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Body Night Lies
QUINTESSE 49
02 Sep 16
Deep House
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In The Mood - (6:46) 118 BPM
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Detroyt Loves You - (1:48) 100 BPM
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Guilt Is My Shadow - (7:38) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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House Calisthenics - (5:32) 116 BPM
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Review: It's been almost a year since the last EP from Fabricio "4004" Tepetitlan, meaning that this outing on occasional home Quintessentials is more than welcome. As usual, the California-based producer delivers the goods. He begins with the rich electric piano chords, drifting soul vocal samples and rolling deep house grooves of "In The Mood", before slapping down a head-nodding instrumental hip-hip interlude (the undeniably baked "Detroyt Loves You"). He returns to seducing deep house dancefloors on the Motor City influenced smoothness of "Guilt Is My Shadow", while closer "House Calisthenics" is brilliantly moody, warm and atmospheric.
Sense Of Departure EP
QUINTESSENTIALS 56
12 Oct 17
Deep House
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Intro - (1:12) 122 BPM
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No Dreams - (6:31) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stuttgart Sessions (feat Stylus Heat) - (4:47) 117 BPM
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Fanta Club - (6:39) 119 BPM
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Black Alley Shuffle - (4:33) 116 BPM
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Played by: Heizo Murakami
Review: German imprint Quintessentials' mission statement is to keep underground house music on the map. It claims to hold a candle to those old house records: they love that raw yet soulful vibe. For their 56th (!) release they have tapped Mexican producer 4004, who has had releases also of late on FACES, Poetry In Motion and Late Night Jackin'. Smoky late night groove "No Dreams" gets things off to a good start with its smooth Rhodes, bumpy bassline and hypnotic bongo action. We particularly enjoyed the pumping NYC basement vibe of "Fanta Club" while "Black Alley Shuffle" gets back to the program in sexy and dusky fashion complete with some dusty rhythms, diva vocals and further mood lighting with the impressive use of filter sweeps.
Looking At You
QUINTESSE 40
07 Jul 14
Funky/Club House
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Everybody Is Talking - (6:40) 120 BPM
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The Edge - (7:56) 115 BPM
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You Turn Away - (5:59) 119 BPM
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Speak - (6:07) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Previously spotted on Faces, Mexican duo 4004 and Sebastien Vorhaus present four examples of proper deep house. Reaching a top speed of 120BPM, there's a great sense of stately jacking power as we shuffle and slap to each of these well-textured mid-tempo workouts; production highlights include the loopy vocal and Chi-town references on "Everybody Is Talking", the organ-pumping insistency of "The Edge", the minor key jazz whispers and subtle use of a very well-known vocal sample on "You Turn Away" and the complementary pairing of wriggly slap and lavish string echoes on "Speak". We'd like to hear more of this please.
Get Away EP
QUINTESSE 26
21 Nov 11
Deep House
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Move - (5:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wanna Get Away - (7:32) 123 BPM
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Cruel - (5:29) 124 BPM
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Baby Please - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Played by: Kisk, Villa Savoye
Review: Dutch deep house producer Alex Agore makes his debut on the Quintessentials imprint with four chunky cuts of NY-inspired house. "Move" and "Get Away" both bristle with sultry energy; the former's robust kick drum-sweaty vocal combo could easily be a lost Kerri Chandler production, while the latter locks into a deepish groove with a gently throbbing bassline, expertly chopped vocal moans and languid keys. Up next, "Cruel" and "Baby Please" tread a similar path; the jazzy piano and fully revealed vocal on "Cruel" has the kind of effortless groove that many a house producer spend careers trying to nail, while the closing cut is a mutant after hours sleaze jam of the highest order. Well worth checking.
