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Tamara Wellons "More than you know" (Remixes)(POJI Records Promo)

In February of last year, POJI Records gave us DJ Oji's dazzling interpretation of the beautiful "More than you know" by renowned neo soul and house music songstress Tamara Wellons (the song is taken from her third studio album "Pretty"), now brand new remixes have arrived. Richard Payton (95 North) serves a soulful truly lively interpretation fusing Tamara Wellons unmistakable deep-rooted vocals with bodacious keys and thrilling rhythms, while Salah Ananse reworks the track into a celestial utterly mesmerizing afro-tech dance floor favorite.

Andy Compton featuring Celestine & Anders Olinder "Gift me tomorrow" (Remixes)(Peng Promo)

In November of last year, Andy Compton graced us with "Gift me tomorrow" an uber soulful timeless jewel featuring the incomparable seductive vocals of Celestine and sumptuous keys by Anders Olinder. Now this expertly crafted gem returns in a paramount selection of remixes by Danny Clark, Kojo Akusa, Greg Gauthier and Miz Dee all adding their landmark truly beloved and unique soulful touch to the song, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version. By no means to be missed...

Kelvin Sylvester & Brutha Basil "8:46" (Brukel Music Promo)

The second release on the recently launched up-and-coming Brukel Music is "8:46" by label heads Kelvin Sylvester and Brutha Basil. "8:46" is an open letter to the world, with enchanting melodies and deeply groovin' absolutely irresistible rhythms accompanying Brutha Basil's unrivaled poignant spoken word vocals which deliver the all-important message. This eminent track is not to be missed...

Sipho Ngubane featuring Voocy "Stay with me" (Remixes)(Soulful Sentiments Records Promo)

Forthcoming to Soulful Sentiments Records is "Stay with me", one of the standout songs from Sipho Ngubane's awe-inspiring album "Cristina". "Stay with me" is a mellifluous soul oozing affair featuring the unique emotive vocals of Voocy which comes your way in a truly stellar selection of soulful/afro/deep interpretations from the likes of African Spirit SA, Mathew M & Da Bless, New Tonez, Sonz Of Africa, Tobetsa Lamola & Thina and Tukz Ancestral.

Distant People & Sulene Fleming "Keeping faith" (Future Spin Records Promo)

Renowned DJ/producer Distant People (Joey Silvero) and songstress Sulene Fleming return to Future Spin Records with "Keeping faith" the follow up their recent hit single "Come n get it". This undeniably uplifting soulful production using a vibrant organic musical backing as foundation for the incredible vocal stylings of Sulene Fleming, summery piano and dreamful chord progressions comes highly recommended.

Soul Groove & Andrea Erre featuring Venessa Jackson "2 faced lovers" (Soul Mood Records Promo)

Coming soon to Soul Mood Records is "2 faced lovers" a phantasmagorical collaboration by Italy's Soul Groove and Andrea Erre with South African songstress Venessa Jackson. Beyond doubt, "2 faced lovers" oozing with Venessa Jackson's amazing sultry vocals, luxurious jazzed-up keys and a smooth yet captivating funked-up backdrop is sheer musical bliss... Not to forget to mention the alternate 'Sunset Mix' which gives the track a charming dreamy feel.

Peri X "Butterflies" (DJ Beloved Remix)(Makin' Moves Promo)

A couple of weeks ago, we were celebrating the glorious Doug Gomez & DJ Steph Style interpretations of  Peri X "Little closer", now Makin' Moves present a splendorous DJ Beloved rendition of "Butterflies" which is soulful yet intriguing, with a smooth yet spell binding organic musical backing leading the way for Peri X inimitable spirited vocal, sublime jazzy keys and heavenly chords.

Rona Ray & Sean Ali & George Lesley "Good morning love" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

In summer of 2015, Sounds of Ali released the wonderful "Good morning love" performed in grand style by Rona Ray, with magnificent DJ Pope remixes following one year later. Now this soulful gem returns in a fresh truly towering interpretation by Chicago's Sean Ali and South Africa's George Lesley guaranteed to cast a spell on you through Rona Ray's fantastic vocals, illustrious keys, heavenly pads and smooth yet intriguing rhythms.

V. Underground & BigSoul featuring Demigod "Ngiyekeleni" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

Undoubtedly, Vibe Boutique Records have a beauty in their hands with "Ngiyekeleni" by South Africa's V.Underground, BigSoul and Demigod. To cut right to the chase, "Ngiyekeleni" is soulful and melodious yet tantalizing, with the enchanting deeply felt vocals harmonizing perfectly with the grand jazzy keys, entrancing chords and gentle yet thrilling rhythms. Nuff said...

Jesse Outlaw featuring Bill Beaver "Luv U deeper" (CSW Remix)(Seed Recordings Promo)

In spring of 2017, we introduced you to the marvelous "Luv U deeper" by Jesse Outlaw, an utterly entrancing deep yet soulful production laced with the incomparable seductive vocals of Detroit legend Bill Beaver. Now the track returns in a superb remix by Brooklyn's own Cedar Sound Workshop who delivers a downright tantalizing slice of late night deep house goodness.

Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas & Dames Brown "Message to the people" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

"Message to the people" is the latest single taken from the forthcoming "Love & dancing" album by Horse Meat Disco. To make it short, "Message to the people" is a scintillating truly sublime disco jam fueled with inspirational vocals by Amy Douglas and Dames Brown and a grandiose orchestration coming complete with an exquisite extended edit by Danny Krivit and a fervid housed-up dub rework by Kelly G. Don't miss to check out the vinyl release which will include different mixes.

DJ Punch presents "The Zanzibar Music Series EP Vol. 2" (CyberJamz Records Promo)
DJ Punch Kelly Kel "The Gospel Truth EP" (CyberJamz Records Promo)

Once again, DJ Punch graces us with a blazin' hot collection of dance floor weapons across two equally dope releases. First up we have "The Zanzibar Music Series EP Vol. 2" where he adds  his magical four-to-the-floor touch to classics such as Blue Magic "Welcome to the club", Eddy Rosemond "Funk it", Marvin Gaye "After the dance", The Trammps "Disco party" and "Two hot for love" by THP Orchestra. Next we have "The Gospel Truth EP" which includes five truly inspiring gospel house tracks (one of which is a collaboration with Kelly Kel) laced with vocals from the likes of Aretha Franklin and DJ LA.

Mass Order "Lift every voice 2k19" (Sinsay Remix)(CyberJamz Records Promo)

What we have here are dope Sinsay remixes of the the 1992 house music anthem "Life every voice" by Mass Order, a track with a somewhat troubled history (while Mass Order were looking for a record deal, the demo version which features a Loleatta Holloway sample got bootlegged both in the US and UK). In short, Sinsay delivers an enticing unadulterated underground-esque re-imagination which lets the memorable vocals shine, with some classic Mr Fingers vibes thrown in for good measure.