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Tortured Soul "Another lover" (TSTC Records/Dome Records CD Promo)

Tortured Soul - Another lover Tortured Soul present the follow to their smash hit "Home to you", taken from the highly acclaimed "Did you miss me" long player. The wonderfully orchestrated "Another lover" features heartfelt vocals by Christian Urich over a funk drenched smoothly groovin' musical backing. Lots of fantastic remixes to choose from, with Dimitri from Paris adding his magic touch and injecting the song with a dose of serious 80's club flavas, Tom Moulton contributing a discofied version and Tortured Soul's JKriv serving a raw funk soaked broken beat monster. And finally we have Master Kev & Tony Loreto reworking the track into deep resistless dance floor gems with a lovely NuYorican touch.

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Wil Milton & Rodney Carter "Want you" (Blak Ink Records CD Promo)

The duo of Wil Milton and Rodney Carter is on a roll at the moment, with their latest offering "Want you" guaranteed to follow up the success of its predecessors. "Want you" goes as deep as it gets while always staying soulful, featuring seductive vocals by Rodney Carter and luscious rhodes melodies over remorselessly thumpin' beats, altogether creating an intriguing feel.

Exclusive Preview: Drea Rhenee "Let the sonshine in" (MJ SOS Edit)(CD-R)

The wonderful "Let the sonshine in" is taken from Drea Rhenee's just released debut album "Finally free" and is an uplifting summery r&b production with a jazz-funky touch in its original form, reworked by Mark Jordan who stays true to the original while the subtle 4/4 house groove creates a captivating yet laidback feeling.

Nathan Adams & Zepherin Saint "Circles" (Abicah Soul Remixes)(Tribe Records CD Promo)

A favorite of ours since we've got the original version back in late August of last year, the latest batch of remixes of Nathan Adam & Zepherin Saint's "Circles" is courtesy of Chicago's Abicah Soul who combines the unmistakable vocals with his distinctive deep resistless tech-soul sound, letting the vocals and lush synth melodies create a mesmeric feel. The dub further intensifies the vibe to send the crowd into a frenzy.

Soul Cola "Hit the morning beat" (ReelGroove Records CD Promo)

"Hit the morning beat" by Soul Cola is a delicious slice of laidback soulful house oozing with sweet funky flavas, with the sublime vocals, jazzy keys and sax altogether creating an uplifting feel. The 'Funked Up Dub' fortifies the jazzy-funky vibes to the max. Richard Earnshaw fuses the jazz-funk flavas with his trademark relentless bumpin' sounds for serious dance floor action, while the old school styled, somewhat ruff Central Avenue inject the track with more energy, turning out a peak time favorite.

K'Dee Orchestra "Journey" (Ill Friction Records CD Promo)

The K'Dee Orchestra is a brand new project by Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales where he teams up with some of the best musicians of today to present their debut single "Journey", with a full album to follow. The main theme of "Journey" is a contaminous old skool Disco-Funk vibe created by relentless beats, funky brass, jazzy sax and gorgeous keys, available in a great varied selection of mixes including massive house mixes too.

DJ Leon El Ray presents Nick Faraday "Baby blue" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)

"Baby blue" is the collective work of DJ Leon El Ray and Nick Faraday and features a wonderful sax by Bruno Soares, coming to you in none less than eight versions. The deep 'Main Mix' is fueled with beautiful melodies, while the groovy sun drenched 'DJ Greg Soulful Mix' oozes with its funky flavors. Next is the 'DJ Floy Spiritual Mix', a mesmeric tribal journey featuring spacy synths, followed by the edgy, rather dark 'Nikos Diamadopoulos Remix'. The 'CJ Giovanni Organ Dub Mix' is on a deeply kickin' tip featuring cool organ rides, while the tougher 'Charly H Fox Dark Mix' darkens the vibe. Down tempo chill vibes can be found in the 'Zen Men's 610 Remix', before finally the mid tempo paced deep dramatic 'Deepchord Dub Mix' completes the package.

