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Max Marinacci "Vision of desert" / "How brutal this love" (NiteGrooves Records Promo)

Courtesy of Italian DJ/producer Max Marinacci comes the dope "How brutal this love" where he joins forces with Rescue Poetix whose matchless spoken word poetry harmonizes perfectly with the spacy keys, inebriant chords and inexorable deep rhythms - a track perfect for late night/early morning play. The second track "Vision of desert" is a bewitching instrumental production using deep ruthlessly pulsating rhythms as foundation for dreamy synths, lovely guitar and sweet bouzouki.

Brian Nance featuring Bes & Kafele "Just be" (The Remixes Part 1)(Stellar Disco Records Promo)

In September, Stellar Disco Records dropped the breathtaking "Northern light selectionz" EP by Brian Nance which included "Just be" a glorious slice of laidback soul infused deepness featuring a grandiose trumpet by Kafele and glamorous vocals by Bes. Next to the original version the EP featured a verily enticing spiced-up instrumental by Kiko Navarro, the first in a two part remix package of the song gives you Kiko Navarro's mind-boggling vocal and dub versions which are even hotter and sure to cast a spell on you. Also included are brand new interpretations by Slotta oozing with a verily charming deep'n'dreamy feel.

Tri-Funk, Mike City "Give it away" (DJ Pope Remix)(Double Cheese Records Promo)

Back in April, we were celebrating the stellar and truly eclectic "Give it away EP" by Sweden born and London based Tri-Funk (aka Oskar Lindh) and singer Mike City loaded with three soulful gems, later in July blazin' hot remixes of "Give it away" by label head Luyo and "No strings" by Massimiliano Caporale followed. The EP's standout track "Give it away" returns once again in uber soulful yet intriguing mixes by Baltimore's own DJ Pope who undoubtedly delivers a timeless rendition of the song.

BSC featuring Rainy Payne "Less than" (Grooveland Music Promo)

Hot on the heels of the massive remix package of "You & me" comes a brand new soulful jewel from Brazilian Soul Crew. Their "Less than" is super smooth and soulful, with a gentle organic backing leading the way for grand jazzy keys, celestial chords and the splendid spoken words of Rainy Payne. The remixes are courtesy of Douglas Marques who contributes a pumped-up rework of the original enriched with extra instrumentation, Doc Link delivers a fervid jackin' workout, and finally Nick Doe serves a blissful afro house interpretation.

SWV "Weak" (DJ General Slam Remix)(Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)

"Weak" is a beautiful r&b ballad recorded by girl group SWV (Sisters with Voices) for their debut album" It's about time" back in 1992 that has been given a splendorous four-to-the-floor makeover by South Africa's DJ General Slam who transforms the song into a no-nonsense afro-deep dance floor weapon which fuses SWV's unmistakable vocals with enchanting keys and relentlessly bouncin' rhythms.

LadyMarySound "Live your life" (Rremixes)(IsaVis Records Promo)

Turn back the clock to summer of 2013 when LadyMarySound (aka IsaVis aka Elisabetta Girardi) graced us with "Live your life" an inspiring production featuring the landmark touching vocals by Wendy Lewis and luscious keys over a groovy funked-up backdrop, with a superb remix by Jonny Montana oozing with his beloved laidback organic jazz drenched touch to the song included in the package. IsaVis Records re-release this gem, with the release including the original version, the Jonny Montana remix and a previously unheard truly brilliant interpretation by Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco who inject their signature soul/funk infused touch to turn the song into a sure-fire dance floor bomb.

DJ Ceez featuring Niki Gee & Mara Marie "Be her" (New Generation Records Promo)

Chicago's DJ Ceez (Clarence 'CJ' Jones) returns to legendary New Generation Records with "Be her", a phantasmagorical production featuring glorious spoken words by Niki Gee, admirable vocals by Mara Marie, lush keys, and gentle percussive rhythms. The 'Late Night Attraction Vocal' gives the track a deeper truly melodic feel, and last but not least the 'Afro Attraction Vocal' is a fierce afro house rework.

Glenn Gregory featuring Jay Kilbey "Fallin' for ya" (CyberJamz Records Promo)

DJ/producer Glenn Gregory and singer Jay Kilbey present "Fallin' for ya", the fantastic follow up to their hit single "Beautiful" released in July of this year. "Fallin' for ya" is verily mesmerizing, with a ruthlessly thumpin' organic backing leading the way for delectable jazzy keys and Jay Kilbey's gorgeous vocals. The 'Remix' is a scintillating alteration keeping the vibe contaminous yet giving the track a somewhat more relaxed feel.

Various "TR Traxxx 2017" (TR Records Promo)

TR Records present the latest installment in their highly acclaimed "TR Traxxx" series, beyond the shadow of a doubt this stunning verily eclectic selection of dance floor weapons loaded with not less than thirteen exclusive vocal and instrumental tracks featuring an illustrious list of artists such as Brentano, The Nudes, Rito, Ralph Falcon & Luis Radio, Pixel82, Robert Owens, Audio Dope, Urbe Deep Connextions, D. Bragaglia, Bizio Cool, DJ Mlolo, Traffol & The Players and Delexy is a true DJ 's delight not to be missed.

Carolyn Victorian "Work your body" (POJI Records Promo)

The latest offering on POJI Records is "Work your body" by house music diva Carolyn Victorian, an uber soulful yet riving gem produced and mixed by DJ Pope that combines Carolyn Victorian's inimitable tempting vocals with sublime keys, classy horns and a gentle yet thrilling organic backdrop. Not for get to mention the utterly infectious afrotastic remixes by DJ Pope, Mosco Lee & Nubz MusiQ guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy...

Andy Compton featuring Tenisha Edwards "Silent Wandering EP" (Peng Records Promo)

Renowned DJ/producer Andy Compton and vocalist Tenisha Edwards follow up their previous hit collaborations "Perception" and "Mind over matter" with the excellent "Silent Wandering EP" which includes "Silent wandering" and "Lost in space", two equally tantalizing deep house jewels perfect for late night play oozing with Tenisha Edward's beautiful seductive vocals, heavenly chords, cool acidic overtones and deeper than deep utterly enthralling rhythms.

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