More About These So Called Love Songs
QUINTESSE 38
20 Mar 14
Deep House
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Song For S (Saturday Love) - (6:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bring My Heart Back - (6:05) 125 BPM
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Hesitations & Doubts - (4:31) 125 BPM
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Hesitations & Doubts (Borrowed Identity remix) - (6:26) 126 BPM
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Thank You Freaks Pt 1
QUINTESSE 28
11 Jun 12
Deep House
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Andy Ash - "lfa" - (6:49) 124 BPM
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Uncle Deep - "All I Need" - (5:18) 124 BPM
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Chicago Damn - "Just A Track" - (6:02) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Marcos Cabral - "2 Hazel Tracks" - (6:17) 121 BPM
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Soulship EP
QUINTESSE 22
23 May 11
Deep House
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Do It To Me (original mix) - (6:11) 120 BPM
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Feel It feat Bolo - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Do It To Me (Rob Mello No Ears remix) - (6:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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How Wonderful - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Feel It (instrumental mix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Review: Gianni Siravo and Sven Lacoste have been making a bit of a name for themselves under the Azuni moniker, not least with last year's excellent "Here You Come" 12" on Drumpoet Community. Here they pop up on the usually reliable Quintessentials with more high calibre material. Lead cut "Do It To Me" is a beaut - a delicious, oven-ready mix of sugary NY house organs, buttery bass and crunchy beats. The spoken word jam "Feel It" (featuring Bolo) cranks out some classic strings and pianos, whilst "How Wonderful" offers another woozy but ultimately thrilling slice of organ deepness. Rob Mello remixes "Do It To Me", too, delivering a typically chunky interpretation.
Pass It On EP
QUINTESSE 07
06 Jul 09
Deep House
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Double Talk - (7:06) 120 BPM
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Peeps - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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So What - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Don't Mention - (6:17) 120 BPM
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All The Way
QUINTESSE 15
05 Jul 10
Deep House
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Pean For The Masters - (5:51) 125 BPM
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Are You - (6:27) 111 BPM
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Black Pattern - (6:11) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drive Thru - (6:12) 118 BPM
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Review: Berlin based deep house merchant Baaz returns to the Quintessential imprint after last year's well received Pass It On EP. All The Way sees Baaz in familiar territory, exploring the lower echelons of syncopated drums and hypnotic melody. "Paean For The Masters" is Baaz in peak time mood - with heavily percussive rhythms sitting atop soft pads and submerged chords. The tempo is slowed down on "Are You" with punchy drums infiltrated by burning vocal dubs and subtle synth melodies. Motor City retroism abounds on "Black Pattern" and "Drive Thru", where proper house patterns are melded with delicate basslines and understated synth flourishes.
Love For Sale
QUINTESSE 35
01 Oct 13
Deep House
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Move - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Feel Like Makin' Love - (5:33) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Music (feat Mechanical Soulbrother) - (6:56) 120 BPM
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Dans La Nuit - (5:37) 120 BPM
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Sexo Bonito
QUINTESSE 41
01 Sep 14
Deep House
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Shake - (7:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get Down - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Poems For You - (5:51) 123 BPM
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Review: Since last appearing on Quintessentials, Berlin dwelling Borrowed Identity has seen his profile ratchet up with releases on Fina, Mistress and Stripped And Chewed leading up to a commission to contribute to Ryan Elliott's Panorama Bar mix. The Sexo Bonito EP is a fine time for some further exercises in sassy deep house for Quintessentials. "Shake" bumps along impressively, doffing a hat to classic U.S house via diva vocal samples, chunky bottom-end and wavy chords. "Get Down" reaches for the organs, placing them at the centre of a hustling groover that benefits greatly from some rubbery synth bass and delay-laden vocal samples. Finally, "Poems For You" is warm and calming. It sounds like the sort of thing you'd expect to hear drifting from the speakers at some beachside bar in hotter climes.
Thank You Freaks Pt 3
QUINTESSE 36
02 Dec 13
Deep House
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Mat Chiavaroli - "Before I Go" - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Jamie Trench - "In Your What" - (6:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jack Fell Down - "Covered" - (6:32) 117 BPM
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Anaxander - "Hold Me" - (6:18) 119 BPM
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Played by: Sccucci Manucci
Review: When Quintessentials launched the Thank You Freaks series last year, it boasted about delivering "hot tracks from hot producers". There's certainly plenty of top tackle on this third installment of the series. Jamie Trench's "In Your What" is particularly attractive, thanks in no small part to the tactile brilliance of its bouncy, undulating synth bassline and subtle percussive builds. Also rather tasty is Jack Fell Down's contribution, "Covered", a surprisingly sparse chuck of US house revivalism with a 2013 twist. Best of all, though, is Anaxander's "Hold Me", an enveloping mix of saucer-eyed pads, tropical synth melodies, 909 beats and 303 acid lines.
