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Stewart, Andy Edit & NatMor "The sol" (Wiggly Worm Records Promo)

Next up on Wiggly Worm Records is "The sol" aka "The sun" by Craig Stewart and Andy Edit, to cut right to the chase this phantasmagorical summery production using a gentle yet irresistibly groovin' organic backdrop as foundation for sweet guitar, grand saxophone, precious flute, luxurious keys and the fantastic vocals of NatMor is guaranteed to cast a spell on you. Sheer musical bliss...

Andy Compton featuring Kafele "My frequency" (Peng Records Promo)

Peng Records just released the marvelous "My frequency" by Andy Compton, a masterly crafted uber soulful jewel having timeless written all over that oozes with dulcet broken beat flavored rhythms, lovely guitar, luscious keys, bodacious trumpet and Kafele's one-of-a-kind silky smooth vocals. The Rurals contribute both a tempting four-to-the-floor edit of the original and a glamorous jazz house interpretation, Lelanga servers a gorgeously melodious deeper take, and lastly there is the wonderful organic rendition Miz-Dee.

Deepn SoulBR featuring Robert Carvalho "Sweet ebony" (Grooveland Music Promo)

Coming soon to Brazilian label Grooveland Music is the "Sweet ebony" produced by Deepn Soul BR and performed in grand style by Robert Carvalho. "Sweet ebony" is a splendorous sun drenched production with a groovey organic backing leading the way for classy saxophone hooks, exquisite jazzed-up keys and Robert Carvalho's inimitable deep-rooted vocals. Deep City Soul and Deep Vintage are on remix duty, taking the song to the next level on their superb soul infused interpretations, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...

Blast from the Past: Blaze "Lovelee dae" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)

4 to the Floor Records bring back Blaze's seminal house music all-time classic "Lovelee dae" (originally released in 1996 on the "Trans-Jazz EP" through Simplex Records). The track exploded globally in 1997 when Playhouse and Classic licensed the track and released stunning remixes by 20:20 Vision and The Beloved - the rest is history. This massive and truly eclectic ten track package includes the original version and radio edit by Blaze alongside remixes by 20:20 Vision, The Beloved, Carl Craig, Frankie Bones, Doc Martin, Joyce Muniz, Chris Duckenfield and Supersonic Lovers.

Blast from the Past: MK featuring Alana "Love changes" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)

The second new release from 4 to the Floor Records for this week is Marc Kinchen aka MK's timeless 1993 classic "Love changes" which features the amazing vocals of Alana. This uplifting and indisputably groovy production has been one of our favorite MK productions of all time, all the essential mixes from the 1993 release are featured in this digital package, including the fierce dub where MK collaborated with legendary Masters at Work.

Sir Mos featuring Nelisiwe "Colorful design" (Deep Fusion Records Promo)

"Colorful design" premiered last fall on Moses 'Sir Mos' Asegaai dazzling "Feel what I feel EP", now this fabulous verily melodious soulful gem featuring the unmistakable seductive vocals of Nelisiwe gets a full single release complete with a mind-blowing verily eclectic selection of soulful and afro house remixes by the likes of Blizzard Deep, Grounded Oaks, Lilac Jeans, Those Boys and Sir Mos himself. Highly recommended.

Luke Solomon featuring Queen Rose & Amy Douglas "Light you up" (The Louie Vega Mixes)(Classic Music Company Promo)

A fortnight ago we reviewed the vinyl release of the much loved disco/funk tinged groover "Light you up" by Luke Solomon featuring the incredible vocals of Queen Rose and Amy Douglas. The digital release is just around the corner, including Louie Vega's killer boogietastic re-imagination of the original version which features stellar keys and chords, as well as his previously unreleased verily hypnotic  'Organ Mix'. Essential.

Allovers featuring Calvin Lynch "Addicted" (Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)

Beginning of April we introduced you to "Addicted" by Russia's Allovers (aka brothers Michail Popov and Ilya Popov), a tempting slice of dance floor goodness featuring the beautiful emotive vocals of Calvin Lynch coming complete with an excellent remix by DJ Beloved and Sheldon Goode. This gem soon returns in fresh remixes by Doug Gomez who beefs the 'BPM So Goode Soul Mix' found on the original release up with gentle yet spell binding percussive rhythms and enticing synth melodies, and by DJ Beloved and Sheldon Goode who deliver a sumptuous alternate rendition giving the song a tantalizing deepened feel.

Mauritzio featuring Levern "Wanna be" (2018 Remixes)(Black Vinyl Records Promo)

In summer of 2011, Black Vinyl Records released "Wanna be" a marvelous slice of soulful underground house by Italian producer Mauritzio 'Old Bastard' Baiocchi fueled with the unique stirring vocals of Orlando Levern Johnson. A couple of months later, remixes by label head Alan Russell, Luyo, DJ Ermi and Mauritzio himself followed. Now the 2018 remixes are here, first up we have an utterly mesmerizing string drenched tech-soul rework by Mauritzio, next are Luis Radio & Spellband with their anthemic prime time favorite, courtesy of Luyo comes an uber cool verily entrancing spacey dub, and last but not least there is a dope full-on funk workout by Mauritzio.

Angelo Draetta "There's a brighter day" (Leda Music Promo)

Leda Music continue to grace us with the perfect soundtrack for the summer season with the latest offering by Angelo Draetta. Not much needs to be said or written about "There's a brighter day" other than the relentlessly thumpin' organic backdrop together with the delectable jazzy keys, gorgeous saxophone and alluring female vocals is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and get your feet movin'...

Steven Stone & Pete Simpson "Sometimes"(Soul Deluxe Recordings Promo)

Swiss label Soul Deluxe Recordings returns to Spirit of House with the latest collaboration by DJ/producer Steven Stone and renowned vocalist Pete Simpson entitled "Sometimes". Without doubt, "Sometimes" is a truly glorious soul oozing production fusing the incomparable sultry vocals of Pete Simpson with enchanting keys and a smooth yet intriguing musical backing. $imply wonderful...

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