Review: Given that Simoncino has never hidden his admiration for early deep house producers - much of his material sounds like it was inspired by Larry Heard, the Burrell brothers and Lamont Booker - it's unsurprising to find that his latest EP pays tribute to legendary NYC deep house producer Bobby Konders. Stylistically, this isn't much of a shift; as usual, Dreams of Konders comes swaddled in dreamy pads, vintage synthesizers and the unmistakable pulse of original analogue drum machines. Simoncino explores a range of moods - from the deep space swirl of "Meggaton" and chugging pulse of "Pyramids", to the snuggly warmth of the title track - with the faintly foreboding "Space Is The Place" standing out.
Review: With Creme Organization the label responsible for finally it coaxing a debut album out of UK house veteran Neville Watson, it seems fair for the Dutch label to open up tracks from the excellent Songs To Elevate The Heart for reinterpretation. Commissioning remixes from KiNK & Rachel, Moon B and Marquis Hawkes demonstrates the level of quality you'd expect from DJ TLR's unrelenting label too. Watson's old Bulgarian mucker KiNK is first up with a wonderfully uplifting house refix of the title track alongside his more recent production partner Rachel that hogs the A Side. Down below DABJ's secret weapon Marquis Hawkes adds some detuned acid and pounding metallic kicks to "Against The Tide" whilst Atlanta's Moon B drops a fuzzy edged, self styled Houz Mutha take on "Son Of House" that might just be our favourite.