Gentlemen Cuts Vol 1
QUINTESSE 44
08 Jun 15
Deep House
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Clang83 - "You've Got Me Mesmerized" - (6:27) 120 BPM
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4004 - "Nobody Rides The Rhythm" - (5:30) 119 BPM
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Standard Model - "This Is Universal" - (6:51) 124 BPM
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Saine - "Chrome" - (7:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mongolian Nights
QUINTESSE 29
23 Jul 12
Deep House
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Khan - (5:27) 107 BPM
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Noire - (7:12) 121 BPM
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Khan (KRL remix) - (6:16) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Ennio Styles, FINGERMAN
Review: One of the best things about Mancunian duo Deep Space Orchestra is that you never really quite know what to expect. While their tracks are rooted in a combination of deep house and Detroit techno, they frequently spin off in different directions. Mongolian Nights is a great example of this. Opener "Khan" is simultaneously curiously odd and delightfully melodic - an 107 BPM chugger that somehow combines triple-beat drums, glistening synth melodies and dirty acid tweakery. The jazzier "Noire" is equally as impressive and seemingly looser than a wizard's sleeve. KRL remixes "Khan", turning it into an organ-heavy retro-futurist bumper.
Bucktown Fever Ep
QUINTESSE 24
05 Sep 11
Deep House
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Bucktwon Fever - (6:13) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Arrakis - (6:54) 121 BPM
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Don't Move - (7:56) 114 BPM
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Review: Si Murray and Chris Barker aka Deep Space Orchestra have been making some serious waves since they first began producing together in 2005. Releasing on a set of reputable labels such as Delusions of Grandeur and Drumpoet Community over the following few years, they now hold a stellar rep for their raw and groove ridden deep house. This time round, the pair have been snapped up by Quintessentials and frankly, we can't think of a more suitable artist-label partnership. The Bucktown Fever EP kick starts with the smooth and sophisticated "Bucktown"; rich, pumping and analogue, its driving rhythm and vintage charm make the EP a winner before we've even flipped over. Once we do however, "Arrakis" holds its own with delicate strings, simple chord sequences and sensual vocal snippets, bound together by tight hi-hats and a deep round bass. Lastly, "Don't Move" and its intriguing field recordings and expertly executed percussion tips an already outstanding EP into a timeless, classy piece of wax that we highly recommend.
Paisley Riffs
QUINTESSE 14
31 May 10
Deep House
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Malmoe - (7:37) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Those Eyes - (7:34) 119 BPM
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Lenox Ave - (7:26) 118 BPM
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Review: They may sound like the main characters of a forgotten kids TV show from the 80s, but British deep house types Ethyl & Flori are definitely letting their productions do the talking. Their EP for Freerange last year was a late night trip into low slung house territory which was stamped with their love of Detroit techno. Quintessentials Recordings, one of 2010's finest imprints for deep house business, have secured three more cuts of smooth warm house from the duo on this Paisley Riffs EP. "Malmoe" will get the plaudits here, deep jackin house for the early hours with what sounds like a cheeky K Dixon Jnr sample. "Those Eyes" is compelled along by an entrancing raw chord melody underpinned by simple drums. "Lenox Ave" gives Ethyl the chance to delve into his love for jazz, with a skittering percussion pattern playing off perfectly against warm pads and a deep piano melody.
