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Klevakeys featuring Liz Jai "Lifetime" (House Keys Records Promo)

London's very own Klevakeys (Adam Agnilleri) and singer/songwriter Liz Jai (Elizabeth Jai Alexander) present "Lifetime", the long awaited follow-up to their hit single "New day" (released through TR Records). To make it short, "Lifetime" is a verily enticing production guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the enthralling percussive rhythms, enchanting keys and the unmistakable alluring vocals of Liz Jai. Essential.

George Lesley featuring Unqle Chriz "Show me love" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Merecumbe Recordings close out a very successful year with George Lesley's "Show me love", a wonderful production featuring the amazing deep-rooted vocals of Unqle Chriz alongside sweet guitar riffs, sublime jazzy keys, heavenly chords and smooth yet irresistibly thumpin' rhythms - undoubtedly, "Show me love" is sheer musical bliss...Watch out for remixes of this gem coming in 2018.

Qwestlife featuring Jacqui George "Give me a minute" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to "Give me a minute" by Qwestlife, a feel-good party anthem oozing with the gorgeous vocals of soul diva Jacqui George, Disco-fueled synths and strings, classy sax and trumpet, sweet guitars and an utterly captivating boogietastic backdrop guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy. Initially available in digital format only, a vinyl release is about to follow which includes a stunning dub, bonus beats and full accapella together with the extended version.

DJ Able and Mike City "Take for granted" (Tribe Records Promo)

London based DJ/producer DJ Able joins forces with vocalist Mike City for "Take for granted", a super soulful and inspiring yet intriguing production using a gentle verily spell binding backdrop as foundation for Mike City's beautiful emotive vocals, lush keys and galactical chords. Put differently, "Take for granted" is an uplifting slice of soulful goodness by no means to be missed...

Distant People featuring Kischa Link "Feeling free" (Remixes)(Soulful Evolution Records Promo)

Back in August of this year, Soulful Evolution Records were celebrating their fiftieth release with the glamorous "Feeling free" by Distant People (Joey Silvero), a top-notch slice of soulful house oozing with Kischa Link's unmistakable passionate vocals, luxurious keys, ethereal chords and a compelling organic backdrop. Now this soulful gem returns in brand new remixes, first up we have South Africa's Chujo with his glorious interpretation fueled with delectable jazzy keys, inebriant chords and a smooth backing. Next is Lavvy Levan with his ingenious verily mesmeric dreamy dub rework.

Muzikman Edition "The Lost Bootlegs Volume 2" (Exemplary Music Makerz Promo)

In summer of 2013, Exemplary Music Makerz released the Giovanni Ikome and Muzikman Edition produced "So free" performed in grand style by Marco A. Berry (aka Fantasy) whose unique sultry vocals truly shine on this inspiring song. "The Lost Bootlegs Volume Two" brings this beauty of a track back to the dance floor in an utterly infectious interpretation by Muzikman Edition who combines the incredible vocals with fervid rhythms and exquisite keys.

KingSfiso featuring Mbuso Khoza "Ilanga" (Remixes)(MoBlack Records Promo)

KingSfiso's superb "Ilanga" was originally released in summer of last year, now this afro-house jewel built around gentle yet verily compelling tribal-esque rhythms, tantalizing synth melodies and Mbuso Khoza'a fabulous vocals returns on MoBlack Records complete with jaw-dropping remixes by Enoo Napa, Infected Soul and XtetiQsoul all adding their distinctive afro deep touch to take the track to a whole new level, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.

DJ Serge Negri presents Abena Koomson "Wide open" (Bamboo Sounds Promo)

In summer of 2010, Serge Negri and Abena Koomson graced us with the beautiful "Surrender", now they present their latest collaboration "Wide open". Undeniably, "Wide open" is a masterly crafted soul infused gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more through Abena Koomson's outstanding tempting vocals, lovely guitars, luscious keys and the rich organic truly contaminous backdrop.

Rasmir Mantree featuring Memi "Get down" (Remixes)(Mantree Records Promo)

"Get down" was originally released back in 2010, now this wicked Rasmir Mantree produced track featuring the unmistakable lyricism by Memi returns in fresh truly scintillating interpretations. These new enticing mixes enriched with the phenomenal guitar of Darryl Smith are truly special and unique, indisputably the mind-blowing fusion of jazz with rap and house will send shivers down your spine...

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