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DJ Pope presents Byron Stingily "Celebrate me" (Remixes)(FunkHut Records Promo)

Earlier this year, FunkHut Records dropped the splendorous "Celebrate me" produced by DJ Pope and performed in grand style by legendary vocalist Byron Stingily, now this verily uplifting gem returns in mind-blowing remixes: Multi talented Michele Chiavarini delivers a masterly orchestrated interpretation spreading an infectious funked-up feel, while DJ Pope contributes his previously unreleased alternate interpretation oozing with glamorous percussive vibe.

JoioDJ featuring D'Bra Powell "Don't give up" (Dejavoo Tribe Records Promo)

DJ/producer JoioDJ and songstress D'Bra Powell are back together to bring us the phantasmagorical "Don't give up" through Dejavoo Tribe Records, to cut a long story short this vibrant production with a relentlessly thumpin' organic backdrop leading the way for exquisite jazzy keys, celestial chords and the unmistakable powerhouse vocals of D'Bra Powell is sure to cause a stir on the dance floor...

Danny Krivit "Edits by Mr. K" (Defected Records Promo)

Forthcoming to Defected Records are two sophisticated edits by pioneering DJ and edit maestro Danny Krivit (aka Mr. K). First up is his extended DJ friendly re-edit of the glamorous original version of "Heaven" by The Vision which features the beautiful vocals of Andreya Triana. Next up we have this scintillating re-edit of the "Original NDATL Vocal' of the timeless "What am I here fore" by The DangerFeel Newbies which lets the vocals and instrumentation shine in their full glory.

Steven Stone & Pete Simpson "Sometimes" (Inaky Garcia Remix)(Soul Deluxe Recordings Promo)

Soul Deluxe Recordings revive the wonderful "Sometimes" by Swiss DJ/producer Steven Stone and renowned vocalist Pete Simpson originally released in summer of last year with a stunning interpretation by Inaky Garcia who combines the incomparable sultry vocals of Pete Simpson with sublime dreamful keys and a smooth yet resistlessly groovin' organic musical backing.

Andrea Curato presets Soundztabuu "Nkinga zothando" (Cool Staff Records Promo)

Up and rising Cool Staff Records are back with the glorious "Nkinga zothando" by Italian DJ/producer Andrea Curato and multi-talented South African artist Soundztabuu. To make it short, "Nkinga zothando" using intriguing afrocentric rhythms as foundation for entrancing galactical synth melodies and the incredible vocal stylings of Soundztabuu is guaranteed to cast a spell on you...

Conway Kasey featuring Earl W. Green "Freeze the moment" (Kelvin Sylvester Remix)(Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Back in August, we were celebrating "Freeze the moment" by Conway Kasey, a truly mesmerizing production oozing with the eminent vocals of Earl W. Green. Now this gem returns in truly dazzling re-imaginations by Kelvin Sylvester who adds his magical truly soulful and melodious yet enticing touch to take the track to the next level. Simply put, these stellar remixes are essential...

Thomas Brenner featuring Natasha Watts "Out of time" (KingStreet Records Promo)

Coming soon to KingStreet Records is "Out of time" by Swiss DJ/producer Thomas Brenner and UK songstress Natasha Watts, a captivating feel good production featuring the unmatched emotive vocals of Natasha Watts and delectable jazzy keys over an organic backdrop. The remix is courtesy of Japan based Masaki Morii who relaxes the vibe on his smooth mellifluous rendition.

North Jersey Alliance featuring Robert Martin "Wondering" (Night Scope Deep Recordings Promo)

If you are looking for unadulterated underground house music, look no further than the fantastic "Wondering" by North Jersey Alliance to be released soon through Night Scope Deep Recordings. In short, he deep enthralling rhythms (inspired by the Eurythmics classic "Sweet dreams") together with the unique tempting vocals of Robert Martin and the enchanting synth melodies make this a sure-fire dance floor weapon...

Mike Dunn "Natural high" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Chicago house music legend Mike Dunn makes his debut on Glitterbox Recordings with "Natural high", a fervid dose of vintage Chicago house music goodness. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this verily dope stripped-back disco house production built around irresistibly groovin' rhythms and uber cool male vocals is guaranteed to send the dancers into a frenzy... Nuff said...

Bonus Review: Yass & FNX Omar "Fema" (MoBlack Records Promo)

The latest offering from leading afro house music label MoBlack Records is "Fema" co-produced by Frenchman Yass and FNX Omar from Morocco. Without question, this is an utterly hypnotizing afro house weapon guaranteed to take over dance floors around the globe by storm thanks to inexorably pulsating rhythms, inebriant synth melodies and tantalizing vocal chants.