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Raw Is The Truth
UT 07
13 Jul 10
Deep House
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Alex Agore - "Yesterday Is Dead & Gone" - (6:18) 120 BPM
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Nicholas - "Many Shades Of The Blues" - (8:49) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Iron Curtis - "Rawls" - (7:59) 122 BPM
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Marcello Napoletano - "House Is Freedom" - (7:40) 117 BPM
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Beat Christmas 2015
BTM 024
25 Jan 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Crosfader - "Against The Current" - (6:20) 126 BPM
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Dino Saints - "Trap The Beat" - (5:42) 125 BPM
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Larson - "Never Give Up" - (6:04) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nicholas - "Like A Bitch" - (7:03) 124 BPM
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Paolo Lucchi - "Tenor Feather" - (7:00) 122 BPM
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The Lion Brothers - "House" - (7:05) 123 BPM
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Stopping
361015 9018190
25 Oct 14
Progressive House
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Stopping - (7:02) 124 BPM
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Love Someone
4LUX 1404
03 Nov 14
Deep House
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Love Someone (feat Shaun J Wright) - (6:00) 122 BPM
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Love Someone (Underground Mentality dub) - (5:33) 123 BPM
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Message - (6:09) 123 BPM
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J.U.N.E. - (5:36) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: While Italian producer Nicholas has always been obsessed with classic house - be it the piano-laden release of early '90s Italian productions or the New Jersey bump of later period Nu Groove - he's more than capable of producing deep house laden with soulful intensity. That's what's on offer across these four tracks, beginning with the heavy bass, dreamy chords and sensual vocal (provided by Shaun J Wright) of "Love Someone". The Italian wisely provides a darker, chunkier dub of the same track, before exploring acid and sprawling pianos on the deliciously effective "Message". Finally, "J.U.N.E" features an attractive blend of hazy freestyle vocals and cute Rhodes keys riding a fizzing, late '90s US deep house groove.
Things Of The Past (Explicit)
135905 8135646
08 Mar 13
Deep House
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Things Of The Past (feat Stee Downes) - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Things Of The Past (Nyc Club mix feat Stee Downes) - (6:42) 125 BPM
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Forever Feel It - (7:04) 120 BPM
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Now Is The Time - (5:59) 123 BPM
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Forever Feel It (The Other mix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
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Review: Italian producer Nicholas has a well established working relationships with Gerd's 4Lux imprint, gracing them with numerous 12"s and his Still Playing House LP in recent times. His return to the label sees a development in production, forgoing the reliance on vocal samples that have been a staple of his rise to prominence in favour of working with a vocalist. Stee Downes, said vocalist, will be familiar to anyone who keeps abreast of contemporary house, having worked with Lovebirds and MCDE previously. Both the original and NYC Club versions of their collaboration "Things Of The Past" are superbly crafted deep house movers, with the latter Jersey style bumper one for the Bicep fans. Check "Forever Feel It" too for some sublime funk sampling.
The Music Lives
HOME TAPING 17
02 Dec 13
Deep House
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The Music Lives (original mix) - (9:20) 126 BPM
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Work This Out (original mix) - (6:38) 123 BPM
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Running Into Time (original mix) - (6:21) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Music Lives (bonus beats one) - (4:35) 126 BPM
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The Music Lives (bonus beats two) - (4:00) 126 BPM
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Review: Nicholas Lammatteo's last outing on Home Taping is Killing Music, "Love Message", was arguably one of the label's strongest releases to date. This expansive EP picks up where that one left off, delivering his trademark blend of wide-eyed revivalism, smoky late night atmospherics and tracky, heads-down rhythms. "The Music Lives", with its strong chords, dense percussion and acid bassline, is probably the pick, and comes backed with two excellent beats tracks tailor-made for inventive DJs. The deeper, more obviously US garage influenced "Work This Out" delivers cute, unfussy thrills, while the delightful "Running Into Time" throws some vintage disco samples and jazz-funk keys into the mix for added feelgood factor.
