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Peven Everett "Show you why" (Tribe Records CD Promo)

Peven Everett - Show you why Chicago soul legend Peven Everett is about to take over dance floors with his latest offering "Show you why" on Tribe Records, a funk soaked bass heavy production that is remorselessly groovin' from beginning to the end. The remixes are coutesy of Zepherin Saint who emphasizes the funky vibes and enriches the song with fantastic horns, keys and chords to take it to a whole new level. For an even more intense feel check out the dub, not to forget to mention the splendorous reprise.

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Exclusive Preview: N'Dambi "The world is a beat" (Gene King Remix)(CD-R)

"The world is a beat" is taken from N'Dambi's 2009 highly acclaimed "Pink elephant" album. In its original version, the song is an organic sounding, funk soaked affair guaranteed to keep popping up in your mind that is taken to the next level by Gene King who delivers a super soulful interpretation featuring phat keys and luscious atmospheric melodies over a deeply stormin' backing.

Exclusive Preview: Various "CMUZIK WMC 2010 Sampler" (Consortium Muzik Records CD Promo)

Consortium Muzik's "Cmuzik WMC 2010 Sampler" is sheer musical bliss, featuring songs from house music divas Stephanie Cooke, Carolyn Victorian and Jannae Jordan. Carolyn Victorian's "You don't know" is included in a marvelous remix by Jonny Montana oozing with jazzy keys over a warm organic backdrop, followed by Jonny Montana's groovy yet laidback organ and sax laced dub of Jannae Jordan's "Not 4 sale". Last but not least, there is DJ Hypnosis' deep and fierce yet melodious rework of the Groove Assassin produced "This time" by the one and only Stephanie Cooke.

Various "Miami 2010 (Traxsource Edition)" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

In recent years, many labels did release special "Miami/WMC Samplers" to hype their upcoming releases, but looking back, only a very few of these samplers were actually worth the money (to say the least). Thankfully, KingStreet have done their homework and put together a great package full of fresh soulful tunes that can be recommended unconditionally. From the killer tribal track "Auris" by Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro over the gorgeous "Piece of heaven" by Fuminori Kagajo featuring Adeola Ranson, the glorious "This time" by Lips featuring Bongi Mvuyana to the more traditional "Take me" by Soulstar Syndicate featuring Dawn Tallman, all seven included tracks are pure quality.

Justin Imperiale "Call of the Drum EP" (Cabana Records CD Promo)

The three track "Call of the Drum EP" by Justin Imperiale takes you to deepest imaginable Afro House grounds, with the tracks making use of relentless percussion elements and drums, synths and vocal chants to create an absolutely irresistible, mesmerizing feel on the dance floor you can't resist to dance to. Simple and deep yet utterly effective.

Stephanie Cooke "Old friend" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)

Stephanie Cooke debuts on one of the finest house music labels, Gotta Keep Faith Records, with the superb "Old friend" where she blesses us with a silky smooth vocal and meaningful lyrics. Gregory Del Piero, Will Milton, Nef Nunez, Island Groove, Tony Loreto, Mark Di Meo, Phil R, Steve Paradise and Spiritual Blessings all contribute their own view of the story with their interpretations of the song, making this an essential release not to be missed.

Mindtravel presents "Funk Weapons Vol. 2" (Mindtravel Records CD Promo)

One year ago, Mindtravel Records dropped the massive "Funk Weapons Vol. 1", now they follow it up with volume two featuring four fresh tracks from the likes of Paul Johnson, Frankie J, The House Inspectors and Jay West, all bringing a full-on-funk experience to the dance floor, with the tracks covering different grounds. Let the merciless funky flavas hit the dancers...

SuSu Bobien "You don't know" (MuthaFunkaz Remixes)(Strictly Rhythm Records CD Promo)

The 1998 gospel house anthem produced by M.A.S. Collective (Andreino Arcangeli & Sandro Russo) and performed by legendary house diva SuSu Bobien returns in fresh remixes by DJ Spen who gives us the choice between a classic soulful stomper, underground-esque re-rub's and slightly tougher mixes to rock the main rooms.

Jack & The Jerk "Miss me" (Part 1)(MoD Records CD Promo)

The soulful "Miss me" is as funky as it gets, oozing with an organic live feel created by a wonderful instrumentation including killer piano and guitar alongside captivating vocals by Sanja Shane over an infectious groove. The remix is courtesy of MoD & Staffan Thorsell who keep it funky and soulful while giving the track a chunkier feel to guarantee peak time rotation.

