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Dana Weaver "I remember" (POJI Records Promo)

Out nos on POJI Records is the fantastic "I remember" taken from Dana Weaver's highly acclaimed debut album "I will arise" released beginning of the year. To make it short, "I remember" is sheer musical bliss, with gentle broken beat inspired rhythms leading the way for Dana Weaver's unrivaled emotive vocals, sublime jazzed-up, dreamful chords and sweet guitars.

Leo Guardo & Cali Satellites featuring Idd Aziz "Breaking chains" (Union Records Promo)

Union Records celebrate their 200th release in proper style with "Breaking chains" a magnificent collaboration by Leo Guardo and Cali Satellites with Idd Aziz. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Breaking chains" is an ingenious and indisputably infectious funk soaked afro house track that perfectly showcases the inimitable vocal stylings of Idd Aziz and is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor.

Wheeler del Torro featuring Sidney Washington "Quite alright" (Dog Day Recordings Promo)

Next up on Dog Day Recordings is "Quite alright" by label head Wheeler Del Torro, a piano-driven feel-good house track laced with the incomparable heartfelt vocals of Sidney Washington. On remix duty are Doug Gomez who delivers the goods with his downright hypnotizing afro house workout, and Paul Adam who serves a vibrant rework destined for prime time play.

Blast from the Past: Darryl D'Bonneau "More than anything" (New Generation  Records Promo)

The Larry P Rauson produced "More than anything" is the very first recording by Darryl D'Bonneau released in 1992 through New Generation Records, now for the very first time all the mixes of  this legendary New Jersey garage house classic found on the sought-after 12" vinyl will be available digitally. As a bonus, the previously unreleased acapella is also included in the package.

DJ Umbi featuring Vincent Bates "Do it with style" (FAM Disco Mix)(HSR Records Promo)

Back in November of last year, HSR Records presented a splendorous remake of the Webster Lewis disco/soul/funk classic "Do it with style" (originally released back in 1976) by DJ Umbi featuring the fabulous vocal stylings of Vincent Bates, now this gem returns in a stellar re-imagination by FAM Disco oozing with with a scintillating disco/funk infused vibe guaranteed to cast a spell on you.

Brooklyn Groove Machine "Deja vu" (Nigel Lowis London Mixes)(Plaza Records Promo)

Coming soon to Plaza Records are these glittering Nigel Lowis renditions of "Deja vu" by Brooklyn Groove Machine (aka legendary Randy Muller of Skyy and Brass Construction fame). "Deja vu" is all about the amazing vocals by Akabalan, lush strings, grand horns and a contaminous funktified groove, with Nigel Lowis adding his landmark Philly Disco inspired touch to take you on a blissful trip down memory lane.

Brooklyn Groove Machine "Deja vu" (The Mixes)(Plaza Records Promo)

Out now on promo on Plaza Records are Randy Muller's own interpretations of "Deja vu" released under his alter ego Brooklyn Groove Machine. To make a long story short, Randy Muller graces us with inspiring 80's good times vibes reminiscent of those unforgotten times when nightclubs like Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage rose to stardom, roller skating was hip and mirror balls could be found everywhere...

HouseWerQ & Dannis Winston "4 black men" (HouseWerQ Recordings Promo)

Next up on HouseWerQ Recordings is "4 black men" produced by Derrick Ricky Nelson and DJ Sir Charles Dixon and performed in grand style by Dannis Winston. "4 black men" is inspired by Nina Simone's "Four woman" and tells the story through the eyes of black men, with Dannis Winston's haunting vocals accompanied by sumptuous keys, classy horns and a captivating organic musical backing.

WrightVibes featuring Mutabaruka "Our poem" (Certified Organik Promo)

Coming soon to Certified Organik is the sure-fire dance floor anthem "Our poem" by WrightVibes (the duo of David Vibes Tobon and Michael M-Dubb Wright) which features Mutabaraka's "Dis poem" (you can find the original on Mutabaraka's 1986 album "The mystery unfolds") alongside luscious keys and celestial pads over relentlessly thumpin' rhythms. With a diverse selection of mixes included, "Our poem" is not to be missed.

Bonus Review: Damond Ramesy presents "Damond's Muse EP" (Toupee Records Promo)

This dope EP by Damond Ramsey forthcoming to Toupee Records features a total of three tracks, of which Damond's respectful and soulful yet lively four-to-the-floor re-imagination of Teena Marie's wonderful "Baby I love you" (from her 2009 album "Congo square") is our favorite. Not to forget to mention "Biba sada" and the title track "Damond's muse" both of which are fueled with enticing synth melodies and intriguing rhythms.