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He Is The Voice I Hear
WSB 001
09 Jan 17
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He Is The Voice I Hear - (10:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: There's naturally been plenty of hype surrounding The Black Madonna's "He Is The Voice I Hear", which originally dropped on a single-sided 12" at the tail end of 2016. It's undoubtedly the fast-rising Chicagoan's best record to date, and feels like an unashamed tribute to Patrick Cowley's fine productions for disco icon Sylvester. While there are mournful notes - check the extended, beat-less piano intro -it doesn't take long to turn into a deliciously muscular, Italo-disco style chugger laden with razor-sharp strings, bubbling acid lines, and the kind of fluid piano solos that were once a hall mark of Frankie Knuckles' remixes. In other words, it's a fine contemporary disco record from one of dance music's most notable DJs of recent times.
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Migration
ZENDNL 236
13 Jan 17
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Migration - (5:27) 122 BPM
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Break Apart (feat Rhye) - (4:34) 120 BPM
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Outlier - (7:55) 117 BPM
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Grains - (4:28) 127 BPM
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Second Sun - (3:43) 76 BPM
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Surface (feat Nicole Miglis) - (4:11) 110 BPM
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Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat Innov Gnawa) - (5:02) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kerala - (3:57) 125 BPM
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Ontario - (3:52) 90 BPM
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No Reason (feat Nick Murphy) - (7:28) 121 BPM
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7th Sevens - (5:07) 59 BPM
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Figures - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Review: Given his impressive track record, hopes are naturally high for Bonobo's sixth album, Migration, which is his first full-length since 2013. Happily, it's a majestic affair, with the producer delivering another sumptuous set of tracks. It was partly inspired by an extended period musing on the nature of personal identity, and the role that nationality plays in that. This concept is translated via thoughtful lyrics, and songs that draw musical influence from the four corners of the globe. It's not a big stylistic leap, of course - his bread and butter remains yearning, emotion-rich downtempo music built around gently jazzy grooves and impeccable live instrumentation - but given that few artists do it better than Bonobo, we'll forgive him for that.
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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (KiNK & Leopard Eats Luke Remixes)
826194 341046
13 Jan 17
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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (KiNK remix) - (8:03) 127 BPM
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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Leopard Eats Luke edit) - (7:47) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Given the success of Red Rack'em's hard-to-beat "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger", we were initially skeptical of this remix package. Happily, all involved have done a good job in offering a fresh slant on one of the club hits of 2016. KiNK steals the show with a version that strips out much of the original's disco flavour, instead combining Rack'em's wonky electronics with trippy new noises and freakishly druggy elements. The result is a fine chunk of heavyweight weirdo-house. Classic chief Luke Solomon joins forces with the mighty Eats Everything and Lord Leopard on the virtual flipside, serving up a skewed version that veers from loose disco-house warmth to brain-melting electronic wonkiness, and back again.
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Joy, Ease, Lightness
361459 9598199
09 Dec 16
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Change - (4:35) 120 BPM
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Like You Wanna - (4:14) 122 BPM
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Tolle - (5:06) 122 BPM
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Iigo - (4:32) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei is a talented chap. Not content with pulling up trees under his given name, he's decided to debut a new alias via a killer new EP for Rhythm Section International. All four tracks are deliciously hazy, effortlessly soulful and hugely groovy, as Rakei deftly showcases his many talents. He begins with the Prince-tinged purple funk of "Change", before fusing clipped funk guitars, broken house beats and confident vocals on the superb "Like You Wanna". "Tolle" sees him slip further towards toasty, low-slung deep house territory, before he breaks up the beats and fires up the Rhodes on deliciously jazzy closer "Ligo".
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Jazzy Days, Jazzy Nights
APERSONAL 25
04 Nov 16
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Jazzy Days - (7:05) 109 BPM
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Jazzy Days (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jazzy Nights - (8:14) 115 BPM
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Jazzy Nights (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
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Review: After an extended summer break, Apersonal Music returns to action via a first EP in five years from Cisco Cisco. It opens with the comforting shuffle of "Jazzy Days", where intricate electric piano lines, woozy chords and soulful vocal samples ride a near horizontal, slow-house groove. It's accompanied by a trademark Ron Basejam remix, which retains the rich, jazzy deep house feel of the original, whilst adding a little more disco swagger. Further disco and boogie influences can be heard on "Jazzy Nights", which is a flickering, synth-heavy deep house treat. Andre Vegas' smooth, sweet and sultry interpretation of that track rounds off a fine E.P.
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In Yer Face Bicep Remixes
FMB 007
30 Sep 16
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In Yer Face (Bicep remix) - (7:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Yer Face (Bicep Acid dub) - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Review: For those of a certain age, the opening seconds of 808 State's 1991 rave anthem "In Yer Face" - a combination of memorable melody lines and loved-up chords - are still capable of setting the pulse racing. Bicep have taken on the task of updating Graham Massey and company's anthem for a new generation, serving up two fresh interpretations. Wisely, they emphasize the spine-tingling goodness of the Manchester outfit's chord progressions on their A-side remix, getting rougher, tougher and weightier as the track progresses. Their flipside acid dub - where electro-inspired breakbeats, heavy bass and floatation tank melodies are expertly combined with ragged TB-303 lines - recalls the similarly-minded thrills of DJ Parrot and Mark Brydon's 'Sunshine Dub' of DJ Mink's early Warp slammer "Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?".
