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Exclusive Preview: Adele "Rolling in the deep" (Mark Di Meo Deepest Remix)(Columbia Records CD-R)
Mark Di Meo blesses us with his phat interpretation of Adele's beautiful "Rolling in the deep" (taken from her second album "21" released in early 2011), combining her inimitable voice with deep infectious 4/4 rhythms and luscious keys, with the result being simply breathtaking. Sure to be a favorite with the soulful heads...
Exclusive Preview: Kem "Share my life" (DJ Luis Blademaster Lopez & Jersey Soul Remix)(Motown Records CD-R)
One of our favorite r&b/soul singers gets the remix treatment by DJ Luis Blademaster Lopez & Jersey Soul who take on the wonderful "Share my life" from Kem's 2010 long player "Intimacy", transforming the song into a smoothly thumpin' four-to-the-floor affair laced with gorgeous keys and chords that harmonize perfectly with Kem's silky smooth voice.
Exclusive Preview: Kelly Price "And you don't stop" (The Home Plates Remix)(CD-R)
On "And you don't stop", Kelly Price impresses with her powerful yet expressive vocals, backed by amazing strings and a funky backdrop heavily influenced by the timeless War classic "Galaxy" dating back to 1977. Max Scatti & RightSide turn the track into a serious house affair with those funky ingredients and the unforgettable piano from the War classic giving the track a classy old school touch.
Exclusive Preview: Loree feat Black Man Soul "Musa" (Speakdeep Afrosoul Remix)(CD-R)
We are proud to introduce you to this exclusive Speakdeep remix currently scheduled for a September release (we'll keep the label a secret for the time being) of "Musa" by Loree which features sensitive vocals by Black Man Soul, masterly brass by Robert Burbidge and delightful keys over a smooth afro-tribal flavored backing, making this an essential entry on your purchase list.
Exclusive Preview: DeepCitySoul "What they feel" (Vocal MashUp)(CD-R)
DeepCitySoul open their vault to share one of their secret weapons with a selected few, and believe us once you hear this you understand why this track has been rockin' floors whenever they dropped it. Ruthless rhythms, thrilling synth melodies and the primal vocals by Chuck Roberts originally featured on "My house" by Rhythm Controll (released in 1987 on Catch A Beat Records, but the vocals only got famous when placed on top of "Can you feel it" by Mr. Fingers) make this is a sure fire dance floor burner.
Dolls Combers "Summerbreeze EP Part 3" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
The first installment in the "Summerbreeze" series was released in June of last year, with the second one to follow earlier this year in February. Now part three is here, letting us enjoy more of the delectable jazz-infused Dolls Combers sound. "Nos en espalmador" is smooth and laidback, oozing with gorgeous piano and guitar play. The broken beat styled "Funky thing" features incredible saxophone and keys, while lastly the eternal "The way you look tonight" sees Mario Inchausti on top of his game as he impresses with an grandiose vocal performance.
Vick Lavender presents The V.L.E "The Standard" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
With "The standard", Vick Lavender and his incredible ensemble once more bless us with their seminal vintage sound and deliver a masterly orchestrated tour de force not to be missed. From beginning to the end this is sheer musical bliss, letting you savor the beauty of soulful dance music. Not much more needs to be said besides this is a musical gem as only Vick Lavender and his Sophisticado family can deliver.
Panevino featuring Xavior "If you love me" (Classic Vocal Mix)(Panevino Music CD Promo)
This cover version of the Brownstone classic "If you love" first appeared last year on Panevino Music's "Miami Sampler 2010", now it finally gets a full release. Panevino together with singer Xavior present an uplifting interpretation featuring deeply felt vocals alongside sweet guitars and classy strings and synths over a soulful funk drenched backing. The remixes are courtesy of Pad Beryll who uses a spell binding backdrop for the vocals, jazzy piano hooks and lush chords.
DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul "My Soul's Alive EP" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)
The "My Soul's Alive EP" is a versatile package featuring fresh remixes of three of Roland Clark's more recent singles. The standout track is a super soulful remix of "We alive" by Jihad Muhammad who is pulling out all the stops - an essential remix that has timeless written all over it (Franck Roger's Dubthrumental Mix from 2009 is also included). Silver City take on "What do I gotta do" and deliver three equally slammin' Disco/Funk flavored versions, while Trans of Life rework "Save my life" into a fiery prime time affair.
Marco Fracasso featuring Nica Brooke "Rhythm of reality" (Atal Music CD Promo)
With "Rhythm of reality", Italian producer Marco Fracasso (aka MindTech Crew) takes you on a journey to deepest territory, with a hypnotically thumpin' backdrop leading the way for sultry vocals by Nica Brooke and scintillating spaced-out melodies on the 'Original Mix', while the 'Realistic Handling Mix' somewhat relaxes the vibe and features grand piano and dramatic synths.