The Organ Grinder mints his new record label with a bulked up reissue of a gem from his back catalogue that will make DJs - and dancers - very happy. Far from throwaway, this is music rooted in the '90s US garage sound of Kerri Chandler, Masters at Work and early Todd Edwards, with the intensity of true deep house and the light rhythmic touch of UKG. 'Obsession' originally came out almost 5 years ago, but there's simplicity in its skittering rhythm and a mantra of rising minor-note synth hits that keep it burning into the dancefloor. 'X Rated' hits like its inverted counterpart, with a more heavily weighted drum groove and garage stabs that spiral down your spine. 'Physicality' opens the EP with cunningly-sampled soul music, sung notes of passion belted out over a tense background of keys and Rhodes chords, weaving an atmosphere that only comes out of expertly woven harmony.
Mike Misiu, Reece Johnson (Roots For Bloom), Simon Morell (FINA RECORDS), Marc Cotterell (Plastik People), Juno Recommends Deep House, OWAIN(124 RECORDINGS), Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Peletronic, MIL (Music Is Love Records), Khillaudio (Gents & Dandy's), The Organ Grinder, Cornelius Doctor
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