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Ferrari & Bergamasco featuring Marc Evans " Josephine" (2018 Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)

In spiring of 2015, Antonio Ferrari and Aldo Bergamasco graced us with a jaw-dropping truly respectful four-to-the-floor cover version of  Chris Rea's "Josephine" which features a splendid rendition of the lyrics by Marc Evans. The track has been previously remixed by Eric Kupper, Opolopo, Terrence Parker and Othersoul, now Italy's Rightside and Mark Di Meo present an inspiring gorgeously soulful yet funky interpretation that is not to be missed. Terence Parker's wicked 'Deep Detroit Heart Dub' is completing the package.

Steven Stone & Marc Evans "Feel your body" (DJ Fudge Remix)(Soul Deluxe Recordings Promo)

Soul Deluxe Recordings present an excellent DJ Fudge remix of "Feel your body" by Swiss DJ/producer Steven Stone and renowned vocalist Marc Evans, a song that was originally released on the "Rhythm Romance EP" in early 2017. To make it short, this glorious interpretation by DJ Fudge which features Marc Evans inimitable heartfelt vocals alongside luscious jazzy keys, lovely guitar and a smooth yet vibrant organic backing is sheer musical bliss.

Ralf GUM featuring Joseph Junior & Ayanda Jiya "Back to love" (GoGo Music Promo)

GoGo Music are back with a glamorous duet entitled "Back to love" taken from Ralf GUM's forthcoming album scheduled for an early 2019 release. Most certainly, "Back to love" is a stunning verily soulful jewel guaranteed to make you yearn for more, with a gentle yet compelling funked-up backdrop leading the way for grandiose jazzy keys, lush chords and the phenomenal heartfelt vocals of Joseph Junior and Ayanda Jiya.

House Terror featuring Sandile "Angazi" (Iklwa Brothers Music CD Promo)

South Africa's House Terror, the duo of Isoh and DaKingMlisto, make their debut on Iklwa Brothers Music with "Angazi", to cut right to the chase this utterly mesmerizing afro house production using relentlessly thumpin' rhythms as foundation for inebriant synth melodies and the amazing vocals of Sandile is guaranteed to cast a spell on you. This is truly a dope afro house cut...

Afritonez featuring Pheladi "Ngikuthandile" (Union Records Promo)

Up and rising Union Records return to Spirit of House with "Ngikuthandile" by Afritonez, beyond the shadow of a doubt this downright hypnotizing afro house track will send the dancers into a frenzy through the inexorable tribal-esque rhythms, entrancing galactical synth melodies and the fantastic vocal stylings of Pheladi. Put differently, "Ngikuthandile" is a sure-fire dance floor weapon...

Montana & Stewart featuring Dawn Tallman "Find strength" (Remixes)(Wiggly Worm Records Promo)

Seven years ago, soulful warriors Jonny Montana and Craig Stewart teamed up with top house music diva Dawn Tallman for "Find strength", a masterly orchestrated production oozing with the unmistakable vocals of Dawn Tallman (released complete with stellar remixes by Groove Assassin, N'Dinga Gaba, Steven Stones, Mannix, Doobie J and Submantra & DJ Umbi). Now this wonderful song returns in a superb selection of verily eclectic remixes from the likes of Collective Souls Project (the trio of Andy Edit, Davos and Barrie Jay), Graham 'Knox' Frazier and Allovers (the duo of Mike A. Popoff and Ilya A. Popoff) all adding their distinctive soulful touch, and Kenneth 'Kenno' Vielsted who takes the song to the main room on his energetic workout. You also get the original version in this remix package.

DJ Oji "Summer Groovez" (POJI Records Promo)

This EP by POJI Records label resident DJ Oji aka Original Man is an essential addition to every DJ's music collection as undeniably each of the included tracks is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor... Incontrovertibly, the "Summer Groovez" EP is truly varied, ranging from soulful house over afro house to soul & funk, featuring music from DJ Oji himself, The Afronauts and last but not least Frank Morris and Solid State.

Blast from the Past: Mekkah featuring Bryan Chambers "I got you" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)

With their latest offering, 4 to the Floor Records take us back to the beginning of the millennium when London based Union Square Music unleashed "I got you" by Mekkah (aka Seamus Haji), a groovylicious truly lively dancers favorite built around an utterly contaminous funktified backdrop, phat keys and the incomparable vocals of Bryn Chambers. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your booty to these fervid vibes...

SONI withanEYE "Rebel" (PolyRhythm Remix)(Funk Box Records Promo)

These fierce PolyRhythm remixes of "Rebel" by SONI withanEYE have been around for a couple of weeks, but they are to good to skip them...To keep it short and sweet, the utterly infectious tribal-esque rhythms together with the catchy piano hooks and SONI withanEYE's one-of-a-kind tempting vocals create a hands-down mesmerizing vibe you can't resist to dance to. Highly recommended.

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