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10 May 13
Played by: S22
Review: Juno digital exclusive on this slab of 2009 heat from Mr Theo Parrish! Space Station is a Sound Signature masterpiece and it's hard to describe something so seminal but the title track is a shuffling drum machine workout backed with Theo's individualistic bass line style - it's not really acid but it's got enough in it to be seen as techno. "Going Through Changes" takes thing down a notch, delivering a masterfully arranged Detroit house bomb complete with seductive vocals, gorgeous synth keys and the essential madness that is Parrish's percussion. Pretty damn essential...
28 Apr 13
Played by: Kono Vidovic
Review: Chameleonic producer Jabru and label hopping bass producer Hackman come together to form the snappily named Bruh Jackman with this platter for Bristol's Futureboogie imprint. The duo is clearly mindful of Julio Bashmore's success since his Futureboogie releases a while back as this three track EP contains a healthy dose of soulful vibes. Lead track "Miss My Love" is a dusty little number with snapping percussion augmented by lush chiming melodies but dominated by that uplifting vocal. The brilliantly titled Joel Culpepper lends some real soul to "California", a glistening, laid back ride through seductive neo-R&B that justifies the vocalist's comparison's to Frank Ocean whilst "Just To Keep" can be filed alongside the current crop of vocal hook heavy, melodic deep house.
04 Mar 13
Review: Tsuba regular Spencer Parker recently impressed with "Show Him You're The One", a deep, sinewy and surprisingly melodic chugger. Here, he offers up two new 'Beatdown' versions of the tune. While not 'beatdown' in the traditional sense - at least, the original Detroit meaning of the term - they're certainly sparse, atmospheric, hypnotic and considerably deeper than the original version. The two versions play around with similar elements - looped vocal samples, pianos, the original riffs, bubbling grooves - but have wildly differing aesthetics. The Beatdown 01 Version is slightly more percussive, while the Beatdown 02 Version is pleasingly stripped-back, putting greater emphasis on a nagging piano riff.
21 Jan 13
Played by: Carlos Francisco
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28 May 12
Played by: Grant Nelson, Electronic Youth, Framewerk, Ricky Simmonds (DJ Rsi), Borgie, Juno Recommends Deep House, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Tura, Sander Kleinenberg, Bruno From Ibiza, Homero Espinosa, Paolo Madzone Zampetti, Resident Advisor, Manhattan, Nolan
Review: The fourth volume of Noir Music's solid Second Chances & New Romances series offers up more bright-eyed, bushy-tailed deep house for contemporary dancefloors. There are seven cuts to choose from, starting with Larse's nu-disco-tinged, Julio Bashmore-inspired "Those Of You". Finnebassen delivers two squidgy, eyes-wide-shut groovers, with the R&B-sampling "Touching You" being the obvious pick. Elsewhere, Timos cracks out the alien melodies and analogue basslines of "One of a Kind", whilst Hector Cuoto mixes wobbly bass and shuffling beats with Adonis samples on confirmed basement bumper "Lost Keys". As usual, all the material is likely to put a smile on the face of all but the most forthright miserablists.
01 Apr 12
Played by: Matt Quirk (Trendy Mullet), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Grant Nelson, Chrissy Murderbot, Justin Miller, Electronic Youth, Golden Fleece, Flash Atkins, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Maurice Aymard, Hot Toddy, Dirt Crew, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, S22, Kruse & Nuernberg, Freddy Love, Tura, Adam Moss, Mike Hindle - Immersed Audio, Elly K, Groove Armada, Phonique
Review: Given the mystery surrounding this release - unnamed "well known London DJ/ producer" joins forces with (also uncredited) "star Bristol musician and vocalist" - it would be easy to let the music pass you by. Yet "It's You" is excellent - arguably one of the strongest Futureboogie releases to date. It eschews the label's usual styles in favour of a low-slung combination of sparse, Hot Creations-ish house rhythms, soul-aching vocals and Prince-ish 80s funk squelch. It's a great combination. Crazy P man Ron Basejam offers a deep and sunny house interpretation, whilst Bristolian housers Eats Everything and Christophe deliver a fluid fusion of disco percussion and bubblin', retro-futurist acid house.
18 Jul 11
Review: We Play House social secretary Red D presents the first in what we hope is a long series of collaborative EPs which features the production talents of Lemakuhlar, Social Disco Club and Metrobox. No prizes for guessing the sounds that will roll out your speaker cones, but this is still some truly classy house music. Red D shares the first two tracks with compatriots Lemakuhlar, serving up a slice of vintage Chicago bump on "Is Limited" laying out an infectious piano hook before an almighty wave of Midwest emotive textures arise and take hold! Alongside it "Is Essit" presents a rawer, dusted sound with rough jacking pads splayed underneath a freaked out vocal hook - the left turn into sumptuous strings provides the wow factor. Up next, the Portugal vs Belgium dust up gets off to a great start with an exposition on the state of jacking house that is "We Made This Jack" which sees Metrobox's European tones ride the heavy jacking rhythms with aplomb. "Need You" is a more broken affair, with sparse percussion allowing the subby rhythmic thrust the space to dominate.