Pressure
VIS 252
16 Mar 14
Deep House
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Pressure - (6:31) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Break Thru - (5:38) 125 BPM
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Body Drum - (6:46) 123 BPM
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I Believe - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Played by: Ranacat, Jad & The, The Zars
Review: By now, we should all be used to Italian producer Nicholas' particular brand of tactile retro-futurism. Pleasingly, this EP for 20:20 Vision flips the script a little, whilst retaining his usual vintage house influences. "Pressure", for example, replaces his usual piano stabs and early Nu Groove references with foreboding riffs and a little basement-bothering low-end boom. The woozy "Break Thru" layers drifting synths over clattering 909 percussion, while "Body Drum" is a sweaty throwback to Vasquez-era Sound Factory. "I Believe", meanwhile, stirs memories of early Danny Tenaglia productions - all long, sharp strings, delay-laden vocal samples, heavy bass and thumping drums.
All Night Long
4LUX011-03
20 May 11
Deep House
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All Night Long (Gerd Old School remix) - (6:17) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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All Night Long (original mix) - (6:30) 120 BPM
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All I Need (original mix) - (6:35) 114 BPM
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Stay Together (original mix) - (6:32) 110 BPM
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All Night Long (Nicholas long original mix) - (7:29) 120 BPM
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Review: Having impressed with a few sultry slo-mo re-edits and the odd well-received remix, Nicholas pops up on Gerd's 4Lux label with a five-track EP of head-nodding house grooves. While fans of his loopy, disco-centric vibe will still find plenty to entertain (not least the pleasingly snug "All I Need"), All Night Long should appeal to anyone who likes their house bumpin' and groovesome. The title track itself is arguably Nicholas's best yet, a kind of fusion of classic US garage and 90s New York deep house - all hip-wigglin' bass, expansive piano solos and bluesy vocal snippets. Label boss Gerd remixes, dusting down the 808s and 909s for a vintage jack attack.
Free To Be
4LUX 011-05
13 Jan 12
Deep House
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Nicholas - "Free To Be" - (6:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nicholas - "Free To Be" (Hunee remix) - (6:33) 122 BPM
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Nicholas - "Down To Nothing" - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Nicholas - "Why Don't You" - (6:35) 110 BPM
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Review: Fresh from delivering an album's worth of Nu Groove remixes, Italian producer Nicholas pops up on Gerd's 4Lux Black imprint. The title track sets the tone for what follows, delivering a cockle-warming mix of old skool NYC house riffage, Italian house ambience and skippy, New Jersey garage percussion. If it was any more "classic", it would actually have been made 20 years ago. "Down To Nothing" and "Familiar Path" tread similar ground, offering wide-eyed, early 90s house for the permanently nostalgic. Hunee's remix of "Free To Be" offers a rougher, chunkier, late night take on the slick original, offering a delicious combination of rave riffage, acid bass and clattering 808 percussion.
Life Goes On
4LUX 012-03
13 Jul 12
Deep House
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Life Goes On - (6:33) 120 BPM
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Life Goes On (NY Stomp remix) - (6:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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All I Can Give - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Messed Up Generation - (6:36) 120 BPM
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Review: Since he reworked big chunks of the Nu Groove catalogue for Needwant last year, Nicholas has shown signs of wanting to make his own intoxicating deep house influenced by the early '90s sound of New York. "Life Goes On" very much fits this remit, offering a heady blend of tactile deepness featuring samples from some familiar disco and soul favourites ("Rock Creek Park" being the most obvious source). "All I Can Give" sounds like a vintage New York-Chicago soundclash - all heavy analogue bass, trad garage chords and late night vocal snippets - while "Messed Up Generation" flits between spoken word iciness and Big Apple grooviness.
Love Message
HOMETAPING 13
04 Apr 12
Deep House
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Love Message - (7:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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From The Roots - (7:32) 120 BPM
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The Roots Bonus (beats one) - (4:49) 120 BPM
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The Roots Bonus Beats Two (beats two) - (4:20) 120 BPM
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Review: Stepping up to Home Taping Is Killing Music, the increasingly impressive Italian producer Nicholas drops this slinky groover with all the classic elements a house head could wish for. Diva vocal snippets? Check. Bouncing hats? Present. Vibing keys? All there. Grooving bassline? Relentless. If "Love Message" doesn't get into the majority of record bags it will be very surprising indeed. "From The Roots" is a more streamlined affair, with punchy drums and a serious disposition for the fist-pumpers out there. Clearly well versed in the language of house music, Nicholas is turning into a very eloquent artist indeed.
