How Can I Show You? - (8:00) 95 BPM
   
Miss World (Soultourist remix) - (6:55) 120 BPM
   
Miss World (OOFT! remix) - (7:55) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Miss World (original mix) - (7:41) 120 BPM
DOGD 05
22 Oct 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Do It Now - (5:54) 118 BPM
   
Hey Stranger - (4:12) 115 BPM
   
Make People Dance - (5:58) 117 BPM
   
See You When You Get There - (3:37) 109 BPM
   
Never Forget - (6:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stick Together - (5:26) 124 BPM
   
Hyuwee - (3:47) 108 BPM
   
The Most Beautiful Divorce Ever - (5:27) 118 BPM
   
Crystal Maze - (2:54) 113 BPM
   
Under Your Spell - (4:23) 120 BPM
   
Eo's Place - (4:35) 96 BPM
Review: Given the quality of Session Victim's 2012 debut album, Haunted House of House, expectations are naturally high for this follow-up. Like its predecessor, See You When You Get There takes a widescreen approach to deep house, with the German duo drawing on a myriad of influences, from jazz ("Hey Stranger"), soundtracks ("Crystal Maze") and evocative downtempo beats (the impeccable title track), to Atmosfear-ish jazz-funk ("The Most Beautiful Divorce In The World") and, most notably, classic Balearica (see the druggy pop of "Hyuwee" and deliciously slow "EOS Place". Best of all, though, is "Never Forget", a glorious blues-house epic laden with smoky vocal samples and thrilling piano motifs.
DOGDD04D
17 Nov 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Soul (part II) - (6:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Soul (part II - 6th Borough Project dub) - (6:14) 118 BPM
   
The Soul (part II - John Daly remix) - (7:37) 118 BPM
   
The Soul (part II - 6th Borough Project Lost dub) - (6:12) 118 BPM
DOGD 01
22 May 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Don't Get Me Wrong - (6:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shimmy - (6:58) 124 BPM
   
Don't Get Me Wrong (Tornado Wallace mix) - (6:04) 111 BPM
Review: Recloose on Delusions of Grandeur? Yes please! "Don't Get Me Wrong" is classic Matt Cicioine, packed full of his usual musicality and dense, melodic production. It sounds like an unlikely fusion of distant, long-forgotten disco and spine-tingling deep house, with more atmospheric vocal samples and live instruments than you can shake a smelly stick at. It's heady and intoxicating, coming on like a classic house production made somewhere between Detroit and New York. The driving "Shimmy" continues the murky, retro-futurist trend and is just as engaging. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a lovingly fluid, decidedly Balearic rework of the title track from Melbournite Tornado Wallace that's quite possibly the best thing he's done to date. Splendid!
DOGD 27JU
24 Sep 12
Deep House
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Intro - (0:36) 101 BPM
   
Let Yourself Go (live mix) - (3:16)
   
If The Feeling's Right? (original mix) - (6:16)
   
BURT (The Journey) (original mix) - (6:45) 116 BPM
   
Find A Way (original mix) - (5:12) 118 BPM
   
Back To Me (original mix) - (7:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sometimes The Fool (original mix) - (6:41) 116 BPM
   
Settle (original mix) - (5:21) 127 BPM
   
How Can I Show You? (original mix - exclusive track) - (7:58)
   
Endless Night (original mix) - (6:37) 121 BPM
   
Iznae (original mix) - (7:47) 120 BPM
   
Deep C (original mix) - (6:46)
   
Changin (original mix) - (6:35) 122 BPM
   
BURT (Inside) (original mix) - (6:27) 120 BPM
   
String-A-Lude (original mix) - (0:29)
Review: Thanks to three previous 12" and digital samplers, most of you will have a fair idea what to expect from this debut full-length from Scottish house-disco fusionists Graeme Clark and Craig Smith. It's still very much worth listening to the album in its entirety, though. Clearly designed as a proper album to be listened to in sequence, it's beautifully programmed and packs a whole skipload of great ideas (not to mention brilliant samples) into a thoroughly entertaining 90-miniute journey. While it only occasionally strays from house - check the downtempo delight "Settle" - there's plenty of variety within that, touching on classic NYC deepness, loopy disco/house heaviness, sensual slo-mo grooves and string-laden tech-house builders.
DOGCD 01DJU
03 Jun 11
Deep House
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Yes I Know - (6:40) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yes I Know (Max Graef remix) - (6:32) 118 BPM
   
Glow In The Dark - (7:01) 107 BPM
Review: Session Victim's 2012 debut full-length The Haunted House of House was arguably one of the best deep house albums of the year, and this EP provides the equally fine follow up. Opener "Yes I Know" features their trademark loose, swinging drums, warm chords and classic deep house sheen, alongside a healthy amount of what sounds like organic instrumentation. With the addition of a delicious disco vocal sample, it makes for wonderful listening. Max Graef remixes, turning in a version that sounds like a deeper take on 6th Borough Project. "Glow In The Dark", meanwhile, is wholeheartedly Balearic - a blindingly sunny slice of semi-live disco-house bagginess that should get maximum rotations in warmer climes this summer.
DOGD 31JU
07 Jun 13
Deep House
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DOGD 04
07 Aug 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Shit Wizard - (6:02) 123 BPM
   
