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Live At Robert Johnson Vol 7
PLAYRJC CD007
11 Apr 11
Electro
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Ellison Chase - "Welcome To Tomorrow" - (6:22) 126 BPM
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David Keaton - "Gloria" - (6:30) 122 BPM
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Quando Quango - "Atom Rock" - (6:34) 121 BPM
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IMS - "Nonline" - (3:22) 115 BPM
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Jo Squillo Eletrix - "Avventurieri" (remix dance version) - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Marsico - "Funk Sumatra" - (8:29) 122 BPM
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Zwischenfall - "Flucht" - (5:01) 115 BPM
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Information Society - "Running" - (7:38) 120 BPM
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Endgames - "First; Last-For Everything" (extended edit) - (7:54) 120 BPM
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Xymox - "Obsession" (club mix) - (5:44) 125 BPM
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Grauzone - "Raum" - (4:24) 131 BPM
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Rah Band - "Clouds Across The Moon" - (6:53) 154 BPM
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Played by: Ben Pistor
Running In Circles
PLAYRJC 022
12 Nov 12
Deep House
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Running In Circles - (6:00) 125 BPM
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Closer - (7:55) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Lifesaver Compilation Vinyl Extraction II
PLAYRJC 025
01 Jul 13
Deep House
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Benedikt Frey - "Sometimes" (extended version) - (5:31) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Citizen's Band - "Descend" - (3:49) 120 BPM
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Portable - "Nano Flower" (feat Lcio) - (6:23)
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Review: A second set of selections from Live at Robert Johnson's excellent Lifesaver Compilation, for those who missed out on the CD/vinyl samplers when they dropped a few weeks back. Benedikt Frey kicks things off with "Sometimes", an atmospheric, woozy, melancholic and occasionally sombre slice of quiet house. The Citizen's Band continues on this intergalactic tip with "Descend", the aural equivalent of drifting through outer space with your eyes closed - all alien ambience and bubbling electronics. A fine EP draws to a close with Portable's huggable "Nano Flower", a hook-up with Lcio that pits drifting flutes and cute synth melodies against sweaty live drums and enveloping strings.
Basic Motions
PLAYRJC 042D
03 Jun 16
Techno
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Dc2 - (8:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Basic Motions - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Sensible Heat - (6:22) 121 BPM
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Obd - (6:41) 125 BPM
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Review: It's been three long years since Benjamin Milz's last release, and that was as part of an all-start ensemble of Frankfurt talent on Chi-Wax. This, then, is his solo debut for Live At Robert Johnson, and it's really rather good. There's something thrillingly no-nonsense about the thumping kick drums, hissing cymbals, woozy melodies, restless cowbells and ragged acid lines of "Dc2", which feels like an all-out assault on the senses. He prioritizes mood and melody a little more elsewhere, playing around with attractive arpeggio lines on the tactile and picturesque "Obd", while fusing cloudy chords, glistening melodies and UK-garage influenced beats on the bold and beautiful "Basic Motion".
ET 01
PLAYRJC 010
14 Feb 11
Electro
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ET 01 - (6:50) 120 BPM
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ET 06 - (6:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Shadow Dancer
Ghost Rider
PLAYRJC 044D
18 Nov 16
Electro
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Ghost Rider - (6:17) 126 BPM
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Aber Dem Jenseits - (7:00) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Something I Learned Today - (5:45) 121 BPM
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Vi - (2:42) 126 BPM
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Sodom - (5:55) 138 BPM
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The Video Dead
PLAYRJC 038
06 Jul 15
Deep House
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Time To Kill - (6:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Midnight Workout - (3:05) 126 BPM
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Night School - (5:35) 123 BPM
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Hide Society - (2:53) 129 BPM
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The Video Dead - (5:14) 113 BPM
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Played by: PhilSimon
Review: Synthesizer fancier Chinaski (AKA producer Stefan Haag) doesn't tend to release a lot of music, with his last EP of note dropping way back in 2013. That said, what he does release is usually top notch, with rich, colourful synth melodies and sepia-tinted chords riding fizzing drum machine rhythms. This expansive first EP for Live at Robert Johnson is packed with such moments, from the chiming beauty of dancefloor shuffler "Night School" and the Pet Shop Boys-on-class A's rush of "Hide Society", to the ghostly tunefulness and tech-house chug of opener "Time To Kill". Best of all, though, is "Midnight Workout", a tear-jerking chunk of deep synth-pop melancholia that's simply sublime.
