Review: Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay's All Day I Dream label have successfully carved out their own very particular niche in the house music canon over the past decade or so, specialising in melodic, mellifluous grooves coming from that place where deep house, progressive house and Balearic/chill-out/downtempo blur into one. And here, they serve up a 12-track compilation that sticks more or less entirely to that same blueprint. As such, it's perhaps unlikely to win them many new converts, but with cuts from the likes of Mass Digital, Squire and Death On The Balcony, fans of the label will be more than satisfied.
Review: Given that most of his releases have been collaborative affairs with one like-minded producer or another - most frequently Lee Berridge - it's little surprise to find that Lost Desert's latest EP is another one built around joint productions. Berridge naturally lends a hand on epic opener "Welch" - little less than nine minutes of tactile, warming and ethereal dancefloor - before he moves in a darker, tech-tinged direction alongside Simon Vuarambon on "Earth Before Humans". Bona Fire collaboration "No Strings Attached" is a percussion-rich shuffle infused with glassy-eyed, watching-the-sun-come-up-at-a-rave nostalgia, while "That Moment & You", co-produced by Amand, confidently strides towards hypnotic tech-house-meets-deep house territory. There's also a neat digital-only bonus in the shape of Lost Desert's stirring, progressive house style remix of DSF's "Mystika".
Review: A 14-track collection here from Lee Burridge's All Day I Dream. The title refers to the release date but also hints at what to expect stylistically, because the emphasis here is on hazy, lazy vibes that'll sound best served outdoors on a hot, sunny day, as deep house, deep prog and downtempo/Balearic collide in one very chilled package. Standouts including Double Touch's Middle Eastern-tinged 'Sunriser', Hermanez's deep tribal groove 'Third Decade' and the Indian-infused deep house of Sebastian Leger's 'Kanga', but really this is one of those albums that's best enjoyed whole, letting the soothing sounds ease away your cares...
Review: This fine EP boasts more "technicolour emotionalism" from the All Day I Dream camp, this time courtesy of Athens-based deep house producer DSF. He sets the tone via gorgeous title track "Mystika", a luscious chunk of melodious deep house breeziness rich in thickset synth bass, sweeping strings, marimba style lead lines and jammed-out Rhodes keys. "One With The Music" is, if anything, even more breezy and summery with a heavier bottom-end swing, while "Ammoudia" is almost anthem like in its string-drenched grandiosity. To round things off, the Greek producer offers up the Innervisions-style warmth of "Kyklades", another bouncy, string-drenched affair that comes complete with operatic style female vocals.