With the holiday season near, things are slowing down but there is still lots of great soulful house music to discover... enjoy !!

Galaxy Group featuring Carla Prather "Back2U" (Loveslap Records CD Promo)

What a return for Galaxy Group (Capitol A and Charles Spencer) as they join forces with songstress Carla Prather to grace us with the timeless "Back2U", a top-notch soulful production by no means to be missed. Carla Prather's inimitable deeply rooted vocals together with gorgeous melodies and smooth yet intoxicating funk drenched rhythms are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... Three truly diverse instrumental reworks round off the package nicely - from the heavenly utterly soulful 'Back2Dub' over the deep acid infused 'Back2Acid' to the twelve minute anthemic 'Back2Tron', there are plenty of options to work the floor...

Exclusive Preview: Christina Aguilera "Your body" (Sveva & Speakdeep 'House Your Body' Mix)(CD-R)

Christina Aguilera just released her new album "Lotus" a few weeks ago, to celebrate the release a remix competition for the first single "Your body" was run which caused lots of drama as the winning remix is sounding very close to another song by Calvin Harris. Thankfully there are is this wicked underground-esque remix by Sveva & Speakdeep who give the song a deep spell binding old school inspired feel, with driving rhythms leading the way for celestial synth melodies and Christina Aguilera's unmistakable vocals.

Peven Everett "Black boy" (Remixes)(UDM Show Records CD Promo)

In late September of this year, we were celebrating Peven Everett's sensational "Black boy" produced by Swiss DJ's/producers Mark Stone and Terry Lex. Now this beauty which showcases Peven Everett's inimitable deeply felt vocals returns in fresh remixes. First up we have Souldynamic with their smoothly bouncin' rework laced with lush synths and spacious strings, next is Washerman (Gianni Siravo) taking the track to deeper grounds on his melancholic rendition fueled with sublime melodies, Dalminjo blesses us with an utterly groovin' interpretation featuring stellar keys, and last but not least Diephuis Soul delivers a joyous workout oozing with classy keys and classic strings.

Various "DeepForest Sessions EP 2" (DeepForestSA CD Promo)

Here we have the second new single from up and rising South African label DeepForestSA, featuring three amazing songs taken from the album "DeepForest Sessions Volume 1 mixed by Jaguar Paw" released a few months ago. On this must have EP you get "Lovers & friends" by Darque & ReelSoul, "My heart belongs" by Darque featuring Howard and "Out there" by Da Capo feat Kaylow, with each of the songs featuring heartfelt vocals and fabulous melodies over smooth spell binding rhythms. In other words, a release guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...

Eddie Nicholas "Call him" (Mantree Records CD Promo)

You might recall our review of "It's my turn" from march of this year where we said 'Every time when Rasmir Mantree and Eddie Nicholas team up, the result is something truly special.'. The duo's latest project "Call him" is no exception as this jazz infused gem takes us on a blissful journey, with Rasmir Mantree's signature glamorous sounds and deep rhythms leading the way for Eddie Nicholas' incomparable vocals. Not to forget to mention Adam Cruz' compelling 'Housealujah Remix' taking you straight to heaven with its killer jazzy piano and relentlessly stormin' rhythms.

Latest Craze featuring Barbara G "The real" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)

With "The real" by Australian duo Latest Craze (Michael Gavrilidis & Peter Massa), SoundMen on Wax present a wicked production most definitely to set the floor on fire thanks to energetic yet soulful funk soaked rhythms, sexy vocals by Barbara G and lush keys. Best of all, this massive track comes in two equally tasty flavors: the first one features a classy saxophone, while the second one features a grand jazzy piano. With instrumental, dub and reprise versions included, this package gives you everything you need to work the crowd...

Best of the Rest - Week 50

We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what's going on outside of the world of vocal house music (which has been the focus area of the site for a while now), we decided to add a new section to the bottom of the reviews page for other noteworthy releases...

We are kicking this week selection of with the "Box Drop EP" by in demand producers/remixers Sean McCabe & Groove Assassin, an amazing EP oozing with nothing but the best in groovey, truly soulful old skool inspired underground house music (Room Control Records). Next we have "Everybody dance" by DJ MFR for you, a groovylicious take on the unforgettable BB&Q Band classic "On the beat" - put on your disco shoes and dance into daylight... (Transport Recordings).

Gorgeous atmospheres combined with deep spell binding rhythms make the original of "Binary essence" a late night favorite, to be found on the "Binary Essence EP" by Universal Solution (DCS Trax Records). Pako Di Rocco & Roby Maas give us three uber cool pristine underground-esque house tracks on their "Your Funk EP" - drop them and watch the floor explode... (CyberJamz Records).

Genetic Rhythm (aka Karl Lambert and Tony Pugh of Grooveboy) present "Falling down", a truly mesmerizing tech-soul production oozing with glorious melodies and sultry vocals by MJ White (Grooveboy Music). We are closing this weeks update with DJ Ermi who presents a real delight with "The Lost Tapes Vol. 2" which features four equally mind-blowing old skool inspired tracks spreading an irresistible underground flavored feel guaranteed to jam-pack the dance floor (Inspires Records).