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review logoAnother jam-packed update with the latest in soulful/afro house music awaits you this week... enjoy !!

Chynaah Doll Maryoung "When I rise" (D#Sharp Records Promo)

Respected D#Sharp Records continue to bless us with nothing but top-notch soulful house music with the forthcoming Joe Flame produced "When I rise" performed in grand style by Chynaah Doll Maryoung whose distinctive haunting vocals are backed with the gorgeous vocals of Joe Flame, delectable jazzy keys and a smooth yet thrillingly thumpin' backdrop. Also included are splendid alternate versions by Joe Flame keeping the vibe verily soulful and melodious

Opolopo & HanLei "Working hard" (Rhemi Music Promo)

The latest offering from Rhemi Music is the exhilarating "Working hard" by Opolopo (Peter Major), to cut right to the chase this paramount soul/funk influenced production laced with the incomparable passionate vocals of HanLei (Hannah Khemoh & Aleysha 'Lei' Gordon), lush chords and an utterly enthralling funked-up backdrop is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor.

Fabio Tosti & K-Max featuring Lee Wilson "I want you to love me" (Union Records Promo)

In demand Italian label Union Records introduce us to "I want you to love me" by Fabio Tosti and K-Max who team up with singer Lee Wilson for this project. Without doubt, this fervid afro house track built around irresistible thumpin' rhythms, grand jazzy keys, glorious strings and the unique deeply felt vocals of Lee Wilson will get your feet movin'. Also included is the alternate 'Afro Sunset' version giving the track a wonderful dreamy feel.

Deeplomatik featuring L.T. Brown "Move your body" (Salted Music Promo)

Poland's Seb Skalski makes his return to Salted Music under his Deeplomatik moniker with "Move your body", an uplifting retro flavored dance floor favorite featuring the unique vocal stylings of L.T. Brown, spacy keys and relentlessly bouncin' rhythms. The 'Deep Dub' transforms the track into an unadulterated verily hypnotizing underground-esque late night gem sure to cast a spell on you.

Mousse T. featuring Cleah "Melodie" (Peppermint Jam Records Promo)

Unquestionably, Mousse T has been on fire over the past few months, with "Melodie" he presents an inspiring slice of contemporary dance floor goodness using a captivating disco/funk influenced musical backing as foundation for luscious keys and the eminent vocals of Cleah. The cherry on top are the stellar remixes by The Shapeshifters and Tensnake who add their signature touch to deliver sure-fire dance floor weapons.

Terron Darby featuring Monday Michiru "Moments" (Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)

In summer of last year, New York City based Terron Darby and iconic Japanese vocalist Monday Michiru graced us with the sun drenched uber soulful "Moments", now this gem returns in a fantastic truly vibrant re-imagination by Kyle Kim who combines the unmistakable emotive vocals of Monday Michiru with exquisite jazzy keys, grandiose horns and an utterly infectious funked-up backdrop. Completing the package is Phaze Dee's super smooth'n'melodious afro influenced interpretation from the original release.

Brentano featuring The Nudes "Freedom" (TR Records Promo)

In February of this year, we were celebrating "Infatuation" by South Africa's Brentano, an intriguing soulful production featuring the beautiful enticing vocals of The Nudes (the duo of Natasha Conabeer and Mbali Mtshali). Now Brentano and The Nudes are back with the follow up single "Freedom" (which marks the 100th release for TR Records - congratulations), a verily mesmerizing and inspirational afro house production oozing with the incredible vocals of the The Nudes, enchanting melodies and inexorable rhythms. The remix is courtesy of the Lowheads who deliver an energetic 90's infused 4/4 rendition sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Traxx Pick: Luis 'Loowee R' Rivera "One way to paradise" (OPOM Promo)

In September, OPOM (Our People | Our Music) launched with their outstanding inaugural release "No rhyme no reason" by Luis 'Loowee R' Rivera & Paris Cesvette featuring Walter Christopher, now the second release "One way to paradise" by Luis 'Loowee R' Rivera is ready. In a nutshell, this absolutely mesmerizing track fueled with ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms, lush keys, lovely saxophone and cool ethnic and mysterious vocals is destined to take over dance floors globally.

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