Review: Victoria's finest come together to launch the Melbourne Deepcast imprint, proving that there's much more to the city than great coffee. Up first is Lewie Day - perhaps better known to the record buying public as Tornado Wallace - who drops the immensely pleasing soulful mid tempo bump of "Some Kind Of Man", a sample-heavy house jam that has been receiving a lot of love on the Juno office turntable. This is followed by "Devoted", an effort from MD head honcho Andy Hart that shimmers with Motor City soul - watch out for those keys! Up next there's some eagerly anticipated new tackle from Fantastic Man, with the deep groove/low slung riffage of "From Start To Finish" sounding like a snug fit for the 6th Borough Project back cat, while Weekend Express's "Deeper" bristles with vintage Chicago vibes. An auspicious debut.
Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez - "Got Me Now" (Jerome Robins remix) - (6:45) 123 BPM
Pray For More - "Shame" (feat Latasha Jordan - Nervous Kid remix) - (6:24) 128 BPM
Review: House fans who remember the original dance music explosion will be thrilled to learn that K-Klass have a release on Mjuzieek Remixed. The UK house music veterans bring it back to their roots with some help from remixer Antoine Cortez, who provides a filter-heavy disco house version of "Let the Freak", the act's collaboration with Reza. Younger audiences may not get the significance of the sped up vocals and ravey riffs to K Klass's background - they cut their teeth playing at mega-raves in the early 90s - but a similar set of influences also prevail on the Jerome Robins remix of Mike Newsman & Antoine Cortez's "Got Me Now", with Minnie Mouse on helium vocals fused with rolling, tribal drums. The last track on the release, the Nervous Kid remix of "Shame" also mines the early 90s for its screaming diva vocal and euphoric piano lines.