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Blast from the Past: Funky People featuring Cassio Ware "Funky people" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)

Turn back the clock to 1995 when Kevin Hedge and Josh Milan (collectively known as Blaze) joined forces with Tee Alford, Allen Jeffrey and vocalist Cassio Ware to take over dance floors globally with "Funky people" (released on their own Funky People label). In 1996, Slip'N'Slide Records released eminent remixes by Masters at Work, then in 1999 German label Urban dropped dope remixes by Knee Deep and Lenny Fontana. Now this timeless slice of underground goodness oozing with the one-of-a-kind vocals of Cassio Ware returns on 4 to the Floor Records, with the release featuring the classic mixes by Blaze, remixes by Masters at Work, Knee Deep and Lenny Fontana as well as the full acapella.

Mikki Afflick "Afro sun" (Soul Sun Soul Music Promo)

Hot on the heels of her recent blockbuster releases "Black coffee" and "Woman rising" comes the next outstanding soulful gem by Mikki Afflick to Soul Sun Soul Music. To cut right to the chase, the splendorous "Afro sun" is melodious and soulful yet tantalizing, with smooth relentlessly thumpin' rhythms leading the way for inebriant dreamful chord progressions and cool vocal sprinkles. Essential.

Celestine " Let it go" (Abicah Soul Remix)(Peng Music Promo)

In summer of 2016, we introduced you to "Let it go" by Celestine Walcott-Gordon (one of UK's finest soul singers), a top-notch soul song having timeless written all over, with The Rurals contributing a stellar up-tempo 4/4 remix. For a limited time, Peng Music offer a free download on their Soundcloud page of Abicah Soul's previously unreleased truly dazzling interpretation oozing with his signature deep'n'soulful yet verily enticing touch.

HippSoul featuring Chilli "Paradise" (Brooklyn Bullies & Muzikman Edition Remix)(Exemplary Music Makerz  Promo)

Back in 2006, Defected Records graced us with the phantasmagorical "The Soul Creation Sessions" EP by Jose Burgos and Duce Martinez which includes the gorgeous verily soulful and seductive latin inspired "Paradise" laced with the amazing emotive vocals of Chilli. Courtesy of Karl Saint of the Brooklyn Bullies and Muzikman Edition comes a wicked raw'n'funky re-imagination staying true to the original yet giving the track a fervid feel sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Ohyea Muziq presents "Summer Sampler Vol. 3" (Ohyea Muziq Promo)

In celebration of South African summer, Ohyea Muziq present the latest installment in their beloved "Summer Sampler" series, similar to its predecessors this volume is truly eclectic, exploring the various shades soulful/afro/deep house music from the motherland has to offer. Not less than thirteen jaw-dropping productions/remixes from the likes of Abel Daizer, Tobetsa Lamola, DJ Tipstar, Marlon Saunders, Layla Jayne, DJ Thes-Man, Miss Patty, Rascu, Mdu Homeboi, Mr. Stixx, Trevor Gordon, Urvin June, Anthony Carey, Deep Mayer and Platzdasch & Dix are included in this massive package that is not to be missed.

Traffol & The Players featuring Delexy "Love it" (TR Records Promo)

Italian duo Traffol & The Players aka Andrea Moretti and Maurizio Sabbatini made their debut on TR Records end of last year when their phat track "Love it" was included on the "TR Traxxx 2017" compilation. Now this cheeky 70's disco/funk/soul influenced track featuring the keyboard wizardry of Delexy (Alessandro Deledda) gets a full single release complete with killer remixes by Memoryman aka Uovo who serves both a scintillating utterly hypnotizing deep house rework and a glittering nu-disco workout.

John Julius Knight "Larry's jam" (Soulfuric Trax Promo)

In 2011, John Julius Knight unleashed the sure-fire dance floor weapon "Larry's jam" to the world (through his own Blacklist label), now this track with the undeniable references to the all-time disco anthem "Everyman" by Double Exposure returns on the revitalized truly legendary Soulfuric Trax label. Next to the original version from 2011, the release includes a fierce remix by the Cleptomaniacs (Brian Tappert & John Julius Knight) guaranteed to set the dance floor ablaze...

Jorja Smith "Lost" (Paris Cesvette Remix)(Promo)

Up and rising UK singer Jorja Smith recently recorded a stunning stripped-down cover version of Frank Ocean's wonderful "Lost". DJ/producer/musician/songwriter Paris Cesvette is blessing us with a glamorous four-to-the-floor re-imagination that stays true and respectful to Jorja Smith original yet enriches the song with heavenly synth melodies and a gentle yet compelling musical backdrop.

The Groovin Beats Ensemble featuring Cinnamon Brown "Do you wanna dance" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

Quantize Recordings have a beauty in their hands with "Do you wanna dance" by Italy's The Groovin Beats Ensemble (Lello Cacciola, Tony Maione, DaSouL, Salvatore Oppio), a soulful gem featuring the inimitable sultry vocals of Cinnamon Brown alongside grand trumpet, luxurious keys and an infectious organic backing - sheer musical bliss. Next to the main vocal version, the package includes a spiced-up dub and remixes by Jay Kutz & DJ Spen destined to take over the main room.