Deep Space Orchestra - "Quartley Report" - (6:19) 126 BPM
My Cat Snoop - "Ghetto Child" - (6:28) 124 BPM
Mella Dee - "Franco" - (5:31) 128 BPM
Review: As temperatures in the UK begin to plummet quicker than the leaves falling off the trees, W&O Street Tracks serves up something to warm even the chilliest of dancefloors. Their Autumn Sampler is an all-star affair, featuring four fresh cuts from friends and family. Felippe Gordon impresses with the cut-up, broken house strut of "Rola Frita" - all Syclops style wonky bass and sharply edited vocal samples - before Deep Space Orchestra deliver the thrusting, intergalactic house hustle of "Quarterly Report". Those looking for bombastic weightiness should check the boompty-influenced bounce of My Cat Snoop's "Ghetto Child", while Mella D's "Franco" fixes spacey synthesizer motifs to a surging, floor-friendly drum rhythm.
Review: Another set of Waze & Odyssey's always reliable Street Tracks served up again on their Autumn Sampler. On offer here is Colombian producer Felipe Gordon's deep and bouncy "Rola Frita", Liverpool's Deep Space Orchestra with the hi-tech soul of "Quarterly Report" which follows in the tradition of local legends Stephen Brown or Vince Watson then My Cat Snoop: otherwise known as Brighton's Gregg Ashley, who throws down the tough and gutsy techno stomp of "Ghetto Child" that sounds like a Hot Creations track on steroids. London's Mella Dee closes out the compilation with the early '90's techno zeitgeist of "Franco" complete with a gnarly Reese bassline for good measure.
My My Lover (Kerri's 2018 rework) - (9:34) 120 BPM
My My Lover (Opolopo remix) - (6:04) 125 BPM
My My Lover (Dennis Quin remix) - (4:36) 125 BPM
My My Lover (Kerri's 2018 rework - instrumental) - (9:34) 120 BPM
My My Lover (Opolopo remix - instrumental) - (6:04) 125 BPM
Review: If you ever needed any more proof of Kerri Chandler's legendary status - this one is from 28 years ago! Short lived wonder Dee Dee Brave released her first single "My My Lover" before her self-titled album a year later. A few more singles in the same period appeared before disappearing into obscurity. The song is an absolute classic, with its mad chord progression that was borrowed by Jerome Sydenham on his remix for "Let The Sunshine Out" on Ibadan several years ago. Although the original Kaoz Again and Camacho Pumping mixes aren't to be found on this release by Champion, there's a 2018 rework by Chandler which is just as worthy of your attention, a sexy and swing-fuelled rendition by Hungarian Opolopo and a jacking drum heavy rework by Dutchman Dennis Quin - who just so happens to record for Chandler's Madhouse label.
Review: The output of Austria's re-edit label We Mean Disco! has always veered toward the housier end of things, and here they appear to have recruited 'Serbia's first lady of house music' Miss Kay Dee to explore her disco influences. There are a whopping six tracks on here, edging the release into mini-album territory. It's a typically slick affair with highlights including the eight-minute streetwise funk of "Going To See My Baby", the orchestrated funky house loops of "You Are & We Are" and the sequined Sylvester-esque boogie of "Doin It".