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M. Caporale featuring Tai Malone "Red light" (Soulstice Music Promo)

The latest offering on Soulstice Music is "Red light" by M. Caporale and vocalist Tai Malone, an expertly crafted verily soulful production oozing with Tai Malone's inimitable spirited vocals, illustrious keys, exquisite horns and gentle yet spell binding rhythms. Label head Mark Di Meo contributes a magnificent latin/jazz influenced instrumental rendition, and legendary Frankie Feliciano adds his magical touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version. Essential.

DJ Pope "I need you" (POJI Records Promo)

The marvelous "I need you" by DJ Pope and vocalist Marty St. Michaels was originally released back in the year 2000 through Black Vinyl Records (complete with killer remixes by Boogie Bruthaz aka The Blak Beatniks and Soul Providers), now this classic returns in fresh interpretations by DJ Pope who has been pulling out all the stops and blesses us with a lively re-imagination using vibrant rhythms as foundation for classic strings, luxurious keys and Marty St. Michaels unmistakable falsetto vocals.

Basement Jazz Ensemble "Free form" (NiteGrooves Records Promo)

Russia based duo Basement Jazz Ensemble (Vitaliy Stodolya & Konstantin Kepke) make their debut on NiteGrooves Records with the stellar "Free from" EP loaded with three truly inspiring jazz house productions. First up is the standout track "You gotta know" a masterly orchestrated uber soulful jewel featuring the gorgeous vocals of Claire Simone. Next up are the two equally excellent instrumentals "Thumbs up" and "Free form". Quite simply one of the best jazz house releases we heard in a while...

B-Liv "Goddess of the moon" (KingStreet Records Promo)

Mexico based house music maestro B-Liv returns to KingStreet Records with "Goddess of the moon", a beautifully crafted soulful production featuring tempting female vocals alongside luscious keys, lovely guitar and a captivating organic backing. The 'Club Mix' turns the heat up for prime time play while the 'Deep Down Mix' gives the track a deeper late night feel. Last but not least,Mexican compatriot Mijangos contributes a smooth'n'sexy re-imagination not to be missed.

Federico d'Alessio featuring Laureen "Don't wanna stop" (KingStreet Records Promo)

Italian DJ/producer Federico d'Alessio joins musical forces with singer Laureen (Laura Ammendola) for "Don't wanna stop", an exhilarating production oozing with a glorious soul/funk inspired orchestration and Laureen's beautiful passionate vocals. From the team of Federico d'Alessio & Giulio Bonaccio comes a fantastic jazz infused interpretation, Corvino Traxx delivers a sublime funked-up verily soulful rework, and finally Masaki Morii serves a glamorous truly soulful rendition.

Livio Mode & Massimo Barri featuring Pete Simpson "Give me hope" (HSR Records Promo)

Hot on the heels of celebrating their 150th release ("It's got to be love" by DJ Umbi and singer Deli Rowe) comes the awesome next release on HSR Records by Livio Mode & Massimo Barri who team up with singer Pete Simpson for "Give me hope", a feel-good production with a contaminous organic backdrop leading the way for lush keys, celestial chords and Pete Simpson's distinctive heartfelt vocals. The 'M&B Re-Edit' gives the track a more laidback feel, and lastly there is Michele Chiavarini's splendorous boogie flavored interpretation.

Inner City Sound Clash featuring Jaidene Veda "The one for me" (Stilnovo Music Promo)

In late 2016, Eleonora Cutaia released her stunning debut artist album "Biorhythm" (under the Inner City Sound Clash moniker) which includes the brilliant down tempo production "The one for me" oozing with the incomparable sultry vocals of Jaidene Veda. The song has been given a proper single release, with the album version being accompanied by a wicked electronic remix courtesy of SLF, and mind-boggling up-tempo remixes by Daz-I-Kue (of Bugz In The Attic fame) who guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Mista Nugget featuring Timmy Vegas "Make music" (DJ Romain Remix)(Chooon Music Promo)

The original mixes of "Make music" by Mista Nugget and Timmy Vegas (one half of Soul Central) got released a fortnight ago, here now come the super dope remixes by DJ Romain who transforms this no-nonsense dance floor bomb oozing with the landmark vocal stylings of Mista Nugget into an utterly tantalizing underground anthem fueled with inexorable rhythms and inebriant melodies.

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