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Nathan Adams & Sabrina Joy "Love yourself" (Tribe Records Promo)

Multi talented singer/musician/songwriter/producer Nathan Adams teams up with vocalist Sabrina Joy and DJ/producer Sean McCabe to grace us with "Love yourself", a marvelous uber soulful production using a smoothly bouncin' organic backdrop as playground for luscious keys, spacy chords, and the incredible deep-rooted r&b tinged vocals of Sabrina Joy. The 'Anybody Dub' fueled with celestial melodies oozes with a truly hypnotizing feel sure to cast a spell on you.

D.General & Mahume "Misconception" (Double Cheese Records Promo)

The glamorous "Misconception" by D.General (one of the alias names used by Dumisani Socatsha) was previously released on Vibe Boutique Records, now this soulful gem oozing with the inimitable poetical spoken words of Mahume has been picked up by Double Cheese Records who release a dazzling rework by label boss Luyo. Undeniably, this new interpretation which transforms the song into a verily mesmerizing afro-deep jewel fusing Mahume's unique vocals with enthralling rhythms and inebriant melodies will send shivers down your spine... The previously released 'Original Mix', 'Seb Skalski Remix' and 'MinoCafe Soul2Soul Remix' complete the package.

Demarkus Lewis featuring Angel-A "Be lifted" (Doin Work Records Promo)

We welcome Doin Work Records to Spirit of House with the splendorous truly blissful "Be lifted" by DJ/producer Demarkus Lewis and songstress Angel-A. To cut right to the chase, "Be lifted" is a verily captivating yet soulful production with smoothly thumpin' rhythms leading the way for exquisite keys and heavenly chords, not to forget to mention the unmistakable seductive vocals of Angel-A. Nuff said...

Rhemi featuring Anna-Marie Johnson "Transform" (Rhemi Music Promo)

Rhemi Music kick off the new year in proper style with "Transform" by the duo of Ziggy Funk and Neil Pierce (collectively known as Rhemi) and singer Anna-Marie Johnson, a track built around mercilessly thumpin' old school flavored underground-esque rhythms, phat synth melodies and the terrific sultry vocals of Anna-Marie Johnson. Besides vocal, instrumental, radio and acapella versions you get two tremendous utterly fierce dubs guaranteed to set the dance floor on fire.

Jose Burgos & Kenny Bobien "Love is on the way" (Remixes)(New Generation Records Promo)

In December of last year, we were celebrating "Love is on the way" by DJ/producer Jose Burgos and vocalist Kenny Bobien, an outstanding soulful production sure to stand the test of time that included a towering remix by Josh Milan. Now this jewel returns in a brand new mind-boggling interpretation by Neapolitan Soul and Luciano Gioia which combines the unrivaled falsetto vocals of Kenny Bobien with grandiose jazzed-up keys, lush chords and a spirited organic backing. Also included is a previously unreleased mix by Josh Milan which features a  gorgeous harmonic a solo.

DJ Ceez featuring Niki Gee & Mara Marie "Be her" (Remixes)(New Generation Records Promo)

Forthcoming to New Generation Records are brand new truly excellent Corey Holmes and Shino Blackk remixes of "Be her" by Chicago's DJ Ceez (Clarence 'CJ' Jones) which was originally released past November and features glorious spoken words by Niki Gee and admirable vocals by Mara Marie. To make it short, both Corey Holmes and Shino Blackk add their signature soulful and melodic yet spell binding touch, without doubt these mixes will cause a stir on the dance floor...

Kathy Brown "You give good love" (DnA Funky Bass Mix)(Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

In 2002, Defected Records released Kathy Brown's interpretation of "You give good love", a song originally performed back in 1994 by Bass Hit Crew featuring Diana King (released through Columbia Records, interestingly enough that 12" was promo only). The upcoming "Glitterbox - Love Injection" album compiled by Simon Dunmore will include this scintillating verily lively disco inspired rework by DnA Studios of "You give good love" that perfectly showcases Kathy Brown's incomparable powerhouse vocals and is sure to send the dancers into a frenzy.

Serge Negri featuring The Deep Collective & Tasha Mabry "Lack of love" (Bamboo Sounds Promo)

Not much needs to be said or written about this upcoming release on Bamboo Sounds other than "Lack of love" by Serge Negri featuring guest artists The Deep Collective and Tasha Mabry is a fantastic production laced with fabulous vocals, lovely guitar, sumptuous keys and a vibrant organic backing. Put differently, this top-notch soulful house production comes highly recommended.

Max Marinacci "Friend" / "Muestrame" (KingStreet Records Promo)

KingStreet Records present a blazin' hot double a-sided single courtesy of Max Marinacci. First up is "Friend" an energetic peak time anthem featuring a wicked organ ride alongside Fatimah Provillon powerful passionate vocals and a ruthlessly pulsating backdrop. Second is "Muestrame" an utterly hypnotizing afro infused deep late night gem oozing with tantalizing dreamful melodies and Joydiel's beautiful seductive vocals.

The best of the rest...

We are getting so many promos sent each and every week that many of them never get reviewed here on Spirit of House (for various reasons nota bene). However, as we want to make sure you are well informed what is happening, we have introduced this section where, every now and then, we will highlight other noteworthy releases...

Over the last two weeks, we have received a couple of preeminent Afro House releases we wanted to quickly bring to your attention:

"Our song" by Jeremias Santiago y Doug Gomez is soulful yet compelling with gentle percussive rhythms leading the way for grand jazzy keys, empyreal chords and sweet guitar (Merecumbe Recordings Promo). South Africa's Mosco Lee & Nubz MusiQ present the verily dope "Drums of desire" EP loaded with three equally thrilling tribal-esque afro hose cuts sure to take over dance floors globally (POJI Records Promo).

The breathtaking "Talking spirits" EP by Soul Slayerz (aka Tayo Wink and Hakeem Syrbram) features four equally brilliant and truly eclectic spirited afro house tracks which give homage to the Yoruba gods and a sure to jam-pack the dance floor (ChiNolaSoul Music Promo). Since its release late las year, "Kalunga" by Oscar P has been rocking dance floors around the globe, now comes a gigantic verily varied remix package sure to extend the success of the track (Open Bar Music Promo).