We Walk To War - (6:14) 110 BPM
   
We Walk To War (Tee Mango remix) - (6:33) 119 BPM
   
The Sound Of A Feeling - (8:14) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Nottingham based Ron Basejam is the anagrammed alter-ego of Crazy P co-founder James Baron who creates music with feelings on labels such as Futureboogie and Wolf Music and now for Freerange sister label Delusions Of Grandeur. On the fittingly titled The Sound Of A Feeling EP he serves up the charmingly titled "Shit Wizard" a soulful, nu-disco boogie-down jam. "We Walk To War" in its original form is the kind of lo-slung/slo-mo disco that really floats our boat, but the remix up next by Tee Mango really injects it with some Stevie Wonder style soul-funk that'll help get your shine on. The title track is the deepest and most emotive offering here, with its sublime and hypnotic qualities being pushed along by a tight groove.
DOGD 57
31 Mar 17
Deep House
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Paddlin' - (6:51) 113 BPM
   
Swimmin' - (7:08) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paddlin' (Linkwood remix) - (7:19) 113 BPM
Review: More discerning discotheque cuts for the cowbell connoisseur from the Delusion of Grandeur imprint, this time calling on Australian playboy Tornado Wallace. The Melbourne resident has impressed with previous pitched down mutant discoid cuts for the Sleazy Beats and Murmur imprints, but the Paddlin' EP sees Tornado Wallace go deep. The title track has a main groove that throbs away underneath fizzling Detroit pads whilst funk grunts fight for your attention with soaring synth washes. "Swimmin" reworks proceedings, switching down the tempo slightly but bringing the groove topside for a splendid sun kissed chugger. Firecracker/Prime Numbers don Linkwood jumps on board to deliver a soaring seven minute remix that brings to mind the Pepe Bradock classic "Deep Burnt".
DOGD 010
11 Jun 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Turn It Out (Dave Aju remix) - (4:51) 123 BPM
   
Turn It Out (feat Dave Aju) - (4:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boogie Down (feat Erik Rico - Laurence Guy remix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
   
For Bae - (6:26) 119 BPM
Review: Scott Moncrief's quietly confident debut album Columbising has been one of the sleeper hits of 2016, with the Sheffield-based East Midlander serving up an effortlessly soulful set that joins the dots between hip-hop, broken beat, boogie, and U.S deep house. This follow-up EP showcases one of the album's highlights, Dave Aju collaboration "Turn It Out." Aju takes the deliciously loose and live-sounding original - all jumpy clavinet lines, swinging deep house drums and urgent vocals - and turns it into a stripped-back, heavily electronic broken house gem. Elsewhere, Lawrence Guy delivers a wonderfully warm, rich and soulful deep house interpretation of Erik Rico hook-up "Boogie Down", before Moncrief enlists the honeyed-tonsils and impeccable piano playing skills of regular collaborator Pete Simpson, on the jazzy gospel-house deepness of "For Bae".
DOGD 52
06 May 16
Deep House
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The Keyboarder - (7:17) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tomorrow Night - (6:09) 120 BPM
   
Even (dub) - (7:12) 116 BPM
Review: New on the Delusions of Grandeur label (a sub label of Jimpster's excellent Freerange imprint), Berlin based duo Session Victim have made a gem of an EP that would find a good home in the racks of any nu-disco fans. "The Keyboarder" sounds like something Treasure Fingers would drop, as it's both full of groove and heavy on the silky string stabs. The clean, live sounding drums on "Tomorrow Night" alone are worth getting excited about, underpinning a corking deep rhythm that becomes infectious. Well worth checking out.
DOGD 07
29 Jan 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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DOGD 13JU
29 Oct 10
Deep House
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Find A Way (original mix) - (5:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Iznae (original mix) - (7:47) 120 BPM
   
If The Feeling's Right? (original mix) - (6:16) 88 BPM
   
Changin (original mix) - (6:35) 122 BPM
Review: One Night In The Borough, the debut full-length from Scottish disco/house fusionists Craig Smith and Graeme "The Revenge" Clark, is arguably the best thing either producer has done yet (and certainly collectively). This first sampler 12" showcases four of the album's many highlights, offering plenty of loopy, floor-friendly grooves for those who like their house with more than a dash of original disco flava. Choose between the slo-mo MDMA soul of "If The Feeling's Wrong" (our pick), the urgent stomp of "Find A Way", the smart retro house vibes of "Changin" and "Iznae", a delightfully stripped-back chunk of late night deep house bliss.
DOGD 16
06 May 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Pulp Fusion - (5:36) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fade Out - (5:49) 112 BPM
   