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Laura Palmer EP
PRDIG 13
13 Jan 17
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Laura Palmer - (6:46) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shabbat Jam - (6:14) 113 BPM
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Urquinaona - (6:15) 124 BPM
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Laura Palmer (Aubrey remix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
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Played by: A brass K da bass
Review: Hot on the heels of the underrated Memories From Another Planet EP on his D.KO Records imprint, Ralph 'Flabaire' Manauri brings his brand of smooth and groovy deep house to Popcorn. He begins confidently, channeling the atmospheric spirit of Twin Peaks on the swirling, soundscape deep house shuffle of "Laura Palmer". He doffs a cap to the disco-flecked warmth of vintage East Midlands deep house productions on "Shabbat Jam", before fusing gentle acid lines, dreamy textures and bubbly melody lines on the enjoyable "Urquinaona". British techno veteran Aubrey weighs in with a fine remix of "Laura Palmer" that cannily turns the track into a melodious, hypnotic tech-house roller.
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Feel The B
NVR 072
23 Dec 16
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Feel The B - (8:00) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Feel The B (Carlo remix) - (4:49) 123 BPM
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Baustelle - (6:29) 124 BPM
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The Magic Room
PLAY 013
25 Nov 16
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The Magic Room (Dino Lenny & Seth Troxler Re edit) - (8:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Magic Room (Luke Solomon's 'Live Forever' remix) - (9:12) 120 BPM
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The Magic Room (Doorly Re Chunk mix) - (8:11) 120 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to refer to Dino Lenny as a "veteran": the Italian producer has been churning out dancefloor hits since the dawn of the '90s. This release sees him join forces with Cajual and Hot Creations regular Doorly for a loving tribute to the joys of club culture. The action centres on a meandering, largely spoken vocal describing a mesmerizing late night dancing experience in "The Magic Room". On the lead version - a tasty re-edit by Lenny and Seth Troxler - this is accompanied by "Lazy" style pianos, and a chunky, disco-tinged house groove. The low-slung guitars and bass are pushed to the fore on Doorly's energy-packed remix, while Luke Solomon doffs a cap to the jazz-flecked boompty sounds of Chicago on his busy rework.
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Matching Half
DOGD 55
21 Oct 16
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Matching Half - (6:53) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Up To Rise - (7:45) 121 BPM
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Matching Half (Byron The Aquarius remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
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Review: Matthias Reiling and Hauke Freer return with the Matching Half EP. The Berlin-Hamburg connection present two cuts of feelgood deep house with a loose and live feel, no doubt inspired by their energetic live performances. The title track features some funky disco style drumming beneath some emotive strings, jazzy Rhodes keys and xylophones; all working in perfect harmony. There's also a killer remix of said track by Detroit's finest: Byron The Aquarius, who has appeared recently on Wild Oats and S3A. His version gets well funkier and injects a truckload of soul into it, naturally! Second original offering "Up To Rise" is the deepest journey on offer and has a definite summertime vibe about it.
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JKriv Edits
RNTD 024
21 Nov 16
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JKriv - "The Queen On Her Throne" - (8:06) 110 BPM
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Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - "Bukom Mashie" (JKriv's King Mashie edit) - (8:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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JKriv - "Queen's Beats" - (4:31) 110 BPM
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Review: The kind of names and quality of releases that Brooklyn's Razor N Tape has supported puts them in the disco premier league. Here they enlist Jkriv to provide us with dancing fodder that isn't throwaway stuff. First is his rework of "Bukom Mashie" by Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band. The latter, his "King Mashie edit", is a raucous slice of bassy and brassy percussive Afrobeat. Elsewhere an O'Jays classic gets stretched out into eight minutes of slow bump bliss on "The Queen On Her Throne" and resurfaces in a deliciously spare dub called "The Queens Beats". Top notch!
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Deep Love 100
DIRT 100
12 Sep 16
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Felix Leifur - "Feels Like" - (8:03) 121 BPM
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Detroit Swindle - "Tori Karaage" - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ponty Mython - "New York, New York" - (5:14) 122 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "Busy Bee" - (5:55) 123 BPM
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Harry Wolfman - "Rainbow Set" - (5:45) 110 BPM
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Marlon Hoffstadt - "Extra Slim Manufactured" - (6:19) 123 BPM
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Mono & Luvless - "Whopa" - (7:19) 122 BPM
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Huerta - "Blvd" - (5:49) 122 BPM
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Good Guy Mikesh - "Boiling" - (7:00) 124 BPM
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The Revenge - "Narrow Hatch" - (6:49) 125 BPM
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Jun Kamoda - "I Know" - (7:38) 120 BPM
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Review: Congratulations to Germany's Dirt Crew Recordings, which marks a century of releases with a celebratory volume of the popular Deep Love compilation series. As befits the momentous occasion, the 11 tracks on offer are all exclusive and previously unreleased. Predictably, there's plenty to enjoy, from the dusty, crackly deep house warmth of Felix Leifur's "Feels Like", and classic U.S garage swing of Ponty Mython's "New York, New York", to the sweet, jazz-flecked haziness of Harry Wolfman's "Rainbow Set", and Huerta's dreamy, glassy-eyed Balearic deep house cut, "Blvrd". Throw in fine contributions from big hitters Detroit Swindle, Nachtbraker and The Revenge, and you have an undeniably essential collection.
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My Bleep
VD 26
09 Jan 17
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My Bleep (original mix) - (7:13) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Bleep (ambient mix) - (5:45) 133 BPM
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Just Did It - (4:37) 132 BPM
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CMP135 - (6:35) 122 BPM
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Review: Efde has only a few releases to his credit, but this outing on Tom Trago's label trumps his previous output. In its original format, the title track combines soaring trance melodies, rolling snare drums and a central riff that gets more and more noisy as the arrangement progresses. It makes for an intoxicating combination and is redolent of "Primary Roots", one of Trago's own, earlier productions. There is an eerie ambient version of the title track, but it's clear from the rest of the release that Efde's real home is out on the dance floor. "Just Did It" is a pulsing, electronic bass-heavy affair, while on "CMP135", he mines a deeper but still driving house sound.
