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Tom Glide and S.E.L "Teach me" (TGee Records Promo)

In fall of last year, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Glide released the highly acclaimed "Divas got Soul" album, now he presents "Teach me" the fifth single taken from the album. Kicking things of is the album version which features the beautiful haunting vocals of UK diva S.E.L alongside heavenly keys and a smooth organic backing, next is the 'Moonlight Dub' a glamorous rework of the original. The remixes are courtesy of Soul Slayerz whose afro infused interpretation are verily melodious and soulful yet tantalizing.

Brian Power featuring Marc Evans "Falling back into love" (SoulHouse Music Promo)

Up-and-coming producer Brian Power and renowned vocalist Marc Evans present "Falling back into love", the much awaited follow up to their hit single "You mean the world to me". The original version is a splendid slice of soul oozing with Marc Evans inimitable heartfelt vocals, classy keys, grand horns and lovely guitars. DJ Spen contributes a soulful yet fervid four-to-the-floor re-imagination of the song guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor.

Steal Vybe & C. Robert Walker "Just say yes" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

The latest offering on Vibe Boutique Records is courtesy of Steal Vybe (aka Chris Forman and Damon Bennett) who team up with vocalist C. Robert Walker for "Just say yes". To cut right to the chase, "Just say yes" is an expertly crafted soulful gem using a smooth yet intriguing organic backdrop as foundation for glamorous keys. galactical chords and C. Robert Walker's unmistakable deep-rooted vocals.

DJ Pope featuring Ed Ramsey "More love" (POJI Records Promo)

Back in 2001, POJI Records graced us with "More love" by DJ Pope and vocalist Ed Ramsey, now this magnificent gem returns in superb new interpretations. First up we have DJ Pope who combines the unique passionate vocals of Ed Ramsey with phat keys, celestial chords and mercilessly thumpin' rhythms. Next, DJ Oji adds his magical touch and delivers a truly spell binding interpretation laced with luxurious keys and irresistibly bouncin' rhythms.

Sande' "Twistin' turnin' (POJI Records Promo)

Yet another unforgettable jewel from 2001 returns to the dance floor, the uber cool DJ Oji produced "Twistin' turnin'" by Sande' released on Tony Humphries legendary YelloRange Records. Next to the sparkling Disco inspired original mixes from back in the day (freshly remastered for this re-release) you get brand new verily uplifting Philly-Disco influenced re-imaginations by DJ Oji with Richard Payton assisting on the keyboards. Pure fiyah on the dance floor...

Andrea Curato & Chanelle "You never deserved me" (POJI Records Promo)

Italian based DJ/producer Andrea Curato is on a roll at the moment, dropping one soulful gem after another. In short, his latest offering "You never deserved me" is a dazzling collaboration with house music diva Chanelle guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the gentle yet thrilling percussive rhythms, sublime jazzy keys, ethereal chords and Chanelle's unmatched emotive vocals.

Emmanuel Jal "Kuar" (FNX Omar Remix)(MoBlack Records Promo)

MoBlack Records continue to bless us with nothing but the best in afro house music with this stunning remix by Morocco's FNX Omar of "Kuar" by Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jar. Indisputably, this jaw-dropping remix built around absolutely relentless afro-percussive rhythms, inebriant synth melodies and enchanting vocal chants will send the dancers into a frenzy. Nuff said...

Therd Suspect featuring Venessa Jackson "Rise" (LadyMarySound International Promo)

South African DJ/producer Therd Suspect joins forces with South African songstress Venessa Jackson for "Rise", a verily entrancing afro-deep production fueled with deeper than deep utterly compelling rhythms, dreamy synth melodies, freaky keys and the incomparable spoken word poetry of Venessa Jackson. The alternate 'Afro Mix' oozes with an even deeper somewhat moodier feel. An amazing release perfect for late night, early morning play.

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