Raw (live edit) - (6:54) 125 BPM
Review: Although still best known for delivering high grade reworks and re-edits, Adesse Versions has previously released some killer original productions, too. Predictably, the three sample-heavy house jams included on this debut Delusions of Grandeur experience are pretty darn hot. Check, in particular, the Clavinet-heavy Blaxploitation bounce of "Pulp Fusion", where sampled '70s instrumentation rides a bouncy, filter-flaunting house groove. Or, for that matter, the lolloping, undulating, glassy-eyed sweetness of the sun-kissed, extra percussive "Fade Out", which makes use of elements from a particularly Balearic disco record. Flip to the B-side for "Raw (Live Edit), a bustling, big room friendly jack-track that sounds like a long lost David Morales Red Zone Dub.
DOGD 63
16 Feb 18
Deep House
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Walk - (6:09) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Walk (Soulphiction remix) - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
I On You - (6:12) 118 BPM
Review: Delusions Of Grandeur have been relatively quiet on the release front this year, but they're back with a bang thanks to this latest collaborative effort from Dan Shake and Medlar. The former has gotten a name thanks to being the first non-Detroiter on Moodymann's Mahogani Music, while the latter has been pushing his disco-friendly take on house music largely via the Wolf Music imprint. They got two cuts on here, the first one being a boogie-leaning, hazy summer club jam in the form of "Walk", and the second one a jazzier affair with plenty of soulful vocals and tribal drums called "I On You". Philpot bossman Soulphiction takes care of transforming "Walk" into a pot of filter-licking madness, where the percussion is stretched and freaked out further out into the ether compared to the original. What a package!
DOGD 47
29 Jun 15
Deep House
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It's Too Late - (6:20) 123 BPM
   
You Just Love You - (5:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Backtrack - (6:31) 124 BPM
Review: Man like Recloose returns to Delusions of Grandeur, having debuted on the label in fine style with last year's Don't Get Me Wrong EP, and it's a welcome one as It's Too Late is the New Zealand dwelling producer's first EP of 2013! Despite this prolonged absence, Recloose has clearly lost none of the energy that drove his DoG debut, with all three tracks here demonstrating a real vibrancy that will immediately provide a lift for any dancefloor experiencing an element of lag. The title cut bounces along with the sort of finesse you'd expect from a producer of Recloose's calibre, whilst the heavy slab of filter disco "You Just Love You" highlights his arrangement skills. Fans of Cardiology era Recloose should head right to "Backtrack" and bask in its brilliance.
DOGD 34JU
29 Nov 13
Deep House
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Intro - (0:49) 133 BPM
   
Our Love - (5:15) 100 BPM
   
U Know U - (5:47) 106 BPM
   
Think It Over - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
In Your Arms - (5:03) 110 BPM
   
Through The Night - (5:29) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Callback - (6:32) 90 BPM
   
Back 2 Black - (6:20) 114 BPM
   
Read My Mind - (7:12) 118 BPM
   
Interlude - (0:33) 129 BPM
   
FEEL - (6:16) 118 BPM
   
The Vibes (album mix) - (6:03) 116 BPM
   
Walk Away - (5:29) 95 BPM
   
Outro - (0:48) 126 BPM
   
The Vibes (Chicago Damn remix) - (5:28) 115 BPM
Review: It's three years since Craig Smith and Graeme Clark impressed with One Night In The Borough, a landmark album that epitomized all that was good about the cut-and-paste, disco-sampling deep house scene of the time. This sophomore set offers more of the same, delivering tracks that ride a range of tempos in their trademark deep, loopy, hypnotic and pleasingly baggy style. While there are plenty of surprisingly supple, heavily electronic uptempo cuts on offer (see "Feel", the disco rush of "In Your Arms" and the classic, Frankie Knuckles-ish US house of "Read My Mind"), they're still at their best when operating at a slower tempo, as the deliciously jazzy "Walk Away" and sensual throb of "Through The Night" neatly prove.
DOGCD 03DJU
07 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Underground Sugar Caves - (7:56) 117 BPM
   
Insect Overlords - (6:45) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Underground Sugar Caves (version Idjut) - (7:15) 117 BPM
Review: Underground Sugar Caves marks a triumphant third waddle through the deepest recesses of rhythmic programming on Delusions of Grandeur for Tornado Wallace. The Australian is a man whose grasp of The Simpson's trivia is more than matched by his rise in the public's estimations since he debuted with Paddlin'. Lead track "Underground Sugar Caves" sees the erstwhile Wallace leave the sanctity of chugging disco for something altogether more thrilling - warehouse ready raw house music. The ease with which Wallace flips the script from the kick drum heavy compressed sound of the opening moments to the stabs and energising strings that dominate the track in full flow will transcend excellently in a small basement space. "Insect Overlords" is a more familiar mid tempo saunter, though there are enough production nuances to separate it from the chaff, whilst the venerable Idjut Boys turn in an excellently dubby transition of "Underground Sugar Caves" which is indelibly stamped with moodiness. Highly recommended.
DOGD 21JU
06 Jan 12
Deep House
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Dark Sienna - (5:21) 111 BPM
   
Zoinks - (5:44) 117 BPM
   
Push Comes To Shove - (5:50) 120 BPM
   
Alpine Glow - (3:25) 109 BPM
   
The Haunted House - (6:31) 122 BPM
   
Cow Palace - (5:46) 118 BPM
   
Bison - (3:57) 103 BPM
   
Spellbound (exclusive bonus track) - (3:37) 111 BPM
   
Good Intentions (LP mix) - (4:29) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Light Scent Of Decay - (9:41) 116 BPM
   
