Review: Adeen Records is back with it's follow up to Alton Miller's "More Positive Things" with Chez Damier's parisian outfit French Connection. This Chinese only import five song Ep features remixes from Nicholas, Chez's Panarama Bar club banger remix, and Beijing, China's production team Camille. The B-side features "Queen Of The Elephants" remixed by Jef K, and a scorching edit of "It Ain't right" guaranteed to set the dancefloor ablaze.
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Trelik reach into their recent archives with a much needed repress of Whalesong, the label's 2011 debut from UK producer OCH. With a compulsive passion for the dying art of crate-digging combined with a love for modern synthesis techniques the now Sweden based OCH manages to put together a 12" that could easily be described as psychedelic Chicago. "Whalesong" is a pulsating floor work-out which references the US greats whilst building an emotive sub-aqua soundscape. "Blind is The Wind" follows with a sneaky chord driven spoken interlude which creates an air of tension before climaxing into "Last Chance Saloon".
Review: Back once again we have the long anticipated 2nd release from Hearlucinate . Based around a party in London where each guest DJ is asked to collaborate on an EP with the Hearlucinogenic host and resident Tristan da Cunha . This time round we have the uber talented Ron Obvious laying down two killer cuts aimed straight at the dance floor . UK attitude mixes with New Jersey style organs , breaks , bass and a bad ass beats... Giving us two tracks that have an old school flavour but super fresh with a modern aesthetic. Once again showcasing his ability to produce timeless , tasteful grooves that make you move . Next up is TdC with his bass driven hypnotic hybrid sound . Picking up where from the last ep with heavy bottom end , driving beats , a spooky groove , all topped off with a dash of sleaze. To Finish the EP we welcome back Freakenstein with his electro funk monster taking no booty prisoner. Dance floor dynamite as always from this exciting new artist . As always it comes dressed to impress with heavy weight 180g vinyl and artwork from the workshop of Atelier Superplus.
Review: Burnski's Instinct outlet continues to bring some serious firepower to the resurgent UK garage scene, and this time he's facing off with 0113 (otherwise known as Kepler.) for two rabble-rousing heaters packed with inventive twists on the 2-step formula. "Apache" is an intensely detailed roller that pivots around a killer vocal take, and uses all kinds of synth flourishes to create a wholly futuristic atmosphere - the garage of the future, but certainly not future garage. "Ignite" has a slightly more old-skool flavour that nods to past masters like Smith & Mighty as well as the pioneering work of El B et al. Classy stuff on both sides of this cool and deadly 12".
Review: There's never a dull moment with the Albion posse, who continue to search far and wide to present consistently innovative twists on the house music template. This time around they've invited Italian producer Adriano Sorrentino from the DEMUT camp to drop some sparkling jackers with an old-skool palette but a forward-thinking spirit. "Inner Movement" is a sweet slice of melancholic techno rich in the synth department. "Dizzy Freq" is arguably the prize here though - a rough-hewn jacker with heavy sub bass and plenty of freaky analogue delights wobbling around on top. On the flip, Domenico Rosa delivers a funky, equally ghoulish version of "Dizzy Freq" and then the legendary Titonton Duvante lays down a sumptuous deep house take on "Inner Movement".
Review: The Beeyou crew are back again with another 4 tracks. This time round a selection of UK Producers, Le Louche, ADMNTi, Casey Spillman & Joey Jackson. With each track bringing its own piece of originality to the table this one is set to be a keeper in your record bag.
Review: No Fuss presents Saison for their 5th vinyl release. A collection of some of the duo's finest work. A1 is Saison's take on French artist N-You-Up's Vibin' which has been a huge track for the label. A2 is Saison's original "One Day" which has been a favourite of Chicago legend Chez Damier and a stable in all of his sets over the past year. B1 is another Saison rework from N-You-Up with jazzy riffs and jacking swinging drums. Finally B2 is a classic Saison sound in full effect. Sazerac is a Jazz fuelled driving track that has all the elements that's given Saison the sound they are known for.
Review: An unearthed Palms Trax remix from 2014. 50% of proceeds from this album will go to Trussel Trust which helps food banks in the UK. Galcher Lustwerk's "Soul Control" originally appeared on his debut 12" for White Material records in 2013. After making an early remix for Palms Trax on Lobster Theremin in 2014, Jay returned the favor with this unearthed anthemic remix.
