Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Choices - May 2011

Artist - title (label)
1Dan - Wish You Well (battibatti)
Another great release from BattiBatti this time with Brighton artist 1Dan.  Wish You Well presents two dance floor underground tracks; the more deep Speckled and the dub influenced Wishing well.  I love them both!

var artists - Family Horror (kann)
Eight tracks of electronic modern Nu-deep house.  My favorites are the minimal influenced Plenum by Efdemin, and Molly by Servensol and Bender.

DJ Ermi - Dolce and Profundo EP (Black Vinyl)
Black Vinyl is back with its release number 75.  I purchased my first BV release back in 2000.  Three quality different tracks of deep house.  All nice

Nicholas - All Night Long (4Lux Black)
A very good release with an old school deep house touch.  Surely most attention is to be given to All Night Long and Nicholas Long Original mix of over seven minutes.  There is also two other versions of this by Gerds, and the shorter Original mix.  The two other tracks also of great quality are Stay Together and All I Need.

Hector - What the Hec? (mobilee)
A label which is synonymous with quality house track mostly of deep tech influence.  This is a four all different track extended player with my favorite being the title of the player What The Hec?  But The Troof also deserves a look.
6th Borough Project - One Night in the Borough (delusions of Grandeur)
Before releasing its album One Night in the Borough which is due in early June, 6th Borough Project presented a three part series showcasing all the long player.  You can wait and save some cash or have it all bit by bit.  I went the first route as when it is good music patience does not exist.

Mr Moon feat Desy - I Wonder EP (duffnote)
Two tracks I wonder, and Gonna Give you which total six version including the radio edit of Gonna Give You.  My preferred is the broken beat Soulfuric man Richard Earnshaw mix of Gonna Give You. 

var artists - Hausbrigade Music Presents Mother Nature Vol.o1 (Hausbrigade)
Eleven tracks all of Soulful Deep house nature.  All quality releases but the best is Jnr Robinson Tell You Who remixed by Filin Blake which is in a very soul funk style.
Cubijue DJ Cb - Sunrise Sunshine (karanga)
First release from Karanga and what a nice afro latin house number is this.

Spirit Catcher - Partners in Crime (systematic)
This Vinyl edition 2 release follows edition 1 release past October which was more of a tech house style.  Here we follow the dominant period of deep house with more orientation towards this style although my preferred tune is only one here being Mr.G remix of Under Elvis.

various artists - Nu Jazz Vol.01 (Pyramide)
Twelve releases from different artists all representing today's different jazz faces from modern New style to house.  Many famous artists like Belladonna, Truby Trio, Sicania Soul, Duran Y Garcia, and Ohm Guru.

various artists - Jazz Best Part.2 (apparel)
A sixteen track compilation from this Italian label which offers some clever and also a bit unique deep jazz sounds.  All good but my favorite are Fantasma, Tosso, and the Huxley remix of Vid Vai.

C.9ine - Chasing Feat Kholi Part.1 (At Jazz)
Four versions for what is one of the best soulful releases of recent weeks.  You get Original mix, two At Jazz remix one of which Instrumental, and Alan Ho versions.  At Jazz Remix all the way for me!  Thank You.

Nick Sole - Contigo (mojuba)
Nick Sole presents the three track released Contigo.  As the title says this an African influenced deep house EP. 

Roy Gilles - Running in the Same Direction EP (apparel)
Roy Gilles is back, and this Italian label deserves a huge watch thanks to the quality and different sounds of its releases.  This EP offers a total of six tracks, divided in four tunes, and two remixes.  Varied too from the deep, to Chicago Detroit, and Downtempo stuff as as the original mixes of Darkness and Ice, and Turn Dis Up.

Joe Babylon, Ebb & Flow - Sofia EP (roundabout sounds)
Release number two and another yes please from the very Detroit sounding but US West side located Roundabout Sounds label.  This was released in vinyl about 6 months ago and features two tracks from Joe Babylon with Detroit Beatdown Tribute, and Ebb and Flow with Sofia.  All good, but I think the recent very in form Orlando Voorn mix of Sofia gives that something extra to me.

John Beltran - Aquatic (Divuldge)
A new label which starts its 01 and 02 catalogue with a strong artist release.  This is a two series part with my preferred versions being both by Joey Beltran and found in the Part.1 version.  The other six mixes are more of deep Detroit techno inspiration and are from Stephen Lopkin, Rise Ashen, Vince Watshin, Titonton, Rennie Foster, and LHK.
Aki Bergen - Black and Light (plastic city)
Ok I am not fan for most of this guys and his various aliases sounds although his sound do work on the floor.  But out of eleven tracks he created a master peace with the name of City Night Crowd.

var artists - Sound Structure Vol.01 (engrave)
A very varied twelve track compilation selected by Guilio Abbatista.  This goes from Nu disco, Deep House, Detroit Chicago, to the Teck House route.  Some known Italian artists in this too from Abbyss, Dan Mela, Sicania Soul, China, and Musumeci.

Peppermint Jam Remastered Series (Peppermint Jam)
The Remastered Series are six compilations from Peppermint Jam featuring its classic releases.  These appeared in end of April till early May, and features past jams from the German house label.  The Series are; Saturday, Old School, Mouuse T remixed, Beats and Dubs, Sunday, and The Disco Files.  There is the usual dance floor fillers and some quality tunes in them as the MAW mix of Spirit by Cunnie Williams.

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