Living Different
QUINTESSE 42
02 Feb 15
Deep House
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Living Different - (6:21) 119 BPM
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Living Different (instrumental) - (6:23) 119 BPM
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Living Different (Borrowed Identity remix) - (8:40) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wait For The Night
QUINTESSE 37
03 Feb 14
Deep House
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Wait For The Night - (6:49) 123 BPM
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Jump The Fire - (8:16) 120 BPM
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Jump The Fire (J Wiltshire remix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Loving You - (6:07) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Toronto-based producer Jeremy Glenn has enjoyed an undulating, stop-start career. He enjoyed a productive 2013, though, and here delivers a storming start to 2014. Opener "Wait For The Night" is deep, rolling and smooth, with knowing nods to Mood II Swing-era US garage and the wide-eyed bagginess of Benoit & Sergio. Glenn lets his vocals take centre stage on the similarly warm and woozy "Jump The Fire", which has a distinctive Art Department-meets-Junior Boys feel about it. J Wiltshire's remix is curiously distant, druggy and full of wonky analogue charm; a far cry from his garage-flecked efforts for Hypercolour. Finally, "Loving You" bobs and weaves attractively, wrapping fluid chords and vocals around a typically bumpin' bassline.
Journey Through The Sound EP
QUINTESSE 18
22 Nov 10
Deep House
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Panorama - (7:37) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lost Power - (6:50) 122 BPM
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N.A.none - (7:29) 120 BPM
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Hot And Hazy
QUINTESSE 39
21 May 14
Deep House
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The Garage - (6:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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New Friends - (6:19) 122 BPM
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You & Me - (4:28) 124 BPM
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Review: Following successful outings on Moda, Home Taping is Killing Music, Dabit and Manucci's Mistress, Jack Fell Down pop up on long established German deep house imprint Quintessentials. While there's plenty of their usual bass-heavy, garage-flecked deep house on show - see the thoroughly contemporary buzz of "New Friends", all minor key chords, chopped up vocal samples and rumbling low end - there's generally a groovier, looser feel to these tracks than their usual output. That's most noticeable on opener "The Garage", which infuses a shuffling, old skool breakbeat-house rhythm with delicious pianos, dub-house bass and near-Balearic electronics.
Langenthal EP
QUINTESSE 09
05 Oct 09
Deep House
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Langenthal (original mix) - (7:15) 119 BPM
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New York (original mix) - (7:19) 121 BPM
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Langenthal (Brothers' Vibe "Housed" remix) - (9:51) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hello Kool Nice
QUINTESSE 02
13 Oct 08
Deep House
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Hello Kool Nice (original) - (8:10) 120 BPM
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Hello Kool Nice (Harry Swinger & DC remix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Hello Kool Nice (Quarion remix) - (8:27) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep Raw & Real: Part 2
QUINTESSE 102
07 Dec 09
Deep House
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Jagged - "Hollywood" - (5:31) 118 BPM
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The Zohar - "Getting Down In My Car" - (7:15) 115 BPM
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STL - "Myxmassong" - (10:03) 120 BPM
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Vakula - "Half" - (4:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sunset Vista EP
QUINTESSE 51
21 Nov 16
Deep House
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Slap Dancer - (5:53) 120 BPM
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Duplicity - (5:41) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flavour - (5:49) 113 BPM
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Sunset Vista - (6:32) 108 BPM
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Review: Los Goddard continues his steady rise up the deep house ranks. He's delivered some excellent material this year already, via EPs on Razor 'N' Tape Reserve and Dirt Crew Recordings (the latter in cahoots with Harry Wolfman). This EP on Quintessential may be his strongest to date. There's naturally much to admire, from the woozy, pitched down vocals, rich keys, woozy chord progressions and crunchy drums of "Slap Dancer", to the sensual dreaminess of rolling groover "Flavour". The EP's title track, a pitched-down shuffler complete with sustained note strings, bubbly acid lines, crispy drum machine handclaps and sumptuous chords, is also excellent.
