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From the Vault: Michelle Ayers "Respect" (4 to the Floor Records Promo)

4 to the Floor Records take us back in time to 1992 with the re-issue of the unforgettable "Respect" by Michelle Ayers originally released through legendary Emotive Records. The original is a magnificent slice of US garage produced by John Robinson and Carlton Carter that oozes with memorable chords and Michelle Ayers inimitable emotive vocals. Also included are the mind-boggling truly ingenious remixes by David Morales from 1993 laced with grandiose keys and the famous organ sound prominent in so many great records from that era. Quite simply an exhilarating trip down memory lane...

Michael Kiwanuka "Cold little heart" (Andy Caldwell Bootleg)(Dope Den Promo)

Forthcoming on Dope Den later in the year is the amazing four-to-the-floor re-imagination by Andy Caldwell of "Cold little heart" by Michael Kiwanuka's, the title song of HBO's hit series "Big little lies". To cut right to the chase, Andy Caldwell stays true and respectful to the spirit of the original yet transforms the song into a super smooth and sensual yet verily tempting dreamy deep house gem. We love it...

Woody Bianchi & Black Connection "Keep doin' it" (Opolopo Remixes)(TR Records Promo)

TR Records present a brand new remix by man of the moment Opolopo of their recent club smash "Keep doin' it" by Woody Bianchi & Black Connection. Beyond the shadow of doubt, this uber cool verily sexy remix oozing with the distinctive energetic yet soulful and melodious Opolopo sound is guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy...

Soulpersona "Momentum" (The Remixes)(Peppermint Jam Records Promo)

Peppermint Jam Records are about to release truly superb remixes by Ziggy Phunk and Rony Breaker of Soulpersona's wonderful neo-soul jewel "Momentum" which features the unrivaled sultry vocals of Princess Freesia. First up, Ziggy Phunk serves a masterly crafted truly dope up-tempo interpretation oozing with an intriguing funked-up boogietastic feel, next we have Rony Breaker who delivers a glamorous verily seductive and soulful mid-tempo rework sure to cast a spell on you.

Pour le Connaisseur: Dezaray Dawn "From where you are" (Citynoiz Record Label Promo)

Coming soon is the ingenious verily eclectic "From where you are" EP by up and rising future soul songstress Dezaray Dawn featuring productions from Dezaray Dawn herself, as well as from Linda 'Cafrodeep' Sitole and Paul 'KP Xclusive' Komane. A total of five songs are included on this dazzling EP, each one perfectly showcasing the unique deeply felt vocals of Dezaray Dawn, with the genres ranging from broken beat to soulful house.

Pour le Connaisseur: Golden Bridge "T.B.C. EP" (Spirit Soul Promo)

A fortnight ago, we introduced you to the inaugural release of Spirit Soul Records, the phantasmagorical "Love yourself" by label owner Namy and songstress Tracy Hamlin. Now the second release by Golden Bridge aka Yuki 'Monolog' Kanesaka and Yuki 'T-Groove' Takahashi entitled "T.B.C. EP" is ready, and what a musical treat it is... The EP includes three brilliant masterly orchestrated productions oozing with a glamorous 70's jazz-funk influenced contemporary soul sound, featuring towering vocal appearances by Al Copeland, Lee Wilson and Leon Beal.

Randy Muller featuring Carolyn Harding "Beautiful feelin'" (Plaza Records Promo)

Dance music legends Randy Muller and Carolyn Harding join forces on the excellent "Beautiful feelin'", a mind blowing feel-good anthem bringing the one-of-a-kind Philly Disco sound back to the dance floor, with Carolyn Harding's unmatched haunting vocals being accompanied by a compelling funked-up backing, precious keys and heavenly chords. On the remixes, renowned UK producer Nigel Lowis adds his signature magical touch, taking this inspirational song to a whole new level.

Trinity "Accretion EP" (Melomania Records Promo)

From Paso Doble, Jacob Santo and Apostolos Xigkakis, collectively known as Trinity, comes the stellar "Accretion EP" loaded with three sure-fire afro house weapons: "All about it" is an utterly hypnotizing afro-tribal thumper laced with cool vocal sprinkles and sublime jazzy keys, "Rituality" is a dreamy afro-deep gem oozing with a scintillating saxophone by Yannis Pantazis, and finally "Sands of Africa" is another afro-tribal thumper featuring the undisputed spoken word poetry of Rescue Poetix alongside lush keys and galactical synth melodies.

Guido P & Mara J Boston "Let me feel your love" (HSR Records Promo)

HSR Records grace us with another slice of glorious soulful dance floor heat with their latest offering "Let me feel your love" by Guido P and vocalist Mara J Boston which uses a contaminous organic backdrop as foundation for lovely guitars, luscious keys, celestial chords and the incomparable passionate vocals of Mara J Boston. Soulbridge and Jon Fernandez contribute the remixes, both keeping the vibe soulful and enchanting, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version...

Emmaculate featuring Kaye Fox "Do it" (T's Box Records Promo)

Not much needs to be said or written about "Do it" by Emmaculate and singer Kaye Fox other than this energetic yet soulful production built around ruthlessly pulsating rhythms, classy horns, grand piano and the beautiful r&b tinged vocals by Kaye Fox is guaranteed to take over dance floors globally. The remix is courtesy of label head Terry Hunter whose fabulous interpretation gives the song a truly melodic somewhat more relaxed feel.

Oscar P "Stretch" (Exemplary Music Makerz Promo)

"Stretch" by Oscar P is the kind of track that after the very first few seconds when you drop it has the dance floor erupt... All it takes are merciless verily hypnotizing rhythms, moody keys and an inspiring sermon (honestly we have no idea where Oscar P took it from) and you have a fervid track that is downright effective on the dance floor... Nuff said.

Joy Halliday "Love is flowing" (Serge Negri Flow)(Bamboo Sounds Promo)

Next up on Bamboo Sounds is the ravishing "Love is flowing" produced by Serge Negri and performed in grand style by Joy Halliday. To make it short, the blissful "Love is flowing" is truly something special, with a lively organic backdrop leading the way for dreamful atmospheric melodies and Joy Halliday's eminent alluring vocals.