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Get Down Brother
TOYT 060
09 Dec 16
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The Nose - (8:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get Down Brother - (8:09) 120 BPM
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Uhh Baby - (5:56) 116 BPM
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Uhh Baby (Brame & Hamo remix) - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Review: Toy Tonics are getting their money's worth out of Kapote. Since making his debut for the label 18 months ago, the Berlin-based producer has had a hand in no less than four other EPs. There's no messing around on this latest four-track missive, as he launches himself at the dancefloor with the rubbery, punk-funk bass, fizzing percussion and jazzy disco samples of "The Nose". He heads for smoother, groovier deep house pastures on "Get Down Brother", before dipping the tempo a little on the shuffling, pie-eyed disco-house goodness of "Uhh Baby". That track also gets the remix treatment from Irish twosome Brame & Hamo, whose jazzy-but-driving interpretation makes excellent use of clattering drum machine hi-hats.
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Five Point After Dark
NIP 01
16 Jan 17
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Nuijaga - (7:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sun La Shan - (4:07) 108 BPM
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I Never Knew - (5:27) 87 BPM
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Solitary Maybe - (7:12) 120 BPM
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I Still Don't (part II) - (4:51) 86 BPM
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Played by: Heizo Murakami
Review: Larry De Kat seems to have grown tired of delivering material to established labels - for now, at least - so has decided to launch his own imprint, Katnip, as a vehicle for his productions. This expansive first release contains a slightly wider palette of sounds, styles and influences than we've come to expect from the Utrecht producer, though it maintains his usual dedication to dusty soul samples, jazz-flecked deep house and Andres-style grooves. So while opener "Nuijaga" is a rock solid chunk of St Germain style jazz-house, and "Solitary Maybe" a similarly energy-charged deep house bumper, the rest of the EP flits between bluesy, pitched-down grooves ("Sun La Shan") and instrumental hip-hop beats (the Damn Funk-ish "I Never Knew" and deliciously dubby "I Still Don't (Part 2)".
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Jacques Renault Edits
LTP 003
15 Jul 16
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Henry Rodrick - "Into The Sunshine" - (5:54) 115 BPM
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Black Fan - "Black Fan With A Van" - (6:12) 120 BPM
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HNNY - "Hotline Riddim" - (6:44) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Adesse Versions - "Wash My Car" - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Jesse Futerman - "Jesse Is A Gambler" - (4:31) 115 BPM
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DJ Duke presents Freedom - "Seven 50 Stalkers Closer" - (5:14) 124 BPM
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Outboxx - "Denim Shorts Dream" - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Son Of Sound - "Violent Violet" - (6:31) 124 BPM
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Mateo & Matos - "MAW G Stomp" - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Fulbert - "Full Time House" - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Crackazat - "Somewhere Elsewhere" - (4:32) 128 BPM
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Will Berridge - "I'm The Jacques" - (6:49) 122 BPM
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Review: Local Talk's Edits compilation series has already garnered high quality contributions from the much-loved Swede HNNY and German producer Kyodai; this third one sees the label look across the Atlantic and welcome producer, DJ, label owner and all around good guy Jacques Renault into the fold. The Let's Play House co-founder has plenty of form when it comes to the edit (anyone remember those killer Wurst Edits he did with Marcus Cabral as Runaway?) and this delve through the Local Talk archives demonstrates his poise for the form remains unfettered. Rifling through the main label archives plus their OneOffs, 1nce Again and the LTX series, Renault delivers a supreme 12-track selection that will feature prominently on your USB stick playlists. His tweak of "Denim Shorts Dream" by Bristol house unit Outboxx is a particular highlight.
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Back In The Day EP
RNTD 022
03 Oct 16
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Back In The Day - (7:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Estrelar - (4:39) 104 BPM
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Back In The Day (Daniel Leseman remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Last Night - (6:07) 120 BPM
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Review: Back In The Day marks the second appearance from Local Talk regulars Dirtytwo on J Kriv and Aaron Dae's Razor 'N' Tape imprint. Like their last outing, Back In The Day sees them offering up an impressive blend of bumpin' house and filter-heavy re-edits with a heavy emphasis on party starting. While the murky, basement-bothering title track, and Daniel Leeseman's baggier, disco-house rework, are impressive, it's the EP's other two tracks that are really floating our boat. Check, in particular, the string-laden, bass-heavy sleaze of "Last Night", which boasts a spine-tingling breakdown and some decidedly sweaty female vocals. That said, the slower "Estrelar" - a chopped-up, looped, filter-fiddling rework of the Marcos Valle track of the same name - is also rather fine.
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Discotronic
RB 172
13 Jan 17
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Discotronic - (8:32) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Woohh Sound - (7:09) 122 BPM
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Kiwi Kawi - (6:08) 125 BPM
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Review: French disco deviant and Robsoul/Ondule mainstay Around 7 is back with more bumpin' and loopy house jams for proper house gangsters on the rather infectious "Discotronic" with its hypnotic bass riff and dusty drums really doing the business. "The Woohh Sound" does exactly what it says on the tin: you could really imagine DJ Sneak or Mark Farina using this one to whip up a frenzy at some Chicago basement party. Finally we have "Kiwi Kawi" which serves up some late night deep house of the smooth and sexy variety.