77 Reasons
PLAYRJC 015
05 Dec 11
Deep House
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West 42nd - (7:02) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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77 Reasons - (7:50) 115 BPM
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Played by: The Zars
Broken Rome
PLAYRJC 019
30 Apr 12
Deep House
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Broken Rome - (6:45) 120 BPM
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Densed - (8:06) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Into - (4:14) 114 BPM
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Review: The Citizen's Band's second instalment for Ramona's favourite label hollows their long lasting love affair. Christian Beisswenger's (CB Funk, one half of Arto Mwambe) is nothing less than dealing with the demise of an empire. "Broken Rome" is a codeine trip through early Nu Groove rave tracks as well as an ode to Junior Vasquez at the helm of the Sound Factory seen and heard through frosted glass. "Densed" on the other hand tips its toes into the current deep house stream with an Arto-Mwambe-like hook and a thumping bass line. The spaces in-between those rudiments are taken up by the IDM finger exercise and jewel that is "Into": Ottoman dancing!
Live At Robert Johnson Vol 8 (DJ mix)
PLAYRJC CD009
12 Sep 11
Experimental/Electronic
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Various - "Live At Robert Johnson Vol 8" (continuous DJ mix by Dixon) - (1:15:46) 60 BPM
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Played by: Kris Oliver
Polo (Versions)
PLAYRJC 016
06 Feb 12
Deep House
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Polo (extended mix) - (9:34)
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Polo (Lauer remix) - (7:38) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: When Maxmillion Dunbar released Max Tracks For World Peace EP, it confirmed his arrival as a producer with genuine talent. The stand out track from that EP was a rainbow-tinted fusion of old-world ambience, contemporary deep house and shimmering, synth-wave goodness called "Polo". Although superb, it seemed to be rather overlooked at the time, perhaps because its kaleidoscopic melodies, spacious grooves and eyes-wide-shut feel didn't quite fit in with contemporary dancefloor values. Pleasingly, Live At Robert Johnson have decided to give it a much-deserved single release, with two brand new versions for Dunbar fans to drool over. And drool you will. Field-Pickering has provided a brand new extended version, with stretches out the six-minute original into ten minutes of crystalline gorgeousness. Arto Mwambe man Phillip Lauer - a Live At Robert Johnson regular whose debut album will drop on Running Back later this spring - provides the remix. It's a smart choice from the LARJ camp, because Lauer is no stranger to melodic, soundscape deep house. Highly recommended.
Desperate Housemen EP
PLAYRJC 012
25 Apr 11
Deep House
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Dishes & Wishes - (7:25) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Iron Curtain - (6:04) 119 BPM
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Lovedancing - (6:29) 128 BPM
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Mulish Crease - (5:24) 120 BPM
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Review: These days, you never quite know what you're going to get from Roman Flugel, but chances are it'll be worth checking. Desperate Housemen, his first EP for the versatile Live At Robert Johnson, is suitably interesting. Over the four tracks, Flugel flexes his electronic muscles, dusts off some vintage keys and lays down typically spellbinding grooves. There's the palatial Kraftwerkian electro/techno of "Lovedancing", the ambidextrous low-end wobble of "Mulish Crease" (like early Warp IDM with a dancefloor pulse), and even a spot of woozy deep house ("Iron Curtain"). Oh, and the farting sub and nagging hooks of "Dishes & Wishes", a kind of smacked-out version of Mr Fingers "Washing Machine" given a twisted disco makeover. Pretty much what you expected, eh?
Cookie Dust
PLAYRJC 020
04 Jun 12
Deep House
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OTH - (6:06) 122 BPM
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Thank You Jack - (5:24)
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Cookie Dust - (6:09) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Girls With Status - (6:44) 126 BPM
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Review: Currently enjoying a resurgence in interest after his lauded Fatty Folders LP last year, the evergreen Roman Flugel drops this tasty four-tracker for the Robert Johnson crew and it's a fine example of just how effortless the man can make high grade house music sound. "OTH" is a warm and grooving run through rich layers of synths, with the sci-fi touches of earliest Sheffield bleep but none of the coldness. "Cookie Dust" meanwhile is a touch feistier, as the tempo gets upped and the track comes off sounding like cool-as-ice electro techno. "Thank You Jack" and "Girls With Status" show where Flugel can head with more downtempo sounds, with the latter being a particularly sweet slice of broken beat elegance.
