Review: Manchester's Hudd Traxx is back with the third installment in their Out Of Order series, and it is quite possibly the best edition yet! South American producer DFRA serves up the deep and sexy late night groove of "I Am House" (feat Diamondancer), Germany's Professional Gigolo (Audiomatique/Rural) delivers the very Mr Fingers influenced "For The Lovers", Mexico's Pinto (VL Recordings/Downhill) gets low-slung and funky on "Jaxx" and if that was not enough - Windy City legend and all round scene veteran JT Donaldson make a surprising yet welcome appearance - doing his thing in typically terrific fashion on the emotive "How I Feel" (dub).
Review: Proud Yorkshire label Hudd Traxx have been putting out a reliable stream of quality deep house since 2005, with artists like DJ Sneak, Rick Wade, Iron Curtis, Jay Bliss and Agnes just some of the many names to appear on the label. This 46th release features three debutants, while the fourth name, J.T. Donaldson, spearheads the release with a wishy-washy, bassline driven deep house vocal cut "Got Myself Together". Hudd Traxx provides Dusseldorf producer Maximiljan with his first physical release with the track "Son Of A" which merges the linear 909 house style of Norm Talley with smooth chords and cheeky vocals similar to the now defunct Swiss house duo Azuni. But most interesting for the label on this release, it's the two new names in Professional Gigolo and Tuneon that prove Hudd Traxx still know where to look when it comes to unearthing new and vibrant talent.
Review: Berlin-based Italian Emanuele Vito Morciano made his debut under the Professional Gigolo pseudonym back in 2014, contributing a fine chunk of groovy deep house for Hudd Traxx's Out Of Order EP. The label was clearly impressed, because they've given him a chance to showcase his wares on a solo EP. Across the release, you'll find him paying tribute to smooth-but-chunky, Chez Damier style U.S deep house ("Gin Tonic"), vintage Italian house (the classic vocal samples, looped riffs and lolloping grooves of "Italians Do It Better"), acid-flecked late night bounciness ("Ruff ER"), and UK-influenced U.S garage (the heavy bass, stretched-out pads and skipping beats of "Smooth ER").