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03 May 13
Played by: Lee Daley:contentmcr/Beef/Huddtraxx
12 Apr 13
Review: It would be fair to describe Italian producer Enrico Mantini as a "veteran", given that he put out his first 12" way back in 1992. In fact, one of the highlights of that EP - "What You Like" - is featured here, alongside another superb chunk of Italian deep house/garage fusion, "I'll Be There", from 1993. Both tracks have stood the test of time well, and their original '90s flex is the perfect antidote to today's retro-futurist house culture. The undisputed quality of these tracks is put into sharp focus by the EP's two new Mantini cuts, which while solid and playable don't quite have the same unpolished appeal as his original '90s work.
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Played by: Kerri Chandler
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13 Jan 12
Played by: Visti, James Fox, Kisk, Sw, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Juno Recommends Deep House, Alessandro Otiz, Gitchell Moore, Leg Jazz
Review: Fresh from delivering an album's worth of Nu Groove remixes, Italian producer Nicholas pops up on Gerd's 4Lux Black imprint. The title track sets the tone for what follows, delivering a cockle-warming mix of old skool NYC house riffage, Italian house ambience and skippy, New Jersey garage percussion. If it was any more "classic", it would actually have been made 20 years ago. "Down To Nothing" and "Familiar Path" tread similar ground, offering wide-eyed, early 90s house for the permanently nostalgic. Hunee's remix of "Free To Be" offers a rougher, chunkier, late night take on the slick original, offering a delicious combination of rave riffage, acid bass and clattering 808 percussion.
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Played by: Vadim Griboedov
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Played by: Christian Lamper
27 Aug 12
Played by: DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Dave Allison, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Trujillo, Dublin Aunts, Jona Saucedo
Review: By now, we should all know what to expect from Nicholas: decidedly touchy-feely deep house dripping with classic soul and disco influences (not to mention grooves that sound like they've been pinched from old Nu Groove records). This belated return to original home No More Hits is packed with sultry, soulful goodness, from the classic, organ-heavy garage rework of Tammi Tyrrell and Marvin Gaye fave "If This World Were Mine", to the odd, sludgy groovery of "World Of Confusion" and breezy soul-house jam of "Can You Understand". There's also a beefy blast of disco hedonism in the shape of "I Know A Place".
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22 Apr 13
Played by: Jimpster
Review: Iron Curtis's "Horses", released last year on his "Small Wide Waist Band" full-length, is a glorious example of why there's still plenty of invention left in house. Managing to be both ludicrously tough and gorgeously intricate, it threw a lot of unusual and eccentric sounds into the mix with impressive effect. If you missed out, you can get it here, alongside a trio of equally impressive remixes. Top prize goes to deep house veteran (and all round legend) Move D, whose stripped-back but intensely beautiful take will make your ears feel like they're wallowing in a Radox-infused bath. Nu-disco types the KDMS provide a wonky, off-kilter rework that sits somewhere between organic deep house and wide-eyed electronic disco.
01 Apr 13
Played by: Cc:disco!
Review: It's clear that Australian Inkswel is of the electro-boogie persuasion and here's three tracks to prove it. "Do It" is catchy and crisp with lovely mid 80s synthpop vibes, "Tu Machito" is pure old skool electro and "LFO Bounce" is a fantastic b-boy drum box workout. Funkineven beefs up the latter hissy percussion and more melodies than you can shake a synth at.
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Played by: King DJ/Regalia Recordings, DJ Nova (Rodon Fm 95), Peter Edison, Slow It Down, Dirt Crew, Moon Boots, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Roberto Rodriguez, Sccucci Manucci, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), Elly K, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Mr.root
Review: Having previously impressed with a range of releases on Delusions of Grandeur, Fina, Freerange, Laka and Compost Black Label, deep house don Roberto Rodriguez returns to Serenades. "Tell Me" is a sprightly, synth-heavy electrofunk meets nu-disco cut that sits somewhere between the orange-hued warmth of Crazy P and the hipster swagger of DFA. While light and airy, there's a dark dubbiness throughout that impresses. Jacques Renault plays with this contrast on his two remixes, which contrast the 80s funk synths with an almighty sub bass part, bright pianos and snappy house percussion. Killer package all round.
02 Jan 12
Review: With its classic Detroit strings and delicate piano melodies, this beautifully simple deep houser from Birmingham natives Ethyl & Flori was crying out for a weighty Motor City remix. Step forward former Underground Resistance man Rolando, who delights in turning the fragile but calming original into a pulsating chunk of classic D-town techno. In typical Rolando fashion, his "Shelter" rework pushes the synth-strings to the fore, giving them space to shine on a mix that should delight anyone who likes their dance music sweet and emotion-rich. There's also a neat bonus cut in the shape of "THD_001" - all bespoke tribal percussion, bubbling synths and heady vocal edits. Impressive stuff.
04 Apr 11
Played by: Si Muir, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Free Magic, S22, Bas Amro, Efdemin, Chicago Damn
Review: David Moufang has long been electronic music's most underrated producers. Over the years, he's released on such acclaimed imprints as Warp, Philpot, Compost, Workshop, Modern Love and Shanti, run his own acclaimed label (Source Records, not to be confused with the French label of the same name) and happily skipped between raw techno, jackin' acid, minimal grooves and high grade deep house, never once putting a foot wrong. It's some record. The Hydrophonics EP sees him in typically fine form, laying down another intoxicating blend of deep house moods. As you'd perhaps expect from someone of Moufang's experience, all three tracks are immaculately produced, with sophisticated use of melody and little compromise to the rules of deep house fashion. Make no mistake, this is house music for the heads - and all the better for it.