A Brighter Day
QUINTESSE 30
24 Sep 12
Deep House
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On Your Mind - (6:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What Freedom - (6:48) 120 BPM
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On Your Mind (dub) - (6:42) 120 BPM
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Brighter Day - (6:34) 120 BPM
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Review: Fresh and vibrant deep house cuts from UK-based, Quintessentials! This time the label calls on Nicholas, the young Italian producer who's quickly making a name for himself within the European house circuit. The man makes a bold statement by reinterpreting the vocals from Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo", having been already famously sampled by Omar S a few years back. Although the notorious sample also runs the whole duration of the track, "On Your Mind" maintains a straighter, party vibe. "What Freedom" is a more soulful number, one which digs deeper into its various percussion elements, creating a smooth groove with a solid crunch. Up next we have a glorious dub version of "On Your Mind", which adds more contemplative melodies and edgier drums around the sample. What better way to close the EP than with "Brighter Day", a funk-fuelled journey into tribal drums and meditative synths which build and break down uncontrollably, with the help of some irresistibly pleasing vocals. Lovely DJ house tools!
The Funk Is On
KGS 005
01 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Funk Is On - (7:51) 114 BPM
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Slick Groove - (9:05) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: We've previously described Nicholas as a purveyor of 'touchy-feely' deep house-influenced productions and edits. Here though he's exploring Italo-disco territory and the results depend on how you feel about Italo-disco really. Originally by The Funky Family, "Funky Is On" is a super-rare 1984 Italo masterpiece with arpeggiated basslines and a tremendous chorus that brims with palm tree ennui. Nicolas has decided to lose the chorus and expand the electro riffs instead so if you fancy a retro head-nodder and nothing more then this is for you. Bonus track "Slick Groove" is a less 80s, more organic disco jam.
Still Playing House
132821 2639452
16 Mar 12
Deep House
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Why Don't You - (6:35) 110 BPM
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I Want To Thank You - (6:33) 114 BPM
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All Night Long - (6:30) 120 BPM
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Hold Us Back - (6:34) 110 BPM
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Free To Be - (6:37) 120 BPM
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Call Me - (6:48) 110 BPM
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All I Need - (6:35) 114 BPM
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Down To Nothing - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Stay Together - (6:32) 110 BPM
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Change - (8:01) 110 BPM
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Flow - (7:23) 102 BPM
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Look Beyond - (7:01) 110 BPM
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Miss You - (6:05) 108 BPM
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Still Playing House - (7:57) 110 BPM
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All Night Long (Gerd's Old School mix) - (6:17) 120 BPM
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Free To Be (Hunee remix) - (6:33) 122 BPM
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21
361459 4870689
25 Sep 15
Minimal/Tech House
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21 - (7:23) 126 BPM
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Little Trip
361459 3290846
30 Jun 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Ouverture - (6:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alchemist - (7:31) 124 BPM
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Little Trip - (7:11) 124 BPM
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Busy - (8:09) 122 BPM
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Hospital
361459 4823623
20 Sep 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Hospital - (7:37) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mushmagic - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Little Rain
361459 2182227
30 Apr 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Little Rain - (7:32) 122 BPM
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Catch The Sun
4LUX 1501
29 May 15
Deep House
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Catch The Sun (feat Madafi Pierre - Deep mix) - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Stop (Playing With My Heart) (feat Madafi Pierre) - (7:06) 122 BPM
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The Loft Party - (6:02) 125 BPM
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Blacker - (5:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Catch The Sun (feat Madafi Pierre) - (6:56) 125 BPM
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Review: Analogue-loving deep house sort Nicholas Lammatteo re-ignites his working relationship with Gerd's 4 Lux label, a year on from the well regarded Love Someone 12". Like that track, the original version of "Catch The Sun" - featuring the evocative vocals of Madaffi Pierre - is warm, breezy, quietly soulful and hugely influenced by classic US garage. The alternate Deep Mix, though, sounds more like vintage Larry Heard - all ultra-deep pads, analogue bass and woozy electronics. Elsewhere, there's more bluesy deepness in the shape of "Stop (Playing With My Heart)", a dash of party-hearty, classic NYC goodness ("The Loft Party"), and a fabulous fusion of twinkling keys, sleazy sax samples and cymbal-heavy rhythms ("Blacker").
