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review logoWe hope you enjoy this weeks eclectic update with the latest in soulful/afro house music as much as we do....

Kai Djuric featuring  Phil D "Almost blue" (The Remixes)(Soulstice Music Promo)

In March of last year, Soulstice Music blessed us with the wonderful "Endless dreams" by world-renowned musician Kai Djuric., now they bring us "Almost blue" featuring Phil D. Indisputably this is a truly outstanding release, with the likes of label head Mark di Meo, DJ Fudge and Klash Rivera having pulled out all the stops to once again bless with a timeless slice of jazz infused soulful house music.

Danny Clark & Carla Prather "Joy" (Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)

In spring of 2014, Danny Clark teamed up with songstress Carla Prather on the phenomenal "Joy", a breathtaking soul/funk infused production having timeless written all over. Now this gem oozing with Carla Prather's unrivaled emotive vocals returns in stellar remixes by Morocco's FNX Omar who delivers an absolutely hypnotizing deep afro-tech workout, and by Japan based Masaki Mori who serves an inspiring truly glorious fresh'n'funky interpretation.

Andrea Curato featuring Morris Revy "Don't wake me up" (Merecumbe Recordings Prom)

Italian DJ/producer Andrea Curato and vocalist Morris Revy are back with another blazin' hot collaboration entitled "Don't wake me up". To make a long story short, "Don't wake me up" which oozes with the amazing sultry vocals of Morris Revy, lush keys, celestial chord progressions and smooth yet irresistibly bouncin' afro influenced rhythms is top-notch soulful house music.

Tapes & Realm of House "Ba houla" (Arawakan Records Promo)

We welcome Arawakan Records to Spirit of House with "Ba houla" by Tapes (Tumelo David Ranyali) and Realm of House (Victor Hernandez), to cut right to the chase this is an utterly tantalizing afro house production using intriguing tribal-esque rhythms as foundation for phat keys, inebriant dreamy chords and the incredible truly unique vocals of Donald Boucal. Without doubt, "Ba houla" will send the dancers into a frenzy...

Therd Suspect featuring Venessa Jackson "Hey now" (Remixes)(Pasqua Records Promo)

The soulful verily groovey and melodious "Hey now" by Therd Suspect which features the beautiful enticing vocals of Venessa Jackson was released back in September, now Pasqua Records present a superb truly eclectic selection of remixes from the likes of Andrea Curato, Saint Evo, George Lesley and DJ Two4 all adding their signature soulful/afro touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...

Stewart, Andy Edit & Dana Weaver "It's up to me" (Remixed)(Wiggly Worm Records Promo)

Earlier this year (in April to be precise), we were celebrating "It's up to me" by Craig Stewart and Andy Edit, an expertly crafted uber soulful and truly uplifting old school influenced gem featuring the incomparable  vocals of Dana Weaver. Now the promised remixes have arrived, with Diego Auguanno dropping a lively boogietastic rework, The Gruv Manics Project (Molefi Choabi) and DJ SGZ (Gugulethu Mokwebo) contributing brilliant soulful interpretations, and from Fabrizio La Marca and Kenno (Kenneth Vielsted) come the mixes destined to take over the big room.

Lenny Fontana & Shirley Lites "Fire" (Dr Packer Remix)(Karmic Power Records Promo)

Back in July, dance music legend Lenny Fontana graced us with "Fire", an enthralling slice of contemporary disco guaranteed to jam pack the dance floor through the inimitable powerhouse vocals of Shirley Lites, rich string orchestration, grand horns, luscious keys and an utterly resistless funked-up backdrop. Now this fervid track returns in a scintillating re-imagination by nu-disco heavyweight Dr Packer who adds his magical touch to take the track to a whole new level.

Cafe De Sol featuring Poker Man "Sugar rush" (Union Records Promo)

Not much needs to be said or written about "Sugar rush" produced by Andres Mijangos and performed in grand style by Poker Man other than this splendiferous production featuring the distinctive tempting vocals of Poker Man alongside sublime jazzy keys and a verily contaminous organic backdrop is spreading an exhilarating feel-good vibe guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor.

Daniele Baldi "Make me feel good" (Gruv Manics Digital Promo)

Up and rising Italian DJ/producer Daniele Baldi makes his debut on South African label Gruv Manics Digital with "Make me feel good", beyond the shadow of a doubt this excitatory sun drenched production laced with seductive female vocals, luscious keys, sweet guitars and a relaxed yet thrillingly thumpin'' organic musical backing will bring a smile to your face andget your feet movin'.

DJ WM J presents "Xmas EP" (CyberJamz Records Promo)

Here we have something a little different for you... Right in time for thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, DJ WM J presents the "Xmas EP" which includes his formidable four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of "My gift to you" by Alexander O'Neal (from his same-titled christmas album released in 1988), "Don't let me go" by Brian McKnight (from his christmas album "Bethlehem" released in 1998), "Give love on christmas day" and "This christmas" by Ledisi (from her christmas album "It's christmas" released in 2008) and last but not least "What child is this" by M.B.C. Truly inspirational and blissful...

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