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Stephanie Cooke & Diephuis featuring Han Litz "Beautiful life" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

Stephanie Cooke & Diephuis featuring Han Litz - Beautiful life This sublime song premiered on KingStreet's "Miami 2011" sampler a few weeks back, now finally the full package of this future classic is here. Produced by Barend-Jan Beljaars (Diephuis/B-JAZZ), "Beautiful life" features the unmistakable vocals by Stephanie Cooke alongside a masterly orchestration including adorable flute by Han Litz, acoustic guitar by Hans Klein, rhodes by Berthil Busstraa, bass guitar by Alex Oele and percussion by Jethro D'Ankotta. The remixes are courtesy of Jose Carretas and Manoo both injecting their signature sound, keeping the vibe soulful yet infectious from beginning to the end. Essential.

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Tomson featuring Diamondancer "Tap the core" (Development Music CD Promo)

"Tap the core" is an ingenious slice of deep house courtesy of Tomson that is incredibly deep and sexy yet full of gorgeous melodies, not to forget to mention the poetic spoken words by Detroit's own Diamondancer. Delano Smith, At One and Eddie Leader & Yuriano contribute the remixes, with each of them adding a unique touch to the track, keeping the vibe deep and infectious.

Wil Milton & Rodney Carter "Power line" (New Jersey House Anthem Remixes)(Blak Ink Music CD Promo)

A few weeks back in January we wrote about the original mixes "The utterly remorseless "Power line" is the latest chapter in the series of fruitful collaborations by Wil Milton and Rodney Carter, and its certainly one not to miss". The same is true for these remixes which give the track a different more relaxed feel, preserving the force and beauty of Rodney Carter's passionate vocals.

Teedra Moses "Be your girl" (Negro-Rican Groove Remix)(CD-R)

Teedra Moses' "Be your girl" is a beautiful laidback r&b production taken from her 2004 album "Complex Simplicity" that has been given a delightful four-to-the-floor makeover by Negro-Rican (Lex Luther) who combines Teedra Moses' incomparable vocals with a smoothly thumpin' backing and melodious keys.

Rick Gianatos featuring Pattie Brooks "It's all about the music" (Jesse 'Outlaw' & Soulato take me home Mix)(Nu & Improved Records CD Promo)

Remember "After dark" by Pattie Brooks from the soundtrack of the 1978 movie "Thank god its Friday?" Here we have her latest single "It's all about the music" remixed by Jesse 'Outlaw' and Soulato who deliver a fiery interpretation combining Pattie Brooks' powerful vocals with grand piano, cool synth hooks and a stompin' backdrop you can't resist to dance to.

Exclusive Preview: Big Mojo featuring Marcy Jonas "Loose that man child" (Speakdeep Old School Remix)(Irma Records CD-R)

We are proud to bring you this exclusive preview of the deliciously deep and soulful Speakdeep remix of "Loose that man child" by Big Mojo oozing with sensual vocals by Marcy Jonas and luscious keys and chords, perfectly arranged over a smooth yet contagious old skool flavored backing. In other words: deep house music how its supposed to be done..

Harley & Muscle featuring India "Then came you" (Jamie Lewis Remix)(Purple Music Records CD Promo)

Purple Music celebrate their 100th release in style with these uplifting remixes by Jamie Lewis of Harley & Muscle's "Then came you". Originally released on SoulStar Records last year, Jamie Lewis takes the track which features the one and only India on vocals to the next level, turning out a thrilling discofied affair driven by a funk soaked groove and grand keys. Lets not forget to reminisce the debut release on the label: "Shelter" by Sabrynaah Pope which dates back to 1998.

Michael Procter "Never"(MyChan Records CD-R)

It seemed like an eternity since we last heard from Michael Procter, but now he is back stronger than ever with "Never", a contaminous production built around a fiercely stompin' funktified backdrop that is the perfect playground for his phenomenal voice, wicked keys and lovely guitars. A sure fire dance floor bomb - miss it at your own risk.

Ambient P "Hot stuff" (Steven Stone Soulful Mix)(Pino Music CD Promo)

Ambient P presents a lovely cover of the timeless Donna Summer "Hot stuff" from1979 (which has been a favorite with lovers of disco ever since) featuring sultry female vocals. We'd like to put your attention to Steven Stone's remix, a soul-funk drenched smoothly stompin' affair laced with melodious keys staying respectful to vibe and feel of the 1979 original.

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