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Blast from the Past: Key To Life featuring Sabrina Johnston "Forever" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)

Ever since released back in 1994, "Forever" by lager-than-life Tommy Musto, released under his Key To Life alias, has been rocking dance floor globally, now this indisputable New York garage house dance floor anthem featuring the unmistakable vocals of German-born signer Sabrina Johnston gets a welcome re-release on 4 to the Floor Records, including all the unforgettable mixes from the original release in fully remastered format.

Qwestlife featuring Jacqui George "Give me a minute" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

"Give me a minute" by Qwestlife first appeared on the "Glitterbox - Disco Revenge" compilation released just a couple of weeks ago, now this old skool inspired gem featuring the gorgeous vocals of soul diva Jacqui George gets a proper single release. To make it short, "Give me a minute" is a feel-good party anthem oozing with Disco-fueled synths and strings, classy sax and trumpet, sweet guitars and an utterly captivating boogietastic backdrop guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Pat Bedeau featuring Leon Dorrill "Daisy" (Rhemi Music Promo)

DJ/producer Pat Bedeau makes his sophomore appearance on renowned Rhemi Music with the slick'n'cool "Daisy", an expertly crafted uber soulful production having timeless written over that features the fabulous enticing vocals of Leon Dorrill alongside heavenly chords, lovely guitar riffs and a smooth yet verily infectious funked-up backdrop. Rhemi contribute a wicked edit staying true to the original yet giving the song a more traditional four-to-the-floor feel.

Doug Gomez & Soultronixx featuring Khanya Greens "Grace" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Coming soon to Merecumbe Recordings is "Grace", to cut right to the chase this vibrant collaboration by label head Doug Gomez with Soultronixx featuring the beautiful emotive vocals of Khanya Greens, exquisite jazzy keys and ethereal chords over verily spell binding afrocentric percussive rhythms is a sure-fire dance floor bomb.

Carlos Vargas & Ricky Inch present MJ White "Are you waitin'" (Ossom Records Promo)

The inaugural release for brand new label Ossom Records is "Are you waitin'" by Carlos Vargas and Ricky Inch, a gorgeously soulful production that pays tribute to the late Marshall James White (rip). The package features marvelous soul infused yet intriguing interpretations by Carlos Vargas and Ricky Inch both adding their  magical touch to the song, letting the inimitable deep-rooted vocals of the late MJ White shine. The cherry on top is the blissful reprise version of the song.

Jeff Redd "I want you" (AceBeat Music Promo)

AceBeat Music truly grace us with a splendorous Derrick Ricky Nelson and Sir Charles Dixon produced re-imagination of the all-time classic "I want you" by Marvin Gaye (which dates back to 1976 and was composed by Leon Ware and Arthur 'T-Boy' Ross) that stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song a glamorous contemporary four-to-the-floor feel, with Jeff Redd delivering a stunning inspirational rendition of the memorable lyrics.

Vangela Crowe featuring Reggie Steele "Where is the love" (New Generation Records Promo)

Forthcoming to legendary New Generation Records is a glorious remake of the 1972 soul classic "Where is the love" originally recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (written by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter) which is performed in grand style by Vangela Crowe and Reggie Steele whose amazing heartfelt vocals harmonize perfectly with the sublime keys and gentle yet compelling rhythms. The package features equally superb renditions mixed by Larry Rauson Jr and Corey Holmes both injecting their distinctive underground-esque soulful touch.

Guido P & Emory Toler "No other one" (HSR Records Promo)

Hot on the heels of the magnificent "Do for love" by Soulbridge featuring Deli Rowe comes the next soulful gem to HSR Records as DJ/producer Guido P teams up with singer Emory Toler for "No other one", an enchanting production fusing the admirable haunting vocals of Emory Toler with delectable jazzy keys, dreamy chords and a thrilling organic musical backing.

Alex Millet featuring Deli Rowe "My stranger in the night" (Racing Camel Recordings Promo)

Soon to be released on Racing Camel Recordings is the Alex Millet written and produced "My stranger in the night", a splendid production sure to get your feet moving thanks to the incomparable emotive vocals of Deli Rowe, inebriant atmospheric synth melodies, warm melodious keys and smooth yet relentlessly bouncin' rhythms. 

The Funklovers & Luca Lala "Ballad" (2elle Records Promo)

A few weeks ago, Double Cheese Records presented "What a difference" by Weasel Disco, a fervid yet soulful track sampling the L.T.D classic "Love ballad" (taken from the band's 1976 album "Love to the world"). Now The Funklovers and Luca Lala join forces to present a stompin' utterly contaminous 4/4 rework of George Benson's interpretation of the song (which can be found on his 1979 album "Livin' inside your love") that is sure to set the floor on fire.

Isa Vis & Mona Bode "His tomorrow" (Remixes)(IsaVis Records Promo)

The original version of "His tomorrow" by Isa Vis, a tantalizing deep house track featuring the one-of-a-kind spoken words of Mona Bode, was released back in July on "The Best Of" EP through LadyMarySound International, now IsaVis Records present a stellar selection of remixes. First up is DJ Hakuei with his glittering jazz/funk infused uber soulful interpretation, next Mike LTRS serves a truly mesmerizing afro-deep workout, and last but not least Ivan Fly Corapi drops a verily enchanting deep house version.

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