The Rurals fame) whose dazzling interpretation featuring a glorious guitar solo is verily soulful, keeping the vibe deep and dreamy yet enchanting.

Another week, another huge update loaded with the latest and best in soulful house music - enjoy !!