DJ Spen presents Souldynamic & Leslie Carter "Summershine" (Code Red Records CD Promo)

"Summershine", the title of this uplifting production by Souldynamic says it all...summer is here, the days are long and the nights are short... enjoy and let yourself be taken away by this sleek production featuring outstanding vocals by Leslie Carter and wicked keys and chords over a deep yet fierce backing. The 'Sax Mix' is a deepened hypnotically thumpin' affair featuring a cool sax, while the 'Nightrhymes Remix' is the choice for peak time play thanks to the freaky synths and energetic groove. And then you have a feel good remix by DJ Spen & The MuthaFunkaz guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Fabio Tosti & Francesco Tarantini featuring Donald Sheffey "Walk out" (MusicPlan Records CD Promo)

Fabio Tosti and Francesco Tarantini team up to present the underground-ish "Walk out", featuring passionate vocals by Donald Sheffey over a deeply thumpin' backdrop that is enriched with pat keys and cool chords on the 'TnT Inc. Original' mixes, while the 'TNT Inc. Concept' mixes give the track an old skool tinged jackin' feel complete with classy piano.

Various "At the Crossroads Part 1" (Coffee Bar Music Records CD Promo)

With "At the Crossroads (Part 1"), Coffee Bar Music present a wicked three track selection of previously released tracks perfect for those warm summer nights. First up is the sophisticated and chic interpretation by the Dolls Combers of "If you remain" by Roed Svensk featuring Simon Green. "Summer love" by H&H presents Groove Delivers (features the unmistakable Kaysee) is included in the funked-up original version, while "Heaven" by Mr. Dope & Easy featuring Dilek Taskin found its way in the deep electro-funk remix by Ruben Alvarez onto the sampler.

Oscar P "Conquistadores chocolates" (Open Bar Music Records CD Promo)

Johnny Hammond's 70's afro-jazz classic "Conquistadores chocolates" gets an amazing remake by Oscar P who teams up with Davidson Ospina to deliver a smooth yet deep latinesque tribal stomper loaded with sweet percussion elements, haunting vocals and jazzy keys. The 'Brazil Dub' intensifies the percussive tribal vibe to give the track a more hypnotic samba tinged feel you can't resist to dance to.

Jeremy Sylvester "Keep it deep house headz" (Love House Records CD Promo)

"Deep house headz" is a simple yet very effective, absolutely irresistible old school styled deep house track built around thumpin' beats, wicked female vocal chants and cool male spoken words which together with the phat synths and jazzy piano create a contaminous feel. The 'Sly Deep' mixes deepen the vibe to the max and give the track a more underground-ish feel.

Exclusive Preview: DJ Said & Jerome Sydenham "Long story" (Fatsouls Records CD Promo)

DJ Said and Jerome Sydenham team up to present the mesmerizing "Long story", an infectious soul-tech track built around a deeply thumpin' groove that is enriched with captivating keys and freaky chords in DJ Said's original version. Jerome Sydenham fortifies the backdrop and gives the track a truly hypnotic feel on his remix. Lastly the 'Afroteque Dub' combines deep afro-tribal rhythms with tech-flavored synth melodies.

Exclusive Preview: Rasmir "Trees in the forest" (Mantree Records CD Promo)

The latest release from Rasmir is truly versatile, with the title track featuring jazzy horns alongside spoken words and a lovely guitar over a funk soaked afro tinged backing. "Behind the glass" has an old school feel to it, letting the laidback percussion fueled groove, classy horns and melodic keys and chords create an uplifting feel. "La flamingo" is all about the flamenco guitar and jazzy piano nicely arranged over a smooth tribal groove. "Rasmirism rev, ras" is a percussive monster jam loaded with spoken words and way-out synths. "Remember dat" relaxes the vibe for sexy spoken words, gentle guitars and a deep percussion enriched backing.

Justin Imperiale "The ritual" (Remixes)(Cabana Records CD Promo)

The original version Justin Imperiale's "The ritual" is an utterly hypnotic track , with deeply stormin' percussion enriched groove leading the way for sexy female vocals and spacy atmospheric synths. Justin Imperiale's own 'Haunted in the Cabana Mix' gives the track a deep moody feel, while both Jose Gonzales and JoJo Flores give the track a fresh twist on their remixes.

Exclusive Preview: Soul Kitchen "Mio kanietchi" (CD-R)

Soul Kitchen (aka Scott Mochar and Scott Wilson) follow up their funked-up Disco-House stomper "Soul shuffle" with some completely different. "Mio kanietchi" is a deep techy track driven by an infectious groove which together with the catchy vocals and phat synth hooks creates a hypnotic feel that will send the crowd into a frenzy.

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