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Mr. V featuring Big Daddy "It's about you" (Under My Skin Records CD Promo)

Mr. V featuring Big Daddy - It's about you After a more than two year long hiatus, Under My Skin Records return with the massive "It's about you" by Mr. V., featuring vocals and lyrics from his brother here going under the name of Big Daddy. It's all about the thoughtful spoken words and luscious melodies, perfectly arranged over a deeply bouncin' backdrop altogether creating a relentless feel. The remixes are courtesy of a trio of Los Angeles producers, with The Funkaducers delivering a more laidback rub on a jazz-funky tip, while Jesse Brooks & Tony Noodles toughen things up for a contaminous tech-soul ride. Lastly, Jerry Flores takes the track to late night territory on his remix laced with lush melodies.

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Tony Loreto featuring Donna Hidalgo "I'd rather be with you" (Look At You Records CD Promo)

What started as a bootleg edit of Leela James "I'd rather be with you" a few months back now finds its way as a legit remake into the CD wallets of all house music lovers. Donna Hidalgo is the featured vocalist on this production by Tony Loreto (with a helping hand from Chris IDH), delivering a stellar vocal performance on this soulful voyage featuring killer keys over an infectious backing in the original version, with the alternate versions taking the track to deeper grounds and back in time. Finally, DaSouL & Fabry Diglio give the track a gorgeous deep laidback, jazz-funk flavored touch.

Park Street & Rainy Payne "ExRay" (Universe Media CD Promo)

After giving you an exclusive preview to the Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart and DJ Romain mixes last week, we introduce you to the original version and Shane D's remix this week. The original 'Hustle Mix' combines the incredible spoken words with a beautiful flute, delicious keys and a smoothly stompin' funk drenched backdrop. Shane D serves a peak time favorite with his rework featuring intoxicating keys over a relentlessly stormin' funked-up groove.

Miguel Migs featuring Peven Everett "Love we had" (Salted Music CD Promo)

Miguel Migs teams up with Peven Everett to present "Love we had", a deep soulful production featuring Peven Everett's incomparable vocals over an underground-esque funk drenched backing. The package comes complete with a set of slammin' remixes: Soulmagic contribute a fiercely thumpin' vocal version and a funkier dub, while Micky More goes deep on his dub for an old school journey. Lastly, Arco turns the heat up with his funky bouncing dub.

Bernard Badie featuring Dajae "Truth hurts 2010" (Smooth Agent Records CD Promo)

Around two years, Bernard Badie's delightful "Truth hurts" featuring sensitive vocals by Dajae took the hearts of house lovers by storm, now is the right time for a fresh selection of mixes. Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart bless us with another one of their soulful beloved organic jazz oozing workouts, while Sean Smith serves a latinesque interpretation. Monte Carlo Method relax the vibe for a laidback wonderfully orchestrated version, followed by a remastered mix from the late Aaron Carl. Also included are a techy rework by Pete Defeet and two electrofied big room mixes by Tony Kasper.

Panevino & Malena Perez "One breath" (Panevino Music CD Promo)

Panevino and Malena Perez follow up their 2009 club hit "Supergirl" with another exquisite collaboration titled "One breath". Malena Perez impresses with her incredible sultry voice which is accompanied by melodious keys and classic strings, all perfectly arranged over as smooth yet relentless groove. The DJ Le Roi remix takes the track way deeper and uses dramatic synths and strings to create a hypnotic feel, with the tribaltastic dub further intensifying the vibe.

Lurob & Madina "Get on it" (Seventy Four Records CD Promo)

Filta Freqz present some fresh and tasty funky madness on their Seventy Four imprint with "Get on it" by Lurob & Madina, a remorseless track featuring sexy vocals and freaky synth melodies over a funky as hell backing. The somewhat smoother remixes are courtesy of Filta Freqz who add some great twists and turns.

Joey Kay "The piano" (2010 Reprise)(Blacklightroom Digital CD-R)

The original version of "The piano" was created by Joey Kay back in 1990, and was later released on Harley & Muscle's "Addicted to House Vol. 7" mixed compilation in late 2008. Now Joey Kay created the marvelous '2010 Reprise' oozing with that inimitable piano and atmospheric keys over a heavily thumpin' backdrop.

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