Slowly
361459 6604886
30 Dec 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Slowly - (8:08) 124 BPM
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Afterbite EP
NHR 076
07 Jan 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Afterbite - (6:17) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brain Lost - (7:38) 124 BPM
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Day Off - (7:32) 120 BPM
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Day Off (Day Off Dam Paul remix) - (7:23) 122 BPM
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Still Playing House
4LUX 007B
16 Mar 12
Deep House
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Why Don't You - (6:35) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Want To Thank You - (6:33) 115 BPM
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All Night Long - (6:30) 120 BPM
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Hold Us Back - (6:34) 110 BPM
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Free To Be - (6:37) 120 BPM
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Call Me - (6:48) 110 BPM
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All I Need - (6:35) 114 BPM
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Down To Nothing - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Stay Together - (6:32) 110 BPM
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Change - (8:01) 110 BPM
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Flow - (7:23) 102 BPM
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Look Beyond - (7:01) 110 BPM
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Miss You - (6:05) 108 BPM
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Still Playing House - (7:57) 110 BPM
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All Night Long (Gerd Old School mix) - (6:17) 120 BPM
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Free To Be (Hunee remix) - (6:33) 122 BPM
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BonusBeats Vol 1
HOME TAPING 21
09 May 16
Deep House
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Hot Summer Nights - (7:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Atmo (feat Paul Cut) - (6:56) 125 BPM
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Together Beats - (5:44) 123 BPM
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Something To Believe - (6:11) 125 BPM
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Review: Hometaping Is Killing Music, the Scottish imprint devoted to the underground, is back this time with Italian young gun Nicholas on the Bonus Beats 1 EP. Things kick off with "Hot Nights" which offers as deadly a sample usage of Minnie Ripperton as the Linkwood classic "R.I.P.". Also on the A side is "Atmo" featuring Paul Cut; more deep and soulful funk grooves for fans of KDJ style jams. On the flip we've got the pumping percussive DJ tool "Together (Beats)" which is a welcome addition to any serious DJs arsenal and finally "Something To Believe" which gets back on the soul train in delightful '70s retrovert fashion.
Complete EP
KNB 041
19 Sep 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Complete - (7:22) 126 BPM
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Complete (Mikee's Groove remix) - (8:14) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Southland - (7:37) 126 BPM
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Lonnie's Reprise
CHURCH 011
13 Oct 17
Deep House
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Lonnie's Reprise - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Dahlia - (5:44) 120 BPM
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Rara Lake - (4:54) 115 BPM
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The Answer - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Resolution (feat Paul Cut) - (6:02) 125 BPM
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Black Juniper (feat Paul Cut) - (4:43) 120 BPM
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Review: Storied producer Nicholas, whose bulging discography boasts both slo-mo disco-house chuggers and Nu Groove inspired treats, seems like a neat fit for the hyped Church label. Interestingly, the six tracks on offer are closer to the usual Church sound - think dusty, hazy, sample-heavy deep house with clear jazz influences - tha the producer's previous work. They're all rather good, though, with the bustling and bluesy "The Answer" and jaunty, bongo-laden dancefloor warmth of "Dahlia" immediately catching the ear. Killer keys-man Paul Cut provides headline-grabbing solos on two of the EP's best moments ("Black Juniper" and the jazz-house opus "Resolution"), while "Lonnie's Reprise" is similar in tone and vibe to fellow Church contributors FYI Chris and Chaos in the CBD.
Life Goes On
133857 1610268
13 Jul 12
Deep House
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Life Goes On - (6:33) 120 BPM
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Life Goes On (NY Stomp remix) - (6:36) 120 BPM
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All I Can Give - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Messed Up Generation - (6:36) 120 BPM
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Review: Since he reworked big chunks of the Nu Groove catalogue for Needwant last year, Nicholas has shown signs of wanting to make his own intoxicating deep house influenced by the early '90s sound of New York. "Life Goes On" very much fits this remit, offering a heady blend of tactile deepness featuring samples from some familiar disco and soul favourites ("Rock Creek Park" being the most obvious source). "All I Can Give" sounds like a vintage New York-Chicago soundclash - all heavy analogue bass, trad garage chords and late night vocal snippets - while "Messed Up Generation" flits between spoken word iciness and Big Apple grooviness.
