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Kelvin Sylvester & Lee Wilson "No more love" (Part 3)(Check It Out Records Promo)

In April of last year we were celebrating the release of "No more love" by Kelvin Sylvester, a masterly crafted soulful gem featuring the unmistakable emotive vocals of Lee Wilson (not to forget to mention the marvelous remix by Michele Chiavarini that was included), then in December a truly classy remix courtesy of Skalp aka Pascal Lemaire followed. Now part three is here which includes a glamorous summery interpretation by Groove Assassin which combines the vocals with smooth yet spell binding organic rhythms and heavenly keys.

Bollo & Chapter featuring Jocelyn Brown "Black skin blue eyed boys" (SoulHouseMusic Promo)

In late 2014, Bollo joined forces with legendary Jocelyn Brown for a remake of The Equals 70's funk classic "Black sin blue eyed boys" (released complete with a remix by DJ Spen & Soulfuledge), now this dance floor favorite returns in fresh remixes. First up, Bollo teams up with Chapter (Scott Gray) for an utterly hypnotizing afro house rework sure to send the dancers into a frenzy. Next, Brian Power delivers a glorious truly soulful yet captivating organic rendition, and finally there is a fierce dub rework by Ronnie Herel.

DaSouL featuring Prince Lion Sound "Fighter of love" (Makin' Moves Promo)

From Fiorenzo D'amore aka DaSouL comes "Fighter of love", beyond the shadow of a doubt this verily mesmerizing absolutely wicked track featuring a killer organ alongside celestial synths and uber cool spoken words by Prince Lion Sound over a subliminal bassline groove is a sure-fire dance floor weapon. The somewhat dirtier dub further intensifies the vibe by giving the synths more room to breath.

Damon Reel "Body, soul & mind" (Altra Music Promo)

We welcome Altra Music to Spirit of House with their upcoming release "Body, soul & mind" by Damon Reel, to cut right to the chase this phantasmagorical Darryl James produced song using a smooth yet thrilling organic backdrop as foundation for the keyboard wizardry of William 'Reelsoul' Rodriquez and the amazing deep-rooted vocals of Damon Reel is guaranteed to make you yearn for more.

Kaygee Pitsong featuring Veron "Don't tell nobody" (Baainar Records Promo)

After a two year hiatus, Baainar Records return in proper style with "Don't tell nobody" by DJ/producer Kagiso 'Kaygee' Pitsong and vocalist Veron (Sizwe Ncongwane). To make it short, the splendiferous "Don't tell nobody" oozing with the beautiful tempting vocals of Veron, phat keys, lush chords and smooth yet irresistibly thumpin' rhythms is sheer musical bliss. Nuff said...

DJ K1 featuring Jackie Queens "The reason" (Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records Promo)

Coming soon to Deeper Side of CyberJamz Records is this incredible afro house track by DJ K1 and vocalist Jackie Queens. Without doubt, "The reason" will cast a spell on you through the inexorably thumpin' afro-deep rhythms, the entrancing synth melodies and Jackie Queens inimitable haunting vocals. Put differently, the verily hypnotizing "The reason" is guaranteed to cause a stir on the dance floor...

Fotis 'Mentor' Monos featuring Julie & Makeda "Dreaming" (Pasqua Records Promo)

Watch out for this release by Fotis 'Mentor' Monos soon to be released on Pasqua Records, the fervid "Dreaming" fueled with cool vocals and spoken words by Julie and Makeda, inebriant synth hooks and supremely vibrant rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of Mr. Eclectic & Tankie-DJ who deliver an utterly mesmerizing dreamful afro-deep workout, and Dazzle Drums who serve a fierce yet soulful interpretation perfect for peak time play.

Traxx Pick: Exte C "Barena" (Cabana Recordings Promo)

South Africa's Exte C (Charles Mogane) returns to Cabana Recordings with "Barena", not much needs to be said or written about this magnificent release other than the sun drenched "Barena" is an expertly crafted afro house production laced with gorgeous vocal chants, lovely guitars, enchanting synth melodies and gentle yet intriguing rhythms. In other words, "Barena" is not to be missed...