Feelin Who You Are (original Drum Cartell Full Length mix)
Feelin Who You Are
Feelin Who You Are (Shelter vocal)
Feelin Who You Are (Shelter dub)
Review: Although we've become accustomed to Groovin' digging into the crates for inspiration, few would have expected their latest release to be a reissue of one of Peven Everett's most slept-on soulful house gems. "Feelin' Who You Are" first appeared in 2008 on the flip of a double A-side single, before being given a pressing of its own with fresh reworks. This edition includes versions from both releases, beginning with the near 16-minute "Original Drum Cartell Full Length Mix" - an epic journey through musically rich, live-sounding dancefloor grooves topped up with an impeccable Peverett lead vocal. We're also treated to the warmer, tighter "Original Mix" and two Shelter mixes by Adam Rios and Timmy Regisford: a rolling, ultra-positive vocal take and a squelchy, bassline-driven dub full of intricate instrumental flourishes.
Review: Cardiology have already set themselves apart from the disco edit pack with their excellent previous entries, and now their fourth installment continues in fine style with another batch of smartly selected edits. You can't go far wrong when dealing with Mad Dog Fire Department's insanely funky "Cosmic Funk", which they nudge a little closer to the house side of the dance music spectrum without losing the original's killer groove. Next up is "Ms Brown", which is equally slick and bumping. Then on the flip things get smouldering with the gorgeous "We Do It" - one for contemplative wind-down moments rather than the peak of the night. "Fresh Groove" completes the set with a heavy-rolling instrumental cut to take you deep into the heart of the dance.
Review: A young label from Reunion, Kamarads Records makes its debut with solid artists made up of three big names from the French house scene: Duo Politics Of Dancing, Djebali, Terence: Terry and the talented Israeli Stephan Bazbaz.
Created by Nayah: Talented and activist DJ, recognized and tireless promoter, Kamarads Records, with this first various artists is immediately positioned as a new standard-bearer promising the House and a minimal scene in the Indian Ocean ...
Review: Burnski brings it on home with a new drop for his label Constant Black, showcasing that chunky, dynamic tech house sound that he's made his own for decades now. From the driving immersion of "Process" to the skeletal machine funk of "Systems" and on to the rabble-rousing jack of "Long Train", this is Burnski doing what Burnski does best. He switches stance for EP closer "Effect", which brings a beautiful dub techno variation to this classy 12" with the inimitable voice of Paul St. Hilaire ringing out amidst the metallic chords and subby bass.
Review: Keeping a close eye on your dancefloors, Neighbourhood Watch Patrol is the civic-minded mystery artist at the heart of the Telomere Plastic operation. "Morning Confusion" is their second EP in as many months and once again sees the shadowy outfit join the dots between chunky tech-house, acid and electro. Bold, thickset basslines and crunchy beats are the order of the day on side A, where hip-wiggling, all-action opener "Morning Confusion" is quickly followed by the low-slung tech-house box jam that is "The Snuffles". Over on the flip it's all about electro/tech-house fusion, first via the gently pulsing, deep space shuffle of "Third Line", and then the crystalline electronic riffs and funky acid bass of EP highlight "Where's My Sofa".
Review: The Spanish label MATE back once again with another smart pairing of high class house heads. Now is the time of Javonntte in the A side, the prolific Detroit is already a regular on the label ,presents Quantom is really trip focus to the dancefloor and Mr.Dj has a really lovely vibes. In B Side makes his debut in the label The Blaxploited Orchestra, which is the aka of the Spanish artist Simon Garcia where he saw us her most funk side and presents Ready To Go, an awesone Disco track with hipnotic chords and also,""Explicit" is a killer sound of low bpm
Review: 313 ROCK is a combination of old school house with Soul samples from the 70s and the 80s revisited with today's sound and club grooves... Composed by K Alexis, the EP offer a cosmic voyage with bassline and strings.AMore thanA« Aa good dance track »Athis is a sampling Orchestra Art piece.ADJ and producer K Alexis is one of Chicago's true heroes and cited by many as a pioneer in the city's sound with many of its releases regarded as classics.AHe has also worked with Larry Heard & Robert Owens, Dave Angel, Tjen Tjen, Felix Da Housecat and Will Smith.. He is now part of the family!
Review: The second release on the Masaala label explores a brief time in the late 80s and early 90s, when musicians were fusing Acid House with Bhangra. One of Leicester's unsung DJ heroes was Cutmaster Singh, who for this record has revived a selection of his own edits from back in the day. Also included is Cutmaster Singh's massive 'Acid Agah', an unreleased 1994 dubplate that more recently you might have heard being championed by Mr Scruff.