Facts Of Life EP
QUINTESSE 17
29 Oct 10
Deep House
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Revolution - (6:52) 122 BPM
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Just About To Lose My Mind - (5:58) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bring It - (6:35) 117 BPM
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Facts Of Life - (5:44) 118 BPM
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Deep Raw & Real Part 3
QUINTESSE 20-1
28 Feb 11
Deep House
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Lukatron - "Aspect Ratio" - (7:00) 120 BPM
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Radiq - "Luv N Pain" - (6:40) 118 BPM
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Cottam - "Work It" - (6:41) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deymare - "So Real" - (5:37) 106 BPM
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Review: Quintessentials return to their infrequent Deep Raw & Real series of global house with a typically stellar line up. Musical Freak Luke Solomon revisits his Lukatron pseudonym for some simple, no nonsense jacking business on "Aspect Ratio", little more than multiple layers of percussion and toasty bass patterns from which a spectral machine funk melody steadily emanates. Philpot type Radiq follows with the crisp future funk of "Lovin Pain" which finds its feet as soon as those hi-hats lock into groove with the heavy synth flourishes. Preston's finest Cottam gives us a taste of what to expect on his forthcoming Aus release with the liquid bump of "Work It" which finds the space to work in a cheeky R&B sample to great effect. Rising Finnish producer Deymare switches down the mood on "So Real", a saunter through slick bottom heavy beatdownisms which only serves to highlight the different shades of house music that characterise this impressive release.
No Stranger To Madness
QUINTESSENTIALS 54
16 Jun 17
Deep House
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Introduzione - (1:24) 152 BPM
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Aroma De Mi Vida - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Whoja Vu - (8:05) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dunneed2give It Up - (6:17) 119 BPM
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Jeep Ridaz - (5:20) 122 BPM
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Double Pain - (9:26) 121 BPM
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Storia Losca - (7:15) 109 BPM
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The Quiet Bobobo - (6:27) 118 BPM
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Latexxxnite Enemy (feat P Lok) - (5:07) 111 BPM
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Damaging Ur Mental - (3:09) 101 BPM
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Review: Last year, Mat Chiavaroli popped up on Quintessentials with his first EP since 2012, a collection of tasty deep house cuts titled Swan. It turns out that the well-received EP was merely a taster for No Stranger To Madness, a debut album almost six years in the making. While there occasional downtempo moments - see the Balearic ambience of opener "Introduzione", gentle beatdown grooves of "Storia Losca" and smoky R&B shuffle of P-Lok hook-up "Latexxxnite Enemy" - for the most part the material is groovy and club-ready, with Chiavaroli drawing on all manner of classic U.S deep house tropes. Highlights include the sun-kissed jazziness of "Whoja Vu" and the Chez Damier style goodness of "Jeep Ridaz".
Swan EP
QUINTESSE 46
25 Jan 16
Deep House
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This Is Harmony - (6:47) 123 BPM
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This Is Harmony (Creative Swing Alliance remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Swan - (7:11) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Areg - (6:40) 117 BPM
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Played by: OPOLOPO
Review: Glamorous deep house for upmarket cocktail bars in the vein of labels like Dessous and HFN. Pescara's Mat Chiavaroli presents us with The Swan EP featuring "This Is Harmony" a dusty deep house jam with sampled diva vocals (from something you might all know!), swirling Rhodes keys and a killer bassline. The Creative Swing Alliance remix is even more rolling and funky and makes those pad sounds even more immersive and dreamy. On the flip is more dusty and sultry deepness in the form of the bittersweet and melancholic "Swan" and "Areg" respectively.
Gentlemen Cuts Vol 2
QUINTESSE 50
04 Oct 16
Deep House
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Mat Chiavaroli - "Breakfast At Mat's Bar" - (7:23) 118 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "Bronco" - (6:37) 118 BPM
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Ponty Mython - "Grooff Machine" - (7:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Soul Of Hex - "Body Shine" - (5:58) 118 BPM
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Review: This follow-up to last year's Gentleman Cuts EP is a significant release for Quintessentials. It's their 50th release in total, and contains material from some very familiar faces. There's Nachtbraker, whose "Bronco" is a lesson in fuzzy electro/deep house fusion, and Ponty Mython, who predictably steals the show with a rock solid chunk of funky disco/deep house fusion. Similarly, impressive is the contribution from rising star Soul of Hex, with the Mexican brilliantly joining the dots between punk-funk, dub disco, punk-funk and deep house on the sweaty dancefloor hustle of "Body Shine". Those looking for more straightforward deep house flavours should check the Andres style dusty beats, soulful vocal samples and chiming melodies of Mat Chiavorolo's "Breakfast At Mat's Bar".
