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Inner Sense "First Vibes EP" (Nineties Records 12")

Image Henri Fontaine aka Inner Sense presents the wonderful "First Vibes EP" that features three tracks that will take you back in time. It's all about glorious deep house grooves and marvellous keys here that create an irresistible and uplifting feeling, with each of the three tracks spreading a true old school feeling that will bring back memories of the early days of house music while giving us the chance relive those almost forgotten moments on the dancefloor.

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Flashback: Darryl D'Bonneau "More than anything" (RausonMusic Records Digital Download)
Flashback: Jenifer Mickey "Keep on believing" / "Don't tell me" (RausonMusic Records Digital Download)

Let us take you back to early 90's with these two wonderful productions by Larry P. Rauson that bring back the magic underground vibes that kept the crowd movin in New York and New Jersey back then. "More than anything" is Darryl D'Bonneau's very first recording, released in 1992 on New Generation Records, now for the first time digitally available in the classic original and a rougher, more stripped down 'Zanzibar Acetate' version. "Keep on believin'" is a sought after classic, available digitally now in three versions: the original from the "DJs on Vinyl Vol. 2" EP, the 'Luxury 2000 Mix' that was released in 2000 on the "Dancetracks Versions EP" and the unreleased 'Zanzibar Acetate' version. As a bonus, Larry P. Rauson's first ever - and never released before -  smooth and mellow production "Don't tell me" (featuring Jenifer Mickey) is included in the package. Digital downloads are available for both Darryl D'Bonneau and Jenifer Mickey at Dancetracks Digital.

DJ Reeplee "Natural high" / "Can you see me" (Souvent Records CD Promo)

French DJ and producer DJ Replee goes from strength to strength with the releases on his Souvenir record label. The next release will feature two slammin' vocal productions. First up is the groovy "Natural high" featuring a passionate male vocal performance and wicked keys over a deeply thumpin', percussion enriched groove. With the '41 Street Mix', there is a nice variation of the main mix included. "Can you see me" is a heavily stompin' affair featuring warm melodic keys, sweet percussion and a sexy male vocal.

Exlusive Review: Charles Gattling " I'm all hot" (Classic Mix)(CD-R)

Charles Gattling, one half of Working Underneath, present a "I'm all hot", a deeply thumpin' and funktified track that features sexy female vocal snippets alongside sweet percussion and stellar keys that gvie the track a laidback, almost hypnotic feeling that is perfect for late night play.

Exlusive Review: Joe Rizla "Fresh" (CD-R)

Here we have another unreleased gem from up and coming producer Joe Rizla (and we do have more of them to bring to you...). "Fresh" is a stellar deep house production, combining a deeply rumblin', percussion driven beat with jazzy keys and melodic synth lines that altogether create a laidback yet irresistible vibe on the dancefloor.

Plusgroove featuring Nicole Stoffman "Sweet memories" (Plusgroove Records Digital Downlaod)

"Sweet memoris" features jazz voalist Nicole Stoffmann over a deep, sultry house groove that is spreading a laidback feeling through the melodic keys and sensual vocals. Suges takes the track and twists it into a percussion driven latin groover that features lovely organic sounds. Genetix delivers a fierce dub with a broken-beat styled beat that is topped with wicked keys. Lastly there is the 'Dark Memories Mix', a dramatic downtempo affair. Digital downloads available at Dancetracks Digital.

Anane "Walking on thin ice" (Remixes)(Vega Records Digital Download)

Brand new remixes of this Louie 'Lou' Gorbea produced remake of the Yoko Ono classic "Walking on thin ice" are presented here by Vega Records, courtesy of label head Louie Vega himself. These new mixes take the track, which features an innocent poetic vocal performance by Anane, to the next level by turning it into a smooth tribal groover that is nothing else than absolutely relentless. Digital downloads available at Dancetracks Digital.

DJ Pope featuring Lynette Smith "Addicted" (KingStreet Records Digital Download)

KingStreet picked up this lovely set of mixes from POJI Records and give it a release both on vinyl and as digtial download. DJ Oji goes for spiritual take featuring a great instrumentation that kicks off with a broken beat styled groove that merges into a wicked tribalish-groove, with great instrumental and reprise versions included. The b-sOuL (aka DJ Pope) mix is on a mellow tip featuring a jazzy instrumentation, spreading a laidback vibe. Digital downloads available at Dancetracks Digital.

Black Liquid "Hangin" Franco Martinelli Remix)(Open Bar Music CD Promo)

After the massive "Funky African EP" in december, Black Liquid return with the brilliant Franco Martinelli remix of "Hangin'". Franco Martinelli turns out a relentless deep'n'funktified reworking that keeps groovin' and groovin' from the beginning to the end, with catchy keys creating an irresistible vibe while the male vocals add a sexy flavor to the track.

Bangana "Fantasma" / "Deeper, love" (Heya HIFI CD Promo)

Combo and Alf Tumble kick of 2007 under their Bangana disguise with a phat two tracker that offers surprising musical moments. "Fantasma" is a drum driven track built around the soundscape from an old horror movie, featuring spaced-out keys that give it a sinister, menace feeling. "Deeper, love" is a deep'n'techy affair featuring electro keys, an organ ride and explicit vocals (a clean version will be available in digital format only) that build and builds throughout its entirety.

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