Exclusive Preview: RedSoul and RaShaan Houston "Love is a miracle" (Playmore Music Records CD-R)

Two weeks ago we gave you an exclusive preview of upcoming "Build that bridge" by RaShaan Houston, now this week we proudly present you his next bomb titled "Love is a miracle", a feel good anthem produced by RedSoul. The song uses a fiercely stompin', Disco-Funk flavored backdrop as playground for RaShaan Houston's outstanding vocals, sweet piano and glorious keys.

Mr. O "Emotion Drive EP" (Nu Deep Music Records CD Promo)

South African DJ and producer Mr. O presents the "Emotion Drive EP" featuring a selection of seductive deep house with a lovely African twist. "Closer" features sensual female vocals and is included in the tech-soul 'Main Mix' and the melodious 'O Deep Version'. Next is the hypnotic old skool track "Tha joint" followed by "Those were the days" featuring atmospheric melodies and jazzy flute. The package closes with another solid tech-soul track titled "Inner dance".

Jay-J featuring Michelle Shaprow "If I wanted you" (Shifted Music Records CD Promo)

"If I wanted you" is the latest single lifted from Jay-J's "Love alive" album, featuring sultry vocals by Michelle Shaprow. Harley & Muscle inject the song with their distinct lush sounds to turn out a truly deep workout oozing with soulful flavas. Emil Lanne's rework is a slice of uplifting jackin' house built around a bouncin' backing, while Giom's remix is perfect for the main rooms thanks to its mesmerizing jackin' edge.

Joeski & Matthias Heilbronn "Grunts" (Maya Records CD Promo)

The team of Matthias Heilbronn and Joeski is simply unstoppable... First there was the groundbreaking collaboration on "Stuck in a dream", then there was the ingenious "Sabrosito" and now we have "Grunts" where the two continue their journey through deepest hypnotic grounds of house music to present a real banger' featuring infectious synths over ruthless percussion driven tribal rhythms - a production guaranteed to send the crowd into a frenzy.

Aphreme "Promise me" (Octave Moods Records CD Promo)

After the marvelous "Come a lil closer", a timeless vocal house production featuring singer Donald Sheffey, DJ Aphreme presents the wicked track "Promise me", a journey back in time thanks to classy acid sounds and warm melodic keys over a deep underground-esque, old school flavored groove. The groovy 'Sweet & Sour Dub Mix' relaxes the vibe for a more laidback feel.

Terry Lex "What is love" (Push on Music Records CD Promo)

Terry Lex follows up his slamming retro house styled "Back to Garage EP" release with the uplifting hands in the air anthem "What is love", a powerful yet smooth peak time favorite on a classic tip, featuring captivating piano hooks and melodious chords alongside cool vocals over a remorseless backdrop. One to take dance floors by storm...

Various "Baldeelox 2010 Miami Sampler" (Baldeelox Records CD Promo)

This smokin' sampler from Baldeelox Records will get lots of plays at the upcoming Winter Music Conference for sure, thanks to the dreamlike tracks included. Tommy Largo goes deep and groovy on "Don't you ever", while on Scott Watson's "Side effect" its the sweet funky flavors that will grab your attention. "Keep on movin'" by Castlebed is a somewhat moody jazz-funk drenched deep house gem, taken to deeper tech-soul grounds by Diem on his remix.

Iva & Small "Moody" (Remixes)(Next Dimension Music Records CD Promo)

Here we have fresh mixes of the deep and dreamy "Moody" by Iva & Small which features sounds of the ocean breeze and children at play, originally released back in late 2009. South Africa's Kat la kat turns the track into a deeply stormin' atmospheric burner, while Andrew Chibale's laidback take is a beautiful groovy affair. Junior White DJ injects extra energy while keeping the overall feel soulful on his orbital remix.

Young August "Guapa" / "Only one for you" (Atal Records CD  Promo)

Russian producer Young August presents two lovely deep house track with his second release on Atal (his debut for the label titled "Common lose" was released in March of last year). On booth "Guapa" and "Only one for you", Young August expresses his love for authentic deep house grooves and warm melodies, with both tracks creating a captivating feel.

Jorge Spania & Billy Howard "Turning Point EP"  (74 Records CD Promo)

If you like it funky and spiced with good old Disco flavas, look no further than this release by Jorge Spania and Billy Howard who present the follow up to last years wicked "Piece of Cake EP". Both the title track and Cut the cake" are ruthless funky as hell four-to-the-floor stompers featuring killer breaks and clever samples - simply irresistible.

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