Review: Compilation of the month goes to this Tenor produced Deep in My Soul 2 various artist LP, put together by a label of those in the know outta Germany. Taking in the jazzy, soulful shuffle of Rick Wade in tracks like "Gotta Have Jazz" to Giorgio Moroder remixes, this collection of tunes gracefully captures the unique vibe and several strands of pseudo-contemporary-house. Standout numbers include Deeper Thoughts And Sensitive Soul's "Dream" while more progressive workouts come from Ben Muetsch. Keeping it dub and techno though is Dave Pad with his remix to Echonomist's "Kubrik Thursdays" alongside the warehouse aesthetics and reverberating basslines of Tayllor And Nick Pappa. Dub house, techno, disco and soul for alles.
Review: Lovers of trad-style deep house grooves with funk and disco influences firmly to the fore will find much to enjoy on this 21-track label compilation from Raul Rincon's Stuttgart-based Tenor Recordings. Big names may be in short supply (Dompe, Alton Miller and Markus Homm being perhaps the best-known contributors) but quality deep house music certainly isn't, with album standouts including the hypnotic throb of Chuna & Bjorn Maria's 'Jack In The Box', Joey Chicago's disco looper 'So Close Making Love' and, most of all, Dan Le Blonde's 'Da Funk', for which my notes read simply "ecstasy music"... and I don't mean that in a bad way!
Manu Riga - "Oscuridad" (Facto remix) - (7:23) 123 BPM
Manuel Meyer - "Obsidian" - (6:49) 123 BPM
Audiostorm - "The Purpose" (Wolfson remix) - (7:56) 122 BPM
Review: As the title suggests, the second volume in Tenor's "Deep Impressions" series is dedicated to the kind of deep and melodic house cuts that are as vivid and colourful as they are dancefloor-friendly. It's a bumper selection, too, with the lads and lasses at Tenor squeezing in 23 tracks from the label's growing roster of artists. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the bubbling, Innervisions-esque bliss of FreakMe's seductive vocal number "Float Away" and the warming, gently unfurling sunrise roll of The Tolsdoi and Andsan's "Masenada", to the spacey chug of Diesen's "How I Feel", the funk-fuelled stomp of Rich Vom Dorf's "The Sweetest Sin" and the trance-inspired, saucer-eyed vibes of "Putinci" by Circle of Life.