Free To Be
132334 5561799
20 Jan 12
Deep House
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Free To Be - (6:37) 120 BPM
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Free To Be (Hunee remix) - (6:33) 122 BPM
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Down To Nothing - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Why Don't You - (6:35) 110 BPM
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Review: Fresh from delivering an album's worth of Nu Groove remixes, Italian producer Nicholas pops up on Gerd's 4Lux Black imprint. The title track sets the tone for what follows, delivering a cockle-warming mix of old skool NYC house riffage, Italian house ambience and skippy, New Jersey garage percussion. If it was any more "classic", it would actually have been made 20 years ago. "Down To Nothing" and "Familiar Path" tread similar ground, offering wide-eyed, early 90s house for the permanently nostalgic. Hunee's remix of "Free To Be" offers a rougher, chunkier, late night take on the slick original, offering a delicious combination of rave riffage, acid bass and clattering 808 percussion.
Love Someone (Explicit)
140976 0112926
03 Nov 14
Deep House
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Love Someone (feat Shaun J Wright) - (6:00) 122 BPM
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Love Someone (Underground Mentality dub feat Shaun J Wright) - (5:33) 123 BPM
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Message - (6:09) 123 BPM
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June - (5:36) 119 BPM
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Review: While Italian producer Nicholas has always been obsessed with classic house - be it the piano-laden release of early '90s Italian productions or the New Jersey bump of later period Nu Groove - he's more than capable of producing deep house laden with soulful intensity. That's what's on offer across these four tracks, beginning with the heavy bass, dreamy chords and sensual vocal (provided by Shaun J Wright) of "Love Someone". The Italian wisely provides a darker, chunkier dub of the same track, before exploring acid and sprawling pianos on the deliciously effective "Message". Finally, "J.U.N.E" features an attractive blend of hazy freestyle vocals and cute Rhodes keys riding a fizzing, late '90s US deep house groove.
Stronger (Explicit)
137121 2719044
26 Jul 13
Deep House
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Stronger - (6:34) 120 BPM
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Stronger (Dark dub) - (6:33) 124 BPM
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Stronger (Quell A Little Rougher remix) - (6:23) 123 BPM
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Stronger (Alternative vocal mix) - (6:32) 123 BPM
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Review: To put it bluntly there's two types of deep house - the boring, safe linear stuff and the stuff made by Nicholas. This young Italian has been reversing the negative image of his hometown Perugia for quite a few years now and it's all down to the deep but edgy productions that he comes up with. All three versions of "Stronger" are awesome: the original with its caressing dreamlike vintage New York vibes, the electro-bass bounce of the alternate vocal mix, the pumping muscle mary-isms of the Quell remix and our favourite, the seductively doomy dark dub. An essential release.
Stronger
4LUX 013-05
26 Jul 13
Deep House
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Stronger - (6:34) 120 BPM
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Stronger (Dark dub) - (6:33) 123 BPM
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Stronger (Quell A Little Rougher remix) - (6:23) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stronger (alternative vocal mix) - (6:32) 123 BPM
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Review: To put it bluntly there's two types of deep house - the boring, safe linear stuff and the stuff made by Nicholas. This young Italian has been reversing the negative image of his hometown Perugia for quite a few years now and it's all down to the deep but edgy productions that he comes up with. All three versions of "Stronger" are awesome: the original with its caressing dreamlike vintage New York vibes, the electro-bass bounce of the alternate vocal mix, the pumping muscle mary-isms of the Quell remix and our favourite, the seductively doomy dark dub. An essential release.
Things Of The Past
4LUX 013-01
08 Mar 13
Deep House
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Things Of The Past (original) - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Things Of The Past (NYC club mix) - (6:42) 125 BPM
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Forever Feel It - (7:04) 120 BPM
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Now Is The Time - (5:59) 123 BPM
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Forever Feel It (The Other mix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
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Review: Italian producer Nicholas has a well established working relationships with Gerd's 4Lux imprint, gracing them with numerous 12"s and his Still Playing House LP in recent times. His return to the label sees a development in production, forgoing the reliance on vocal samples that have been a staple of his rise to prominence in favour of working with a vocalist. Stee Downes, said vocalist, will be familiar to anyone who keeps abreast of contemporary house, having worked with Lovebirds and MCDE previously. Both the original and NYC Club versions of their collaboration "Things Of The Past" are superbly crafted deep house movers, with the latter Jersey style bumper one for the Bicep fans. Check "Forever Feel It" too for some sublime funk sampling.