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Party In The Hills EP
DIRT 102
28 Nov 16
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Party In The Hills - (5:41) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Closing Title Song (original mix) - (5:33) 124 BPM
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Closing Title Song (Laurence Guy remix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
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Backyard Stories - (7:13) 124 BPM
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Review: Having put out their last release on Chez Damier's Balance imprint (the rather fine Tried & Tested EP), 25 Places return to their previous home, Dirt Crew Recordings. As you'd expect, the Party In The Hills EP contains another clutch of floor-friendly deep house explorations. The title track, which successfully blends chopped-up Brazilian vocal samples, sustained note chords, dirty analogue bass and a hustling deep house groove, is undeniably the EP's strongest moment, though the bold and fizzing "Closing Title Song" and chiming, riff-heavy "Backyard Stories" aren't far behind. Those who fancy something a little more ragged should check Laurence Guy's disco-house-meets-acid rework of "Closing Title Song".
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It's Happening/Our Crazy
PETS 073
02 Dec 16
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It's Happening - (6:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Our Crazy - (7:10) 122 BPM
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Review: Polish heavyweights Catz 'N' Dogz has had a quiet year by their usually prolific standards. It would be fair to say, though, that these two cuts have been worth waiting for. "It's Happening" is a warm, rich and groovy affair, with fluttering deep house notes playing second fiddle to a booming disco bassline, flanged vocal samples and huggable drums. "Our Crazy" feels dirtier and a little more intense, with restless arpeggio lines and nagging electronic percussion combining perfectly with the duo's deliciously dense, tribal-influenced drums and chiming, marimba style lead lines. It's the kind of track you whack on to raise the temperature on the dancefloor when things are flagging, and every DJ needs a few of those in the crates.
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Psychic Advisor
SMALLVILLE 49
13 Jan 17
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Makybee Diva - "Untitled" - (7:38) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Snad - "Excerptz" - (6:24) 122 BPM
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L'Amour Fou - "Monkeys On My Roof" - (7:01) 123 BPM
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Arnaldo - "Screaming With A Blocked Nose" - (7:13) 123 BPM
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Played by: Heizo Murakami
Review: In the sales notes sent to record stores, Smalleville has described this multi-artist affair as "a club night from start to finish". Certainly, the four tracks are pleasingly varied, moving from the 109 BPM bliss of Makybee Diva's untitled dream-house shuffler, to the energetic acid house/deep house fusion of "Monkeys On My Roof" by L'Amour Fou, a collaborative project whose members include the legendary David 'Move D' Moufang. Elsewhere, Arnaldo delivers a near perfect chunk of Detroit techno inspired deep house hypnotism ("Screaming With A Blocked Nose"), and Chicagoan producer Snad combines sweaty, bumpin' grooves and becalmed synthesizer motifs on the excellent "Excerptz".
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Rare Function EP
LUV 019
08 Jul 16
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Go Down - (7:27) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rare Function - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Rainbow Power - (6:42) 119 BPM
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Review: After working relentlessly for three years to establish the label, the crew behind Luv Shack has been enjoying some much-needed time off. Suitably refreshed, they return with a first EP of 2016: a fine three-tracker from Space Echo (AKA label co-founder Lee Stevens and fellow Austrian Christoph 'caTekk' Abele). Happily, there's plenty to admire, from the loopy, smoky, blues-house shuffle of opener "Go Down" - where infectious, impassioned vocal samples ride a loopy, string-drenched groove - to the fantastically righteous '70s-funk-goes-acid stomp of closer "Rainbow Power". "Rare Function", another trip into chunky disco-house territory that boasts some notable electric piano samples, is also quietly impressive.
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Soften The Wireless EP
HEIST 017
09 May 16
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Khan's Bargain - (5:29) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Khan's Bargain (Tom Noble remix) - (7:11) 120 BPM
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The Blues - (6:55) 128 BPM
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It Won't Be Long - (5:53) 124 BPM
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Varkala - (6:32) 119 BPM
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Review: Nebraska has been a busy boy of late, delivering killer material on both Mister Saturday Night and Delusions of Grandeur. Here he dons his favourite balaclava and joins Detroit Swindle's Heist. He begins with the groovy, loose and low-slung disco-house bump of "Khan's Bargain", which is also brilliantly remixed by obscure boogie specialist Tom Noble. The tempo increases dramatically on the wide-eyed deep house sprint of "The Blues", before Nebraska enhances his Balearic house credentials thanks to the blissful synthesizer arpeggio lines and swirling chords of "It Won't Be Long". The spacey, string-drenched shuffle of "Varkala" draws a fine EP to a close.
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Teen Bee
ESP 047
16 Jan 17
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Grace - (7:05) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Illustrations & The Large - (5:54) 117 BPM
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Teen Bee - (5:49) 117 BPM
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Review: By anyone's standards, ESP Institute enjoyed a hugely successful 2016, delivering a string of fine singles and killer albums from Moscoman and Lord of the Isles. This first digital missive of 2017 is equally as impressive, and comes from the previously unheard Nancy Azzuro. Opener "Grace" is undoubtedly impressive; a rolling trip into 21st century dub disco territory blessed with killer percussion work and an addictive electronic bassline. "Illustrations & The Large" is a deliciously woozy and melodious chunk of softly spoken Balearic deep house, while the loopier "Teen Bee" fixes ghostly melodies onto a loose and warm disco-house groove.
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Apache Line
AMA 017
16 Sep 16
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Mandala - (6:15) 124 BPM
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EisTee - (5:17) 124 BPM
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Apache Line (feat Youandewan) - (6:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Youandewan - "Yo Endlos" - (5:38) 126 BPM
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Review: Steve Huerta's first single for Amadeus, 2014's Apotheke, was widely praised for its' fusion of bumpin' deep house grooves and trippy, tech-tinged sounds. In contrast, Apache Line begins with "Mandala", a breezy, warm and lightly melodious deep house cut that benefits greatly from some intricate synth-work throughout. The deep and musically rich vibe continues on the Kaidi Tatham style broken beat-meets-jazz-funk flex of "EisTee", before Youandewan lends a hand on the bumpin', late night shuffle of "Apache Line". Youandewan gets a chance to go solo, too, completing a fine EP with the deliciously hypnotic, ocean-deep throb of "Yo Endlos".
