Review: Given the involvement of Craig Richards' former Tyrant sparring partner, Lee Burridge, it's perhaps not surprising that "Lost In A Moment" is decidedly melodic, rather epic and bordering on progressive house in its outlook. It's not surprising that it appealed to Dixon, either; this is deep house that slowly unfolds over 10 sumptuous minutes, with beats that pop and click while melodies wind their way around cosmic pads. Dixon's rework is, if anything, even more grandiose, beefing up the beats while adding even more layers of vaguely cosmic chords and synth-flute melody. Honestly, it's like a German deep houser's take on prog. And it's amazing.
Review: The boundaries between deep house, progressive and techno blur on All Day I Dream 003. First up there's Mathew Dekay and Lee Burridge's "Holding On", which features dreamy synths, distended, ethereal vocals and a solid backing rhythm. Faut Pas Deconner's "Afterhour Olympics" is more stripped back to start with, but its reduced metallic drums soon give way to a cascading synth and a bassline so warm and spine-tingling, it sends out tingles with each passing bar. Finally, Dekay and Burridge team up for the dub version of "Holding On". Here, the rhythm is more firing and the filter energetic, while the chilling strings add an element of suspense to the arrangement.
Review: Here's something to savour: a rare solo outing on All Day I Dream from label co-founder Lee Burridge. The former Craig Richards collaborator hits the ground running with opener 'Satelite Girl', where melancholic lead lines, ghostly chords and blissful electronic motifs rise and fall over a smooth beat that sits somewhere between deep house and tech-house. There's a more outer-space feel to the dreamy, drowsy and atmospheric cut that follows, the picturesque and pleasing 'Diving Bell', while 'A Hymn For Your Dreams' is a chunky, deep tech-house treat. Tim Green provides the obligatory remix, brilliantly re-imagining 'Satellite Girl' as a sparkling slab of ultra-melodic dancefloor positivity.
Review: Over the last few years the partnership between former Tyrant mainstay Lee Burridge and mystery producer Lost Desert has resulted in a string of impeccable deep house releases. "Melt", their most expansive collaborative release to date, is similarly atmospheric, intricate and picturesque. They set the scene brilliantly via a trio of sublime ambient cuts (the new age bliss of "Melt" and epic "Lingala (Beatless)" being the standouts) before shuffling towards the dancefloor on the deep and languid "Rain". Simon Vaurambon lends a hand on the atmospheric, bass-heavy chug of "One", while regular vocalist Junior lends his honeyed tones to the string-drenched positivity of "Mibale". Elsewhere you'll find more sweet and seductive dream house treats, with "Christina, Daydreaming" providing a fittingly loved-up finale. Superb stuff!
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: All Day I Dream are back with more dreamy and drifting deep house that's purpose made for sunny, open air rooftop parties. This time it is the turn of masked mystery man Lost Desert and label head honcho Lee Burridge on the utterly sublime "Lingala", featuring the wonderfully exotic vocal talents of Junior. The we have Moscow heroes and close label affiliates Gorje Hewek & Izhevski throwing down an impressive remix which injects more subtle tribal percussion and warmer bass frequencies into the track for added dancefloor impact.
Review: We tend to think of All Day I Dream's particular brand of melodious and atmospheric house music as being summery and sun-kissed, but as this second "Winter Sampler" proves, many of the label's tracks that sound just as good on crystal clear winter mornings. Musically, much of the material tiptoes the fine line between tech-house, deep house and what would once have been classic progressive house, with highlights provided by Zone+ (the drowsy and glacial dancefloor hypnotism of "The Muse"), Makebo & Anomita (the simmering bliss of "Symphonic Fantasy"), Katrinka (the deep, chunky Afro-house of "Mila") and Tim Green (the bubbly, snow-flecked electronics and Innervisions-esque grooves of "Sowa").