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Vincent Floyd

Cruising (Long Ride) - (12:09) 121 BPM
Isolation - (7:55) 123 BPM
Silent Noise - (6:09) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Those with a deep knowledge of classic Chicagoan deep house may well be aware of Vincent Floyd's Cruising, a sought-after single that first appeared in stores way back in 1990 on one-off Gherkin Records offshoot Resound Records. 31 years on, the EP has lost none of its allure. Opener 'Cruising (Long Ride)' is undeniably special, with Floyd wrapping warming chords, picturesque synthesizer melodies, the sound of crashing waves and sci-fi electronics around a luscious bassline and snappy machine drums. It comes backed by the deeper, dreamier and more melody-driven 'Isolation' and 'Silent Noise', a slightly stranger - but still wonderfully atmospheric - chunk of Windy City deep house.
16 Jul 21
Deep House
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Trail Of Tears (original) - (6:19) 122 BPM
Trail Of Tears (Vincent Inc remix) - (10:44) 102 BPM
Played by: Vincent Inc
12 Apr 21
Deep House
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Vincent Floyd - "In The Moment" - (5:41) 120 BPM
Bernard Badie - "Urgency" - (7:45) 126 BPM
Wyndell Long - "Fresk 2 Funk" - (5:12) 125 BPM
BLC 022
26 Dec 20
Deep House
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Economy Of Motion (original) - (7:33) 123 BPM
Casandra's Dream (original) - (8:01) 121 BPM
Symbiosis (original) - (7:29) 120 BPM
Economy Of Motion (Vincent Inc Morning mix) - (7:33) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: A Dance Mania original G returns. Take one listen to the sweet chords and genius simplicity of tracks like "Economy Of Motion (Vincent Inc Morning mix)" and you can see why his sound and career has not been lost to the ages. Somewhat resurrected by Rush Hour in 2014 with a return EP after a 12 year hiatus, this progenitor of the Chicago house sound has seen a slew of releases make their way back to labels like Pulp, Traxx Underground most recently Vincent Inc's Manuscript. Cruising 120BPM grooves, light chords and sweet pads dominate this EP for the Ukranian label, with plodding basslines giving extra weight to the sunny strands of "Symbiosis" too. Percussive and tribal touches define "Cassandra's Dream" in a cosmic swell of rich and synthy waves that compliment a four-track EP reminding us that a sweet and soft side to Chicago house still lives!
MANU 177
20 Jan 20
Deep House
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Time Machine - (6:17) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Time Machine (Vincent Inc remix) - (6:22) 118 BPM
Time Machine (Kazarian remix) - (5:39) 125 BPM
Time Machine (Lola Allen Outro) - (1:15) 144 BPM
Review: Four very varied mixes to choose from on Vincent Floyd's brand new EP for New York label Ghetto Rhythms. In its Original form, 'Time Machine' is a textbook example of a classic-style deep house groove, and comes topped with analogue-sounding synths that are at times lounge-y, at others sci-fi-esque. The Vincent Inc Remix is lighter on its feet and sports tropical percussion a-plenty, the Kazarian Remix has discernible hints of disco and reggae as well as a full-on jazz section towards the end, while a downtempo Outro from Lola Allen completes the package.