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Knee Deep In Sound: BPM 2017 Sampler
KD 039
13 Jan 17
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Habischman - "Moan" - (8:04) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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James Grow - "Te Mar" - (8:30) 122 BPM
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Piem & Spencer K - "Lowrider" - (6:27) 124 BPM
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Veerus & Maxie Devine - "The Church" - (7:19) 124 BPM
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Played by: Mr. Lekka
Review: It is that time of year again and Hot Since 82's Knee Deep In Sound is back with some treats that are going to be unleashed at the Mexican super-festival this year. Iman Habib aka Habischman is a super talented production phenomenon that brings you "Moan", a driving progressive house style journey much like the following slow burner by James Grow entitled "Te Mar". Piem & Spencer K's "Lowrider" is more typical faire of the label on this bouncy and rolling tech house groover that will rock White Isle punters this year too. Druggy afterhours minimal is covered courtesy of Veerus & Maxie Devine who serve up the rather Mobilee-ish "The Church".
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Galactic Ecstasy
KITJEN 005
25 Nov 16
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Galactic Ecstasy - (7:51) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Acid Martin - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Legoman - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Review: Even by his usual high standards, this EP from Melbourne producer Fantastic Man is pretty darn special. It begins with the tactile, loved-up brilliance of "Galactic Ecstasy", where glistening, intergalactic synthesizer lines and chiming melodies tumble down over restless acid lines and a hustling rhythm track. "Acid Martin" boasts a little more jacking intent, whilst retaining the new age influenced melodies and humid textures more associated with Young Marco's work. He closes proceedings with the superb "Legoman", where winding, intelligent techno style melodies rub shoulders with lusciously deep chords and Project Pablo style deep house breakbeats.
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Catch 22
RISQUEE 028
13 Jan 17
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Troublermxshort - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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GTI - (5:53) 125 BPM
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Bob In Motion - (8:20) 112 BPM
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Review: Munich minimal prankster Jichael Mackson is back! The producer known to his Mum as Boris Steffen appears for the third time on Vincent Lemieux and Stephen Beaupre's Musique Risque and it's his first return since 2010's fabulous Just In Time EP. The Catch 22 EP starts off with the deep and driving and, dare we call it: progressive house groove of "Troublermxshort" which is reminiscent of older tracks like "Hokus Pokus". There's also "GTI"; equally deep and on the proggy side but using an adrenalised and suspenseful sidechained melody which pumps away gloriously. Finally we've got the deep and immersive ambient house of "Bob In Motion". There's always a mellower and dubby track on Mackson's releases and for many they're favourites; this ethereal stunner does not disappoint.
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Swink Music: The Best Of Vol 2
SMR 017
17 Jan 17
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Nick Beringer - "Harvest Mood" - (6:49) 123 BPM
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Kid Mark - "One Night Stand" - (7:14) 124 BPM
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Carloscres & Gusher - "Into My Mind" (Matthew Collins Deep Space mix) - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Liam King - "Ain't Love" (Cockney Lama Retromix) - (6:46) 124 BPM
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Oli Furness - "Back To Me" - (6:35) 125 BPM
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Sarp Yilmaz - "The Knowledge" - (6:47) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nick Beringer - "Win My Heart" (Manuel Regnet remix) - (7:08) 120 BPM
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DJ NAV - "Two Blocks From The Spot" (original mix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
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Ugur Project - "Don't Understand" (original mix) - (6:54) 124 BPM
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Rissa Garcia - "Time To Go Back" (original mix) - (6:51) 124 BPM
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Snazzy Trax - "A Certain Way" - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Phaze Dee - "Get Up" - (6:32) 125 BPM
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Terry Allen - "The Other Side" (original mix) - (6:03) 118 BPM
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Hunch Music
RHM 016
06 Jul 15
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Woods - (3:12) 125 BPM
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Crossroads - (6:50) 124 BPM
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Silent Sensation - (5:50) 120 BPM
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Rare Happiness - (5:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Burning Flower - (3:23) 76 BPM
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Error Of The Average - (6:27) 127 BPM
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Failed Movement - (3:35) 112 BPM
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Hiding The Moon - (7:04) 121 BPM
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Bruises - (3:28) 140 BPM
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Amo - (1:36) 92 BPM
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The World - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Review: It's been some six years since Hun Choi made his debut on William Burnett's WT Records imprint. In that time, he's proved incredibly hard to pin down. This debut album for Rush Hour seems designed to continue that trend, offering a series of warm, melodious and curiously Balearic cuts that defy easy categorization. Sure, there are dancefloor-focused moments - see the cacophonous, Detroit-influenced hustle of "Error of the Average", the deep acid madness of "Silent Sensations" and the classic deep house bounce of "Desire" - but also a range of downtempo and ambient jams that arguably impress more. Of these, it's "The World" - a humid exercise in tropical drums, twittering flutes and looped vocal samples - and the sublime, string-laden "Bruises" that really stand out.
