Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Brand new, exclusive mix all the way from the UK by DJ Dean "Sunshine" Smith. While Smith has been a staple figure in Birmingham's underground scene for over twenty years, we only discovered him this summer through his excellent deep House and edits label, Soulshare Records , which just launched this year (check out what we have to say about his first release, and why he made it to the top three tunes of October). Smith is also an essential team player behind Croatia's annual summer Garden Festival so has been playing sunset-perfect vibes for years. His sets are full of sweet love - a medley of pitched down, balearic-flavored Disco, gorgeous edits we've never heard of, and Larry Heard-esque deep House. So, if you're not ready to let go of summer just yet, tune in to this mix - it will take you back to those warm and breezy carefree nights...
02.Sing Hallelujah (LNTG Rework)
03.Close Your Eyes(Dub) - The Legendary1979 Orchestra
04.Solomun - Love Recycled 2
05.Mingi - Mim Suleiman
06.Something Better - Jamie L (Ny_ak mix)
07.Black Paint (Larry Heard's after dark mix) - MoodyManc
08.Who is he & what is he to you - LEftside Wobble edit
09.Love is a hurting thing - Gloria ann tay
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Finally got my copy of Omar S’ latest collaboration with Detroit’s Colonel Abrams and Amp Fiddler, “Who Wrote the Rules of Love.” This is certainly one of Omar S’s finest House moments of the year – delicate and deep, this smooth number embodies the soul-centric vibes of old school House with exceptional production, complete with lovely vocals written and sung by Abrams himself. No less a must-have for soulful House heads. Here’s a little taste of the tune, remixed by Shadow Ray. A little more jacking than the original, but still just as warm and infectious.
Omar S is one of Detroit’s most fearless and innovative producers to emerge from the city’s second generation of House and Techno pioneers. He’s certainly made a dent in the overall sound of city, carrying on Detroit’s legacy as a nest for exceptional musical talents in the electronic field. While many of Omar S’ releases via his self-run imprint, FXHE embody the more spaced-out Techno-soul sound of the city, his endeavors into more soulful deep House are some of his best releases to date, effectively capturing the genre’s old school vibes. Below are some more of Omar S’ best House moments for your listening pleasure...
Monday, October 3, 2011
Following the summer’s smash hit by Bicep on the elusive Mystery Meat imprint comes another excellent platter, this time brought to you by NY’s duo of the moment soho808. The A-side features a beautiful rework of Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life” R&B classic, it’s soft soul and emotive vocals accentuated in this fine cut. On the flip side is a deeper than deep edit of the one and only Suzy Q - properly funked up, soho808 style. Can’t go wrong with this one. Listen here:
2. Dr. Dunks – Dr. Dunks Edits – Disco Deviance
Disco anthem right here by the one and only Dr. Dunks (Rub N’Tug/Keep it Cheap). This new release on the fantastic edit label, Disco Deviance stars the party-happy “Dunks Got the Answer” dance-floor bomb. This tune has all the ingredients for a disco-perfect track: smooth, funky basslines, lazy trumpets, and sultry vocals that belt out “a party…is the solution!” Yes, yes it is. And Disco is the answer. Listen to the whole release here:
3. Dean “Sunshine” Smith – The Sunshine Reworks 002 – Soulshare
After debuting with the highly impressive rework of Hi Gloss’ 1981 hit “You’ll Never Know,” Soulshare Records is back for round two with another slate of excellent deep Disco tunes. This release no less solidifies the label as a quality edits and deep House outfit on the radar. This one offers two infectious disco-Funk selections, full of feel-goodness, stripped of orchestral cheesiness and amped up with fever-hot sexiness. No pun intended. Listen here:
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dusting off old, forgotten tunes is always such a thrill - every time. Here’s a classic deep House hit from ’01 by Grammy-nominated producer, Josh One from LA. While we haven’t taken this one out of it’s sleeve for some time, its still as sexy and intoxicating as ever. This tune exudes that perfect late-night deepness complete with raw grooves, trippy soundscapes, and seriously sultry vocals. Once that grossly deep bassline kicks in, there’s no escaping this track’s hypnotic allure. While Josh One’s single spawned several mixes, this one wins by far – and it’s ten minutes long, too. Pitch it down.
Aaron Carl - My House (Hollis P. Monroe remix) - Ovum - an afterhour perfect track with intimate, deep vibes.
Above Smoke - Save Us - Minuendo - groovy and emotive deepness by Spain's Above Smoke. Trippy as you like.
King Britt – The Intricate Beauty – Nervous Records - Britt’s last compilation from 2010, featuring an Ableton-produced mix of original productions. Check out our interview with the man himself on this release.