The Lifesaver Compilation (Vinyl Extraction)
PLAYRJC 024
28 May 13
Deep House
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Roman Flugel - "More Is Not Enough (Heaven Or Hell?)" - (6:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lauer - "Hector" - (6:59) 120 BPM
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San Laurentino - "Final Landing" - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Tuff City Kids - "People Is A Crackhead (Tuff Hamlet Riddim)" - (6:52) 115 BPM
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Played by: Sven Vath
Secrets & Lies
PLAYRJC 039
15 Jan 16
Deep House
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Facing The Sea - (6:34) 125 BPM
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Seventyfour - (5:24) 100 BPM
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Secrets & Lies - (9:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: It can be hard to predict what Fort Romeau will do next. While he's always excelled at making evocative, melancholic blends of vintage deep house, instrumental synth-pop and glistening electronica, he's prone to frequent stylistic shifts, as his eccentric 2015 outings on Cin Cin and Running Back neatly demonstrated. For this EP on Live At Robert Johnson, he's back to his deep and emotion-rich best, laying down a trio of tracks that emphasise mood, melody and simple beauty over the demands of the dancefloor. "Facing The Sea" is the most obvious club-friendly of the three - think chugging, hissing rhythms, winding melodies and Behaviour-era Pet Shop Boys chords - though it's the intensely beautiful "Seventyfour" that really stands out.
Reframe
PLAYRJC 037
18 May 15
Deep House
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SH Birds - (4:38) 128 BPM
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Signals - (3:44) 107 BPM
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Mind The Gap - (5:54) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Good Night Houston - (6:11) 119 BPM
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Played by: Tronik Youth
Vinyl Extraction: Live At Robert Johnson Vol 7
PLAYRJC 011
11 Apr 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Grauzone - "Raum" (Atas extended mix) - (7:41) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zwischenfall - "Flucht" - (5:27) 115 BPM
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Brudis
PLAYRJC 029
21 Apr 14
Deep House
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QD - (6:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Calcit - (6:19) 120 BPM
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Smend - (5:21) 120 BPM
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Schone Frau Mit Geld (Losoul Versions)
PLAYRJC 008
20 Sep 10
Deep House
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Schone Frau Mit Geld (Losoul remix) - (7:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Schone Frau Mit Geld (Losoul instrumental dub) - (8:17) 120 BPM
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Never Go With A Hippie To A Second Location
PLAYRJC 004
14 Oct 09
Electro House
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Never Go With A Hippie To A Second Location (Allez-Allez remix) - (7:03) 128 BPM
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Never Go With A Hippie To A Second Location - (9:27) 128 BPM
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Never Go With A Hippie To A Second Location (Springrolls In Firenze remix) - (9:12) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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H R Boss
PLAYRJC 009
24 Jan 11
Deep House
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H R Boss - (9:21) 119 BPM
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Banned - (8:53) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tearsh
PLAYRJC 043D
29 Jul 16
Deep House
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Tearsh - (6:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Antinat - (6:50) 123 BPM
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Jetdentist - (6:31) 119 BPM
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Deass - (6:43) 122 BPM
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Prazctok Memoriam - (1:18) 154 BPM
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Review: A new EP by Frankfurt house hero Phillip Lauer is up next on Live At Robert Johnson. This is his first release in five years since the H.R. EP and let's not forget that great Live At Robert Johnson Volume 6 mix CD as well. The Tearsh EP features the retro emotive Summer of Love style groove of the title track, which you could imagine playing at a rave under the M5 motorway back in '89. "Antinat" continues on with the same knack for lovably cheesy 80's synth disco melodics which he explored with Fabrizio Mammarella on the Black Spuma project last year while "Jetdentist" takes things down a druggier nu-disco route more suited to the early hours. He saves the best for the last on the explosive hi-NRG stormer "Deass" which we admired in in all its camp ferocity!