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Best Of 2016
RHM 2016
13 Jan 17
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Claude Rodap - "Hiwa" - (3:26) 115 BPM
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Leon Vynehall - "Midnight On Rainbow Road" (Beat edit) - (6:28) 109 BPM
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Hunee - "Crossroads" (DJ Fett Burger's Boss Brain Computer mix) - (10:39) 120 BPM
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Sterac - "Osirion" - (9:11) 134 BPM
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Interstellar Funk - "Ama Diver" - (6:04) 120 BPM
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Population One - "The Move" - (5:41) 129 BPM
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Orlando Voorn - "Let Me Lead The Way" - (6:08) 128 BPM
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Claude Rodap - "Zouklove" - (5:41) 103 BPM
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Ronald Snijders - "Kaseko Attack" - (3:24) 140 BPM
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Steve Watson - "Born To Boogie" - (3:58) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Roundup Part 3
HEIST 022
05 Dec 16
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Obas Nenor - "Wakee" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (6:24) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ouer - "The Ascent" (Adesse Versions remix) - (6:45) 122 BPM
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Nebraska - "It Won't Be Long" (Nachtbraker remix) - (7:04) 118 BPM
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Detroit Swindle - "Future Imperfect" (Frits Wentink remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
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Adesse Versions - "Push It Along" (Obas Nenor remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
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Frits Wentink - "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut" (Nebraska remix) - (6:36) 124 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "Pollo Con Pollo" (Ouer remix) - (6:18) 122 BPM
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Review: Heist Recordings brings down the curtain on another successful year with their now traditional Roundup release, an expansive EP featuring "family remixes" of material released over the previous 12 months. As usual, there's much to enjoy, from the cheery, disco-tinged goodtime bump of Detroit Swindle's rework of Obas Nenoor's "Wakee", to Frits Wentink's jazzy, lo-fi, swinging deep house remake of Detroit Swindle's "Future Imperfect". Other highlights include a skuzzy, acid-fired interpretation of Nebraska's "It Won't Be Long" by Nachtbraker, and Nebraska's sunny, jammed-out fix-up of Frits Wentink's "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut". Best of all, though, is Ouer's remix of Nachtbraker's "Pollo Con Pollo", which boasts twinkling electric piano solos riding a thrusting analogue bassline and breezy disco guitars.
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Valentine's Groove
ROYAL 32
15 Jul 16
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Valentine's Groove - (7:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strings - (8:10) 122 BPM
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Review: While his live appearances are placing him on the radar of ever more enlightened house heads the world over, Kink is showing no signs of slacking on the production front either. The clue is in his name, and as ever there are plenty of subtly shimmying tricks in the Bulgarian mastermind's grooves to keep the stiffest of dancers shaking on the off-beat. "Valentine's Groove" is a masterclass in jazz-inflected deep house, all fuzzy chord stabs and badass bass for the funkiest shape flingers. "Strings" meanwhile reaches for a more emotive feeling, lashing on the Detroit romanticism to a wonderfully bombastic end.
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Dub Is Enough
EES 025
02 Jan 17
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Love Is Enough (Jamie Paton Cloudy Dub-out) - (7:41) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love Is Enough (Luke Solomon dub) - (7:01) 122 BPM
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Love Is Enough (Khidja Dubstrumental) - (6:28) 115 BPM
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Love Is Enough (Alphonse dub) - (5:57) 114 BPM
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Played by: Dj steef
Review: Previously spotted on Emotional [Especial] with the fantastic Love Is Enough, Plus Instruments get the remix treatment in a classic '80s style with the Dub Is Enough single. The producers tasked with delivering versions vary wildly, but they make for a strong combination. Jamie Paton's "Cloudy Dub-Out" is masterful, simmering the elements down to a sensual bassline and delicate ripples on top, while Luke Solomon brings his bumpy, off-kilter house style to the table. Khidja has a more dramatic, synth laden approach and Alphonse creates a dusty, funky roller out of that killer bassline groove.
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Love EP
ISM 079X
06 Jan 17
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Anywhere (Pete Herbert remix) - (7:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love (Yam Who? remix) - (5:57) 121 BPM
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Anywhere (Pete Herbert dub mix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Anywhere (original mix) - (4:46) 120 BPM
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Love (original mix) - (7:07) 124 BPM
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Played by: YAM WHO?
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Change Reaction
CCC 029
19 Dec 16
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Sometimes I - (3:51) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Way You Make Me Feel - (4:20) 124 BPM
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Seperate Ways - (4:10) 125 BPM
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All Aboard, House Train - (4:22) 127 BPM
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Set Me Free - (3:29) 123 BPM
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Change Reaction - (4:34) 125 BPM
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Played by: Honey Soundsystem
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Gentlemen Cuts Vol 2
QUINTESSE 50
04 Oct 16
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Mat Chiavaroli - "Breakfast At Mat's Bar" - (7:23) 118 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "Bronco" - (6:37) 118 BPM
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Ponty Mython - "Grooff Machine" - (7:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Soul Of Hex - "Body Shine" - (5:58) 118 BPM
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Review: This follow-up to last year's Gentleman Cuts EP is a significant release for Quintessentials. It's their 50th release in total, and contains material from some very familiar faces. There's Nachtbraker, whose "Bronco" is a lesson in fuzzy electro/deep house fusion, and Ponty Mython, who predictably steals the show with a rock solid chunk of funky disco/deep house fusion. Similarly, impressive is the contribution from rising star Soul of Hex, with the Mexican brilliantly joining the dots between punk-funk, dub disco, punk-funk and deep house on the sweaty dancefloor hustle of "Body Shine". Those looking for more straightforward deep house flavours should check the Andres style dusty beats, soulful vocal samples and chiming melodies of Mat Chiavorolo's "Breakfast At Mat's Bar".
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Alright This Morning
HOME TAPING 14
12 Nov 12
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Alright This Morning - (8:18) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alright This Morning (Nicholas remix) - (6:37) 124 BPM
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Review: Chicago producer The Black Madonna burst onto the scene earlier this year with the excellent "We Don't Need No Music (thank you Rahaan)" on hometown label Stripped & Chewed. Here she confirms his status as "one to watch" with another impressive slab of beefy, basement-friendly deep house for Glasgow's Home Taping crew. Constructed around densely layered percussion, minor key chords and a brilliant blues vocal, "Alright This Morning" just seems to keep building throughout its breathless, eight-minute duration. Nicholas remixes, bringing a bit of classic US house bounce to the Black Madonna's sweaty drum grooves. It's a good alternative, but for us the original still wins out.
