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Tawiah – Everystep
The first time I heard Tawiah sing was with Mark de Clive-Lowe at one of his Free Soul Sessions at Nublu here in NY. She absolutely murdered it. She’s got a commanding stage presence and a lot of vocal range. “Everystep” is off her In Jodi’s Bedroom EP, which is brilliant.

Anthony Hamilton – She’s Gone
More people should be talking about this dude. I love his latest album The Point of It All from start to finish. Here’s the bonus cut.

Serani – We Grow
One of the hottest tunes on one of the hottest riddims (Beauty) of the 2008.

Shurwayne Winchester and Y.O.U. – Wanna Make Love
Big tune! Shurwayne is a champion, on road and on the dancefloor. Backed by his new band Y.O.U., this mid-tempo tune should satisfy the sexy set worldwide. Shouts to the dude El Professor of G13 Sound for passing this my way.

Johnny Ray – No Cambio a Mi Puerto Rico
I know this is off of a Christmas record, which makes this kinda late, but the greatness of this salsa tune can’t be restrained by a season or holiday. For all the Boriquas out there, Johnny Ray got a little something for you.

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