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Andrea Curato & Candace Bellamy "Party life" (Cool Staff Records Promo)

The next release on Cool Staff Records is the enthralling "Party life" by Italian DJ/producer Andrea Curato and jazz/soul singer Candace Bellamy. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the classy old school inspired "Party life" using downright inexorable rhythms as foundation for tantalizing galactical keys and the enchanted vocals of Candace Bellamy is guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy...

Deborah Cox "Easy way" (HouseWerQ Remix)(HouseWerQ Recordings Promo)

We proudly introduce you to HouseWerQ Recordings, a brand new label launched by Sir Charles Dixon and Derrick Ricky Nelson (collectively known as HouseWerQ). The label's inaugural release is a truly superb 4/4 re-imagination by HouseWerQ of Deborah Cox beautiful 2019 mid-tempo song "Easy way" which combines her unmatched haunting vocal with luxurious keys and an infectious funked-up backdrop.

Derrick Ricky Nelson "I'm not your enemy" (HouseWerQ Recordings Promo)

The second release for new label HouseWerQ Recordings is "I^m not your enemy" written and produced by Derrick Ricky Nelson (co-written by Carmen Brown), a wonderful song very significant at the moment with all the division, separation, racism, hatred and killing going on. To make i short, "I'm not your enemy" is a masterly crafted soulful gem laced with eminent vocals, exquisite keys and a smooth yet captivating organic musical backing.

Loftsoul X Soul T "Freedom EP" (Makin' Moves Promo)

Japanese DJ/producer Loftsoul (Masahiko Uchikawa) returns to Makin' Moves with "Freedom" a glamorous latin/jazz infused production featuring the keyboard wizardry of Soul T, phat bass by Francis Hylton and the beautiful vocals of Nadine Caesar - sheer musical bliss. Not to forget to mention the outstanding truly eclectic selection of soulful/deep remixes by the likes of Fuminori Kagajo, Hideo Kobayashi and Hugo LX all adding their signature touch to the track. Essential.

Anderson Soares featuring Tantra Zawadi "Together we dance" (Urbano Records Promo)

Brazilian house music label Urbano Records return to Spirit of House with the vibrant "Together we dance" by label head Anderson Soares, a sure-fire dance floor weapon featuring the unrivaled spoken word poetry of Tantra Zawadi alongside luscious keys and celestial pads over smooth yet intriguing afrocentric rhythms. With vocal, instrumental, dub and acapella included in the package, "Together we dance" gives the creative minds lots of options to work the floor...

Fabio Tosti & Lee Wilson "Make It Tonight" (Opolopo Remixes)(Check It Out Records Promo)

Back in January of this year, Check It Out Records gave us "Make it tonight" by Italian DJ/producer Fabio Tosti, a verily uplifting disco/funk inspired production  featuring the incomparable vocals of Lee Wilson. Soon to be released are these fierce remixes by Scandinavian producer Opolopo who delivers a bonafide dance floor favorite, adding his landmark truly beloved soul/funk infused touch to the track.

Jama featuring Ms Sylvia "In love" (HSR Records Promo)

The latest offering from Italy's HSR Records is the phantasmagorical "In love" by Jama (aka Franco Barletta) and singer Ms Sylvia. To cut right to the chase, "In love" is a gorgeous sun drenched production fueled with Ms Sylvia's unmistakable emotive vocals, magnificent jazzy piano, entrancing chords and a downright contaminous funk soaked musical backing. Nuff said...

Jabzz Dimitri featuring Tabia "Amadlozi" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Coming soon to Merecumbe Recordings is "Amadlozi" by South African DJ/producer Jabzz Dimitri and songstress Tabia. Most definitely, this utterly mesmerizing afro house production with deeply rumblin' rhythms leading the way for splendid jazzy keys, enchanting ethereal chord progressions and the incredible vocal stylings of Tabia will cast a spell on you...

Inessa featuring Celly G "Love birds" (Cultures Records Promo)

Forthcoming to Cultures Records is "Love birds" a verily unique and truly glamorous afro house production by DJane/producer Inessa and South African artist/singer Celly G (aka Celeste Magano). Quite simply, the deep and soulful yet enticing afro influenced rhythms together with the marvelous horns, lush keys and Celly G's amazing vocals make this something truly special...

Sir Young SA featuring Seductive Sapphire "You make me feel" (Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)

Courtesy of South African DJ/producer Sir Young SA (aka Moloko Mangany) and spoken word artist Seductive Sapphire comes the huge "You make me feel" a tantalizing afro-deep track which combines the one-of-a-kind poetry by Seductive Sapphire with inebriant synth melodies and deeply groovin' rhythms. The cherry on top are the excellent truly varied remixes by DJ Punch, DJ WM J and Musa Stretch all adding their unique touch to take the track to the next level.

Bonus Review: Franz vu Letzebuerg "Can't get enough" (Big Box Recordings Promo)

We are closing this week's update with "Can't get enough" by Franz vu Letzebuerg, to be released soon through Big Box Recordings. In short, "Can't get enough" is a scintillating trip down memory lane to the classic deep house/garage house sound which features vocal samples from Loleatta Hholloway's classic "Seconds", uber cool rhodes, dreamful chords and relentlessly bouncin' rhythms.

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