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Mangroove
MAEVE 10D
20 Jan 17
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Pisco - (7:45) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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L5 Syndrome - (7:30) 120 BPM
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Mangrove - (7:38) 122 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino
Review: Frankfurt innovator Rajko Muller returns as Isolee, working his magic this time for The Drifter's rather impressive Maeve imprint; which in recent times has brought us fantastic work by Ed Davenport, Baikal and Ripperton. "Pisco" is a slow burning groove with phased marimbas that cause a hypnotic dream state, while "L5 Syndrome" dives deeper: this smooth and introverted trip is definitely suited to the early night as it is for the afterhours and reminds us of his seminal, earlier works in the nineties for imprints like Playhouse. Finally, the title track is where Muller saves the best for last; this dubby, lo-slung groove is drenched in delayed and reverberated aesthetics. More great work by one of electronic music's true innovators.
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When People Become Numbers
SILKA 024B
16 Jan 17
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Eleven Five - "This Is How It Will Feel/Ode To Jimmy" - (6:00) 126 BPM
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Eleven Five - "Silver London" - (6:53) 117 BPM
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Eleven Five & LTN - "LiPo" - (6:46) 124 BPM
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Eleven Five & Incognito Soul - "Disguise" - (6:24) 122 BPM
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Eleven Five & Sundrowner - "Gemini" - (4:48) 80 BPM
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Eleven Five - "Small" - (7:06) 119 BPM
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Eleven Five & Dan Sieg - "Sydney Sleeps Alone Tonight" - (4:32) 129 BPM
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Eleven Five - "When People Become Numbers" - (6:50) 114 BPM
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Eleven Five & Arielle Maren - "Remember" - (4:33) 130 BPM
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Eleven Five - "Arcanum" - (8:24) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eleven Five - "Echo" - (7:43) 122 BPM
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Eleven Five & Dan Sieg - "Found" - (5:36) 126 BPM
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Secret Ninja New Edits
AUDAZ 1305
21 Nov 16
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Lusophony - (6:07) 120 BPM
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Hit The Ground - (6:33) 116 BPM
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Not In Your Eyes - (6:00) 110 BPM
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Promesas De Amor - (6:43) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Somethin' Wit Jazz Remixes
RNTD 023
24 Oct 16
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (Jimpster remix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (Jimpster dub) - (6:37) 122 BPM
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (Session Victim remix) - (5:10) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (The Planty Herbs remix) - (5:51) 120 BPM
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (The Planty Herbs dub) - (5:19) 120 BPM
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Review: The Razor 'N' Tape crew is getting progressively bold when it comes to picking their releases. Having recently tasted success with a tasty Kraak & Smaak remix package, they've decided to commission new remixes of a genuine NYC house classic: Mr V's 2005 jam "Somethin' Wit Jazz". British deep house star Jimpster steps up first, providing both a flowing, musically expansive Remix - blessed with flowing synth-work, hustling percussion and, of course, Mr V's urgent vocal - and a darker, wonkier Dub full of delay-laden drum hits. The Party Herbs expertly channel the spirit of hip-house and boogie on their snappy, synth bass-heavy reworks, while Session Victim steals the show with a fluid, flowing version full of swinging jazz breaks and jammed-out instrumentation.
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Ten Years Of Phonica
PHONICADD 001
24 Feb 14
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Joe Claussell presents Teenage Music - "Them Days Are Gone" (original mix) - (5:38) 123 BPM
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Henrik Schwarz - "Synthphonica" (original mix) - (7:55) 124 BPM
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John Morales - "Sitting In The Dark" (original mix) - (7:28) 120 BPM
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In Flagranti - "Outsider House" (original mix) - (6:58) 123 BPM
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Raudive - "Health" (original mix) - (6:10) 110 BPM
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Trevor Jackson - "RGBPM 3" (original mix) - (8:17) 120 BPM
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Medlar & Red Rackem - "Morning Light" (original mix) - (6:05) 120 BPM
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Lo Shea - "Home" (original mix) - (6:50) 122 BPM
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Moire - "Solar Signs" (original mix) - (5:14) 120 BPM
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STL - "Freaky Fingers" (original mix) - (9:01) 123 BPM
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Roman Flugel - "Giant Talking Vegetable" (original mix) - (5:59) 114 BPM
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I:Cube - "Chemise Africaine" (original mix) - (4:29) 128 BPM
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Juju & Jordash - "Quneitra" (original mix) - (7:44) 101 BPM
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Joakim - "EAHR" (original mix) - (8:41) 119 BPM
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Massimiliano Pagliara - "It's A Lately Thing" (original mix) - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Legowelt - "Lovecraftiannature" (original mix) - (5:54) 120 BPM
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Discodromo - "Boi" (original mix) - (5:55) 120 BPM
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DJ Kaos & Loudtone - "Buffalo Dub" (original mix) - (6:27) 119 BPM
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Mr G - "My Thursdayz" (original mix) - (6:14) 126 BPM
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Ol - "AMC Edit" (original mix) - (5:06) 126 BPM
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Lady Blacktronika - "Gods & Planets" (original mix) - (6:07) 124 BPM
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Panoram - "Alpha Marmara" (original mix) - (4:38)
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Psychemagik - "Triumph Of The Gods" (original mix) - (5:36) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Iori - "Moon" (Steve Moore remix) - (7:18)
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Sad City - "Polymath" (original mix) - (5:59) 110 BPM
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North Lake - "Marlborol Noir" (original mix) - (7:23) 113 BPM
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Midland - "Play The Game" (original mix) - (6:10)
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Special Request - "Deflowered" (Kassem Mosse & Mix Mup remix) - (7:50) 115 BPM
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Bob Holroyd - "African Drug" (Four Tet remix) - (11:48) 126 BPM
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Iori - "Grit" (Skudge remix) - (6:32) 126 BPM
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Lord Of The Isles - "Forkx" (original mix) - (7:25) 120 BPM
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The Draughtsman - "Fade To Green" (original mix) - (6:10) 115 BPM
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Sandro Perri - "Love & Light" (Tom Croose remix) - (9:17)
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Tosch
SF 01
30 Dec 16
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Tosch (feat Piper Davis) - (8:08) 120 BPM
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German Winter - (7:02) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mond - (5:42) 120 BPM
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Horse Society - (6:56) 120 BPM
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Fragile
ED 002
16 Jan 17
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Vayu - (7:06) 119 BPM
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Fragile - (7:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fragile (Timujin remix) - (7:00) 121 BPM
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Review: The latest up-and-coming artist to join the Earthly Delights roster is Kora, a Montreal-based producer of evocative, emotion-rich deep house/tech-house fusion. With its' chiming melody lines, tactile synth bass and hazy atmosphere, EP opener "Vayu" sounds like a cross between late '80s Italian dream house and the contemporary tech-house shuffle of Dixon and Ame's Innervisions label. The latter influence is arguably even stronger on "Fragile", which laces plucked guitar notes and held note chords (the latter reminiscent of Orbital's "Belfast") over a hypnotic groove, eyes-closed groove. Timujin provides a tasty remix of the latter tune, beefing up the drums via some African-influenced percussion, while also adding some mind-altering effects to Kora's original chords and melodies.
