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Exclusive Preview: Vick Lavender "From Chicago to New York" (Sophisticado Records CD Promo)
Exclusive Preview: Vick Lavender "Vaporizer" (Abicah Soul Mix)(Sophisticado Records CD Promo)

Now that Vick Lavender has got his label Sophisticado Records up and running, he is starting to release all those wonderful productions we are waiting for. "From Chicago to New York" is a wonderfully orchestrated, laidback production featuring great jazzy keys and horns alongside sultry male vocals courtesy of Peter Jericho over a mellow groove - pure class. "Vaporizer" got remixed by Abicah Soul who adds his unique touch to the song, with those beloved atmospheric chords, classy strings and the deep, percussion enriched groove perfectly harmonizing with the sexy male vocals (again by the talented Peter Jericho) to create a resistless vibe.

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Exclusive Preview: Liv Warfield "I decided" (Powdersoul Demo Mix)(CD-R)

Powdersoul taking on "I decided" by Liv Warfield (taken from her 2006 album "Embrace me"), reworking the wonderful original version, a jazzy edged r&b production, for the soulful house floors by adding a deep and fierce yet smooth backing groove, keeping the vibe of the original alive.

Exclusive Preview: Teedra Moses "Be your girl" (Martin Faltin's Pure Soulful Remix)(CD-R)

"Be your girl" is a beautiful laidback r&b production taken from Teedra Moses 2004 album "Complex Simplicity" that has been given a makeover by Martin Faltin who uses a smoothly stompin' funk flavored backing groove and lovely guitar to take the son to the soulful dance floors.

Soul Harmonics featuring Rachel Claudio "These times" (Edmund Remix)(Jaffa Music Records CD Promo)

You might already be familiar with "These time" by Soul Harmonics (written and sung by Rachel Claudio and produced by Dave Mckinney) as Edmund's remix, a funk soaked rework featuring captivating synth hooks that together with the infective vocals create a mesmerizing feel, has previously been released on the "Jaffa Music EP". The Jinks take the track to the bigger rooms with a dirty funked-up groove and massive synth lines, while Alex Dimitri goes laidback on his beautifully instrumentated, organic take. Lastly we have Anto Vitale serving something truly fresh with his broken beat tinged version spiced with spacy synths.

Luis Radio featuring Sabrina Johnston "Hope & faith" (Remixes)(City Deep Music Records Digital Download)

Massive remix package of this club smash hit, offering something for everyone. Casamena goes deep and slightly tribal on his thumpin' remix that featured wicked chords, while Boddhi Satva relaxes the vibe and gets soulful on his slowed down, afro infused take. Martino & Suges intensify the vibe with hypnotic synths and a relentless groove, while Stephen Rigmaiden contributes a deep tech flavored version to the package. Lastly Luis Baro and Dimitri Max serve a groovy rework featuring uplifting synths and chords. Digital downloads available at DanceTracks Digital.

Exclusive Preview: Eddie Nicholas "I miss you" (CD-R)

We are proud to bring you another exclusive review of one of the tracks to be featured on Eddie Nicholas' upcoming long player. "I miss you" is produced by Eddie Nicholas and Rob 'Da Noize' Temple and features Eddie's unmistakable vocals over a smooth yet fiercely stormin' backing that is enriched with phat chords and a sweet spanish guitar. Glenn Thornton takes the track to deeper grounds, using gritty beats as playground for the vocals, guitar and warm synth melodies. Finally there is a wonderful reprise dropping the beats to let the vocals, spanish guitar, atmospheric chords and sweet percussion do the talk.

Exclusive Preview: Man-X & Albert Menendez feat Blaze "Love can change your heart" (Man-X Sunset Nights Mix (DeepHaven Music Records CD-R)

DeepHaven Music are on a roll at the moment, dropping one masterpiece after another. On their latest offering "Love can change your heart", Man-X teams up with keyboard maestro Albert Menendez and the legendary Blaze to bring us a soulful gem that perfectly combines the distinctive keys of Albert Menendez with the unique vocals of Blaze and a relentless funktified bassline groove. Around the middle, the vibe changes into a deeper more hypnotic direction that is absolutely resistless. More mixes to follow soon.

Elements of Life featuring Lisa Fischer and Cindy Mizelle "Into my life (you brought the sunshine)" (Vega Records Digital Download)

Finally, two months after the dubs have been released, the vocal versions of this bomb by Elements of Life are available - and it has been truly worth the wait!! Both Lisa Fischer and Cindy Mizelle sing their hearts out on this Louie Vega production, and the old school styled, funk drenched organic live orchestration creates an uplifting yet irresistible feeling you can't resist to dance to and sing along. One not to be missed. Digital downloads available at DanceTracks Digital.

Keith Thompson "6 O'clock" (Part 2)(Waking-Monster Records CD Promo)

Our review package we've received in September included a total of ten mixes, of which five were chosen when part one was released. Now part two just got released as digital promo featuring the other mixes, and a brand new brand new remix by Brazil's RyB was added as well. They serve a deep yet  irresistible, tribal flavored dub featuring warm melodic keys perfect for those late night / early morning plays.

Aaron Ross "Westbourne Park Dubs EP Vol. 1" (Max Trax Records CD Promo)

Max Trax Records returns after a one year hiatus with the slammin' "Westbourne Park Dubs EP Vol. 1" by DJ and producer Aaron Ross. What you get here are four massive tracks with a definite underground old school touch, all of them being sure shot winners guaranteed to send the crowd into a frenzy thanks to their deep relentless grooves and the hypnotizing synths and chords used. Deep, simple, very effective - just the way we love it.

Fabio Tosti "We love House EP" (MusicPlan Records CD Promo)

The "We love House EP" is full of groovy funky house cuts, with the opening track "Funky lovers" being all about captivating chords over a relentlessly stompin' beat. Next is "Sweet house", a track with hot male spoken words and hypnotic filtered synths over a fierce funk soaked groove, followed by "Look for love" which features catchy synths and cool vocals over a heavily thumpin' groove.

Movido "Movido Dubs EP" (Loveslap! Records CD Promo)

Movido are Charles Spencer and Maurico Aviles who present the "Movido Dubs EP" featuring three tracks lifted from their debut full-length album to be released in December. This release will take you on a journey into dubby deep house grooves full of warm atmospheric melodies created by lush chords and lovely deep house groove. The three tracks cover genres such as deep house, soul-tech house and lounge, they are a perfect choice for the deeper moments of your set.

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