FINE (feat Grand Agent) - (3:01) 110 BPM
   
Flying Visit - (4:01) 106 BPM
Review: Having already treated us to a trio of samplers, the German deep house duo Session Victim finally deliver their debut full-length for Delusions of Grandeur. Given their impressive credentials, it's no surprise to find that The Haunted House Of House is a bit good. Almost overflowing with ideas, it serves up 11 slabs of deep house that do their best to sidestep the genre's many pitfalls. Sure, there's plenty of comfy, melodic goodness (see "Push Comes To Shove" and "Zoinks"), but also forays into disco-flecked jazz-funk-house ("Alpine Glow"), slick disco-house ("The Haunted House"), groovy slo-mo electronica ("Bilson"), dewy-eyed Balearica ("The Light Scent of Decay") and even Clyde-ish broken hip-hop ("Fine"). Impeccable, and this ultra special Juno edition includes an exclusive bonus track in the shape of "Spellbound"!
DOGCD 02DJU
08 Jun 12
Deep House
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Matching Half - (6:53) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Up To Rise - (7:45) 121 BPM
   
Matching Half (Byron The Aquarius remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
Review: Matthias Reiling and Hauke Freer return with the Matching Half EP. The Berlin-Hamburg connection present two cuts of feelgood deep house with a loose and live feel, no doubt inspired by their energetic live performances. The title track features some funky disco style drumming beneath some emotive strings, jazzy Rhodes keys and xylophones; all working in perfect harmony. There's also a killer remix of said track by Detroit's finest: Byron The Aquarius, who has appeared recently on Wild Oats and S3A. His version gets well funkier and injects a truckload of soul into it, naturally! Second original offering "Up To Rise" is the deepest journey on offer and has a definite summertime vibe about it.
DOGD 55
21 Oct 16
Deep House
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Fear Of Stopping - (6:16) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fear Of Stopping (Maxi Mill remix) - (6:44) 121 BPM
   
Walberswick (Hoist Covert mix) - (12:32) 120 BPM
   
Birdbrook Rain - (4:25) 109 BPM
Review: If you missed Soul 223's previous exploits - and given that he's released on Delsin and Soul Jazz, you shouldn't have done - this tidy EP for Delusions of Grandeur offers an excellent introduction. His influences - Detroit techno, soul, disco and hip-hop, mainly - can all be heard on "Fear of Shopping", a tight-but- swinging deep house gem built around tropical soul rhythms and Detroit-influenced chords and melodies. It's really quite excellent, as is the deeper, quirkier, Mr Beatnick style "Birdbrook Rain". The shuffling European futurism of the Max Mill Remix of "Fear of Shopping" really impresses, though the spine-tingling breakdowns and rising chords throughout Hoist Covert's mix of "Walberswick" are a Balearic delight.
DOGD 32JU
16 Sep 13
Deep House
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Don't Sleep - (6:00) 121 BPM
   
Giraffe - (8:22) 123 BPM
   
Don't Sleep (Revenge remix) - (6:07) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DOGD 03
17 Jul 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Love Prescription - (6:27) 120 BPM
   
Love Prescription (dirt dub) - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
Matrix Plus - (6:02) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love Prescription (acappella tool) - (3:11) 120 BPM
Review: In the canon of EPs that require little in the way of additional prompting from the Juno review staff, the latest release from Delusions of Grandeur must surely rank high. Pairing We Play House duo FCL with VFB, the latest alias from Dani 'MCDE' Plessow proves to be a smart choice, securing Delusions perhaps their finest release to date! Love Prescription is nominally formed around three variations on the title track from Plessow's new VFB moniker (yet another smart ode to his hometown) introducing the yearning soulful tone of Stef Gustaph amidst a nicely stripped down take on house music which is perhaps best utilised on the bubbling Dirt Dub version. FCL appear with the masterful "Matrix Plus" full of bouncing rhythms and high rise chords dipped with Mr Fingers style emotion.
DOGD 22JU
18 Nov 11
Deep House
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Over & Over - (2:43) 105 BPM
   
Bring It Back - (6:21) 122 BPM
   
Moons & Flowers - (6:35) 123 BPM
   
The Hatch - (2:55) 110 BPM
   
Shadows - (5:40) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Matching Half - (6:53) 122 BPM
   
Unchained - (3:00) 91 BPM
   
If We Can Make It Here - (4:32) 117 BPM
   
Almost Midnight - (5:02) 119 BPM
   
Castle For Sale - (5:04) 77 BPM
   
Up To Rise (LP mix) - (5:25) 121 BPM
   
Head Over Heels - (6:16) 117 BPM
   
Thermal Explorer - (2:26) 112 BPM
Review: Although they've delivered plenty of fine singles over the years, it's invariably Session Victim's albums that get us hot under the collar. This is primarily because it gives them a chance to showcase a wider range of grooves, tempos and instrumentations amongst the ear-pleasing dancefloor workouts. Their sunny disposition, noted sample-spotting ability and varied inspirations are all in evidence on the German duo's third full-length excursion. It's a deliciously evocative, enjoyable and mood enhancing affair that smilingly meanders between dreamy jazz-house bliss, Bossa-Balearic fusion, disco-sampling cheeriness, glistening slow jams, Afro-tinged deep house warmth and humid dub riddims (the impeccable "Castle For Sale"). In other words, it's another hugely enjoyable romp packed full of winning moments.
DOGDD 07D
02 Jun 17
Deep House
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The Haunted House - (6:31) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Alpine Glow - (3:25) 109 BPM
   
