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Cafe 432 featuring Ms Swaby "Spirit free" (Cafe 432 Bump Mix)(Soundstate Recordings Promo)

Originally released in fall of last year, the glamorous "Spirit free" by Cafe 432 (aka Jonsey and Kevin McPherson) and songstress Ms Swaby returns in a brand new blazin' hot interpretation. The 'Bump Mix' gives the track a deeper verily organic vibe, letting the amazing vocals of Ms Swaby and the charming backing vocals of Anna-Rose Marshall shine.

Max Marinacci featuring Joydiel "Spiritual tribals" (NiteGrooves Records Promo)

Italian Afro house maestro Max Marinacci and vocalist Joydiel follow up their smash single "Voice" with yet another sure-fire dance floor weapon entitled "Spiritual tribals" which fuses Joydiel's beautiful seductive vocals with enchanting melodies and smooth yet riveting percussive rhythms. The 'Afro Dub' gives the track a truly mesmerizing feel perfect for late night play, and last but not least there is the peak time favorite"Mamamashi" laced with sublime piano and dreamy harpsynth.

C minor featuring Terry Grant "Live for the feel" (Origin Mix)(MoBlack Records Promo)

Forthcoming to MoBlack Records soon is "Live for the feel" by C minor aka Fabrizio Diglio and singer Terry Grant, beyond the shadow of a doubt this verily hypnotizing afro-tech production built around mercilessly pulsating afrocentric rhythms, inebriant atmospheric synth melodies and the incredible haunting vocals of Terry Grant is destined to send the dancers into a frenzy...

Pope & Weaver featuring Mr. 6IXXX "Something in the past" (POJI Records Promo)

Undeniably, POJI Records continue to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful house music with their latest offering "Something in the past" (a cover of the classic One Way featuring Al Hudson song from 1980) by DJ Pope, Dana Weaver and vocalist Mr. 6IXXX (El Moore), a splendorous production oozing with the unmistakable deep-rooted vocals of Mr. 6IXXX, luscious keys, celestial chords and a gentle yet thrilling organic backdrop.

CamelPhat & Elderbrook "Cola" (Mousse T.'s Glitterbox Mix)(Defected Records Promo)

"Cola" by CamelPhat & Elderbrook's has been rocking dance floors around the globe for the past couple of months, now this dance floor anthem is taken to a whole new level in this mind-boggling 'Glitterbox' re-imagination by Mousse T who flips the track completely and throws in a heavy dose of those beloved Disco flavors from yesteryear. The result speaks for itself...

The Lounge Symphony featuring Beth Miller "That feeling" (Soulplate Records Promo)

After a two year hiatus, Soulplate Records return with the glorious "That feeling" by The Lounge Symphony (aka Michael Boyes), a smooth'n'melodious slice of sexy soulful goodness featuring the fantastic vocals of Beth Miller, lovely guitar and warm melodious keys over an infectious organic backing. Soulplate serve a fervid stripped back 'Filter Dub' sure to set the dance floor on fire, and lastly Manjit delivers an electrifying rework that keeps the vibe groovey and enthralling.

Relevant Soul featuring Ashley "Love does exist" (One51 Recordings Promo)

South Africa's Relevant Soul (commonly known as JB) makes his debut on One51 Recordings with "Love does exist", a super mellifluous yet tantalizing jewel oozing with the inimitable sweet vocals of Ashley, enticing melodies and dulcet yet intriguing rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of One51 (Richard Earnshaw & Danny Jones) whose interpretation is a deepened suavely bouncin' affair, and Si Gordon who contributes a dazzling funktified rendition under his latest production alias Enyon.

Three of Souls "You're my starlight" (Stereocity Records Promo)

Coming to Stereocity Records in late October is the phantasmagorical "You're my starlight" by Three of Souls sure to cast a spell on you through the magnificent sultry female vocals, sweet guitar, excellent saxophone, exquisite keys, ethereal chords and the captivating musical backdrop. Next to the main vocal version is the dub mix which turns the heat up for some serious peak time action on the dance floor.

Traxx Pick: Hilario V "My world?" (Smooth Agent Records Tracks Promo)

Courtesy of Chicago's very own Hilario V comes the "My world" EP which is kicked of with "Angies berceuse" a stunning verily mesmerizing deep house production fueled with celestial melodies and compelling rhythms that comes complete with superb remixes by Galactic Soul Brothers (Sean Smith & Fritz Charles) and Nikki Pryke. Next is the moody "Glide the melody" taking you on an enticing journey to deepest imaginable grounds, and finally Hilario V's slammin' remix of "Body work" by label head Sean Smith.

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