It's been a while since US deep house veterans Natural Rhythm (last heard releasing chunky, Chicagoan-influenced jams in the mid noughties on the dotbleep imprint) released any new material. Worry not, though, because they've decided to dust down some of their early vinyl-only material (much of it from the late '90s) and give it a first digital release. There's much to enjoy on Vinyl Classics One, from the 12-minute, jazz-flecked deep Chicago house voyage of debut single "Jive", and funk-fuelled boompty exploits of "Energized", to the heavily filtered disco-house pulse of "Give You Love" and baggy sunshine vibes of "Soul On Fire". The cut-up disco business of "Chicago Nights" is nigh on essential, too.
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