Enjoy this weeks Easter update full of the latest in soulful house music...

Various "Baainar Records Easter Sampler" (Baainar Records CD Promo)

South Africa's Baainar Records bless us with their fantastic "Easter Sampler" which features a breathtaking selection of new productions and fresh remixes of some of their previous single releases. The sampler features new music from NaakMusiQ, The Layders featuring Kaznova, KomFort Blendz, Kaygee Pitsong featuring Trevor Mako, Bluelle featuring Bunny and Juvinale Dee featuring George Base, as well as Nkokhi's jaw-dropping remix of "Found me an angel" by DJ Yme featuring Zano. Last but not least there is Jihad Muhammad's sorcerous interpretation of "Journey into my heart" which takes this soulful gem by Zandy SheJay and songstress Thandi Draai to a whole new level.

King P & Bright Breeze featuring Carryn Kramer "Bitter sweet" (Do It Now Recordings CD Promo)

Courtesy of South Africa's Do It Now Recordings comes the wonderful "Bitter sweet" by King P & Bright Breeze featuring the vocal talents of Carryn Kramer. The original version of "Bitter sweet" features luscious keys and classy strings alongside the incomparable sensitive vocals of Carryn Kramer over a warm organic backdrop - a soulful gem guaranteed to make you yearn for more... The remixes are courtesy of M60, 2lani The Warrior, Those Boys, Mr Deep and GiantStep Grooves, all adding their distinctive deep/soulful touch, giving you plenty of choices to work the floor.

Marc Cotterell featuring Karl the Voice "From the heart" (Plastik People Digital CD Promo)

Plastik People are on a roll at the moment, with their next release being the masterly orchestrated utterly soulful "From the heart by Marc Cotterell and vocalist Karl the Voice. Smoothly thumpin yet spell binding rhythms lead the way for entrancing keys by David Powers, grand jazzy saxophone by Johnny Vasquez and not to forget to mention the unmistakable emotive vocals by Karl the Voice - sheer musical bliss. For the purists there is a beautiful instrumental version which lets the magnificent orchestration do all the talking.

Glenn Gregory featuring Mona Bode "Poem in my soul" (Korner Gruve Records CD Promo)

UK based DJ/producer Glenn Gregory joins forces with Mona Bode for "Poem in my soul", a fabulous deep soulful production where Mona Bode's one-of-a-kind spoken word poetry harmonizes perfectly with the delectable chords, jazzy piano and gentle yet captivating deeply groovin' rhythms. The remix is a fantastic alteration laced with grandiose melodious chords and lovely jazzy keys.

Blind Truth featuring Tata and Toney "Why can't we see" (Soulmagic Remix)(Soulmagic Recordings CD Promo)

In 1991, Minimal Records released "Why can't we see" by Blind Truth, a track written and produced by dance music legends Arthur Baker and Victor Simonelli and featuring vocals by Tata Vega and Tony Lee. The track which is nowadays is considered a classic returns to the dance floor in a spanking remix by Danish duo Soulmagic (aka Morten Trust and Mikkel Wendelboe) who combine the stunning vocals with enchanting keys and infectious afrocentric rhythms, altogether spreading an uplifting feel guaranteed to jam-pack the floor...

DJ Ceez presents Niki Gee "Mamba" (New Generation Records CD Promo)

The second new release on New Generation Records for this weeks comes from the minds of DJ Ceez and Niki Gee who bring us the inebriant "Mamba", an utterly mesmerizing production built around relentless afrotastic rhythms, dazzling melodies and Niki Gee's inspiring spoken word poetry. The 'The UrbaneM REwerk Vocal' gives the track a deeper more intense underground-esque tribal feel, while the 'UM Original Vocal' oozes with a glorious deep jazz infused vibe.

Exclusive Preview: RedSoul featuring Carla Prather "Free to rise" (Main Mix)(Playmore Music CD-R)

We proudly introduce you "Free to rise", a soulful gem produced by Dave 'RedSoul' Wareing and performed in grand style by house music diva Carla Prather which is about to be released on Playmore Music. A smooth yet infectiously thumpin' funked-up backdrop leads the way for illustrious jazzy keys, ethereal chords and Carla Prather's inimitable deeply felt vocals - in other words, "Free to rise" has timeless written all over. Watch out for this soulful gem coming soon...

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...

Steve Paradise blesses us with "Guitar voice", a mind-boggling production all about the amazing guitar solo by Chery which together with cleverly used vocal samples and deep funked-up utterly hypnotizing rhythms is guaranteed to put a spell on you. Also included is a wicked remix by Mr. Phy who gives the track an irresistible fervid feel (Una Mas Recordings CD Promo). From UK's Lee Tristram comes "Free ya mind", an enchanting deep house gem fusing deep ruthless rhythms with seductive synth melodies and sexy vocals. Rob Redford and Steve Reed contribute the remixes, both adding their signature deep touch (Deep Booth Records CD Promo).

South Africa's The Ozmiks drop the illustrious "Love & Hustle EP" which features four masterly crafted jazz infused deep house productions - the deep spell binding rhythms and heavenly melodies to be found on each of the tracks are guaranteed to make you yearn for more... (Inspires Records CD Promo). Mauritzio Baiocchi and Eric Daniel pay tribute to Frankie Knuckles (rip) with "Tears of blind", a stunning mash-up of Frankie Knuckles dub remix of "Blind" by Hercules & Love Affair and the Frankie Knuckles co-produced all-time house classic "Tears" by Satoshi Tomiie featuring Robert Owens (CD-R).