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Brutha Basil & Kelvin Sylvester featuring Dee Lavender "Special" (Remixes)(Brukel Music Promo)

A fortnight ago, we reviewed "Special" by Brutha Basil and Kelvin Sylvester, a fantastic soulful production laced with Brutha Basil's eminent spoken word poetry and Dee Lavender's beautiful mellifluous vocals. Now Brukel Music present an awe-inspiring broken-beat and jazz infused interpretation guaranteed to make you yearn for more; for the creative minds the instrumental is included in the package. And then there is the beatless version (titled 'Chillout & Lounge Remix') perfect for those special moments...

Trust SA, Mzamo Soul, Mogomotsi Chosen "Indlela" (Pasqua Records S.A Promo)

Once again Pasqua Records deliver the goods with this splendorous production by Trust SA and Mzamo Soul who join forces with vocalist Mogomotsi Chosen for "Indlela". To make it short, "Indlela" is guaranteed to cast a spell on you through Mogomotsi Chosen's amazing vocal stylings, enchanting galactical melodies and the smooth yet intriguing deeper than deep rhythms.

Shino Blackk "The rain" (CyberJamz Records Promo)

Forthcoming to CyberJamz Records is this magnificent rework of Kelly Price's beautiful r&b gem "It's gonna rain" (originally released back in 1999) by DJ/producer Shino Blackk. Indisputably, Shino Blackk has been pulling out all the stops to grace us with a dazzling re-imagination which stays true and respectful to the original yet transforms the song into a soulful four-to-the-floor anthem.

Antonello Ferrari featuring Dawn Tallman "Beautiful view" (Masaki Morii Remix)(KingStreet Records Promo)

In summer of 2013, we were celebrating "Beautiful view" by Italian DJ/producer Antonello Ferrari, a marvelous sun drenched slice of soulful house somewhat reminiscent of the Delegation classic "Heartache No 9" which features the unmistakable vocals of Dawn Tallman. In early 2014, wicked remixes by Rancido, WD2N and Micky More followed, and now Japan based DJ/producer Masaki Morii adds his signature soulful touch to deliver a glamorous slice of mellifluous soulful goodness. Completing the package is Antonello Ferrari's original version.

Jamlud "Follow us" (Do It Now Recordings Promo)

South African DJ/producer Jamlud makes his debut on Do It Now Recordings with "Follow me" a groovey deep house production with a spell binding musical backing leading the way for luscious keys and seductive female vocals. The 'Polka Notes Dub' takes the track to late night territory, and then we have Chujo contributing a mind-blowing truly lively and organic jazz inspired interpretation.

Josi Chave & Oluhle "Tears (ezinyembezi)" (Ocha Mzansi Promo)

By no means to be missed is the phantasmagorical "Tears (ezinyembezi)" by South African DJ/producer Josie Chave and Zimbabwean born songstress Oluhle. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, "Tears (ezinyembezi)" is a top-notch afro house production wit irresistibly bouncin' rhythms leading the way for Oluhle's inimitable haunting vocals and sublime jazzy piano. Nuff said....

Beautiful Thieves featuring Wheeler del Torro "Sweat" (De Cave Man & TonicVolts Remix)(Dog Day Recordings Promo)

Out now on promo on Dog Day Recordings is this mesmerizing afro-deep remix by De Cave Man & TonicVolts of "Sweat", a collaboration by Beautiful Thieves with label head Wheeler del Torro. Unquestionably, the deep relentlessly thumpin' rhythms together with the grand jazzy keys, entrancing chord progression and tempting female vocals will send the dancers into a frenzy...

Obdurate featuring Ziphezinhle Celeshe "Imvelaphi" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

We are closing this weeks update with the latest offering from Merecumbe Recordings, the downright hypnotizing "Imvelaphi" by Obdurate. Most definitely, "Imvelaphi" is a sure-fire dance floor weapon using inexorable afrocentric rhythms as foundation for the incredible vocal stylings of Ziphezinhle Celeshe and inebriant galactical synth melodies. Jam-packed dance floors guaranteed...