Dark Sienna - (5:21) 111 BPM
   
Flying Visit - (4:01) 106 BPM
Review: Comprising the second half of their hotly anticipated album, this latest slab of wax from the widely celebrated house duo Session Victim showcases just why their groove is so well liked. Far from trying to be cool in their music, instead the kind of funk the German duo conjure up in their sample-heavy sound is pure and addictive, not least on "Push Come To Shove". It's not all party rockers mind you, as well demonstrated in the low slung hip-hop leaning of "Fine". With the summer looming this is a strongly advised addition to your sun-compatible arsenal.
DOGD 23JU
02 Apr 12
Deep House
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Like You Mean It - (8:11) 124 BPM
   
The Detox - (5:41) 124 BPM
   
Solid Satin (We Can Do Something) - (5:59) 122 BPM
   
Good For You - (5:35) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Pinpointing the exact style of beat-maker Uffe Christensen has always been a little tricky, as anyone who has listened to his recent debut album Radio Days will happily confirm. This first outing for Delusions of Grandeur continues the trend, delivering a range of dusty, quietly soulful workouts that variously doff a cap to Moodymann style deepness, hissing jazz-house and broken beat. There's much to admire, from the jazzy-but-smooth lushness of "Like You Mean It", to the rolling Afro-house rhythms and lilting melodies of "Solid Satin (We Can Do Something)". Arguably best of all, though, is "Good For You", a sumptuous chunk of organic deep house full of live instrumentation, hazy atmospherics and sensual intent.
DOGD 45JU
04 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Girl I Know It - (6:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blowin' My Mind - (7:08) 116 BPM
   
Be With Me (feat Dnae) - (5:15) 116 BPM
Review: Shadeleaf Music founder Thatmanmonkz is arguably one of Sheffield's unheralded heroes, with a spell in soulful bassheads Small Arms Fiya and a residency at the city's anything-goes Join The Dots night amongst his bulging CV. Here he delivers three chunks of deliciously soulful deep house for Freerange offshoot Delusions of Grandeur. The raw, bass-heavy, woozy and bumpin' "Girl I Know" is probably the standout, though the looser, groovier "Blowin' My Mind" - which comes laden with heady Rhodes keys and a lolloping bassline - pushes it close. Dnae collaboration "Be With Me" - a seductive trip into Moodymann-ish deep and soulful territory - is also pretty darn hot.
DOGD 38
06 Jun 14
Deep House
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It's Burning - (7:12) 118 BPM
   
I Give You Love - (6:44) 115 BPM
   
I Give You Love (LHT remix) - (7:53) 122 BPM
   
It's Burning (Lauer remix) - (7:07) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It's Burning (original demo version) - (5:10) 118 BPM
Review: Given his production vintage spanning REKIDS, Burek, Under The Shade and Let's Play House there's a sense of inevitability that Toby Tobias would surface on Delusions Of Grandeur sooner or later; indeed it feels strange that it's taken so long but as Burning Love demonstrates, its been worth the wait. Lead track "It's Burning" is notable for the chiming synth that resonates brightly amidst a multiplicity of gurgling analogue grooves, whilst "I Give You Love" opts for a more rugged warehouse vibe, embellished by the yearning vocal hooks. Down below these two cuts get remixed in requisite fashion; the London Housing Trust collective tackle "I Give You Love" morphing it into a tripped out jacking freestyle number, whilst the always excellent Lauer works his magic on "It's Burning" introducing all manner of vivid colour with his melodies and basslines. This Juno Download exclusive version also features the original demo version of "It's Burning".
DOGD 33JU
08 Nov 13
Deep House
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The Warm (original mix) - (6:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dearly Beloved (original mix) - (6:41) 118 BPM
   
Dearly Beloved (DJ Nature remix) - (8:53) 112 BPM
Review: New school deep house specialists Delusions Of Grandeur return with another solid three-tracker, this time from Seattle-based studio knob-twiddlers Zepp001. It's the duo's second EP for the label, following 2009's warmly received "Don't Sleep". "The Warm" itself has a touch of Deep Space Orchestra about it - all off-key chords, otherworldly noises and alien melodies. "Dearly Beloved" has a slightly warmer feel thanks to a bubbling low-end groove, sneaky carnival percussion flourishes and some excellent, far-out nu-disco synths. Best of all, though, is DJ Nature's remix of the same track, which re-casts the original as a jazz-flecked spacey deep houser.
DOGD 14JU
18 Feb 11
Deep House
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Pathfinder - (7:34) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pathfinder (Fabrizio Mammarella remix) - (7:12) 116 BPM
   
Backbeat - (7:26) 108 BPM
   
Abregon - (6:25) 122 BPM
   
Backbeat (Beat dub) - (4:01) 108 BPM
Review: Since dropping his debut release on Hi-Phen in 2005, Toby Tobias has built up an impressive body of work, with EPs on Rekids, Hector Works, Let's Play House and his own Late Night Audio imprint. This EP for Delusions of Grandeur is another slow-burn winner. Lead cut "Pathfinder" gets just the right balance between heavy drum machine programming - think old skool electro or '80s boogie - and contemporary deep house smoothness. Fabrizio Mammarella's hypnotic remix is pretty tasty, too. "Backbeat" provides a hazy tip into Balearic boogie territory, while "Abergon" - with its lazy jazz guitars and Harvey-ish bump - is impeccable wide-eyed White Isle fodder.
DOGD 029
25 Jan 13
Deep House
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BURT (The Journey) (original mix) - (6:45) 116 BPM
   
