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Bennett Holland featuring Velma Dandzo "Confess" (Quantize Recordings Promo)

After gracing us for many years with his keyboard wizardry (working for an illustrious list of artists such as DJ Spen, David Anthony, Danny Clark and Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart to name just a few), Bennett Holland presents his first production entitled "Confess" a very soulful track oozing with the beautiful sweet vocals of Velma Dandzo, enchanting keys and gentle yet captivating rhythms. Next to the original version, the release includes an enticing 'Afro Dub Mix' emphasizing the rhythm sections as well as a glorious disco infused rendition by DJ Spen.

Boyz II Men "Can you stand the rain" (Souled Out House Remix)(Promo)

We've been cutting down on reviewing 'bootleg' house reworks as most of ones we received recently were lacking inspiration and often only added a four-to-the-floor groove to the original song. All the more we happily introduce you to this truly magnificent 4/4 re-imagination of Boyz II Men's rendition of the classic New Edition song "Can you stand the rain" which stays respectful to the original and complements the one-of-a-kind vocal stylings with smooth yet intriguing rhythms, sublime jazzy keys and luscious chords.

Vince Lawrence featuring Tom Tom 2084 "Horns to house" (Mirror Ball Recordings Promo)

Mirror Ball Recordings continue to amaze us with their ingenious releases... This time around they give us the wonderful "Horns to house" by house pioneer Vince Lawrence and legendary arranger Tom Washington (aka Tom Tom 2084) a lavish disco/funk inspired mid-tempo groover oozing with grandiose strings & horns and a funktastic musical backing. Terry Hunter and James Poyser (aka Julius Jordan) transform the track into a glamorous slice of contemporary up-tempo dance music, with sexy vocals by Tarrey Torae added for good measure.

Cassio "I love you" (2020 Vision Remixes)(Aqua Sol Recordings Promo)

Back in fall of 2009, we were celebrating the Big Logan produced "I love you" by Cassio Ware, now this unforgotten gem returns in fresh scintillating remixes by Jersey Soul (Big Logan & Dave Lalla) guaranteed to send the dance floor ablaze: The '2020 Uplift Me' mixes use smooth yet compelling rhythms as foundation for Cassio Ware's unmatched vocals, grand jazzy keys and dreamy chords, while the '2020 Bang Me' mixes fueled with resistlessly thumpin' rhythms, killer organ solo and galactical synth melodies are utterly driving and hypnotizing.

Doug Gomez featuring Sincerity "I am a remnant" (Merecumbe Recordings Promo)

Two years ago, Merecumbe Recordings label head Doug Gomez joined forces with vocalist Sincerity for the sophisticated truly inspiring "Spic, me", now they are back together to grace us with the outstanding follow-up single "I am a remnant" which combines the incredible spoken word poetry of Sincerity of with luxurious keys, dreamful pads and gentle yet downright irresistible rhythms.

Azit featuring Phie Claire "Turn around" (Luciano Gioia Spiritual Journey Mix)(Cultures Records Promo)

Next up on Cultures Records is the fantastic "Turn around" by Azit (aka Armando Zito), to cut right to the chase this masterly crafted production is sure to send shivers down your spine through the downright captivating organic percussive rhythms, formidable jazzy keys, celestial chords and the charming vocal stylings of Phie Claire (aka Sophie St.Claire). Don't miss out on this gem...

Blaze presents UDAUFL featuring Byron Stingily "Spread love" (Masaki Morii Remix)(KingStreet Records Promo)

Coming soon to KingStreet Records is the glorious Masaki Morii interpretation of the 2004 classic Blaze produced "Spread love" by Underground Dance Artists United For Life (in short UDAUFL) which features the inimitable haunting vocals of legendary Byron Stingily. Without doubt, Masaki Morii has been pulling out all the stops and presents a heavenly re-imagination spreading a soulful and melodious yet utterly hypnotizing feel sure to cast a spell on you. Also included is DJ Spen & Soulfuledge's dope 'Agape Love Mix' released back in 2015.

Alex Millet featuring Montreea "You're my everything" (HSR Records Promo)

Italian DJ/producer Alex Millet returns to HSR Records with "You're my everything" featuring vocalist Montreea. To make a long story short, the summery "You're my everything" featuring the beautiful deeply felt vocals of Montreea alongside exquisite jazzy keys, lush chord progressions and sweet guitars over a contaminous funked-up backdrop comes highly recommended.

Sebb Junior, Karmina Dai, Mr. V "Gettin' me high" (Peppermint Jam Records Promo)

Forthcoming to renowned Peppermint Jam Records is the feel-good dance floor weapon "Gettin' me high" a collaboration by Sebb Junior with Karmina Dai and Mr. V. Most definitely, the spell binding funktified musical backing together with Karmina Dai's uplifting vocals Mr V's unmistakable spoken words will send the dancers into a frenzy... Not to forget to mention the great remixes by Jarred Gallo who gives the track an uber cool verily groovey feel.

Bonus Review: Dr Packer "Different Strokes Volume 2 Sampler #2" (Glitterbox Recordings Promo)

Glitterbox Recordings present the second sampler from the forthcoming album "Different Strokes Volume 2" by Australian Disco maestro Dr Packer. Three more tracks from the album are featured on this wicked sampler, all oozing with Dr Packer inimitable truly soulful yet compelling touch: "The cure & the cause" by Fish Go Deep & Tracey K, "2people" by Jean Jacques Smoothie featuring Tara Busch and last but not least "Let's go dancing" by Horse Meat Disco featuring Amy Douglas.