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Exclusive Preview: Pete Doyle vs. Peyton "Joy" (Daddy Funk Records CD Promo)

Pete Doyle vs. Peyton - Joy There ain't no stopping for Daddy Funk as they unleash another bomb with "Joy" by Pete Doyle vs. Peyton. The 'Original Soul Mix' is peak time heaven with uplifting vocals by Peyton, killer and chords and a remorseless funk soaked backdrop that is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor. House Device contribute an outstanding soulful house rework on a deeper tip fueled with jazzy keys and classic strings, while Alias Rhythm serves a ruthless deeply pumpin' underground rub that is truly mesmeric. Seb Skaslki gets groovy on his intoxicated funktified take, with a killer sax included. Main room mixes by Pete Doyle complete the package.

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Exclusive Preview: Koulz "Africa at peace" (CD-R)

We are proud to have South Africa's Khulekani 'Koulz' Mncube back here on Spirit of House with another exclusive titled "Africa at peace", a track he did a while back 'as a symbol of peace'. "Africa at peace" is truly soulful and mellow, featuring celestial chords and keys over a deeper than deep backdrop that is silky smooth yet infectious.

FlyingMice featuring NWorks "Nightflight" (Mutated Music Records CD Promo)

FlyingMice (Nick Ustinov, Raitis Menkins and Davis Kolbergs) team up with vocalist Normunds 'Nworks' Rutulis for the uber cool "Nightflight" which features smoky male spoken words alongside melodies keys over a funk soaked musical backing. The masterly crafted remixes are courtesy of Si Gordon (Stereo Mutants), Steven Stone, Robert Rivera and TU134.

Exclusive Preview: Ollie Brooke featuring Nica Brooke "Into your dream" (PureHouseMusic CD-R)

What an exquisite slice of music we've got here... Australia's Ollie Brooke presents the bodacious "Into your dream" featuring seductive vocals courtesy of Nica Brooke and phat synth melodies over a deeply thumpin' backing. The package comes complete with massive remixes by Joshua Iz, Orlando Voorn, DJ Freestyle and our favorite ones by Erefaan Pearce and John Beltran who all add their unique touch to the track.

Mario Ferrini & Imblosion feat Anna Rossinelli "My eyes" (Diego's Undercover Remix)(Ferrini Records CD Promo)

Swiss based producers Mario Ferrini, Daniel Imber and Domenico Livrano present a beauty with "My eyes" in the 'Diego Undercover Remix', a gorgeous summery rework of the track with a lovely old school 90's jazz-funky touch that features lush keys and sultry vocals by Anna Rossinelli over a fiercely stormin' backing.

Exclusive Preview: Peven Everett "Soul parade" (CJ Giovanni Remix)(CD-R)

CJ Giovanni blesses us with his magnificent take on Peven Everett's "Soul parade" (taken from not to be missed "Beyond the Universe" long player"), turning the song into a soulful jazz-funk flavored affair built around a smooth yet relentlessly thumpin backdrop and warm instrumentation.

Rasmus Faber featuring Dyanna Fearon "Yes" (Farplane Records CD Promo)

The original version of"Yes" oozes with lush live strings, sublime jazzy piano and wonderful vocals by Dyanna Fearon, taken to the dance floor by Rasmus Faber himself who turns the song into a hypnotic prime time affair. The Realm (Oli Lazarus and Toni Economides) deliver a marvelous soulful interpretation laced with glorious melodies. Also included a reconstruction of "Give it to me" by Holland's Hardsoul.

Various "Baldeelox 2010 Tour Sampler" (Baldeelox Records CD Promo)

Baldeelox present a lovely four track sampler including a selection of  tracks they've been playing to a great response on their recent 2010 tour. The melodious "Winter dreams" by DJ Groove (originally released on the "WMC Sampler 2010" by Mercado Paralelo Music) features warm keys and chords over a deep and groovy backdrop, while "London groove" by Circle of Funk (taken from the October 2009 "Fear of Time EP" on Slapped Up Soul Records) is funky as hell and features pretty piano chords. The laidback  "Observer" by Alankara & Jazzy D (Prana Records) is an illustrious jazz house track, while "Fever" by Jazz Juice (Distar Records) is deep and contagious.