Back To Me (original mix) - (7:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deep C (original mix) - (6:46)
   
Settle (original mix) - (5:21) 127 BPM
Review: This second sampler for Craig Smith and Graeme Clark's excellent debut album once again sees them in fine form. While three of the four tracks stick to their tried-and-tested formula - rock-solid deep house built on heavy, head-nodding loops, long, lazy builds and cute, killer hooks - there's plenty to get excited about. The distinctly old skool "Back To Me" (check that analogue bassline) and hynotic head-nodder "Deep C" stand out, with "BURT (The Journey)" not far behind. The most revelatory moment, though, is "Settle", a dreamy downtempo concoction crafted from syrupy soul samples, echo-laden beats and sinewy strings that sounds like an updated version of Minnie Ripperton's more sensuous moments.
DOGD 17
13 May 11
Deep House
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You Should Know Better - (9:40) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yesterlife - (7:36) 122 BPM
   
Love Hotel (feat Slow Hands) - (6:42) 117 BPM
Review: For those who like to dig a little deeper, Ben Sun has long been a name to keep a hawkish eye on in deep house circles. Although "Salty Tears" is considered by most to be the London based producer's breakthrough track, his potential was first seen on the ephemeral delights of 2009's "When You Looked". Both of those tracks were released on the Voyeurhythm imprint he runs with Tyson Ballard and Megadon Betamax, and his arrival on Delusions Of Grandeur feels like a significant step towards wider appreciation. The Love Momentum EP sees "You Should Know Better" sprawled across the A Side, and it's hard not to think of KDJ when soaking in the jazzy key samples that form the backbone of the track alongside a deliciously clipped vocal sample, strings, horns and the dustiest of beats. "Yesterlife" on the flip is all about the 909 hats and hanging chords, while "Love Hotel", featuring Wolf + Lamb affiliated producer Slow Hands, features the kind of low slung bassline that has been the hallmark of many a Ben Sun jam.
DOGD 26JU
13 Jul 12
Deep House
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Gamma Ray (Franc Spangler mix) - (7:31) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gamma Ray - (6:17) 124 BPM
   
Gamma Ray (Franc's Rolling dub) - (6:46) 120 BPM
DOGD 02
12 Jun 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In The Trees (with Khalil Anthony) - (7:20) 119 BPM
   
Make It Now - (7:32) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sad N Blue - (6:43) 116 BPM
Review: The enigmatic Thatmanmonkz parachutes back onto Delusions Of Grandeur - one of the most consistent deep house driven labels out there - with three retro joints. "In The Trees" is pure Chicago magic and features the vocal talent of Khalil Anthony in the mix, while "Make It Now" is a jazzy house piece a-la Moody. Last but by no means the least, "Sad N Blue" goes for chunky beats, gorgeous piano keys and a stunning backdrop of seductive R&B vocals. This is for HOUSE music lovers and it's massive.
DOGD 39
27 Feb 15
Deep House
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The Vibes - (6:36) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Vibes (Chicago Damn remix) - (5:28) 115 BPM
   
Just A New Day - (6:43) 116 BPM
Review: Having put their Instruments of Rapture label to sleep, Craig Smith and Graeme Clark return to Delusions of Grandeur. With its shuffling, late night groove, delay-laden atmospherics and sub-bothering, bleep-era bassline, "The Vibes" is arguably their darkest and toughest release to date. It's predictably good, though, sitting somewhere between Morales' darker Red Zone moments and early '90s UK techno. Chicago Damn joins in the fun with a thumping, edit-heavy remix, all fuzzy chords, vintage percussion and old skool vocal stabs. Bluesy bonus track "New Day" - a kind of 6th Borough take on "Deep Burnt" with balls - is pretty tasty, too.
DOGD 28JU
22 Oct 12
Deep House
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Painted Lady - (7:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lumpsucker - (5:47) 120 BPM
   
Camberwell Beauty - (6:12) 115 BPM
Review: With just one other record consigned to the project it's not often we witness label boss Jimpster turning his hand to his discofied alias on Delusions Of Grandeur. Any keen followers of the label will be more than satisfied with the vibe on offer, as a slower kind of house groove takes hold for three tracks infused with spiritual sampling, starting with the wistful, soulful tones of "Painted Lady". "Lumpsucker" has a stronger electronic vein running through its core, matching Chicago drums and snaking arpeggios with washes of chords to keep the mood mellow, before "Camberwell Beauty" scrubs out the edges and drifts deep down into a sumptuous pillow of laconic house.
DOGD 36
04 Apr 14
Deep House
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Never Forget - (6:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stick Together - (5:26) 124 BPM
   
Hyuwee - (3:47) 108 BPM
DOG 41D
17 Oct 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tricks On Wax - (7:34) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Seven Sisters - (5:23) 107 BPM
   
