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Crystal Levell "Finally" (Remixes)(D#Sharp Records Promo)

Back in October of last year, we introduced you to the fabulous Joe Flame produced "Finally" performed in grand style by Crystal Levell, now this inspiring soulful jewel oozing with the amazing gospel tinged vocals by Crystal Levell returns in a verily eclectic truly superb selection of remixes from the likes of Joe Flame, Blizzard Beats, Geoffrey C, CurtJay and Random Rhythms all adding their signature touch, taking the song to a whole new level and making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.

Ananda Project featuring AK "Heaven is right here" (Remixes)(NiteGrooves Records Promo)

Back in 2011, Ananda Project graced us with "Heaven is right here" a wonderful summery production which combines the unique angelic vocals of Japanese songstress AK with a  smooth backing, sweet guitars and warm melodies. Fast forward to 2018 and this iconic single returns in a truly paramount uber soulful yet enticing re-imagination by Japanese DJ/producer Fuminori Kagajo guaranteed to cast a spell on you through the masterly orchestration and beautiful vocals. Completing the release are Kiko Navarro's irresistible tech-soul reworkings from the original 2011 release.

Luyo & Unqle Chriz "Sunshine (unconditional)" (Double Cheese Records Promo)

Double Cheese Records continue to bless us with top-notch soul infused house music with their latest offering "Sunshine (unconditional)" by label head Luyo and vocalist Unqle Chriz, to make it short this marvelous production featuring Unqle Chriz incredible deep-rooted vocals alongside lush chords, glorious marimba, classy trumpet and a lively organic backdrop is by no means to be missed.

Blizzard Beats & Keisha Hall "Free" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

DJ/producer Blizzard Beats makes his debut on Merecumbe Recordings with the brilliant "Free", a verily soulful production oozing with the eminent sultry vocals of Keisha Hall, luxurious keys, dreamy chords, glamorous guitar and gentle percussive rhythms. The 'Deep Fusion Mix' is a fantastic alternate interpretation giving the song a classic soulful feel that is sheer musical bliss. Essential.

Vanco "O.Y.C EP" (Melomania Records Promo)

This wicked "O.Y.C EP" by South African DJ/producer Vanco includes two fierce afro house productions. First up is "Star", an utterly tantalizing track fueled with the inimitable haunting vocals of Jackie Queens, celestial synth melodies and irresistible afro deep rhythms. Following is "Ghost" a spacy instrumental track taking you on a hypnotizing trip to deepest imaginable grounds.

Dr Packer "Different strokes" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Ahead of a full-length album coming soon to Glitterbox Recordings, disco re-edit wizard Dr Packer presents four of his re-imaginations of soulful dance floor favorites on the tasty "Different strokes" sampler previously released on vinyl only but soon available digitally (notably all are remakes of bona fide dance music classics): the MK produced and LaTrece performed "I want to thank you" (a cover of the Alicia Myers classic from 1981), Shuya Okina featuring Navasha Day "Still in love" (a cover of the Rose Royce classic from 1982), ATFC featuring Lisa Millett "Bad habits" (a cover of the Jenny Burton classic from 1985), and lastly Soul Rebel featuring Lisa Millett "I'll be good" (a cover the Rene & Angela classic from 1985). Contemporary disco at its best...

Angelo Draetta "The sun will rise" (Leda Music Promo)

Coming soon to up and rising Leda Music is the scintillating "The sun will rise" by Angelo Draetta, to cut right to the chase this energetic yet soulful sun drenched production using a relentlessly thumpin' backdrop as foundation for sublime jazzy piano, lovely guitar riffs and gorgeous male vocals comes highly recommended. Don't forget to check this one out... Nuff said...

Antonello Ferrari & Fam Disco featuring Emma Diva "Let the music" (Sunflowermusic Records Promo)

Next up on Sunflowermusic Records is a collaboration by Antonello Ferrari with Fam Disco and Emma Diva entitled "Let the music", a verily spirited production with an irresistibly stompin' backing leading the way for Emma Diva's distinctive powerhouse vocals and bodacious keys. The remix by Fam Disco relaxes the vibe and gives the track a captivating contemporary boogietastic feel sure cause a stir on the dance floor.

Various "Groove Collection" (Vibe Boutique Records Promo)

From Vibe Boutique Records comes "Groove Collection" a verily eclectic and exquisite selection of soul oozing goodness. Not less than ten handpicked truly dazzling songs from the past and present are included in this glamorous compilation, the list of artists is unarguably illustrious and includes Ahmed Siour, Distant People featuring Mpho, Monodeluxe, Those Disco Guys, Lem featuring Lea Lorien, Andy Compton featuring Kafele Bandele, Aphreme, Fish Go Deep, Oscap & Ocean Deep and Phaze Dee.

Bonus Review: Sir Rizio & Xam "I can tell" (The Remixes)(AfroMove Music Promo)

About a year ago, AfroMove Music released the phat "Pitch Black EP" by Sir Rizio which includes the standout track "I can tell" featuring the uber cool vocals of Xam. Now the track returns in a selection of mind-boggling truly diverse afro house remixes by the likes of SoulLab, C-moody, Dave Tempo, T-Drum, Nicky Deep, EyeRonik and Glenn Hobbs all adding their signature touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the dance floor.

Bonus Review: Soledad Bravo "Santiago de Chile" (Axelino & Madre Remix)(Double Cheese Records Promo)

Double Cheese Records launch their brand new 'Fuori Serie' with this unofficial remix of "Santiago de Chile" by Venezuelan singer Soledad Bravo (taken from her 1975 album "Canto la poesía de Mis Companeros"). French dance floor maestros Axelino & Madre have transformed the classic latin ballad into an igneous afro/latin spiced dance floor weapon sure send the dancers into a frenzy.