Phantom
PLAYRJC 030
09 Jun 14
Deep House
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Palm Grove - (5:43) 120 BPM
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Lost In The Harbour - (4:12) 120 BPM
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All Nite - (7:26) 118 BPM
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Phantom - (4:59) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Kenneth bager
Roman Flugel & Benedikt Frey (Remixes)
PLAYRJC 041D
22 Apr 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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Loose Life (Roman Flugel remix) - (5:32) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Similar Familiar (Benedikt Frey remix) - (6:09) 91 BPM
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Magic Serials
PLAYRJC 023
12 Feb 13
Deep House
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JP4-808-P5-106-DEP5 - (6:08) 116 BPM
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MS20-707-M/P-P6-SPX90 - (7:38) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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LM2-JP4-106-606-BL-303-SDE2000-P6-TX81Z - (8:43) 117 BPM
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Focus For Infinity
PLAYRJC CD008
06 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Unfocused - (1:17) 75 BPM
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I'll Never Be - (7:22) 96 BPM
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As The Night Breathes (feat Heidi Diehl & Steve Gunn) - (6:46) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Order Of More Depth - (5:23) 108 BPM
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Harmonize - (9:57) 110 BPM
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Feel So Real - (6:26) 112 BPM
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Night Flow - (7:12) 113 BPM
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Fade The Light (feat Mavin) - (6:10) 115 BPM
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Hypnotic Arpeggio - (1:34) 78 BPM
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After - (6:41) 118 BPM
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A Wrong Chance - (6:29) 120 BPM
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Gonna Get Your Love Gonna Find You (feat Sigrid Elliott) - (6:18) 123 BPM
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Sooner Or Later - (5:42) 93 BPM
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With One Another
PLAYRJC 032D
15 Sep 14
Deep House
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And We Kissed - (5:57) 115 BPM
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A Dream I Get Stuck In - (5:24) 120 BPM
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Long Distance Call (with Telephones) - (8:59) 121 BPM
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We Have Time (feat Mavin) - (7:58) 122 BPM
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Everything That Happens Is Supposed To Happen - (7:06) 117 BPM
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Gagacid (with nd_baumecker) - (6:23) 126 BPM
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Fall Again (with Lee Douglas) - (6:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Native Tribes Of Jaguar (with Credit 00) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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Can't Get Out Of My System - (6:03) 120 BPM
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With One Another (with Benedikt Frey) - (6:32) 105 BPM
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Now And Forever - (6:25) 50 BPM
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We Have Time (bonus instrumental) - (7:55) 122 BPM
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Your Love Away (with Jules Etienne - digital bonus instrumental) - (7:06) 122 BPM
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Review: It's been a fair few years now since Italian producer Massimiliano Pagliara, famed for his analogue-heavy blends of bright synthesizer melodies, pop hooks, Chicago house grooves and robust acid lines, relocated from Italy to Berlin. It's obviously been a fruitful move, as this second full-length - his first dropped in 2011 - is mostly made up of collaborations with locally based producers. Norwegian exile Telephones lends a hand on the deliciously Balearic "Long Distance Call", with one-time NYC resident Lee Douglas recalling his TBD work with Justin Vandervolgen on the murky acid assault that is "Fall Again". Elsewhere, you'll find a range of moods, ranging from the enveloping power house of "Native Tribes of Jupiter" (a hook-up with Credit 00), to the dreamy synth-pop of "With One Another".
Live At Robert Johnson Vol 6 (unmixed tracks)
PLAYRJCCD 006DIGITAL
16 Aug 10
Deep House
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MTAI (digital exclusive) - (5:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Home Strainer (digital exclusive) - (5:26) 120 BPM
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Greatest Love (live mix) - (6:49) 123 BPM
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N "No R" G - (6:52) 123 BPM
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Winterhut - (5:19) 123 BPM
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Ohm Balance - (6:16) 123 BPM
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Life Lofted Us Up - (7:53) 123 BPM
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Btwo (live mix) - (6:00) 118 BPM
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Live At Robert Johnson Vol 6 Mix (continuous mix) - (1:08:58) 122 BPM
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Duster FC
PLAYRJC 007DIGITAL
19 Aug 10
Deep House
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Duster FC (12" studio mix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
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One Lonely Knight (extended live mix) - (8:06) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Focus For Infinity (The Remixes Part 1)
PLAYRJC 014
29 Aug 11
Deep House
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A Wrong Chance (Tuff City Kids remix) - (8:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Wrong Chance (Tuff City Kids Acid Bonus Riddim) - (4:18) 120 BPM
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In Order Of More Depth (BHFV remix) - (9:31) 118 BPM
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Review: Live at Bobby J's serve up this remix shaped addendum to Mr Pagliara's excellent thick set long player Focus for Infinity, with mainstays Tuff City Kids and B.H.F.V. at the controls. Anyone who's checked a Tuff City Kid production in recent times will be getting a bit excited at the prospect of a remix proper as well as some bonus acid endeavours from Lauer and Janson. Rightly so too - in their hands "A Wrong Chance" gets moulded into a heaving mass of cavernous thumping house brilliance that constantly switches between moods. Just wait for the truly haunting treatment of crystalline chords to arrive! The Acid Bonus Riddim version is the more basic variant, stripping it down to let the bass do the talking before the acid takes effect. The presence of B.H.F.V. is a welcome return for the duo who slipped out the excellent throwback electro jams on ET 01-06 earlier in the year, and their take nine minute on "In Order Of More Depth" applies a similarly bleep heavy approach amidst expansive surges of Technicolor light. Big tip for the heads!
