Spring Theory (Luv Jam Summer Re-nip) - (7:22) 114 BPM
Review: Carrying on The wonderful Blind Jacks Journey series available now on digital, and this time we have the label return to a track from one of their very first releases in the shape of Acasual's "Spring Theory". A highlight of Dream House Volume 1.3, the German's production is given the royal remix treatment with his highly regarded compatriot, the hero from Heidelberg, Move D, first up. Moufang's unmistakable sense of deepness adds a whole new dimension to "Spring Theory", and results in another gorgeous Move D production. Then it's Luv Jam lending his hand this time, on more of a lo-fi version with a bouncy bassline, dreamy, floating strings and a murmuring vocal melody.
Review: The latest offering on Owen Jay's Batti Batti label features a cast of characters doing different but equally excellent things within the realm of deep house. Acasual is up first, presenting a reflective tour through lingering chords and swirling pads perfect for rainy spring days, while Tominori Hosoya goes one further with the soul-stirring ambience of "Thinking Of The Days". Kiddmisha & Apoena then set light with the restrained but utterly on-point depth charge "Dancin", and then Jonno & Tommo round the record out with the sultry "Mystic Feelings", making this a complete package of high grade house music from the heart
Mr Fiel - "Awakening Of The Nature" - (6:33) 120 BPM
Ratcatcher - "Marsupial Dreams" - (6:17) 123 BPM
Acasual - "Spring Theory" - (6:58) 114 BPM
Review: While every man, woman and child with a studio now seems to be making loved-up deep house inspired by the short-lived Italian dream house movement, Blind Jacks Journey has been championing the sound for years. In fact, this brilliant collection of luscious workouts first saw the light of day on vinyl way back in 2013. There's naturally much to admire throughout, from the acid-laced melodic wooziness and rolling rhythms of Gnork's "W.1.3", to the jaunty, whistling synthesizer melodies, warm analogue bass and fizzing electronics of Ratcatcher's "Marsupial Dreams". Arguably best of all, though, is the organ-heavy mid-tempo bliss of Acasual's sublime "Dream Theory", which is so authentically saucer-eyed it could have been made and released by legendary Italian label DFC at the turn of the '90s.