Quite an eclectic update we have prepared for this week - enjoy !!

DJ Serge Negri featuring Monvelyno Alexis "Trip" (Bamboo Sounds CD Promo)

Renowned DJ/producer DJ Serge Negri joins forces with Haitian native Monvelyno Alexis to grace us with a wonderful truly inspiring release entitled "Trip". To cut right to the chase, "Trip" is a jaw-dropping fusion of gentle yet thrilling percussive four-to-the-floor rhythms with sublime saxophone, exquisite keys, glamorous guitars and Monvelyno Alexis one-of-a-kind vocals; what makes this song truly special are the influences drawn from Haitian music which shine through.

Thomas Blondet featuring Karla Brown "Sometimes love" (SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)

From DJ/producer Thomas Blondet comes "Sometimes love", an exhilarating feel-good production fusing the beautiful emotive vocals of songstress Karla Brown with grand jazzy keys by Darryl Burke, classy horns and a spell binding yet smoothly thumpin' backdrop. The 'Instrumental puts the keys and horns center stage, and for the creative minds bonus beats are included in the package.

Various "Plastik People Collections Vol. 4" (Plastik People Collections CD Promo)

Plastik People take us back in time with their fourth volume in the highly acclaimed "Plastik People Collections" series loaded with three unforgettable old skool garage tracks which most definitely bring back memories from yesteryear: the 'Black 'n' Spanish Mix' of "My love is deep" by Sara Parker released in 1997 on Manifesto Records, the 'Trapped Vocal Mix' of "Mine o mine" by Rusharn released in 1995 on Mousetrap Records, and last but not least the 'II Tough Vocal Mix' of "Reach for the top" by Masters of the Underground released on Code One in 1996.

Demarkus Lewis "Self is steam" (Viva Recordings CD Promo)

Demarkus Lewis makes his debut on Viva Recordings with "Self is steam", a fervid utterly hypnotizing slice of deep house bliss using vibrant absolutely relentless rhythms as playground for entrancing chord progressions and evocative spoken words, altogether spreading an inebriant vibe you can't resist to dance to. The 'Deez UGT Rinse Mix' gives the track a deeper and moodier feel, while the 'Stripped Dub' is a fantastic variation of the original version.

DJ Punch "Baby Powder goes Remix" (Toupee Records CD Promo)

Making his return to Spirit of House is DJ Punch with the massive "Baby Powder goes Remix" EP loaded with not less than six sure-fire dance floor weapons. Without doubt, DJ Punch is on top of his game on his game as he delivers mind-blowingly soulful yet energetic and truly respectful four-to-the-floor re-imaginations of gems such as "Earned it" by The Weekend, "I got a woman" by Ray Charles, "Time warp" by Eddy Grant, "Zulu" by The Quick and "What can I do for you" by Pattie Labelle, not to forget to mention there is another excellent track titled  "Got my edit together" but we will leave it on you to figure out what this one is all about...

The best of the rest...

We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...

Courtesy of Greek DJ/producer Christos Fourkis comes the "Camajera EP" loaded with two equally inspiring and tantalizing afro-house cuts, each one guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy thanks to spell binding rhythms, luscious keys and uber cool vocals (NiteGrooves Records CD Promo). "When I was Puerto Rican" by Saliva Commandos is utterly hypnotizing, with gentle yet contaminous afro-percussive rhythms leading the way for celestial melodies and wicked spoken words (IN:COMMAND Records CD Promo).

We proudly introduce you to yet another blazin' hot track from Saliva Commandos, the incredible "The promise land" which is an utterly infectious funktified affair, with an irresistibly groovin' backdrop leading the way for cool guitar riffs, warm keys and tempting vocal sprinkles (IN:COMMAND Records CD Promo). LooWeeR (Luis Rivera) returns with with "Umbayae (oye)", to make it short this truly mesmerizing track fusing tribal-esque rhythms with enticing vocal chants, lush keys and killer organ solo is guaranteed to set the dance floor on fire (Ripp Trax CD Promo).

The duo of Frank Williams & Stingray brings us "OHHYA" an utterly enthralling slice of afro-deepness featuring enchanting vocal chants alongside ethereal synth melodies over spell binding rhythms. Label head Justin Imperiale intensifies the vibe to the max on his resistless tribaltastic rework (Cabana Recordings CD Promo). "Calabash" by MoBlack which features the beautiful emotive vocals of Baba has been remixed by M. Caporale into a smooth and melodious yet verily exhilarating affair oozing with a glorious afro-soul vibe (MoBlack Records CD Promo).