Review: In which UK scene veteran, playa house originator and all-round good egg Lee Burridge teams up with Belgium's Lost Desert, a regular on his All Day I Dream label, for an EP that packs few surprises, perhaps, but makes for a very enjoyable 26 minutes of listening/dancing all the same. The title track is every bit as deep, dreamy and drifty as you'd expect, with the other three essentially adding variations of the theme: 'Slave To The String' features a rather lovely strings breakdown, while 'Here With You' adds a dose of subtle funk. As we said at the start, no big surprises but if you're a fan of the label and/or either artist, there's much to enjoy here.
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: 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: 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: 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.