Special 4U - (5:34) 121 BPM
Review: Well, it's safe to say that Delusions Of Grandeur has become something of a house institution by now. The imprint has put out a vast amount of material since the late noughties, all by an impressive collection of talents including Session Victim, Tornado Wallace, 6th Borough Project, Recloose and many others. Benjamin 'Ben Sun' returns to the label for his third appearance with "Tricks On Wax", an utterly funky and bass-heavy sample-house number reminiscent of the Moodymann school of sound. "Seven Sisters" is more spacey and futuristic in its melodic structure, while "Special 4U" winds things down to near hip-hop levels...chuggy beats, subtle breaks and smoked-out swirls of electronics.
DOGD 46
01 Jun 15
Deep House
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Lose Myself - (7:27) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Commando (extended edit) - (11:49) 114 BPM
   
Commando (Wareika's Crazy Setup extended mix) - (9:35) 114 BPM
DOG 06D
08 Jan 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Back 2 Black (Cuthead remix) - (5:42) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Read My Mind (Fantastic Man remix) - (6:02) 119 BPM
   
Walk Away (Ben La Desh remix) - (6:58) 105 BPM
Review: Here, Graeme Clark and Craig Smith hand over tracks from their recent sophomore album, Borough 2 Borough, to a trio of fast-rising deep house starlets. The results are predictably fine, with Dutch producer Ben La Desh providing the real standout. His version of "Walk Away", all tactile rhythms, wide-eyed electronics, smooth chords and blissful melodies, is unflinchingly Balearic despite its obvious deep house roots. Wolf Music regular Fantastic Man offers up a more upbeat but similarly fluid and melodic take on "Read My Mind", while Uncanny Valley's Cuthead delves into his box of tricks to deliver a warm, humid, scratchy and cowbell-laden interpretation of "Back 2 Black".
DOGD 37
09 May 14
Funky/Club House
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Tale Of The Tape (original mix) - (6:21) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tale Of The Dub (original mix) - (6:14) 116 BPM
   
Tale Of The Tape (Cottam mix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
   
Matrix (original mix) - (7:48) 110 BPM
Review: Pattern Select is Milton Jackson's new endeavour with Show B and the results of their first collaborative work together finds a suitable home at Delusions Of Grandeur. Tale Of The Tape is both an auspicious glance at what the duo have up their sleeve and perhaps the finest EP on the DoG imprint to date. Ploughing a decidedly subterranean path through the rawer excesses of house music, what is really a selection of simple elements - vocal hooks, crafty drums, ever rising pads and satisfying crashes - are combined excellently and infiltrated by the wormiest of arpeggiated synth lines. The accompanying dub version does what all good dub versions are supposed to do and there is the bonus of a flipside revision from man like Cottam that completely rewires the track along some next century utopian galactic house tip - you'll love the smudged rhythms that come floating in. Just to switch up the vibe, Pattern Select end on the dusty fingered brilliance of "Matrix" - full on beat down head nod vibes soaked in Detroit atmospherics.
DOGD 19JU
22 Jul 11
Deep House
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Nebraska - "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" - (8:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ugly Drums - "Like Its Ok" - (7:07) 117 BPM
   
Session Victim - "Came To Be Alive" - (4:31) 106 BPM
Review: To celebrate hitting half a century of releases, Delusions of Grandeur has decided to release a couple of split EPs, featuring contributions from label regulars and invited guests. This first part starts in strong fashion, with recent signing Nebraska delivering a loose, evocative chunk of saucer-eyed, late night deep house full of fuzzy analogue bass, sparse drum machine rhythms and spine-tingling synthesizer arpeggios. Ugly Drums supply some jazzier deep house fare in the shape of "Like Its OK", before Session Victim finish things off in fine style with "Came To Be Alive". While slightly chunkier and denser than its' predecessors, the track bristles with sun-kissed warmth thanks to lazy electric pianos, killer vocal samples and subtle, beachside sound effects.
DOGD 50A
01 Apr 16
Deep House
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Million Dollar Feeling (original mix) - (6:42) 121 BPM
   
Million Dollar Feeling (Gerd remix) - (6:33) 121 BPM
   
Time To Let You Down (original mix) - (11:15) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Million Dollar Feeling (Gerd's Old School mix) - (8:35) 120 BPM
DOGD 12
29 Oct 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Zoinks - (5:44) 117 BPM
   
Good Intentions - (4:29) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Light Scent Of Decay - (9:41) 116 BPM
Review: If you missed out on Session Victim's excellent 2011 debut album The Haunted House of House, this third sampler EP gives a tantalising glimpse of what you've been missing. As with the album itself, there are various flavours on show, from the shuffling, string-laden, eyes-wide-shut loveliness of "Zoinks", to the Hammond-laden jazz shuffle of the irrepressibly groovy "Good Intentions" (check out that brilliant walking bassline). Best of all, though, is "Light Scent of Decay", a majestic builder that morphs from a lazy Balearic shuffler into a touchy-feely deep house gem over 10 majestic minutes. Thrilling stuff.
DOGD 25
18 May 12
Deep House
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The Most Beautiful Divorce Ever - (5:27) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crystal Maze - (2:54) 113 BPM
   
