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Reggie Steele featuring Christie Love "One day" (Masaki Morii Remix) (Makin' Moves Promo)

Back in January 2020, we introduced you to "One day" by Reggie Steele, a masterly crafted soulful gem featuring vocalist Christie Love, then in April 2020 a superb remix by Mark Francis followed. Now this gem returns in an outstanding remix by Masaki Morii who combines the amazing emotive vocals of Christie Love with lush keys, celestial pads and gentle percussive rhythms.

Gordie "I need elevation" (AceBeat Music Promo)

Courtesy of legendary New Jersey based AceBeat Music comes the wonderful downright uplifting "I need elevation" produced by Gordon Nelson Jr., Derrick Ricky Nelson, DJ Monster and DJ Sir Charles Dixon. with the lyrics performed in grand style by vocalist Gordie. Most definitely, this timeless soulful gem featuring a masterly orchestration alongside the amazing inspiring vocals of Gordie is guaranteed to make you yearn for more... With three equally brilliant versions to choose from, this one is not to be missed.

Rob Rhythm featuring Mary J Blige "Deep inside" (S. Orange Ave Mix) (New Generation Records Promo)

Watch out for this ingenious interpretation of Mary J Blige's 1999 hit single "Deep inside" coming soon to New Generation Records. To cut right to the chase, the amazing one-of-a-kind vocals of Mary J Blige truly shine on this soulful yet tantalizing contemporary four-to-the-floor rework fueled with warm melodious keys, ethereal chords and thrillingly thumpin' rhythms. Essential.

DJ Said & Cee ElAssaad featuring Dele Sosimi "Great wise chief" (FatSouls Records Promo)

In November of last year, FatSouls Records founder DJ Said and Moroccan afro house maestro Cee ElAssaad payed homage to legendary Fela Kuti with "Fela is everything", now they are back with "Great wise chief". Undeniably, this super dope afro house track featuring fantastic spoken words by Dele Sosimi, grandiose horns, luxurious keys and an enthralling funk soaked groove is not to be missed. The cherry on top is Trinidadian Deep's who injects his signature truly beloved deep hypnotic touch to the  track.

Mothers Favorite Child & Robin S "Tonight" (Opolopo Remixes) (Reel People Music Promo)

Mighty Scandinavian producer Opolopo is back on Reel People Music with yet another jaw-dropping remix for Mothers Favorite Child. This time around he adds his magical touch to "Tonight" featuring famed vocalist Robin S; without any doubt this uber soulful jewel laced with the unrivaled vocal stylings of Robin S, bodacious keys and a boogietastic organic musical backing is sure to cast a spell on you...

Lucky Sun featuring Jaidene Veda "Falling fool" (Lucky Sun Recordings Promo)

Forthcoming to Lucky Sun Recordings is "Falling fool", a towering collaboration by UK producer Lucky Sun (Tom Lown) and Canadian songstress Jaidene Veda. To make it short, "Falling fool" using smooth yet intriguing deeply groovin' rhythms as foundation for Jaidene Veda's one-of-a-kind haunting vocals, luscious keys and dreamful pads is unadulterated late night bliss... Next to the original version, the package includes a stripped back 'Dubstrumental' and the 'Veda Naked Vocal'.

Lulu "Independence" (Michele Chiavarini & DJ Spen Remix) (Dome Records Ltd Promo)

One of the biggest tunes from 1993, the all-time classic "Independence" by Lulu (remixed back in the day by none other than CJ Mackintosh and Tony Humphries), is back in stunning remixes by Michele Chiavarini & DJ Spen. Indisputably, Michele Chiavarini & DJ Spen have been pulling out all the stops to grace us with a glamorous soulful interpretation which fuses Lulu's eminent vocals with sumptuous jazzed-up keys, heavenly strings, sublime horns and a funked-up musical backing.

Alessandra Castronovo "Best part" (T's Box Records Promo)

After a short hiatus, T's Box Records are back in propers style with the magnificent "Best part" by Alessandra Castronovo produced by Chicago house music royalty Terry Hunter. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Best part" oozing with the incredible emotive vocals of Alessandra Castronovo, exquisite keys, sweet guitars and a compelling rich organic backdrop is sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.