Super Sound Single Volume 2
DIKSOF 001
18 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nicholas - "Without You" - (8:04) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Daniel Solar - "Fake It" - (7:02) 110 BPM
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Review: It's good to see the Dikso label make an appearance on digital download. So far, they've impressed on vinyl with a series of killer 12" singles full of slinky, next-level disco/house edit fusions. This digital edition of the second Super Sound Single release features must-have cuts from Nicholas and Daniel Solar. The former's "Without You" is one of his best moments to date, offering a long but not so loopy midtempo disco-soul jam that's just made for summer. Solar's "Fake It", meanwhile, builds a killer disco/house groove around a spectacularly rubbery bassline and some slick jazz-funk guitars. Killer stuff.
Shoes Off EP
HOD 001
24 Aug 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nicholas - "Talking About Love" - (7:02) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Francis Inferno Orchestra - "Sun Up" - (8:00) 116 BPM
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Toomy Disco - "Outstanding" - (6:32) 100 BPM
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Psychemagik - "Carnaval De Trancoso" (edit) - (8:26) 114 BPM
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Review: The House of Disco site launches its new label endeavour of the same name with an impeccable selection of cosmopolitan sounds from four of the contemporary disco scene's most valued selectors. The ubiquitous Nicholas kicks things off with the slinking "Talking About Love" which leans on a soul classic with aplomb, and it's matched by the most upwardly mobile number on this release from Australia's Francis Inferno Orchestra. "Sun Up" is driven by one of those incessantly energetic filtered cores and surrounded by a thumping groove and leaves you gasping for the moment the vocal hook and hats finally kick in. Up next everyone's favourite South American dwelling East European exponent of super slow disco does his thing on "Outstanding" whilst Psychemagik indulges in some carnival leaning house boom on "Carnaval De Transoco". A deft release that corners all aspects of the modern discoteria needs.
Church Volumes 003
CHURCHV 003
04 Nov 16
Deep House
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Nicholas - "Alma" (feat Paul Tap) - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jesse Futerman - "A Tribute To Horace" - (3:09) 106 BPM
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Seb Wildblood - "Open Up" - (5:28) 117 BPM
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Philip Budny - "Eclipses" - (6:43) 119 BPM
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Review: Church has assembled an all-star cast for the third installment of their semi-regular Volumes series. As a result, the material is every bit as deep, jazzy, smoky and evocative as you'd expect. U.S deep house revivalist Nicholas steps up first, joining forces with Paul Tap for the Rhodes-laden, percussion-heavy, Latin-tinged shuffle of "Alma". Jesse Futerman delves deeper with the head-nodding, instrumental hip-hop goodness of "A Tribute To Horace" - all bluesy chord progressions, swirling orchestration and meandering trumpet solos - before Seb Wildblood pays tribute to Boulevard-era St Germain on the dreamy jazz-house of "Open Up". Finally, Philip Budny doffs a cap to the humid, tropical-tinged wooziness of the Mood Hut and Pacific Rhythms catalogues on the thrillingly wide-eyed "Eclipses".
From The Underground EP
QUINTESSE 23
18 Jul 11
Deep House
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Holdin On - (7:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On The Streets - (6:34) 115 BPM
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Unknown - (5:38) 120 BPM
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All Night - (7:28) 120 BPM
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Review: Italian duo Nicholas & Simoncino continue their ascent from limited white label edits to further recognition with this split release for the Quintessentials imprint. If you've kept an ear near their recent endeavours, you'll be smart to the decidedly old school 90s vocal house flex that runs deep through the four tracks here. Nicholas takes the lead with two tracks which commence with "Holdin On" - heavy on the resplendent piano vibes, with big ivory flourishes sweeping across the bumping rhythm before an almighty vocal comes swooping in with Queenish aplomb. "On The Streets" is just as accomplished, leaning on some annoyingly familiar source material and containing a killer gospel breakdown. In contrast to the NJ garage style of the A Side, Simoncino serves up a double helping of Muzic Box worthy warehouse jams, with proto drum machine rhythms, big melodic washes and heavy analogue bass movements pervading both "Unknown" and "All Night".
Bosconi Stallions: Athena
BOSCO 025
18 Jul 13
Deep House
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The Oliverwho Factory - "Mind Free" - (7:33) 130 BPM
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Nick Anthony Simoncino - "Tramonto Techno" - (6:12) 125 BPM
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Nicholas - "From Somewhere Else" - (6:43) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ennio Colaci - "Hinterland" - (7:01) 127 BPM
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