Under Your Spell - (4:23) 120 BPM
   
Eo's Place - (4:35) 96 BPM
Review: If you've not invested in a physical copy of Session Victim's excellent sophomore set, See You When You Get There, you probably should. Alternatively, you could pick and choose between the various digital samplers on offer. There's tons of high quality material on this third EP. Throughout, the German duo expertly tiptoe the fine line between disco and house, variously delivering warm, rolling, Rhodes-heavy deep house (the brilliant "The Most Beautiful Divorce Ever"), loose and organic disco-house ("Under Your Spell"), eyes-closed slow jams (the seductive and becalmed "Eeo's Place") and cut-up Balearic beats (the picturesque "Crystal Maze"). Throughout, the production remains warm, smart and endearingly dusty.
DOGD 42
19 Jan 15
Deep House
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Full Moon - (5:47) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Star Ritual - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
Glass Waves - (5:49) 119 BPM
Review: Ben Sun made his debut back in 2013, delivering a chunk of life-affirming deep house for Quintessentials' Thanks You Freaks compilation. Three years on, Delusions of Grandeur has handed him the opportunity to showcase his talents over a three-track E.P. His style, which blends elements of electronic disco, deep house and glassy-eyed Balearica, is perfectly suited to the Freerange offshoot. Particularly enjoyable is "Star Ritual", where trippy, delay-laden boogie vocal samples ride a reverb-heavy, African-influenced drum rhythm and undulating, analogue bassline. Elsewhere, shirts may be removed for the bleep-heavy nu-disco/deep house fusion of "Full Moon", while the overwhelmingly tactile "Glass Waves" is little less than a piano-heavy chunk of early Italian deep house revivalism.
DOGD 54
16 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Aw-rite (mute version) - (4:57) 81 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Warp And Weft (mute version) - (4:46) 110 BPM
   
Eighty-eights - (8:47) 102 BPM
Review: The recent reappearance of "Green Marimbas" on a Mister Saturday Night release had us remembering with fondness how great a producer Ali 'Nebraska' Gibbs is - especially that Rush Hour LP Displacement. It's been a while since we last saw some new Nebraska in the trollies at Juno so kudos to Delusions of Grandeur for coaxing some new cuts out of Gibbs for this fine Rye Lane Rhythms slice of nice. From the moment "Aw-rite (Mute version)" slips into action it's like Nebraska has never been away, that attention to percussive and rhythmic detail still dead eyed and the musicality tight as ever. "Warp & Weft" veers off into fuzzy, minimalist beatdown territory that will appeal to fans of obscure Sound Signature tracks whilst "Eighty Eights" is the sort of loop heavy house cut that you can tease dancefloors with.
DOGD 43
30 Mar 15
Deep House
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In Your Arms - (5:03) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
U Know U - (5:47) 106 BPM
   
Read My Mind (feat Paul Joseph) - (7:12) 118 BPM
Review: A long-awaited taste of what to expect from their forthcoming sophomore set Borough 2 Borough, this trio of deep, groove-laden treats from Craig Smith and The Revenge's 6Th Borough Project have been long-awaited. "In Your Arms" has Balearica stamped all over it; concentrated house euphoria with sun-splashed keys and a perfectly executed disco vocal sample, it will melt the heart of everyone in a three mile radius of the club. "U Know U" is just as slow and steady but comes with a more electronic make-up that's almost Italo in its delivery. Gradually developing momentum with classy drama, it's instantly timeless. "Read My Mind" closes this spectacular show with a nagging, hooky tech piece that drives with a sharply edited piano riff, hushed vocals and an ever-morphing rhythm. Beautiful.
DOGD 35
14 Feb 14
Deep House
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Air (with Khalil Anthony) - (3:41) 84 BPM
   
Jus Anutha Wunna Deez - (5:19) 60 BPM
   
Boogie Down (with Erik Rico) - (7:39) 60 BPM
   
Sum Ol' Nex' Ish - (4:10) 60 BPM
   
A Fly New Tune (with Ta'raach) - (2:18) 51 BPM
   
Turn It Out (with Dave Aju) - (4:36) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Another Night Under The Glitterball - (6:05) 117 BPM
   
I Can Hardly Breathe (with A Brother Isai) - (3:40) 97 BPM
   
For Bae - (6:26) 119 BPM
   
Moon On The Hill (with DJ Kali) - (5:17) 109 BPM
   
Vampires - (3:50) 94 BPM
   
Baked (with Malik Ameer) - (2:48) 94 BPM
   
Take U 2 My House (with Khalil Anthony) - (6:35) 61 BPM
   
For Those I've Lost Along The Way - (4:37) 57 BPM
Review: Thatman Monkz is Scott Moncrieff to be precise, a Sheffield based producer who's been making house music since around 1997 but more recently on Kolour LTD and of course Delusions Of Grandeur: where he's recognised as a label mainstay. His new album Colombusing is a mighty effort; 14 tracks to be precise and there's a wide variety of moods and grooves, not to mention collaborations! Some of those very hook-ups are the highlights on here, we must say. There's a couple of tracks with San Francisco minimalist/human beatbox Dave Aju; "Turn It Out" is a deep and sleazy funk jam with Cameo-ish vocals, while "Boogie Down" features the sweet lungs of Erik Rico whose Curtis Mayfield impressions suit this feel-good soul jam just perfectly. "Baked" features the deep poetry of NYC's Malik Ameer on this on this dope jam full of urban flavour. There's music to dance to too, rest assured: "Take U 2 My House" featuring Khalil Anthony is surefire deep house aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
DOGDD 06D
02 Mar 16
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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