Review: Denver, Colorado based deep house imprint Hotbox Recordings are back with a full length from Dubai based artist Jus Tadi. He delivers a dozen shades of groovy deep house here that are perfect for the warm up or the afterhours alike. There's the funky and filtered (but definitely deep) floor fillers in the form of "Can't Take That Away" "Diskach" and "Wishing". But also the more driving percussive tech house of "Come Together" and "Sorcery Of Spectacle". If that wasn't enough there's also a bit of modern deep house style on tracks like "Waves Beyond" and "You Always Sing The Same" which sound reminiscent of stuff on Jimpster's Freerange label. Not a bad thing!
Lift Me Up (Tete De La Course remix) - (5:58) 119 BPM
Review: Dubai's Jus Tadi is slowly building a quietly impressive discography. This single for Poetry in Motion comes on the back of solid outings on Hotbox Music, Sub Urban and, most recently, Fade to Funk. As with much of his previous work, "Lift Me Up" joins the dots between woozy deep house, sample-heavy disco-house and the hazy world of vintage deep house. The track bobs along on waves of hypnotic, locked-in percussion, rising and falling synthesizer lines and some choice disco vocal samples, all the while creating a mesmerizing mood. The accompanying Tete de la Course Remix drags the track further towards rich and groovy deep house territory via more bass-heavy bottom end, filtered synthesizer loops and some choice new spoken word vocal samples.
Review: Editorial are back with another mini compilation: hallelujah! It's more on the deeper tip than the disco one this time around, but it's all the same quality you expect from this camp as always! Jus Tadi's dreamy and lush deep house vibes come courtesy of "Peaches", Matt Hughes serves up some deep down and dirty funk on "Do Your Thing", plus there's some chilled-out balearic business covered also by P SOL on "Come On". A Salsoul sounding re-edit by Serge Gamesbourg (!) on "Burning" is a worthy addition and some sexy deep house to close out proceedings courtesy of Long Island Sound and The Owl respectively. All killer no filler!
Review: The best thing about spring is all the new stuff starts to arrive. Editorial have taken this idea quite literately and have rounded up a whole bunch of fresh new faces and tunes. There are nine fine jams contained on Spring Thing comp, some of the (many) highlights include the sweet and tender boogie-pop of "Good 4 You" by the artfully-punned Serge Gamesbourg, the throbbing bass loops of the sublime "Closer & Closer" and the mesmerising fusion of punk-funk bass and sunshine keyboard melodies on "Brighter" by Dagfest.
Review: Producer George Kelly is determined to fill the world with good quality, taboo-bustin' music. To this end he divides his time between making bespoke sound libraries for other artists and putting out killer dance music via his Our Records label. Here he's in the latter mode, putting forward four fresh artists, each with a unique take on hazy house. Yveline's "Secrets" is Sasha Anastasov-style dreamy pop, Rubberlips goes for retro Loveboat vibes on "Which Way To Go" and it's all about the Italo-house pianos for Jonathan Ryno's "Summertime". Finally "Feel The Vibe" by Jus Tadi ends on a trippy, jazzy, wooze-out.