The Mel Skipson project
QUINTESSE 21
23 May 11
Deep House
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Motivation (No Ears mix) - (7:09) 126 BPM
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K's Editspot (part 1) - (7:31) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: The Revenge, Alkalino
Review: Who said clearing samples was a nightmare? Skipson - being a the good chap he is - sent the final version of "K's Editspot pt.1", which used Rob Mello samples, to the man himself for his blessing. Rob - also being a good chap - liked the new version so much he offered up a remix! And so the Mel Skipson Project was born, and thanks to Quintessentials both versions are now available to the public. Mello's tweak is pure sweat-drenched peak time fodder with killer vocals pressed up against an acidic Chi-town bassline - big tip. Skipson's version is not as incendiary, opting instead for sampled crowd noises, deep Motor City chords and a straight up house bump. Killer release!
Deep, Raw & Real (part 1)
QUINTESSE 10.1
30 Nov 09
Deep House
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Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Stuttgart Nights" (original mix) - (6:36) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Anton Zap - "Pastilla" - (6:13) 123 BPM
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Knarf Skipson - "You Never Know" - (5:37) 122 BPM
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Kasper - "Hooked On You" - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Lunch Of God
QUINTESSE 12
22 Mar 10
Deep House
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Lunch Of God (original mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Depths - (6:35) 122 BPM
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Lunch Of God (Scott Ferguson remix) - (11:35) 120 BPM
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Chicago Detroit New York
QUINTESSE 11
15 Feb 10
Deep House
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Make Me Free - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Street Fruit - (7:30) 120 BPM
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What's Going On Detroit - (7:41) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Fall - (7:23) 108 BPM
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A Brighter Day
QUINTESSE 30
24 Sep 12
Deep House
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On Your Mind - (6:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What Freedom - (6:48) 120 BPM
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On Your Mind (dub) - (6:42) 120 BPM
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Brighter Day - (6:34) 120 BPM
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Review: Fresh and vibrant deep house cuts from UK-based, Quintessentials! This time the label calls on Nicholas, the young Italian producer who's quickly making a name for himself within the European house circuit. The man makes a bold statement by reinterpreting the vocals from Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo", having been already famously sampled by Omar S a few years back. Although the notorious sample also runs the whole duration of the track, "On Your Mind" maintains a straighter, party vibe. "What Freedom" is a more soulful number, one which digs deeper into its various percussion elements, creating a smooth groove with a solid crunch. Up next we have a glorious dub version of "On Your Mind", which adds more contemplative melodies and edgier drums around the sample. What better way to close the EP than with "Brighter Day", a funk-fuelled journey into tribal drums and meditative synths which build and break down uncontrollably, with the help of some irresistibly pleasing vocals. Lovely DJ house tools!
From The Underground EP
QUINTESSE 23
18 Jul 11
Deep House
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Holdin On - (7:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On The Streets - (6:34) 115 BPM
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Unknown - (5:38) 120 BPM
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All Night - (7:28) 120 BPM
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Review: Italian duo Nicholas & Simoncino continue their ascent from limited white label edits to further recognition with this split release for the Quintessentials imprint. If you've kept an ear near their recent endeavours, you'll be smart to the decidedly old school 90s vocal house flex that runs deep through the four tracks here. Nicholas takes the lead with two tracks which commence with "Holdin On" - heavy on the resplendent piano vibes, with big ivory flourishes sweeping across the bumping rhythm before an almighty vocal comes swooping in with Queenish aplomb. "On The Streets" is just as accomplished, leaning on some annoyingly familiar source material and containing a killer gospel breakdown. In contrast to the NJ garage style of the A Side, Simoncino serves up a double helping of Muzic Box worthy warehouse jams, with proto drum machine rhythms, big melodic washes and heavy analogue bass movements pervading both "Unknown" and "All Night".
