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!
Lost Desert & Mike Tohr - "Innercity Playground" - (7:48) 121 BPM
Review: Serial collaborator Lost Desert, whose real identity is a closely guarded secret, has previously impressed via a pair of top-notch hook-ups with veteran DJ/producer Lee Burridge. On this Tale & Tone outing, the masked dancefloor crusader is once again in a collaborative mood. On opener "Hunter" he joins forces with producer Amari and singer Adomas for a wonderfully evocative trip into gently soulful, deep tech-house territory (think woozy vocals, twinkling pianos, spacey chords and hypnotic drums). Mike Tohr joins in the fun on "Innercity Playground", an even deeper and more intergalactic fusion of crackly aural textures, Pete Namlook style chords, sampled children's voices, gentle melodies and shuffling drumbeats.
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.