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Rojus
RBCD 061
01 Apr 16
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Beyond This... - (3:36) 81 BPM
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Saxony - (4:22) 120 BPM
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Beau Sovereign - (5:51) 121 BPM
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Paradisea - (6:38) 120 BPM
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Wahness - (6:50) 122 BPM
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Blush - (8:30) 122 BPM
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Kiburu's - (8:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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...There Is You - (5:12) 118 BPM
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Review: Having contributed a stellar track to Gerd Janson's Musik For Autobahns 2 compilation, it's little surprise to see Leon Vynehall pop up on Running Back. Rojus (Designed To Dance) is an expansive eight trackaffair thati s likely to be as popular as 2014's Music For The Uninvited LP for Martyn's 3024 label. It's also predictably varied; contrast, for example, the drowsy ambient chords and twinkling electronics of opener "Beyond This", and the deep-jack-goes-rave sweatiness of "Beau Sovereign". Vynehall also finds space for the Balearic jazz-house swing of "Paradisea", the wall-of-sound Detroit deep house of "Blush", and the African influenced drum workout "...There Is You". In other words, it's a versatile cracker.
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Pollo Con Pollo EP
HEIST 019
25 Jul 16
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Gotta Act To React - (6:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pollo Con Pollo - (7:32) 120 BPM
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Intermezzlow - (3:16) 108 BPM
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Intermezzo - (6:37) 116 BPM
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Gotta Act To React (Float mix) - (5:29) 118 BPM
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Review: Nachtbraker's latest expansive EP for Heist Recordings - his first release of 2016 - boasts a host of hot, floor-friendly excursions. The EP's first two missives offer two distinctly different takes on disco-house - the throbbing sub-bass, extra percussion hits and early Daft Punk riffs of "Gotta Act To React", versus the smooth, classic disco-sampling loop-jam "Pollo Con Pollo" - before the woozy, drawn out "Intermezzlow" allows the Dutch producer to showcase the groovy, downtempo side to his work. The accompanying "Intermezzo" is a jazzy, percussive deep house variation on the same sun-kissed theme, while "Gotta Act To React (Float Mix)" re-casts the EP's opening tune as a hazy deep house bumper.
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Florista EP
IV69D
09 Dec 16
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Florista - (7:05) 59 BPM
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Veneno - (5:46) 62 BPM
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Mozam - (7:05) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wardance Dub - (7:21) 59 BPM
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Review: If it wasn't for artists like Trikk, the Portugese dance scene would not be where it is at the moment. The Porto native has rapidly grown in both skill and fame since his first EP for Man Make Music, back in 2012, and a series of fine EPs for imprint such as Drumcode and Optimo Trax have really helped to solidify his version of house music. This new four-tracker comes courtesy of the mighty Innervisions, and we hear Trikk in a slightly more contained mood than usual, leading with the deep tribalism of "Florista", which falls neatly into the sparse, aquatic house medley called "Veneno". "Mozam" is a fine since of dub-leaning micro-house, propelled into gear by fluttering bleeps, and "Wardance Dub", as the name implies, pushes the boundaries of Trikk's house style into more dubwise territories. A sublime EP from the rising artist of Oporto.
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Smokey
EES 026
16 Dec 16
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Smokey - (7:23) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Smokey (The Pilotwings Future Sound Of Lyon remix) - (5:30) 129 BPM
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Glint AM - (4:51) 128 BPM
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Glint AM (DJ Normal 4 Vibemixx) - (5:14) 128 BPM
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Played by: Dirty Channels
Review: Travelling both space and time with his constructions, Alphonse Rozel makes a welcome return on [Emotional] Especial after the Same For Me EP released last year. The incisive hit of the disco beat on "Smokey" is hard to ignore, while the booming toms and African chant lines feed into a perfect slice of dancefloor dynamite from an unspecified era. Meanwhile The Pilotwings take to the track with glee, whipping out some crisp breaks to drop over the proceedings in a pleasingly early '90s manner. "Glint AM" is quite the foil, leaning on some uplifting synth chords to provide the magic around the crafty drum programming.
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