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Smokey
EES 026
16 Dec 16
Deep House
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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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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.
Same For Me
EES 018
09 Nov 15
Techno
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Same For Me - (9:07) 129 BPM
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Same For Me (Junior Fairplay remix) - (8:03) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The first and last known whereabouts of Alphonse Rozel were on Resista back in 2014 with the Can't Keep It / Skate single, and now the somewhat unknown artist has resurfaced with just the kind of renegade rave ephemera that [Emotional] Especial are prone to supporting. There's no arguing with the power of the jack on "Same For Me", but this is more than just a Chicago rip off. The additional percussion, lilting flute and unusual choice of vocal hook all add to a stand-out party track with bags of character. Junior Fairplay meanwhile drops a rowdy breakbeat-loaded version for the slower junglists out there.
Better Weather
HYPE 070
20 Apr 18
Deep House
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Better Weather (original mix) - (7:25) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Better Weather (Phazed version) - (4:24) 131 BPM
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Better Weather (Abyss version) - (6:19) 132 BPM
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Review: Stellar vocal cut here from Alphonse Rozel, who has had previous releases for Klasse Wrecks, Emotional Especial and Black Orpheus. Described by Hypercolour as 'spacey and dusty deepness' and that's pretty on point. Vocals are provided by one Rev Be, which Rozel utilises across these three versions. The deep bleep techno of "Better Weather" in its original version calls to mind the sounds of northern UK sounds from the early '90s, the trippy dub version - or Phazed version - is vaguely reminiscent of Derrick May's studio expriements around the same time with its funked up, flanged out and reversed elements galore. Finally is the more straight ahead and dancefloor friendly bounce of the Abyss version.
LHT 001
LHT 001
09 Jun 14
Deep House
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Alphonse - "SurvivalPT1" - (7:37) 115 BPM
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Fx Mchn - "Jackie" - (6:04) 119 BPM
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Thinks Jamie Blanco - "I Think She Thinks" - (7:02) 124 BPM
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Facade - "Revelations" - (5:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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LHT003
LHT 003
27 Oct 14
Deep House
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Jamie Blanco feat Sam Mensah - "Reline" (Blanco vs Alfonse version) - (6:05) 121 BPM
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Bintus - "Crossstream" - (6:04) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alphonse - "Learning To Breathe" - (7:21) 125 BPM
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Facade - "Aint For Pussies" - (5:05) 124 BPM
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Review: London Housing Trust's belated digital reissue series continues, with the previously vinyl only LHT003 finally getting a download release. As usual, there's a killer selection of tracks on offer, from the soulful, deep house-meets-Chicago acid brilliance of the Blanco vs Alfone remix of Jamie Blanco and Sam Mensah's "Reline", to the bouncy alien funk of Facace's "Aint For Pussies" (a tried and tested acid jacker with a far-sighted twist). Elsewhere, there's some crystalline melodies and warped acid funk from Bintus ("Crossream") and a wonderfully spacey, Detroit-influenced slice of dancefloor futurism from Alphonse ("Learning To Breathe"). In other words, there's not a duffer in sight.
London Housing Trust 004
LHT 004
20 Apr 15
Deep House
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FXMchn - "Dunn" - (7:05) 120 BPM
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Alphonse - "No Tomorrow" - (6:03) 122 BPM
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Facade - "Sarana" - (5:55) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Facade - "Take It Slow" - (2:54) 112 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Hackney's London Housing Trust make digital DJs wait a while to get hold of their material. This fourth, multiple-artist EP first landed on wax way back in 2013. It's great that they've finally made it available on download, because it's one of their strongest packages to date. FX Mchn's "Dunn", a thrillingly trippy, low-slung chunk of bouncy, alien-sounding acid-funk, leads the way, before Alphonse investigates the potential of wonky effects, backwards percussion and mind-bending bass on the intense "No Tomorrow". Facade delivers a pair of cuts on the flip; the classic US garage influences and heady basement hustle of "Sarana", and the Dam Funk-ish MPC boogie-meets-analogue Italo wonkiness of "Take It Slow".
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