Review: Serial collaborator Lost Desert has been involved in some superb joint releases over the years, with last year's Lost Desert & Friends EP on All Day I Dream arguably being the best of the lot. This sequel is similarly impressive. He begins in typically atmospheric fashion on 'Open Form', a shuffling slab of tech-tinged vocal deep house co-produced by Amand that benefits greatly from some simmering synth-strings and Reigan's gorgeous lead vocal. Regular studio buddy Lee Burridge lends a hand on the picturesque, bass-heavy dreaminess of 'Loopyjazz' - all fluttering ambient chords, hypnotic grooves and starry electronics - while Junior makes his presence felt on the trance-inducing progressive house pleasantness of 'Bo Singi Yo'. Finally, Lost Desert hooks up with Hernandez once more on the deep, dusty and piano-laden haziness of 'Other Side'.
Review: Over the last few years the partnership between former Tyrant mainstay Lee Burridge and mystery producer Lost Desert has resulted in a string of impeccable deep house releases. "Melt", their most expansive collaborative release to date, is similarly atmospheric, intricate and picturesque. They set the scene brilliantly via a trio of sublime ambient cuts (the new age bliss of "Melt" and epic "Lingala (Beatless)" being the standouts) before shuffling towards the dancefloor on the deep and languid "Rain". Simon Vaurambon lends a hand on the atmospheric, bass-heavy chug of "One", while regular vocalist Junior lends his honeyed tones to the string-drenched positivity of "Mibale". Elsewhere you'll find more sweet and seductive dream house treats, with "Christina, Daydreaming" providing a fittingly loved-up finale. Superb stuff!
Review: Following the fantastic reactions received for their previous collaborative EPs, Lee Burridge and mask-wearing man-of-mystery Lost Desert have decided to release a third EP single. They hit the ground running with "Loopyness", a pleasingly positive, fluid and sun-kissed chunk of rolling deep house/tech-house fusion full of cascading synthesizer lines, stretched-out chords and squidgy synth-bass. You'll find more dreamy, sunset-friendly warmth in the shape of "Botanic", where heady chords and yearning melodies flutter in and out of view. The duo completes a fine package with "12CC", where portions of extended ambient bliss make way for Innervisions style grooves and near Balearic electronics.
Review: All Day I Dream are back with more dreamy and drifting deep house that's purpose made for sunny, open air rooftop parties. This time it is the turn of masked mystery man Lost Desert and label head honcho Lee Burridge on the utterly sublime "Lingala", featuring the wonderfully exotic vocal talents of Junior. The we have Moscow heroes and close label affiliates Gorje Hewek & Izhevski throwing down an impressive remix which injects more subtle tribal percussion and warmer bass frequencies into the track for added dancefloor impact.
Review: Given that most of his releases have been collaborative affairs with one like-minded producer or another - most frequently Lee Berridge - it's little surprise to find that Lost Desert's latest EP is another one built around joint productions. Berridge naturally lends a hand on epic opener "Welch" - little less than nine minutes of tactile, warming and ethereal dancefloor - before he moves in a darker, tech-tinged direction alongside Simon Vuarambon on "Earth Before Humans". Bona Fire collaboration "No Strings Attached" is a percussion-rich shuffle infused with glassy-eyed, watching-the-sun-come-up-at-a-rave nostalgia, while "That Moment & You", co-produced by Amand, confidently strides towards hypnotic tech-house-meets-deep house territory. There's also a neat digital-only bonus in the shape of Lost Desert's stirring, progressive house style remix of DSF's "Mystika".
Review: We tend to think of All Day I Dream's particular brand of melodious and atmospheric house music as being summery and sun-kissed, but as this second "Winter Sampler" proves, many of the label's tracks that sound just as good on crystal clear winter mornings. Musically, much of the material tiptoes the fine line between tech-house, deep house and what would once have been classic progressive house, with highlights provided by Zone+ (the drowsy and glacial dancefloor hypnotism of "The Muse"), Makebo & Anomita (the simmering bliss of "Symphonic Fantasy"), Katrinka (the deep, chunky Afro-house of "Mila") and Tim Green (the bubbly, snow-flecked electronics and Innervisions-esque grooves of "Sowa").