GRR 21
26 Aug 19
Deep House
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Benjamin Brunn - "The Universe Is Only A Counterweight" - (7:20) 117 BPM
Simoncino - "Laura B." (Transimeno Dream mix) - (4:13) 115 BPM
Reggie Dokes - "She A Freak" (original) - (5:21) 120 BPM
Sammy T Thompson - "Raspberry Dog" (original) - (5:39) 125 BPM
Ben Gomori - "A Generation Of Dancers" (original) - (6:40) 120 BPM
Search On Space - "Molotow Reprise" (original) - (3:36) 124 BPM
Maura - "Vigna" (original) - (6:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Moody Waters - "Voices" (original) - (7:18) 127 BPM
Amir Alexander - "Telepathy" (original) - (6:30) 126 BPM
Rodrigo Valdivia & Camilo Gil - "This Time" (original) - (8:11) 125 BPM
Steve MC Cready - "L'avenue" (original) - (7:13) 124 BPM
J Daniel - "The Way" (original) - (6:57) 129 BPM
Emiliano Papetti - "Little Bastard" (Africa Space Program 10.000 Feet mix) - (6:47) 126 BPM
Vincent Floyd - "Euphoric Recall" (original) - (6:21) 127 BPM
Played by: Ben Gomori, Guy Gerber
RSD 018
29 Nov 18
Minimal/Tech House
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DJ Lil' Tal - "Funkin' With Another Drum" - (5:34) 135 BPM
Mauser - "Let It Go" - (7:03) 130 BPM
Bernard Badie - "Earth Shattering" - (8:00) 127 BPM
Vincent Floyd - "Sundraria" - (6:20) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
JPT 003
25 Sep 18
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Rayskoye Mesto (Vincent Floyd remix) - (6:42) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rayskoye Mesto (Vince Ailey remix) - (7:10) 126 BPM
Rayskoye Mesto (original) - (6:30) 122 BPM
MANU 166
16 Jul 18
Deep House
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Contemplation Of Deepness - (7:10) 122 BPM
Contemplation Of Deepness (Lerosa remix) - (5:02) 128 BPM
Phobias Of The Privileged - (7:42) 122 BPM
Aurora's Smile - (5:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Has Vincent Floyd released a duff record? Certainly, we've yet to hear one. Predictably, Contemplation of Deepness is another superb selection of cuts from the veteran U.S deep house producer. The title track, in particular, is gorgeous: a soft focus chunk of spacey deep house replete with whispered spoken word vocals, elongated chords and cascading synthesizer melodies. Lerosa's remix is rather good, too, and adds a little percussive grunt and rhythmic urgency without losing any of the melodious goodness. Also worth a listen is the surprisingly organic-sounding bonus cut "Aurrora's Smile", whose warmth and musical richness is emphasized by elastic jazz-funk bass guitar, ear-pleasing guitar chords and a surprisingly swinging drum track.
TU 018
28 Mar 18
Deep House
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Arp Frique - "Nos Magia" - (3:34) 134 BPM
Ben & Sadar's - "We Are Righteous People" - (4:28) 124 BPM
Ron Trent - "Black Magic Woman" (feat Harry Dennis) - (8:00) 82 BPM
Vincent Floyd - "Hard To Love" - (6:10) 124 BPM
Ron Trent - "Prescription" - (10:45) 121 BPM
N.A.D - "Transmatting" - (5:08) 131 BPM
The Abstract Eye - "Nobody Else" - (4:03) 125 BPM
Population One - "Lost In Space" (remixed) - (3:35) 120 BPM
RH 2017X
24 Nov 17
Funky/Club House
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Vakula - "809" (original) - (5:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Vincent Floyd - "Euphoric Recall" (original) - (6:21) 127 BPM
Reggie Dokes - "She A Freak" (original) - (5:21) 120 BPM
Simoncino - "Laura B" (Transimeno Dream mix) - (4:13) 115 BPM
Review: It would be fair to say that Release Sustain has put together a particularly hot line-up of production talent on this compilation style EP. Vakula kicks things off with "809", a thrillingly trippy chunk of heads-down house built around a relentless electronic riff and clattering drum machine percussion, before Italian producer Simoncino steals the show with "Laura B (Transimeno Dream Mix)", where haunting flute lines, Larry Heard chords and dusty vocal samples cluster around a heady, analogue-rich groove. On the flip, you'll find a deliciously positive and loved-up chunk of melodious deep house breeziness from veteran Vincent Floyd, and some fuzzy, jammed-out analogue deep house warmth from sometime Royal Oak and We Play House man Reggie Dokes.
RS 025
24 Apr 17
Deep House
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I Dream You - (5:04) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Get Up - (8:41) 124 BPM
Cactus Juice - (4:29) 129 BPM
Get Up (edit) - (4:51) 124 BPM
Review: Having previously released a mini-album's worth of Vincent Floyd's unreleased early '90s recordings, Rush Hour has decided to re-release one of his most notable original EPs - 1991's Dance Mania released I Dream You. Happily, all four tracks have aged well, with the title track sounding like a near perfect blend of vintage Larry Heard, early Bobby Konders, and the more new age-inclined offerings of the Burrell Brothers. There's a bit more of a New Jersey shuffle to the superb "Get Up" (check out the wonderfully tactile organs and pads), while "Cactus Juice" sees Floyd in Chicago Jack-meets-Detroit techno mode - all alien electronics, clattering machine drums and raw energy.
