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DJ Randall Smooth featuring Sierra Leone "Last time" (ChiNolaSoul Music Promo)

Back in May, we were celebrating the paramount "Soul" by DJ Randall 'Smooth' Montgomery and New Orleans based singer Sierra Leone, now the follow-up single "Last time" is ready. Once again, ChiNolaSoul Music truly bless us with a fabulous soulful gem oozing with the incredible sultry vocals of Sierra Leone, grandiose jazzy keys and a smooth yet intriguing rich organic backing. The Soul Slayerz (Hakeem Syrbram & Tayo Wink) contribute a marvelous remix that keeps the vibe jazzy and soulful yet gives the song a more funky feel.

Zimosoul featuring Phiri "Tenderera" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Next up on Merecumbe Recordings is the exquisite "Tenderera" by South Africa's Zimosoul and vocalist Phiri, a laidback uber soulful production using a dulcet musical backing as playground for beautiful acoustic guitars, warm melodic keys and the amazing vocals of Phiri. The masterly orchestrated interpretation by Artwork keeps the vibe soulful and melodious yet transforms the song into an entrancing afro house gem guaranteed to cast a spell on you.

Debbie Jacobs "Don't you want my love" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Almost four decades after the original release back in 1979, the unforgettable all-time dance music classic "Don't you want my love" by Debbie Jacobs lands on Glitterbox Recordings for a special vinyl release which includes the impeccable original version as well as a blazin' hot re-edit by disco veteran Dimitri From Paris. Undoubtedly, the spirit of disco lives on...

Dave Anthony featuring Aleysha Lei of HanLei "I feel for you" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

Undeniably, "I feel for you" oozing with the inimitable spirited vocals of Aleysha Lei of HanLei is one of the standout tracks from David Anthony's critically acclaimed truly phenomenal album "Emotive" released past October, now the song gets a proper single release which includes the smooth and melodious yet captivating original and instrumental versions alongside superb remixes by N'Dinga Gaba laced with celestial melodies and deepened verily enticing afrocentric rhythms. Essential.

Creme "You can't hide" (New Generation Records Promo)

Forthcoming to New Generation Records is a wicked cover version of David Joseph's dance floor anthem "You can't hide (your love from me)" dating back to 1983 (remember the magical remixes by legendary Larry Levan?) performed in grand style by Creme whose rendition of the lyrics stays true to the original yet oozes with a classy contemporary feel. The release features a verily eclectic selection of excellent interpretations by of Shino Blackk, Corey Holmes and DJ De La Roche all keeping the vibe soulful yet spell binding.

Mind Street featuring Jalley "Inside" (Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco Remixes)(KingStreet Records Promo)

In spring of 2012, KingStreet Records unleashed the gorgeously soulful "Inside" by French production team Mind Street and singer Jalley Residence (coming complete with stellar remixes by Groove Assassin, Dolls Combers, Souldynamic and Danny Dance). The track returns in fresh verily inspiring remixes by Italian soulful house masters Antonello Ferrari & Aldo Bergamasco who inject their signature soul/funk infused touch - sheer musical bliss. Completing the package is the Groove Assassin remix taken from the original 2012 release.

Weasel Disco "What a difference" (Double Cheese Records Promo)

German based project Weasel Disco are behind "What a difference", a fervid yet soulful track sampling the L.T.D classic "Love ballad" (taken from the band's 1976 album "Love to the world"). To make it short, the cheeky yet cool "What a difference" cleverly combines samples from "Love ballad" with a contaminous four-to-the-floor backdrop to create an uplifting feel-good stomper sure to set the dance floor on fire.

Soulista "The foundation" (Double Cheese Records Promo)

Italy's Soulista (Sebastiano Di Filippo) returns to Double Cheese Records with "The foundation", a track guaranteed to jam-pack the dance floor in the 'Black Version' thanks to the sexy male spoken vocals, luscious chords, killer organ solo and ruthlessly bouncin' rhythms. The 'White Version' combines the vocals with sublime jazzy keys and a groovey organic backing to give the track a more relaxed classic feel.

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...

The second release on recently launched Black Sisma Records is "Pyramid" by Luyo, a soulful and melodious yet verily hypnotizing slice of atmospheric afro house bliss (Black Sisma Records Promo). The mesmerizing "Masai" by Cristian Vinci fueled with exhilarating african vocal chants and ruthless afro-tribal rhythms is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor (Sunclock Records Promo).

Greek DJ/producer/remixer Zogri makes his debut on Shelter Records with "Fly away", a wonderful uber soulful afro house groover oozing with dreamy keys and chords, glorious organ solo and gentle yet compelling afro-percussive rhythms (Shelter Records Promo). Anderson Soares is back with "Blown away", a masterly crafted instrumental gem kicking of with only the lush chords and grandiose trumpet solo, once the organic backing comes in the track develops into an utterly contaminous organic jam (Urbano Records Promo).