Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
The flame of Deep House has burnt steadily ever since Mr Fingers met Robert Owens back in the late 80s. Dance music has changed much since then, but its original features have been assimilated and worshipped by successive generations to this day. As another raft of refugees from techno and bass music seek sustenance beyond their yard, the rooted traditions of Chicago, New York and Detroit provide perennial soul alleviation for those in need of it. This week's selection includes a couple of young'uns from Detroit and London, Kyle Hall and Wbeeza respectively, through… Read more
Todd Edwards hands over 'I Might Be' to a posse of high profile remixers including Joy Orbison, MJ Cole and Feadz for Scion AV. Aside from Todd's jubilant original the quick-clipped shuffle of Joy Orbison's mix and the darker booty-slap of the Feadz version are the obvious picks, while MJ Cole successfully goes for the atmospheric 2-step vibe. Big big EP,
Fool's Gold regulars cut for a more mellow point in the night with 'Deeper' backed with remixes from Azari III, Mike Mind and CFCF. With an array of sparkling bleeps and a Balearic hue to proceedings 'Deeper' is one of the nicest things we've heard from these guys. Meanwhile Azari III to go all proggy acid house, Mike Mind arranges M_nus styled kciks with bubbling acid bass and CFCF wins out with a skipping dubby breaks mix.
Electro-house party gear from the Jokers backed with a Boy 8-Bit remix. We'd skip right past the original and onto Boy's version, a moody builder with insistent snare rolls a la Plastikman and rude old-skool stabs.
Busy drops his debut for Circulations after some real intriguing tracks for the Beat Dimensions series. His take on that heady world of hiphop comes from a more electronic angle, adding densely packed edits and full-strength synth pads to the mix, sounding something like prime era Machine Drum to some extent. 'Moths' breaks down the chunkier beat driven tracks with an array of BoC alike interludes soaked in shiny silicon crystals, cleansing the palette for the next blast of sci-fi space hoppers like the martian bounce of 'Camphoraceous Elixir' or the lazered crunk slump of 'Witch Hunt'. Fans of Rustie, Mono/Poly or Dorian Concept should check this.