Toxic Love
PLAYRJC 003
18 May 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Love You & That's Me - (7:40) 108 BPM
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Sometimes At Night - (7:13) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Continental East Funk - (5:38) 111 BPM
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Ophelie - (7:50) 100 BPM
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Casus Belli
PLAYRJC 002
12 Jan 09
Techno
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Casus Belli (original mix) - (10:23) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Casus Belli (The Brontosaurus Saga remix) - (10:09) 116 BPM
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A Process
PLAYRJC 021
03 Sep 12
Deep House
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A Process - (8:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Process (feat Lcio - Flutramental Version) - (8:20) 120 BPM
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A Process (Acappella) - (2:09)
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Review: Few are better than Portable at creating killer grooves that defy convention. "A Process" is a great example of that. Although its groove sticks to a 4/4 tempo, it swings, bumps and winds majestically, sounding not unlike the illegitimate offspring of broken beat and tech-jazz. With some beautifully simple classic house pianos and a similarly tactile vocal atop, "Process" slowly builds to a percussive crescendo before tailing off into touchy-feely, beatless territory. It's as atmospheric and heartwarming as you'd expect, without resorting to aural cliches. There's also a slightly more coffee table rework featuring a series of natty flute solos and a delay-laden acapella that could prove useful to creative DJs.
I Reflect Thee
PLAYRJC 040
19 Feb 16
Deep House
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I Reflect Thee - (6:43) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Reflect Thee (feat Lcio) - (6:27) 120 BPM
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I Reflect Thee (acapella) - (5:24) 123 BPM
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Surrender
PLAYRJC 034
17 Nov 14
Deep House
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Surrender - (5:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Surrender (dub version) - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Surrender (acapella) - (4:12) 112 BPM
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Her Dream
PLAYRJC 028
17 Mar 14
Deep House
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I Knew - (5:53) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pirouette - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Her Dream - (7:11) 116 BPM
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Played by: Seb Wildblood
Forbidden Fruit EP
PLAYRJC 017
27 Feb 12
Deep House
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Playmaker - (8:04)
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Forbidden Fruit - (6:34) 115 BPM
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Rainforest Hunters - (5:48) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Somewhere Under Stars - (8:36) 120 BPM
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You Collect Secrets
PLAYRJC 027
21 Oct 13
Minimal/Tech House
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You Collect Secrets - (7:07) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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She Can't Go - (7:46) 121 BPM
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The Cloud Song - (5:55) 120 BPM
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Played by: LAWRENCE
Live At Robert Johnson: Lifesaver Compilation 2 Extension
PLAYRJC 036
30 Mar 15
Deep House
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Tuff City Kids - "Wooden Dreams" - (6:12) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hotel Lauer - "Shank" (Overdose mix) - (6:33) 123 BPM
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Review: Frankfurt institution Robert Johnson have truly succeeded in creating an in-house label that stands strong on its own without needing to lean on the club that birthed it. Phillip Lauer has been a part of that success story since the early days of the label, appearing as part of Art Mwambe, as himself, and many of his other collaborative ventures. As such it makes sense that this addendum to the recent Lifesaver Compilation 2 release features two such projects, with Tuff City Kids up first. As ever from Gerd Janson and Lauer the vibe is brightly coloured and immediately grabbing, dealing in thoughtful house constructions without compromising on impact, while elsewhere Hotel Lauer features Phillip's brother Jacob getting involved for a more dubby excursion with a pleasing old-skool finish.
