Monday, February 28, 2011

Choices - February 2011

Artist - Title (Label)
Charles Hearnshaw Gets Peng (Peng)
It was difficult for me to buy all this so I went for just four tunes. Not because it is not good, but more is that it is all too similar. I started with the Nu Jazz house Walk South Central which was my reason for buying three more tunes here. The other three are; Fields in Space, Quiet Storm, and Beneath The Sea. Ah this LP has got a certain 90s Blaze feel to it....

JDovy - Music Love and Friends (Superhuit Music)
Back to disco roots here, all giving tribute to seventies classics in a pumped Chicago House feel. Special Luv and Tension are the most easy to catch.

Homework - Hudson Square Ep (Exploited)
A nice EP which goes from Nu Disco funk influenced to more deep house. Love them all.

RVDS - Moments (Its)
Eight tracks, five Deep and three chill ambient sounds. Acid Dream and Things are the best. Windy Night is storm of deepness.

Chaim - Alive (BPitch Control)
An album from this artist with twelve tracks. All good from the softer romantic and electric Love Rehab to the darker deep People Can Talk, or the trip Popsky, and ending with the hardest Runaway Frequencies.

Arno E.Mathieu - Eternal Sunchild (clima)
A second pick for Arno from me and here we go a bit more tech especially to what regards the base structure of the tracks. Three versions my preferred the more Detroit old school influenced Raw Demo Version.

Freaks 012 - Conscience of My Consciousness (Rebirth)
Two producers which have been on top form in the last five years plus are Henrik Schwarz and JohnnyD here both on remix duties. I prefer Henrik more trippy version.

Bassfort - Last Night (Freerange)
Last Night is the one charted the most, but I prefer The Street is My World which takes a vocal sample snippet from Tevin Campbell mid nineties hit Back to My World which had a hard to find promo four remix set vinyl by Bobby D'Ambrosio.

Kinky Movements - Re-Edits Volume 02 (re-edit)
Two re-edits which are not as simple as the usuall edit. We Can Make It takes bits of Hardrive Deep Inside, with known vocals. While Try Again is more funk house affair. Friendly but not so cheesy.

var artists - Soul Diamonds (diamondhouse)
Many artists from Stereo Mutants, Levan, Raul Rincon, Stereo Mutants to name a few known names all delivering soulful tunes. This Is How We Do It, and Soulful is catchy but all go in that direction.

Apparel Music - BDay (Apparel)
Fifteen tracks all of Deep House from this Italian label. Superb.

3 Years of Pauls Boutique (Pauls Boutique)
Three years of this label which shows the diverse taste of Paolo Martini and the producing skills of Paul C. The fall 2010 released Amore is the thriller here with a new 2011 vocal mix, but all the tunes are good going from the deep to tech in a quality dance floor filling way.

Sonar Kollectiv - Electrish Compilation Vol.03 (Sonar Kollectiv)
A collection which features 16 tracks some of which unreleased version showing the diverse quality of the legendary label. Quality names as Skwerl, Tricski, Roland Appel, and Clara Hill are featured.

Full Body Work Out Vol.7 (Get Physical)
Get Physical was important in putting Germany on top of Dance electronic music back in 2005, with tunes as Oh Superman or Body Language. Here is a collection of ten recent releases showing that the label is still in good form for innovative deep tech house grooves.

Compost House Selection Vol.02 (Compost)
Eleven tracks from Compost which is another super quality stamp from Germany. Although this label and its subs do have an international stamp on its releases as in this compilation. Here indeed you have such good known producers as legend Glenn Underground, quality maker Truby Trio, Germans Ame, and French ICube united with other less famous names.

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