BDDK EP
QUINTESSE 32
04 Feb 13
Deep House
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Lichtenberg - (6:07) 115 BPM
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Henry L, Ingo Sanger - "Kalk" - (7:26) 118 BPM
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Bilk (Henry L & Ingo Sanger remix) - (7:04) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Henry L & Ingo Sanger - "Kalk" (Paskal & Urban Absolutes remix) - (6:07) 115 BPM
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Bilk - (6:07) 115 BPM
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Played by: OOFT!, Jimpster
Thank You Freaks Part 2
QUINTESSE 33
01 Apr 13
Deep House
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Paskal & Urban Absolutes - "Dynamo" - (6:41) 115 BPM
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Andy Hart - "Tokyo Lights" - (6:09) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ben Sun - "Lips To Hips" - (7:07) 117 BPM
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Toby Tobias - "Domenic" - (6:33) 115 BPM
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Grooff Machine (Remixes)
QUINTESSENTIALS 53
21 Apr 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Grooff Machine (Chrissy remix) - (7:26) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Grooff Machine (Ponty Mythons 2017 edit) - (7:05) 122 BPM
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Grooff Machine (Soul Of Hex remix) - (6:12) 118 BPM
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Review: Alexander Pietnev aka Ponty Mython, is originally from Russia but is currently settled in Vilnius, Lithuania. He had his very first release in 2012 on Beats Delivery which gave a solid impression of what was to come. He went on with outings on Tusk Wax, Arma, Dirt Crew and of course Quintessentials. This was originally released on the Quintessentials 50 compilation; it's "Grooff Machine" and it gets some remix treatment from some more 'dope grooffs' (label's words, not ours!). Chicago hotshot Chrissy (The Nite Owl Diner, Classic, Razor n' Tape) throws some sick and gnarly 303 acid business over this loopy disco number. His Mexican buddy Soul of Hex (who he's collaborated with previously) delivers a deep and lo-slung rendition too, just the way you like it!
Lux Or Cairo EP
QUINTESSE 43
06 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Body - (6:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dream Drum Workout - (6:34) 120 BPM
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Lux Or Cairo 88 - (5:30) 120 BPM
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I Make Everything Alright - (5:54) 120 BPM
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Hochhaus EP
QUINTESSE 31
03 Dec 12
Deep House
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Going Back - (5:57) 118 BPM
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That Damn Thing - (5:56)
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Music - (5:32) Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Need Ya Body - (5:57)
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Played by: OOFT!
U.K. EP
QUINTESSE 52
06 Feb 17
Deep House
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Dick Jones Track - (6:21) 121 BPM
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Feels Like Garage - (6:07) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rush - (6:15) 118 BPM
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Massive Horns Interlude - (2:52) 101 BPM
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Review: Few artists are quite as good as S3A at turning dusty, obscure samples into soulful deep house gold. Here, the French producer makes his first appearance on Quintessentials with four more sample-heavy dancefloor workouts. There's naturally plenty to get excited about, from the dirt-encrusted, disco-sampling deep house grooves of "Dick Jones Track" and warm, loved-up piano house vibes of "Feels Like Garage" (of the U.S variety, of course), to the brilliantly bombastic, hip-hop style quick-fix "Massive Horns (Interlude)". Arguably most impressive, though, is the hard-boiled, boogie-era disco-meets-21st century house bump of "Rush". It sounds like a guaranteed party-starting, peak-time smasher.
The Skip EP
QUINTESSE 13
03 May 10
Deep House
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Dirty South - (5:42) 123 BPM
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Upper East (v) - (5:27) 121 BPM
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Down South (Sascha Dive's NY vocal remix) - (9:21) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Back on Quintessentials, Knarf Skipson merges the disciplines of house and hip-hop into two fresh and innovative tracks. "Dirty South" sees a tribal sentiment fighting its way into the amalgamation, whereas "Upper East" is a dub-lined appropriation of hip-hop. Sascha Dive, one of kings of raw, stripped back house music, turns in a killer mix here, with one eye firmly trained on the dancefloor.
