Friday, September 30, 2011

Choices - September 2011

Whim-ee - Refresh EP (Zaubermilch)
Brazilian French resident Sara aka Whim-ee returns again with a wonder release featuring two nice tracks, and a remix by Dejaan and Remix.  I like both of Whim-ee original versions.  Nice!

Bittersuite presents - Sealegs EP (battibatti)
This British from Brighton production team, after being special guest on Battibatti's EP.1 and EP.2, and remix duty in Owen Jay Way of Life, have a release fully dedicated for them with this Sealegs EP.  Three very good instrumental trax all with jazz and soulful atmosphere. 

Bittersuite - Life Cycle b/w Blockhead (Swedish Brandy)
This was released in vinyl early Summer and finally gets its digital format.  Life Cycle here features the original and two other mixes.  Definitly a hard choice between the Original and the Deepsystems dub.  Very hard!  I also like the other track Blueprint which is on a Latin deep vibe.

Posh Black - Around the World (Muffin Avenue)
A second release for this new label founded earlier this year. African Latin deep sounds here in four different tunes.  I like Love Around the World, and Lost. 

Daniell Oldell - The Live Writhe (steam circuit)
The nine minutes of The Live Writhe will make you do just that. Living in good atmospheres.

DJ Serge Negri - One Moment at a Time EP feat. Tasha Mabry (Bamboo Sounds)
One Moment at a Time has three mixes, plus two other tracks Resistance, and Your Door.  Check the Kalim Shabazz mix of One Moment at a Time.  African deep with the super singing of Tasha Mabry.

K'Bonus and Negghead - Compost Black Label #81 (compost)
Four versions for the track called Harmonizing.  I don't like much the remixes but between part one and two is a huge challenge.  But they are a bit similar too.  Take your pick!

Move D - Workshop 13 (workshop)
Three untitled tracks, with the usual soup of styles from Move D.  I like 1 and 2, with 3 being more of a New Disco flavour.

Matthew Styles - Sample and Hold EP (running back)
A five track extended player from Styles which takes you in various styles from Techno, Detroit, House, and Nu Funk vibe.  My preferred is definitely Galaxy 21 which is the Nu Funk tune, but if you are into harder darker sounds Polee deserves your attention.

Deep Space Orchestra - Bucktown Fever EP (Quintessentials)
A label and a production team which always gets my attention.  Three different tracks on a Detroit tip.  Don't Move is my preffered.

Leotone - Jesus in the House (Mawela Music)
A twelve track album which follows the single released in August, Praise Him.  This is all about gospel soulful vocals, African Tribal Rhythms, and Jazz instruments all the way.  Interesting in parts, very good in others.

DJ Bee, Rainy Payne - Always (conya)
Three versions for Always from the Original to remixes by Villa Gambao, and Silvia Zaragoza.  I like the last by Ms Silvia which goes into tribal Afro soulful vibes.  Cool!

Colonel Red - Keep Walkin (Tokyo Dawn Records)
A nu soul album which represents the vocal talents of this singer in fifteen songs.  For the most part under five minutes long minus three being; Can We Work It Out, Keep Walkin and Woman.  There is also the featuring of the super Ursula Rucker in Gimme a Minute.

various artists - Sun Avenue (aim)
Maxi single CD with seven tracks all of Detroit sounding deep.  The most famous appearance is Christopher Rau, but this is quality stuff. 

various artists - Tronicsole I Love Deep (tronicsole)
A compilation featuring ten tracks with some of them having important known names as Francois Dubois, Milton Jackson, Shur-i-Kan, Bugz in the Attic, and DJ Spinna.  Spinna and the Bugz captured my attention.

various artists - Fall Winter Collection 2011/2012 (Apparell Music) 
A compilation with twelve releases all in original mixes format.  If they are upcoming singles I don't know.  But some are worth the attention with Moonlight by Christian Cooper being the best. 

various artists - Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up (Honest Jon's Records)
Ok the most obvious choice is the Carl Craig tune Kilode, but if you look well in the other nine tracks you find something else.

various artists - Mild Things (mild pitch)
A fifteen track compilation showing the deep underground sounds of this label with artists as Langenberg, Manuel Tur, Tim Toh, and Blakkat.  Famous Steve Bug and Marcus Worgul also appear on two separate remix duties.  I like two tracks by Langenberg, and Tim Toh.

various artists - Yacht Sunsation Radio-a-Porter (Irma Records)
Some quality back catalogue from Irma.  The most obvious choice here is Sicania Soul's Starlite the Danny Krivit edit but if you look deeper, you will find other good stuff.  I did and found some...

various artists - The Jam Files O5 (Peppermint Jam)
Peppermint continue with the Jam Files series here presenting the number five series, which tributes important classics in deep flavour.  The remix of Mousse T Horny by Daniel De Luxe and Andi De Luxe is interesting.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: Whim-ee - Refresh EP (Zaubermilch)

After her successful Sofa EP, and an important debut on US label NiteGrooves with a one track appearance on the New Breed of Deep House, Whim-ee returns to the house of German label Zaubermilch.  This label has already featured two releases from the Brazilian born French  resident, both in 2010 and more of techno sounds.  In this Refresh EP, Whim-Ee follows the evolution of the deeper US sounds of her latest releases.  The two tracks here are Refresh, and You And Me.  The title track of the EP, Refresh builds itself on a deep house groove with dub atmosphere, and the vocal serving as keys which build emotional atmosphere.  You and Me also follows the same patterns but features a more groovy drum, and the vocal evoking more sexy atmosphere.  There is also a remix by Dejaan and Bach Fresh Air Remix who put the tempo up, and take things more tribal and into bigger room territory.  Well done again Whim-ee another solid release.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Review: Bittersuite presents Sea Legs (battibatti bb008)

After three previous releases on BattiBatti, Bittersuite present us with a three track Extended Player titled Sea Legs. This is the first fully dedicated release on the Maltese BattiBatti label to the Brighton production team, having previously been featured on the various artist extended players EP.1 and EP.2 and on remix duty for Owen Jay and Melchior Sultana track Way of Life. Their two previous releases on Batti Batti titled Orbit and To Be Free, have been burning my Cd's, and rocking dance floors worldwide.  In this Bittersuite extended player one of the most awaited tracks is Cabin Fever, which has been around for a while as a promo, and searched a lot by a few deep house aficionados.  So Cabin Fever is finally here, alongside two other amazing tracks, Reprog, and the head liner Sea Legs. Solid beats, jazzy chords and atmospheric textures all the way in all tracks.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

DJ Set - Mr.Liam Mix.5.2011

Playlist for Mix.5.2011
Herb LF - Shake em Down (soul print) v
Prommer & Barck - Sleeping Beauty (derwin) v
Tony D - Stereo Deep (unistory music) v
Kuni - Sunshine (whatpeopleplay) t
Salvatore Angel - Let Me In feat Wayne Tennant 'DJ Rico Soul Deep Yall remix' (soundmen on wax) v
Oleg Poliakov - Hold Up (composite) v
Rick The Godson Wilhite - In the Rain (still music) v
Harley & Muscle - Red Cheeks (little angel) t
Sasse - Hot For You (Poker Flat) v
Ryo Murakami - In Chain 'Frep P Remix' (curle) t
Andre Lodeman - Don't Panic (room with a view) t
Deep Space Orchestra - On the Inside (winding road) v
STL - Paperboy (something) t
Umoisa - We are Unity 'Joey Negro Club mix' (Z records) v
V = Vocal, T = Trax
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