Lifesaver Compilation 3
PLAYRJC 045D
19 May 17
Electro
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Vincent Feit - "X04" - (3:26) 120 BPM
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Chinaski - "Half Life" - (4:13) 122 BPM
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Lauer - "Okinase" - (5:55) 133 BPM
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Massimiliano Pagliara - "Forever What" - (6:31) 120 BPM
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Benjamin Milz - "Electric Current" - (4:10) 134 BPM
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Felix Strahd - "Puppies" (Trist mix) - (5:04) 127 BPM
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Orson Wells & Benjamin Milz - "Transient Field" - (4:42) 120 BPM
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Roman Flaggel - "Good News From Another Planet" - (4:34) 123 BPM
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Rolande Garros - "Chang" - (4:06) 110 BPM
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Tcb - "Nickpack" - (5:37) 122 BPM
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Benedikt Frey - "Bells" - (5:17) 108 BPM
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Fort Romeau - "Lost, Again" - (7:34) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: People often forget that the widely-praised Robert Johnson club is actually from Offenbach and not Frankurt, a small town situated about 10 miles out of the city centre. Over the last few years, there's been a resurgence of talent emanating from the town, such as DJ Slynsgshot and his Yappin collective and associated artists like the Vincent Feit who opens the clubs thurd instalment of the Lifesaver series with a naughty little house melter called "X04". Across the comp, other RJ casuals appear, such as Massimigliano Pagliara with "Forever What", an aptly tropical house excursion, or Philip Lauer, Fort Romeau and the lesser known Felix Strahd. All in all, this is about the best house/techno compilation we've received all year and, like everything else the club does, it is an excellent addition to their catalogue. 10/10.
Live At Robert Johnson a Lifesaver Compilation 2
PLAYRJC 035
16 Mar 15
Deep House
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Orson Wells - "Digital Revolution" - (6:40) 116 BPM
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Massimiliano Pagliara - "Phasing Down The Sea" - (7:21) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lauer - "Language" - (6:37) 117 BPM
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Roman Flugel - "Tender Hooligan" - (6:00) 116 BPM
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Chinaski - "Futuresex" - (8:08) 124 BPM
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Portable - "Dive In" (feat Lcio) - (6:12) 120 BPM
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TCB - "Byrdmap" - (5:54) 117 BPM
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Benedikt Frey - "Brainwashed" - (6:06) 116 BPM
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Review: Live At Robert Johnson's first Lifesaver compilation, released in 2013, offered an essential snapshot of the infamous club-turned-label's expanding roster, delivering tracks from respected heads and relative newcomers alike. This second installment ploughs a similar furrow, on one hand showcasing woozy dancefloor gear from familiar favourites (see Roman Flugel's formidable, sci-fi tinged analogue jam, "Tender Hooligan", and the beatbox electro-meets-spiraling synth-scapes of Lauer's "Language"), and genuinely impressive music from lesser-known names. In the latter category you'll find some genuine highlights, including the deliciously Balearic electronics of Chinsaski ("Futuresex"), and the Uncanny Valley style, semi-organic deep house chug of Benedikt Frey.
The Lifesaver Compilation
880319 612527
15 Apr 13
Deep House
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Chinaski - "Lunch" (extended version) - (8:02)
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Massimiliano Pagliara - "LM2-808-SH101-M/P-JP4-P5-SPX90" - (4:52) 110 BPM
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Lauer - "Hector" - (6:59) 120 BPM
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Orson Wells - "At Play" - (7:48) 120 BPM
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San Laurentino - "Final Landing" - (5:28) 120 BPM
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The Citizen's Band - "Descend" - (3:49) 120 BPM
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The Citizen's Band - "Softest Touch" - (6:44) 116 BPM
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Benedikt Frey - "Sometimes" - (3:35) 116 BPM
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Roman Flugel - "More Is Not Enough (Heaven Or Hell?)" - (6:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Portable - "Nano Flower" (feat Lcio) - (6:23)
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Tuff City Kids - "People Is A Crackhead" (Tuff Hamlet Riddim) - (6:52) 115 BPM
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Never Lonely No More
PLAYRJC 026
05 Aug 13
Deep House
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Leaving - (7:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Searching - (7:36) 120 BPM
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Jungle Warrior - (6:01) 123 BPM
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Never Lonely No More - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Review: Orson Wells, AKA producer Leonard Poschmann, isn't exactly a new name - he's delivered contributions to split EPs under a variety of pseudonyms - but this is his debut solo EP. And what a debut. "Leaving", the EP's lead cut, is a bona-fide tear-jerker of epic proportions, built around Steve Summers/Confused House style rising and falling synthesizer lines, bittersweet melodies, squelchy acid tweaks and raw-but-stripped back drums. The equally melancholic "Searching" sounds like Lamont Booker's more introspective moments dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century ("New Age House" for a new century, perhaps), while "Jungle Warrior" feels like early Detroit techno, pitched down to a deep house tempo, with an added shot of feverish voodoo. As for the title track, it's stunningly beautiful. In a word: fantastic.
Open Light
PLAYRJC 031
25 Aug 14
Deep House
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Drifting - (7:02) 114 BPM
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Sky Traffic - (6:26) 120 BPM
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It Takes Two To Tango - (6:50) 121 BPM
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Open Light - (7:28) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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