The Flatwik EP
QUINTESSE 06
20 Apr 09
Deep House
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Feelin? - (5:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nuff Said - (6:01) 122 BPM
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Sweep (Vocals by Anita Ladel Barrio) - (5:25) 120 BPM
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Jusome - (5:17) 123 BPM
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Played by: Ekkohaus
Helipop EP
QUINTESSENTIALS 55
18 Sep 17
Deep House
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Far Beyond The Sun - (2:47) 93 BPM
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Helipop - (5:26) 120 BPM
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Roundhouse Kick - (5:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hardchord - (5:43) 124 BPM
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Review: Following a high-profile diversion on DFTD earlier in the year, Soul of Hex returns to the welcoming arms of regular home Quintessentials. Surprisingly, the Mexican producer begins with a dash of Jazzamatazz-style instrumental hip-hop beat science ("Far Beyond The Sun") before settling into his usual tactile, jazz-flecked deep house grooves. While the opening head-nodder is quietly impressive, it's these club-ready box jams that stand out. Choose between the warped analogue bass, dusty electric piano stabs and hazy jazz vocal samples of "Helipop", the late '80s, basement bothering Chicago warehouse flavours of "Roundhouse Kick" and the similarly inclined, piano-heavy bounce of "Hardchord", which sounds like Mr Lee's "Get Busy" for the Twitter generation.
Hang Out EP
QUINTESSE 48
25 Apr 16
Deep House
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Hang Out - (6:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Remember - (5:48) 120 BPM
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Hang Out (Mat Chiavaroli remix) - (6:06) 119 BPM
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Somebody - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino, Adham
One Night On Mare Street
QUINTESSE 27
27 Feb 12
Deep House
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One Night On Mare Street (original mix) - (6:45) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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One Night On Mare Street (Weekend Express remix) - (6:30) 118 BPM
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One Night On Mare Street (Deep Space Orchestra remix) - (7:56) 118 BPM
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One Night On Mare Street (Ugly Drums remix) - (6:32) 115 BPM
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Deep Raw & Real Part 4
QUINTESSE 20-2
07 Mar 11
Deep House
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Toby Tobias - "Love Papers" - (5:41) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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NO MILK - "Bubble People" - (6:12) 123 BPM
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Marcello Napoletano - "All My Things" - (6:31) 120 BPM
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Ricardo Miranda - "Rush Hour" - (7:56) 122 BPM
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Review: If you like your deep house lovingly crafted and exquisitely musical, Quintessentials' Deep & Raw & Real rarely disappoints. This latest installment features four more fabulous cuts to contend with, each delivering a distinctly different take on deep house. Ricardo Miranda's "Rush Hour" is wonderfully sleepy, offering hissing cymbals and super-deep chords. Toby Tobias, meanwhile, works the filters and backwards effects on "Love Papers", a real string-drenched sweetie. NO MILK's "Bubble People" ups the atmosphere again thanks to some choice double bass loops and distant jazz piano, while Marcello Nepoltano's "All My Things" brilliantly recalls early St Germain and Aqua Bassino.
Quite Frankful
QUINTESSE 25
10 Oct 11
Deep House
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Alright Alright - (11:39) 113 BPM
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Is It Worth It? - (7:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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2b - (8:01) 118 BPM
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Played by: Cottam, AnteK
Saturn Memories
QUINTESSE 34
01 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Just Want To Be (feat Lady Blacktronika) - (7:42) 100 BPM
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Dancin - (6:09) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Day I Should Have Died (feat Lady Blacktronika) - (6:25) 107 BPM
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Padkontrol - (3:57) 115 BPM
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Hope - (7:25) 112 BPM
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Last Night - (8:00) 116 BPM
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I Just Want To Be (feat Lady Blacktronika - Pablo Valentino remix) - (6:02) 106 BPM
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Swimming - (5:59) 119 BPM
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Played by: Jimpster
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