DJ Greg, Hozay & DJ Spen - "Give Me" (feat Lisa Moore - Spen & Thommy Soulful Dubmasters edit) - (5:48) 124 BPM
Review: In which 12 soulful and Afro house tracks from the likes of Barbara Tucker, Marc Evans, Deepah Ones, Ziggy Funk and DJ Spen get the re-edit treatment from Dubmasters, with results that are generally closer to DJ tools than to remixes as such. Erin Leah & N'Dinga Gaba's 'Rocker', for instance, ends up as 2:42 of a drum roll and vocal, while N'Dinga Gaba & DJ Spen's 'Until You', as presented in SpeN'Dinga Dubmasters Edit form, is essentially just under five minutes of a single disco loop. It's probably not an album you'll play in its entirety, then, but more creative jocks from the soulful end of the spectrum should be able to make good use of the material here.
Review: Quantize Recordings is run out of Baltimore by Dj Spen and Thommy Davis. As executive producers, they work with other producers, artists, writers, and remixers to use the labels as a vehicle of expression. Here they present UK producer Dave Anthony, who from early '90s has been knee deep into the US sound - first picking up with the vibe of Detroit, then his real love coming from the soulful sound of New York. Featured here are some of his club anthems from over the years, remixed by himself and fellow label alumni. We particularly enjoyed the sensual rework of "Let Love In" (feat Sheree Hicks) by the legendary Terry Hunter, NYC stalwart Quentin Harris steps in to inject some groove action into Anthony's own "Live To Love" featuring Tasha LaRae, and the latin infused collaboration with DJ Spen "I Live For You" (feat Stephanie Cooke - DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins remix).