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EmKayBe featuring Ann Nesby "Jam" (The Remixes)(Quantize Recordings Promo)

In its original form, "Jam" by EmKayBe is an utterly uplifting uber soulful production oozing with the larger-than-life vocals of Ann Nesby (supported by amazing backing vocals by Naiika and Harmonica Sunbeam). The brand new stunning remixes are courtesy of Will 'ReelSoul' Rodriquez who combines the incredible vocals with a rich organic backing, classy horns and exquisite keys - sheer musical bliss. The 'Up All Nite Mix' by ReelSoul and DJ Spen puts the emphasis on the unrivaled vocal talents of legendary Ann Nesby, making this a favorite for prime time play. Last but not least, ReelSoul contributes a scintillating old school r&b inspired (think Loose Ends) down-tempo interpretation.

Various "DJ Pope presents Miami Music Week Sampler" (POJI Records Promo)

Last year, POJI Records for the first time ever presented a Winter Music Conference / Miami Music Week sampler, this year they present the second installment which without doubt is absolutely jaw-dropping... Kicking things off is the brilliant previously unreleased 'Sound of Baltimore Vocal' of "Live it up" by DJ Pope featuring Marc Evans, followed by an uber soulful truly respectful cover version of the Temptations classic "My girl" by DJ Pope featuring Adrian Blu. Next we have Oscar Poche's utterly mesmerizing 'Afro Rebel Dub' of "I need you" by DJ Pope (the original versions were released earlier this year), from Dee Jay Sound comes "Love Disco" a cool 4/4 re-imagination of MFSB's "Love is the message" taken from his brand new "Broken Dance EP", and then there is the wicked "Hurt so bad" by Kasper Bernstein which was overlooked by many when originally released last year. Finally, Daniele Baldi delivers a gorgeous melodious yet organic production entitled "Inside me".

Various "Vibe Boutique Miami 2018" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

To celebrate the 2018 edition of the annual Winter Music Conference / Miami Music Week extravaganza, Vibe Boutique Records present a verily eclectic truly dazzling compilation loaded with not less than seventeen tracks handpicked by label head Brigetta Dunson. "Vibe Boutique Music 2018" features music from an illustrious list of artists, offering some of the best soulful house, afro house and deep house from recent years. Put differently, this varied truly mind-blowing compilation comes highly recommended... Nuff said, get your copy...

Allovers featuring Calvin Lynch "Addicted" (KingStreet Records Promo)

Russia's Allovers (aka brothers Michail Popov and Ilya Popov) are back on KingStreet Records with "Addicted", a tempting slice of dance floor goodness using a captivating organic backdrop as foundation for lush keys, grand saxophone and the beautiful emotive vocals of Calvin Lynch. Allover's 'Strange Dub' is a deeper verily tantalizing take guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy, while DJ Beloved and Sheldon Goode join forces to take the track to the next level on their uber soulful yet intriguing interpretation laced with luxurious keys, heavenly chords and gentle yet spell binding rhythms.

Yasin Bt "Break from love" (Mantree Records Promo)

Forthcoming to Mantree Records is "Break from love" produced by label head Rasmir Mantree and performed in grand style by Yasin Bt. To make it short, "Break from love" is an unadulterated underground house jewel oozing with the one-of-a-kind sound that Rasmir Mantree is renowned and beloved for, with inexorable rhythms serving as playground for enchanting synths and Yasin Bt's inimitable vocals. The packages includes a verily eclectic selection of interpretations, giving you plenty of options to work the dance floor.

Armonica featuring Toshi "Ngeke" (MoBlack Records Promo)

The latest offering on MoBlack Records is "Ngeke" by Italian duo Armonica and South African songstress Toshi. To cut right to the chase, "Ngeke" is truly hypnotizing, with irresistible afro-deep rhythms leading the way for Toshi's incomparable sultry vocals and inebriant synth melodies. The package comes complete with stellar truly unique remixes by andhim and Raw District which make this release something truly special.