22 Jun 15
Deep House
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Dark Matter - (4:47) 120 BPM
Illusions - (7:26) 120 BPM
Lunar Moods - (5:16) 119 BPM
Mental Presence - (3:57) 120 BPM
Dawn Notes - (6:26) 123 BPM
Imaginary Voyage - (8:01) 120 BPM
Digital Sea - (8:47) 132 BPM
Unwanted Noise - (5:21) 123 BPM
Frozen Tundra - (5:16) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Moonlight Fantasy - (4:38) 123 BPM
Review: Earlier this year, Rush Hour announced the focus of their archival attentions would fall on Vincent Floyd, a producer with a small clutch of releases in the mid-90s for Dance Mania, Relief and Gherkin Records offshoot Resound Records. Having reissued Floyd's 1990 Dance Mania release Your Eyes back in February, Amsterdam outpost Rush Hour return to the Chicago artist's canon of work with Moonlight Fantasy, a six track missive filled with unreleased material. Sourced from Floyd's personal DAT tapes, Moonlight Fantasy focuses on his earliest productions and a time when his sumptuous sound was very much in the classic deep house mould of Larry Heard. House music historians will find this a most compelling document!
RHM 008
20 Feb 15
Deep House
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Your Eyes (vocal) - (6:09) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Your Eyes (instrumental) - (4:50) 122 BPM
I'm So Deep - (7:08) 123 BPM
Review: Rush Hour's latest reissue focus is Vincent Floyd, a producer with a small clutch of 12" releases in the mid '90s for Dance Mania, Relief and Gherkin Records offshoot Resound Records. Although more from the producer is promised in the year to come, the first record is Your Eyes, a reissue the producer's debut for Dance Mania. Released back in 1990, the five-track 12" brandished a title track that was pretty much a perfect example of vocal deep house from the era, and this reissued edition from Rush Hour pares the record down to just three tracks, with the Chan-featuring title cut complemented by an instrumental and "I'm So Deep," described by the label as a "sinister haunting instrumental jackin track".
07 Apr 14
Deep House
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Hercules - "7 Ways" (vocal) - (6:49) 120 BPM
Victor Romeo - "Love Will Find A Way" (feat Leetrece Brown - Club) - (4:24) 120 BPM
The House Master Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House - "House Nation" - (8:11) 123 BPM
Duane & Co - "JB Traxx" - (3:41) 118 BPM
Vincent Floyd - "I Dream You" - (5:20) 124 BPM
Da Posse - "Searchin' Hard" (feat Martell - Mike Dunn's AC mix) - (6:24) 120 BPM
Club Style - "Crazy Wild" - (7:30) 127 BPM
Strong Souls - "Twinkles" - (5:39) 126 BPM
3 2 6 - "Falling" (Armando's House mix) - (4:37) 130 BPM
Victor Romeo - "Ride On The Ride Rhythm" (feat Cool Dave-O - Track Edits) - (5:41) 123 BPM
Da Posse - "Don't Try To Fight It" (feat Martell) - (8:24) 120 BPM
Rhythm II Rhythm - "A Touch Of Jazz" (Lifestyles Of The Rich mix) - (6:36) 127 BPM
DJ Funk - "House The Groove" - (4:52) 131 BPM
Paul Johnson - "Feel My MF Bass" - (4:33) 134 BPM
DJ Funk - "The Original Video Clash: Video Clash II" (Street mix) - (4:41) 134 BPM
Parris Mitchell Project - "Ghetto Shout Out" (feat Wax Master) - (3:37) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DJ Deeon - "Da Bomb" - (5:15) 135 BPM
Jammin' The House Gerald - "Black Women" (Club) - (3:29) 128 BPM
Vincent Floyd - "I'm So Deep" - (7:00) 122 BPM
Tim Harper - "Toxic Waste" (Club mix) - (6:53) 125 BPM
Robert Armani - "Ambulance" - (3:31) 132 BPM
DJ Deeon - "Hypnosis" - (4:55) 125 BPM
Traxmen & Eric Martin - "Hit It From The Back" - (5:03) 131 BPM
Top Cat - "Work Out" - (4:23) 71 BPM
Review: Given the recent upsurge in interest in the back catalogue of seminal Chicago label Dance Mania - particularly the ghetto booty side of their output - it seems fitting that Strut have finally given the label the retrospective treatment it so richly deserves. The whole story is here, from the early jack tracks of Hercules, The Housemaster Boyz and Victor Romero, to the stomping rhythms of DJ Funk, Dj Deeon and Robert Armani (whose ghetto-meets-acid jam "Ambulance" is a riotous highlight). Along the way, there are classics aplenty, alongside lesser-known gems from the vaults (see Parris Mitchell Project's ace "Ghetto Shout Out (feat Wax Master)" and Paul Johnson's thrilling "Feel My MF Bass"). Whether you're a Chicago house connoisseur or not, this should be essential listening.
10 Feb 14
Deep House
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Prozac - (5:44) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mprphine Chant - (5:39) 136 BPM
12 Sep 08
Minimal/Tech House
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