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Andrea Erre & Soul Groove & Venessa Jackson "Who are you" (Soulbridge Remix)(Soul Mood Records Promo)

Beginning of last year, we introduced you to the Andrea Erre and Soul Groove produced "Who are you", a glorious slice of soulful goodness laced with the inimitable sultry vocals of South African songstress Venessa Jackson. Now this gem returns in an outstanding new interpretation by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) who combines Venessa Jackson's amazing vocals with sumptuous keys, heavenly pads, sweet guitar and a smooth yet intriguing organic musical backing.

Juan Hoerni featuring Maurice Smith "Here in your dreams" (Cha Cha Project Recordings Promo)

Next up on Cha Cha Project Recordings is the fantastic "Hear in your dream" by Juan Hoerni featuring the vocal talents of Maurice Smith. The original version is an uplifting slice of disco inspired soulful house featuring the incredible vocals of Maurice Smith, sublime jazzed-up keys and ethereal chords over a spell binding organic backdrop. The remix is courtesy of Scott Wozniak whose expertly crafted timeless soulful interpretation takes the song to a whole new level.

David Morales featuring Lea Lorien "Never looking back" (Remixes)(DIRIDM Records Promo)

The magnificent "Never looking back" featuring the eminent vocal stylings of Lea Lorien is the latest single taken from David Morales critically acclaimed album "Life is a song". First up we have Sandy 'K.O.T.' Rivera who reworks the track into a sure-fire dance floor weapon oozing with his landmark soulful touch, next David Morales and Nigel Lowis team up to grace us with a superb disco-tinged interpretation sure to cast a spell on you.

Dave Anthony & Lisa Millett "In love with you" (Newtown Recordings Promo)

DJ/producer Dave Anthony joins forces with house music diva Lisa Millett for the phantasmagorical "In love wish you" out now on promo on Newtown Recordings. Without any question, this feel-good anthem with an infectious funked up musical backing leading the way for Lisa Millett's unrivaled powerhouse vocals, bodacious jazzy keys and dreamy pads comes highly recommended.

Mentalinstrum featuring Giant Storm "Trust yourself" (Masaki Morii Remix)(KingStreet Records Promo)

Back in 1995, KingStreet Records released the wonderful "Trust yourself" by Mentalinstrum featuring the one-of-a-kind vocals of Giant Storm, a bona fide house music classic oozing with the beloved New Jersey sound. Now Japanese DJ/producer Masaki Morii has added his signature touch to deliver a glamorous slice of mellifluous soulful bliss not to be missed. The '280 Club Mix' and 'Smackin Dub' from the original release complete the package.

PolyRhythm & Sheleah Monea "Is it a crime" (Original & Doug Gomez Mixes)(Open Bar Music Promo)

In early February of this year, PolyRhythm presented their remake of Sade's "Cherish the day", now they are back with a remake of Sade's 1986 classic "Is it a crime", and once again the lyrics are performed in grand style by Sheleah Monea. Undeniably, this remake which features Sheleah Monea's seductive rendition of the lyrics alongside enchanting melodies and thrilling afro-deep rhythms is sheer musical bliss... Not to forget to mention Doug Gomez' excellent latinesque interpretation keeping the vibe soulful yet enthralling.

Smudged Soul "Can U feel the heat" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

Quantize Recordings welcome Smudged Soul to the label with "Can U feel the heat" , an uplifting old school inspired production sure to cause a stir on the dance floor thanks to the captivating rhythms, catchy piano hooks, ethereal pads and cleverly cut up female vocals. On remix duty is label head DJ Spen who injects the celebrated Baltimore 'thump' to take the track to the next level.

Charles Dockins "Our day" (Doug Gomez Remixes)(Ebony Sky Records Promo)

One year ago, Charles Dockins unleashed the brilliant "Our day" in a superlative package filled with not less than sixteen versions, now this gem oozing with his unmistakable deep rooted vocals returns in fresh interpretations by Doug Gomez. Unquestionably, Doug Gomez has been pulling out all the stops to grace us with a towering lively interpretation laced with sublime flute, luxurious keys and contaminous organic backdrop. As a bonus, Doug Gomez and Charles Dockins team up to bring us the latinesque 'Infusion Mixes' oozing with a gorgeous sun drenched vibe.

SACRED H3ART "If I talk about it" (Ocha Records Promo)

The latest offering from renowned Ocha Records is the scintillating deep house production "If I talk about it" by SACRED H3ART (William Keohane of Ancient Deep), the debut single from this forthcoming debut album. To make it short, "If I talk about it" which uses hypnotically thumpin' rhythms as foundation for unique tantalizing vocals and luscious keys is sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Roque "Something for closure" (Deep House Police Records Promo)

Available now on Deep House Police Records is "Something for closure" by  esteemed South African DJ/producer Roque, a top-notch deep house production oozing with a classic underground house vibe sure to send shivers down your spine through the relentlessly bouncin' rhythms, lush keys, stabby synths and uber cool vocal sprinkles. The alternate 'Re-Edit' transforms the track into a melodious late night favorite.