Marcel Vogel & Tim Jules - "Just Because (feat Javonntte)"
Detroit Swindle - "Time"
The Message - "Feel The Love"
PBR Streetgang - "Madame Z"
James Curd - "Lets Get Get Get It"
Review: Lumberjacks in Hell comes out with a milestone compilation to celebrate 10 years in business with an all star line up made of the likes of Detroit Swindle, Waajeed, PBR Streetgang and Lumberjacks founder Marcel Vogel himself, alongside Tim Jules and Javonntte. You are used to quality from this label and quality it is.
Review: Chubby's third volume of split EP goodness welcomes two seasoned veterans of the deep to spin some yarns, with a couple of equally sagely remixers on board too. Vincent Floyd takes up the A side with the beautifully lilting house haze of "Meditation". Deep88 takes the original and gives it a more forthright set of drums - a more visceral jack for those who love the mellow moods but want some bite for the floor. Brad P's "Time Machine" is a typically refined trip into the undergrowth with gorgeous techno synth lines flitting around a warm and easygoing groove made all the sweeter by a little broken beat kink.
Review: There are few more iconic or influential deep house cuts than Ron Trent and Chez Damier's 1995 collaboration "Morning Factory". Reportedly inspired by the very particular vibe of early mornings at important early '90s NYC club Sound Factory, the track has remained a staple of late-night DJ sets for the last quarter of a century. Here the track gets the reissue treatment in the superior unabridged, nine-minute-plus "dubplate" mix form. For those that have not heard it, "Morning Factory" provides a near perfect fusion of spaced-out early morning chords, trippy electronic motifs, tactile synth-bass, swirling noises and softly shuffling, hypnotic beats. Basically, it's one of the best deep house tracks ever made and if you don't own a copy already, you should grab one of these ASAP!
Review: After the infamous success of our first vinyl release from label owner Romain FX, played by some of the biggest names in the game: Move D, Skatebard, Oliver Hafenbauer, Gene Farris, Horse Meat Disco, Joris Voorn...
We've decided to have the EP remixed by a collection of maestros from all the spectrum of music.
With Lauer (Running Back/Permanent Vacation) on duty for the title track, Mr. Ho (Klasse Wrecks) from Hong Kong on Ke Ai, Warehouse Preservation Society (Mercury Rising / DJ Harvey) from Los Angeles on Fray and young up and coming Singaporean producer Bongomann (Darker Than Wax) on Air House. Needless to say, this one has a track for everyone, from nostalgic emotional vibes to club bangers, to dubby goodness and Italian influenced dream house beats, take your pick!
Review: The debut vinyl release from See-Saw, featuring four disco infused flavours for your listening pleasure.
First up at the A1 spot is Doin' My Thang by Gledd, a full-on funk phenomenon of catchy guitar licks, brass and strings straight out of Studio 54! This is a floor filler in the making and one to watch this springtime.
Following this is Everybody On The Floor by Monsieur Van Pratt, a pounding disco belter with an irrepressible vocal hook and a beat that'll have the crowd clapping their hands faster than you can say smoke machine.
Flipping over onto the B side, at the B1 spot is You're The One by Saint Paul. If the groove on this sucker doesn't drag you onto the dance floor, the disco vocals and monumental riffs will!
Finally, at the B2 spot is Day Old Data by Castle Queenside. Guitar riffs, EP licks, epic key changes and a bassline that'll get any party moving, Day Old Data is the perfect end to this debut release and a worthy addition to any DJs secret weapons.
Review: New label from Belarusian producer Iner with kind house music. The first release presents works by guys from Sweden, Germany, France and Russia. All tracks are suitable both for listening and for the dance floor.
Review: Gregor Yan comes back to DeepAExplorer, the label that showed to the world the amazing talent of this young artist. After his successful "Jazz City EP" , is now time for a long play album of eight tracks full jazz and groovy beats for demanding djs and collectors. Go ahead explorers
Review: The fourth release on LONEWOLF comes from a cast of underground talents. Four phenomenal slices of retro-futuristic techno by EYA Records aficionados Manuk,Otis and new affiliates Kepler and AC130.
Review: It's been a while since his last EP, but this one sounds like he's nailed it again. Focused strictly on deep house with an atmospheric vibe, Brad P's new break from his earlier projects (which he put on pause after 2015), certainly shows us he is still driving in the deep house lane with first-rate keybord playing on top of his usual chord & bass-lined grooves. Previously found on labels such as Moods and Grooves, Seventh Sign, Altered Moods and Black Key, he is back as he gears up to release more of his music through his own imprint Inner Shift. All mid and slow tempo deep house lovers, get onto this.
Review: Old records spun in new directions: Nebraska re-examines the space between the grooves, zooming in to the textural detail of old vinyl and amplifying the incidental and transient. The music of sound for dancefloors without edges.