Review: Andy Compton may well be best known for delivering sumptuous, soul-flecked deep house, but his sizeable discography features numerous forays into other styles (modern soul, disco and boogie included). Here the happy-go-lucky Devonian dusts off his old TB-303 bass synth and lays down a trio of on-point acid house jams. The Bristol-based producer begins with the rock solid drum machine programming, wonky spoken word samples and subtle acid undulations of "That Acid Track", before teaming up with honey-throated soul singer Rogiers on the Fingers Inc. style workout that is "Acid Rain". Closer "Sacred Time", meanwhile, sits somewhere between the other two tracks; while Compton makes great use of some luscious chords, the beats and TB-303 lines are pleasingly tough and forthright
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Review: Bristol's super fine groove making team Andy Compton & Celestine are back with another belter! Deeply prolific Bristol based house/soul connoisseur Andy Compton has released over 30 albums and close to 150 EPs (either under his own name or as part of The Rurals) on his essential Peng label and other fine record labels. The record label PENG began in Feb 99, started by Andy Compton and Tweek, whose aim was to produce their own brand of jazzy, funky deep house through their own label. "I Wanna See You Groove" (Andy Compton's mix) is deep and lo-slung disco just the way we like it: chill and sultry for lovers on the dancefloor. Celestine's vocals are just to die for. There's some additional remixes equally worthy of you attention: "Anders Magic Fingers mix" channels that ol' Naked Music vibe from yesteryear quite wonderfully on this lo-slung groover while "Lesiba Langa remix" goes for a more soulful and evocative vibe with an Afro influence that takes its cues from masters like Ron Trent or Osunlade.
Review: With over 30 albums and about 150 EPs to his name (or as part of The Rurals) Bristol's house/soul connoisseur Andy Compton can easily be considered a master producer. Here he keeps the goods vibes flowing with a new song, "Perception", a seven-minute excursion into warm and deep soulful territory. Soothing pads glide under the silky tones of Tenisha Edwards' delicious vocals. Instrumentals and radio edits are all featured, covering all bases.
Review: Lumberjacks In Hell welcomes deep house vet Andy Compton and Shamrock for a trip into plush disco, laid back funk and more besides. Bunny Chow was reportedly recorded in South Africa, and features the vocal talents of Asli on a number of the tracks. You can certainly hear the Afro influence creeping into the simmering groove of the title track, while Asli's vocals shine through the clearest on the downtempo tones of "Everything Is Gravy." "Nifanyeje" is another warm trip through Afro disco replete with noodling guitar lines and a crisp drum machine beat, while "Roga Mziki" ends the record on a high note with a final blast of that infectious, sunkissed sound the pair have clearly mastered on their musical adventure.