Vincenzo & Language - "Merry Go Round" - (7:15) 108 BPM
Review: It's not giving much away to state that Dessous' latest compilation, a third instalment in their occasional We Like The Deep series, is piled high with house music that combines tried-and-tested dancefloor grooves with melody-rich musical elements that tend towards the warm and atmospheric. Because of this, each and every one of the collection's 11 tracks sound just as good at home as they do on a meaty club soundsystem. Our picks of the multitude of highlights include the hypnotic, locked-in haziness of James Dexter's 'Get To This', the afternoon-fresh jazziness of Mihai Popoviciu's 'Left Hand Thought', the ultra-deep shuffle of 'Soul Alive' by Chocky, and the opaque deep house soul of Langenberg's Blakkat hook-up, 'Shadows'.
Review: Esteemed German deep house imprint Dessous Recordings return with the second edition of the We Like The Deep series. Here Steve Bug & Co. curate another wonderful selection of sensual groove delights. Highlights coming from: Fairground People with the melancholic Windy City vibe of "Sound Foundation", as always legend Charles Webster lends his midas touch to Berlin veteran Phonique's "Worked It Out" (feat Ian James Whitelaw & Volker Meitz), longstanding label staple Vincenzo appears with the sexy deep disco goodness of "Don't You Ever Stop" while Bug's partner in crime Langenberg servers up some meditative tribal atmospherics on "Alternate Rhythm". Plus, there's the welcome return of UK tech house veteran Jamie Anderson (with Owain K) on the dubby late night mood music of "Night Scanner".