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Exclusive Preview: Kenny Dope featuring Josh Milan "Stay with me" (Mauritzio Bootleg Remix)(Dope Wax Records CD-R)
On "Stay with me", two of house music's most respected heroes - Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales' and Josh Milan - came together to present a timeless musical gem oozing with Kenny Dope's signature sound and Josh Milan's unmistakable vocals. Now Mauritzio is taking the track one step further by giving it a much deeper underground-esque re-rub that is truly relentless.
Exclusive Preview: The Jacksons "Shake your body down to the ground" (Alex Dimitri South Soul Re-Touch)(Epic Records CD-R)
The 1978 classic "Shake your body down to the ground" is probably the most successful disco/funk-era recording from The Jacksons, featuring the one and only Michael Jackson (r.i.p.) on lead vocals, remixed and edited by the legendary John Luongo on the original 12" release. Alex Dimitri pulls out all the stops on his incredible re-edit staying true to the original while intensifying the feel to the max.
Exclusive Preview: MuSol vs Shane D featuring The Supremes "Stoned love" (CD-R)
In late February, we gave you an exclusive preview of MuSol's "Motown House - The Album" featuring fifteen four-to-the-floor mash-up's of Motown classics, now its time for another brilliant mash-up fusing Shane D's instrumental remix of Mustafa & Sunlightsquare featuring Flexie Muiso "Feel the reel" with "Stoned love" by The Supremes (one of their countless classic dating back to 1970).
Exclusive Preview: Duke "So in love with you" (Alex Dimitri South Soul Re-Touch)(Virgin Records CD-R)
You might remember this uplifting production from 1994 featuring Duke's soothing vocals over a bad-ass funky backdrop (as someone once said 'the best song that Marvin Gaye never made'), thanks to Alex Dimitri's 'South Soul Re-Touch' the song returns to the soulful oriented dance floors. It's smooth and soulful yet oozing with an irresistible summery funk drenched vibe.
Exclusive Preview: Gladys Knight & The Pips "Neither one of us (wants to be the first to say goodbye)" (CJ Giovanni Remix)(Motown Records CD-R)
This classic Gladys Knight & The Pips song from 1973 has become a favorite with DJ's, music lovers and dancers ever since South Africa's DJ Micks did a couple of mixes in late 2009 (released just a couple of weeks ago through Tribe Records, with the vocals performed by jazz vocalist Robin Latimore). CJ Giovanni is next in line with his marvelous interpretation featuring the unmistakable vocals by Gladys Knight alongside sublime synth melodies, perfectly arranged over a deep mesmerizing backing.
Meisha Moore "I just wanna dance" (Francesco Cofano Mixes)(AudioBite Records CD Promo)
What a beauty we have here...Chicago's Meisha Moore returns with "I just wanna dance" masterly remixed by Francesco Cofano who combines Meisha Moore's inimitable sensual vocals with grand piano solos, melodious chords and smooth yet thrilling old school flavored rhythms to deliver a timeless piece of house music. Besides vocal, instrumental and radio versions there is an outstanding laidback reprise included in the package that will make you yearn for more.
Groove Concept featuring Johnny Dangerous "Lights out (deluxe)" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
Behind Groove Concept are highly talented Italian producers and DJ's DaSouL, Fabry Diglio and Tony Loreto who present "Lights out", a slice of serious deepness laced with wicked vocals by Johnny Dangerous (also known as Foremost Poets) that is guaranteed to take dance floors by storm. Add the remix wizardry of Mad Boss, Rocco and Steal Vybe and you've got a top notch deep house release (also included in the package are tougher remixes by Benji Candelario, Angelo Posito and Mindskap).
Asha Edmund "What's the figure" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
Once again Gotta Keep Faith bless us with a fantastic release, this time courtesy of Asha Edmund whose "What's the figure" is smooth yet fiercely stormin' in the original version which features lush synth melodies alongside her beautiful vocals. Mr. Fuzz (Fred Faupin) contributes a delicious soulful rendition, while QuestionmarQ (Mark Walsh) enters deepest grounds. Franco Martinelli gives the track a classic touch full of luscious keys, followed by Steven Stone who takes the track to the main room on his captivating remix.
Soul Oasis featuring Charles McDougald "Somebody tell me" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
On "Somebody tell me", Soul Oasis (aka label head Sammy Rock) and Charles McDougald join forces to drop a fiercely thumpin' underground-esque production featuring cool guitar by Keith Pole, Charles McDougald's unique vocals and lush synths. The mesmerizing 'Cyber Remix' is a stripped down affair built around a minimal yet truly contagious tribal backing. A release guaranteed to cause a frenzy on the dance floor.