The new year is taking off somewhat slowly yet we have nothing but the best and latest in soulful house music for you... enjoy !!

Mustafa & Hedi Benromdan featuring Floetic Lara "Under love" (Staff Productions CD Promo)

Originally released back in summer of 2009 on Blockheadz Recordingz, this soulful gem get a welcome second life on Staff Productions. The summery laidback original version of "Under love" by Hedi Benromdan and Mustafa features Floetic Lara's one-of-a-kind lyricism alongside grand keys and killer organ over a smoothly thumpin' funk soaked groove. Mustafa's remix is a mind-blowing journey into jazz/funk flavored broken beat territory, next Leo Cuenca fires the vibe up for groovey dance floor action, with his dub intensifying the vibe to the max for peak time action. Finally there are the wicked Frisco remixes which feature cool old school styled synth hooks over a fierce backing.

Aphreme featuring Darian Crouse "U turned my head" (DNH Records CD Promo)

Aphreme (Martin Mamzer) makes his return with the phantasmagorical "U turned my head" which features the inimitable emotive vocals of Darian Crouse alongside glorious keys over a deep'n'smooth yet spell binding backdrop. The 'Aphreme Soulful Remix' is a vibrant soul infused re-imagination of the song oozing with a glamorous melodious feel, and last but not least Soul Afrika Crew contribute a superb silky-smooth percussive afro-deep interpretation guaranteed to make you yearn for more...

99Sounds featuring Portia "Sengimthandile" (Night Scope Deep Recordings CD Promo)

We welcome back Night Scope Deep Recordings to Spirit of House with "Sengimthandile" by 99Sounds (aka Rednine), an utterly infectious yet soulful afro-deep gem with gentle yet thrilling tribalesque rhythms leading the way for illustrious keys and Portia's unmistakable truly beautiful haunting vocals, altogether spreading a mesmerizing vibe guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. In other words, soulful afro house at its best...

Steve Oh Traxxx "Water" (Digital Generation Records CD Promo)

Digital Generation Records present an uber hot re-imagination of Chaka Khan's "Never miss the water" (taken from her 1997 album "Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1") by Steve Oh Traxxx who reworks the song into an unadulterated underground-esque affair, with utterly deep ruthlessly thumpin' rhythms serving as playground for exhilarating melodies and Chaka Khan's unrivaled vocals.

Miguel Migs featuring Meshell Ndegeocello "What do you want" (Defected Records CD Promo)

"What do you want" is the second single taken from Miguel Migs critically acclaimed album "Dim division" released past October, featuring the inimitable vocals of Meshell Ndegeocello. The album version is a signature example of Miguel Migs unique sound, combining Meshell Ndegeocello's soulful vocals with an infectious backing groove and heavenly melodies.The 'Migs Salted Vocal' stays true to the original yet turns the heat up and takes the track straight to the dance floor with fervid rhythms and inebriant synths. The remixes are courtesy of Rodriguez Jr who gives the track a darker techy feel on his somewhat edgy utterly hypnotizing remixes sure to set the floor on fire.

Jemell featuring Muffin "So over you" (Guido P & DJ Big Dose Remixes)(Kingdom Records CD Promo)

Jemell's "So over you" which features songstress Muffin (Ellashaune Calhoun) was originally released back in December 2012 (including remixes by Steve Miggedy Maestro and Inaky Garcia), in May 2013 remixes by Ondagroove followed. Now Kingdom Records grace us with fresh remixes by Guido P and DJ Big Dose both adding their distinctive touch to the song. Guido P is pulling out all the stops on his soul/funk infused rework laced with uplifting piano hooks and luscious chords, while DJ Big Dose drops a trio of equally massive feel-good anthems sure send the floor into a frenzy thanks to ruthlessly pulsating rhythms and catchy melodies.

Afro-Deep Pick: RadioLab "Bala bala" (Cabana Recordings CD Promo)

Not much needs to be said or written about the upcoming release on Cabana Recordings besides "Bala bala" by RadioLab is a truly mind-boggling utterly hypnotizing dance floor weapon, with the relentlessly pulsating afro inspired tribaltastic rhythms together with the phat keys and chords creating an enchanting vibe guaranteed to jam-pack the floor. Nuff said...

Deep House Pick: Rephlex featuring Lady Lee "Story of my life" (FOMP CD Promo)

FOMP kick off the new year strong with this fabulous slice of deepalicious late night bliss by South African DJ/producer Rephlex entitled "Story of my life", a laidback yet entrancing track built around deep dulcet rhythms, celestial truly inebriant synth melodies and Lady Lee's utterly seductive vocals. Next is the tantalizing 'Rephlex Deep Mix' combining the vocals with enthralling rhythms, jazzy keys and lush chords. Finally, the release features jaw-dropping remixes by Duzz and Diatonicfamily both keeping the vibe deep and soulful yet mesmerizing.