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Love Me Some Friends #1
MHM 005
08 Sep 17
Deep House
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EthyAnne - "Shine On" - (7:17) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Folamour - "Love Frequencies" - (7:16) 132 BPM
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LB aka LABAT - "Your Ass Gotta Go" - (7:01) 113 BPM
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Tochigi Canopy - "Gulf Ressac" - (6:16) 107 BPM
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Review: Moonrise Hill Material has an interesting mission statement. The French label says that it is dedicated to "poetic house music", a deliciously open-ended concept that's open to all sorts of interpretations. In the case of this EP - a multi-artist affair featuring label regulars and newcomers - that largely means chunky club tracks that doff a cap to classic disco and boogie. There are deviations from the blueprint, of course - see the dub-flecked tropical house slinkiness of Tochigi Canopy's "Gulf Ressac", or the Andres-ish loop jazziness of LB aka Labat's "Your Ass Gotta Go" - but it's likely most DJs will reach for the celebratory positivity of Etheyne and Folamour's party-starting A-side cuts.
Sounds From The Streets
MHM 004
08 Sep 17
Deep House
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Back 2 The Streets - (3:23) 91 BPM
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The Gulf Party - (6:09) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ain't No Love Lost - (5:52) 112 BPM
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Shoppers Blues - (6:20) 114 BPM
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Review: We've not been short on material from lion of Lyon Ethyene of late. Impressively, Essence of Adolescence is the Moonrise Hill Material co-founder's fifth solo EP in the past 18 months. As usual, the five-track set is packed with dusty, jazz-flecked samples, sumptuously soulful musicality, and the kind of slinky, sun-kissed grooves that seem to shimmy from the speakers in a haze of high-grade smoke. Along the way, he fuses deep house with starry jazz-funk ("Time Flies Baby"), sultry modern soul (impeccable, vocal-laden loop jam "Cherish The Day") and string-drenched Philadelphia disco (bouncy shuffler "A Common Soul"). Typically, he's also included a bonus instrumental hip-hop workout ("E-Fuel Ov'me").
Essence Of Adolescence
MHM 008
17 Oct 17
Deep House
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Every Drop - (7:04) 114 BPM
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A Common Soul - (5:36) 114 BPM
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Cherish The Day - (5:14) 110 BPM
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Time Flies Baby - (6:53) 103 BPM
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E Fuel Ov'me - (2:45) 76 BPM
Oyabun
MHM 003
08 Sep 17
Deep House
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Novalaise - (7:47) 120 BPM
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La Pierre Et Le Sabre - (6:34) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rue D'Amsterdam - (7:05) 122 BPM
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L'Ile Des Gauchers - (8:10) 118 BPM
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Kaffe Creme EP
MHM 002
08 Sep 17
Deep House
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Kapo Choc - (6:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chez Moune - (9:23) 115 BPM
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Jessica Penrose - (9:38) 124 BPM
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Mountain Flow - (3:10) 87 BPM
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Played by: Nachtbraker
Review: It would be fair to say that this debut EP from Lyon-based producer Kaffe Creme has been in demand since the first pressing sold out. Happily, Moonrise Hill Material has decided to make it available on digital to satisfy demand. It remains a fine collection of dusty, sample-heavy dancefloor cuts, with barely a duff cut in sight. Highlights include the flute-laden bump of hazy house opener "Kapo Choc", the funk-fuelled hypnotism of "Jessica Penrose" and the Dilla-in-space instrumental hip-hop bounce of "Mountain Flow". "Chez Moune", a jazz-fuelled outing that accompanies killer samples with some particularly fluid instrumentation, may well be the best track of all.
Introspection EP
MHM 007
08 Sep 17
Deep House
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Diamond In The Sky - (6:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heart Is A Melody - (6:58) 120 BPM
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Frenetic Dance Under The Moonlight - (7:17) 125 BPM
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Loin Des Yeux D'Helios - (6:30) 120 BPM
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Boogie Or Not Boogie - (2:21) 110 BPM
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Review: Another gold asset from the ever-developing Moonrise Hill collective, Saint Paul emerges from the shadows with his first full EP for the label. Every track is a stone cold soulful house gem. Jacking, rough around the edges but soaked in serious sentiment and human realness, every cut touches the heart. Highlights include the O'Neal style vocal touches on "Heat Is A Melody", the Balearic waves and sandy-toed surges of "Frenetic Dance Under The Moonlight" and the stripped back sample fire of "Boogie Or Not Boogie".
Love Me Some Friends #2
MHM 006
08 Sep 17
Deep House
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Saint Paul - "Saturday In Your Mind" - (8:31) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Marc Bianco - "Line 1202" - (6:19) 120 BPM
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G2S - "Check-O-Matic" - (5:21) 120 BPM
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Kaffe Creme - "Spy Big Band" (feat Bernie) - (5:28) 124 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Moonrise Hill Material has fast become one of the most in-demand labels of recent times, with each 12" missive selling out in record time. Saint Paul kicks things off with the pleasingly positive, D-Train sampling thrills of boogie-house pumper "Saturday In Your Mind", before Marco Bianco weighs in with the manipulated horn stabs, rubbery disco bass and stomping drum machine hits of "Line 1202". Then it goes to a dusty, pleasingly weird, MPC-driven sample-house fuzziness of G2S's "Check-O-Matic", and the wayward jazz-house brilliance of "Spy Big Band" by Kaffe Creme, which is arguably the EP's standout moment.
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