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").
Review: For his first outing since the release of his ambient techno focused debut album "MDF" last year, Shigo Suwa has chosen to rock up on Hudd Trax with a four-track selection of late '90s style muscular deep house treats. He begins with "Coexistence", a throbbing and masculine affair whose tight, warehouse-ready stabs, bumping beats and saucer-eyed atmosphere reminded us of David Morales' classic "Red Zone" dubs, before ramping up the sub bass on the tough-but-trippy Chez Damier style bump of "Burning Cave". The cut that follows, "Chord Track" is even deeper and more dub-house influenced, while "Acid Plug" is naturally a TB-303 powered chunk of revivalist acid-jack in the style of Paranoid London.
Synthcast, Pagal & Eddie Leader - "The Bass" (Agnes Knees Down Mixx) - (6:46) 122 BPM
Iron Curtis - "You Are" - (6:43) 118 BPM
Review: Hudd Traxx celebrate their 10th Anniversary and 50th Release in style with a four-part Compilation called 'Now & Then'. The first part includes tracks from Chez Damier, Tomson, Agnes & Iron Curtis. Over the years Hudd have released music from the likes of Matthew Herbert, DJ Sneak, Rolando, Rick Wade, Iz & Diz, JT Donaldson and a whole load more. The concept behind the release celebrates both new & classic tracks on the 'Now' & 'Then' sides respectively. Man of the moment Tomson kicks things off with a typically straight up House number entitled 'On The Buttons', and definitely is right on them with this one. Chicago legend Chez Damier steps up to the plate next with an Epic Deep House groover with elements of soulful Jazz, which will be well received for those late night or early morning sets. Flip for the 'Then' Side & find two Classic tracks with Agnes remix of 'The Bass' & Iron Curtis' 'You Are'. Both still sound as good as they did on their initial release, and prove that buying Hudd Traxx music now will still sound as fresh in another 10 Years time.
I Am With You (Iron Curtis remix) - (7:42) 124 BPM
I Am With You (Outboxx remix) - (5:22) 124 BPM
I Am With You (Ekkohaus remix) - (6:28) 125 BPM
I Am With You (Sakro remix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
I Am With You (Dubstrumental) - (6:29) 124 BPM
Review: It was undoubtedly a big moment for Hudd Traxx when they got Chez Damier on board to lend his vocal tones to Eddie Leader and Tomson's "I Am With You" back in 2014. A few years on and Huddersfield's premier house label are revisiting the modern classic with a raft of top shelf remixers on hand. Iron Curtis brings a bubbling, piano-enriched lilt to the jam, while Bristolian duo Outboxx go for an understated slice of straight up deep house. Ekkohaus gets busy with chunky tech house concoction, and then Sakro smooths the mood out with some jazzy keys and a steady groove.