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Seb Skalski featuring Nick Sinckler "Paradise" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

From Polish DJ/producer Seb Skalski comes "Paradise" a verily soulful yet enthralling disco/funk inspired production with a vibrant organic backdrop leading the way for luscious keys and the incredible tempting vocals of Nick Sinckler. Next to the original version the release includes the alternate 'Deep Disco Mix' which gives the track a verily groovey somewhat deeper feel guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Terisa Griffin "Distant lover" (Terry Hunter Remix)(T's Box Records Promo)

In 2015, Terisa Griffin graced the world with a wonderful rendition of Marvin Gaye's memorable "Distant lover" (to be found on her album "Revival of soul"), now this soulful jewel has been given the four-to-the-floor treatment by Terry Hunter. Undeniably, Terry Hunter's paramount interpretation fusing Terisa Griffin's unrivaled passionate vocals with illustrious keys, heavenly chords, sweet guitars and gentle yet intriguing organic rhythms is guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

Darian Crouse "Take it or leave it" (Uso Records Promo)

We welcome back Darian Crouse to Spirit of House with his current single "Take it or leave it", beyond the shadow of a doubt this unadulterated truly fabulous underground-esque production oozing with the unmistakable deep-rooted vocals of Darian Crouse, sumptuous keys, ethereal chords and inexorable percussive rhythms has essential written all over. Watch out for Darian Crouse full length album which is scheduled for an August release.

Donna Summer "Hot stuff" (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini Remix)(Casablanca/Mercury/UMe Promo)

It is not often that we endorse a remix of a bona-fide dance music classic, but these marvelous re-imagination of Donna Summer's "Hot stuff" (originally released on Casablanca Records in 1979 on her "Bad girls" album) definitely deserve to be praised. To make it short, the dynamic duo of DJ Spen and Michele Chiavarini have kept the spirit of the original alive on their soulful yet truly fervid contemporary interpretation enriched with relentless 4/4 rhythms, classy saxophone and glorious keys.

Brian Power featuring Hil St. Soul "A new day (the world is mine)" (SoulHouse Music Promo)

Once again Brian Power has been pulling out all the stops to bless us with an eminent soulful production having timeless written all over... The inspiring"A new day (the world is mine)" is the first of many new collaborations with highly acclaimed British soul singer Hil St. Soul, undoubtedly this soulful gem laced with Hil St. Soul inimitable emotive vocals, luxurious keys and spell binding rhythms is sure to send shivers down your spine... The cherry on top is the stellar remix by Jihad Muhammad who adds his landmark 'Bang the Drum' vibe to the song, the result is a fervid yet soulful earthy house afro jam.

Stones & Bones "Rhythm of the night" (Remixes)(FOMP Promo)

Originally released in April, "Rhythm of the night" by South Africa's Stones & Bones (the duo of Casper Steenkamp aka Casper J Stone and Kgothatso Mohlaka aka KG Bones) gets a new life with superb remixes by Groove Assassin who serves both a sexy verily groovey yet melodious rendition as well as a tantalizing afro-deep dub workout, and Tyrone Francis who delivers a mesmerizing dreamy rework perfect for late night, early morning play.

FAM Disco featuring Andrea Smith "Reaching for the stars" (Chujo Remix)(HSR Records Promo)

Beginning of May, FAM Disco (aka Paolo Fedreghini, Massimo Anelli and Max Montorio) dropped "Reaching for the stars" a phantasmagorical slice of disco/soul/funk infused goodness laded with the incomparable powerhouse vocals of Andrea Smith. Now this gem returns in a dazzling remix by Chujo who combines the amazing vocals with lush keys, dreamy chords and a resistless organic musical baking, certainly this one comes highly recommended.

Alex Ander featuring Emory Toler "I'll be there" (Purple Music Promo)

Portuguese DJ, producer and remixer Alex Ander returns to Spirit of House with "I'll be there" a blazin' hot collaboration with vocalist Emory Toler. Unquestionably, "I'll be there" is an utterly captivating feel-good production using an irresistibly groovin' funked-up backdrop as foundation for lovely guitar, exquisite keys and the beautiful spirited vocals of Emory Toler. Purple Music label head Jamie Lewis contributes a glorious alternate version of the original that is sheer musical bliss.

Niteshifters "We can fly" (Delimusic Promo)

From London's brilliantly authentic live Disco band Niteshifters comes "We can fly", an uplifting boogietastic gem featuring Khadija Jajue's enticing vocals alongside delicious sweeping strings, charming guitars, warm melodious keys and a contaminous funktified backing. On remix duty is Dr Packer who stays true to the original yet adds his magical touch and amps up the vibe, the result is a sun drenched organic groover sure to get your feet movin'.

C minor featuring Alai K "Kunapendeza" (MoBlack Records Promo)

MoBlack Records welcome C minor aka Fabrizio Diglio back with "Kunapendeza" (the follow up to "Live for the feel" released last October), to cut a long story short this mind-boggling afro-tech production spreading an utterly hypnotizing feel on the dance floor through inexorably thumpin' afrotastic rhythms, entrancing synth melodies and the fantastic uber cool vocals of Alai K is by no means to be missed.

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