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Brentano featuring The Nudes "Infatuation" (TR Records Promo)

Next up on TR Records is "Infatuation" by South Africa's Brentano, an intriguing soulful production featuring the beautiful enticing vocals of The Nudes (the duo of Natasha Conabeer and Mbali Mtshali), luscious keys and thrillingly bouncin' rhythms. Next to the vocal, instrumental and acappella version the package includes uber cool remixes by Italian-British duo Cognac aka DJ Jacko & Redsoul and SIS guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor.

The Joi-Fuhl featuring ShezAr " Don't you worry" (Soulfuric Recordings Promo)

Legendary Soulfuric Recordings are back in proper style with "Don't you worry" by The Joi-Fuhl aka DJ/producer Kwame Safo, a hands-in-the-air anthem featuring the soaring gospel tinged vocals of ShezAr aka Sherelle Mckenzie, catchy piano riffs and an infectious organic backdrop. Baltimore's DJ Spen teams us with LA-based ReelSoul to deliver an utterly fierce truly uplifting gospel house interpretation laced with luxurious keys, and last but not least Brian Tappert serves a super dope 'Bs Spen & ReelSoul Believe Dub' perfect for prime time play.

Randy Roberts & Richard Burton "Stairway to heaven" (Nigel Lowis Remixes)(Quantize Recordings Promo)

Undeniably Nigel Lowis has been pulling out all the stops on his remixes of the magnificent four-to-the-floor remake of the Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff written O'Jays classic "Stairway to heaven" performed in grand style by Randy Roberts and Richard Burton. His '10th Street Mixes' ooze with a glorious 80's Chicago House inspired feel, while on the 'Classic Mixes' he adds his signature Motown/Philadelphia International inspired touch. Sheer musical bliss...

George Lesley featuring Tumi & GenoTheFuture "My lady" (Doug Gomez Back to NYC Remix)(Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

The paramount uber soulful "My lady" by South Africa's George Lesley which features the wonderful tempting vocals of Tumi and GenoTheFuture returns in a stunning remix by Merecumbe Recordings label head Doug Gomez who takes the song to a whole new level, combining the amazing vocals with sublime jazzy keys, ethereal chords, classy horns and a relentlessly thumpin' organic backing.

DJ Umbi featuring Deli Rowe "It's got to be love" (HSR Records Promo)

HSR Records celebrate their 150th release with "It's got to be love" by DJ Umbi and singer Deli Rowe, a phantasmagorical production using a fervid funked-up backdrop as foundation for exquisite keys, heavenly strings, lovely guitar and the wonderful emotive vocals of Deli Rowe. Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) contributes a superb alternate rendition of the song that is more energetic, giving you the tough choice to pick a favorite version...

Angelo Draetta featuring Aliz Smith "Foolish man" (Leda Music Promo)

Coming soon to Leda Music is "Foolish man" by Angelo Draetta and vocalist Aliz Smith, to cut right to the chase this is a marvelous soulful production featuring the beautiful seductive vocals of Aliz Smith alongside lush keys, dreamy strings, grand saxophone and a captivating smooth yet irresistibly stompin' organic backing. Put differently, the glamorously soulful "Foolish man" comes highly recommended.

DJ Punch "My Baby Powder Valentine EP Volume 2" (Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)

Right in time for the upcoming Valentines Day comes the second volume in DJ Punch's "My Baby Powder Valentine EP" series. Three expertly crafted four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of unforgettable love songs are included, each one staying faithful to the original yet taking the song to the soulful oriented dance floors: "You are my lady" by Freddie Jackson, "Yearning for love" by The Gap Band, and last but not least "You're making me high" by Toni Braxton.

Sted-E & Hybrid Heights featuring Crystal Waters "I am house" (Masters at Work Remix)(DopeWax Records Promo)

Iconic songstress Crystal Waters joins forces with New York City producers Sted-E and Hybrid Heights to present "I am house", a track destined to take over dance floors across the globe in the mind-boggling remix by legendary multi award winning Masters at Work (Kenny Dope & Louie Vega). Their take on the track is a no-nonsense old school inspired dance floor bomb fusing Crystal Waters unmistakable vocals with cool vocal samples, phat keys and merciless rhythms.

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