Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Choices - December 2013

Owen Jay and Melchior Sultana - Movement EP (Moods and Grooves)
After Underground Quality in 2010, and Minuendo Records earlier this 2013 year the Maltese deep house masters put there name on one of the most renowned highly respected US Detroit labels, i.e Moods and Grooves. In this four track extended player Owen and Melchior show there jazz deep side.  Collection stuff!

Brian James - Lord of the Shadows (Batti Batti)
Surely a fellow Maltese DJ who helped spread underground in Malta in the early nineties.  This is his first release on the Maltese Batti Batti label, what is a two tunes of deep house acid flavor trips.

Sobz and Soulpoizen feat. Goo J. Poet - God's Peace (Soul O Music)
Five mixes for Gods Peace and the very good Latin flavored magic Sabela.

Kisk - Friends EP Bonus Track Version (Apparel Music)
After the three volumes of the Kisk and Friends series comes this Bonus Track Version extended player.  In this Kisk, the Apparel label boss collaborates in three of the five tracks with Undeep, Accatone, and Ed-ward. 

SoulVarti with Tantra-Zawadi - Jazzy Nights For Jayne Cortez (Peng Africa)
Seven mixes in this latest from Peng Africa.  My preferred is the Ta-Ice dub and it's infectious bass line.  

Juan De Dios - Dark and Light EP (Nylon Trax)
Juan De Dios makes his second appearance on Nylon Trax and presents this different four track extended player.  Underground, deep, and dub sounds here.

various artists - Tony's Traxxx (Tony Records)
Legendary Tony Hunphries selects eleven tracks by Luis Radio, Spellband, Tony Jesus, Rikki Montanari, Alex Font, Pako di Rocco, Roby Maas, and Jacopo Gagliardi.  Take your picks.

various artists - Late Night Serenades, Vol.1 (Serenades)
Four different artists tracks extended player.  The Plenty Herbs track Mood is the best in my book.

Moniker - Billy D (Circus Company)
Deep trip in the remix by Detroit man Patrice Scott.

Neville Watson - Hot and Heavy EP (Don't Be Afraid)
The second catalog from the Don't Be Afraid Special Edition series.  This one sees Neville return to Don't Be Afraid with this three track extended player.  I like the deep house Hot and Heavy, with the other two tracks being techno.

Takuya Matsumoto - Drafting Under The Stars, various artists - Goshiki (iero)
Japanese label Iero releases some of its vinyl in digital format.  The man to watch here is Takuya Matsumoto and his Detroit techno jazz sounds.

Genius of Time - Gliese 581g (Aniara Recordings)
Originally released in 2011 and since then has been one of the most sought after vinyls.  Now gets a repress and a digital release.

various artists - The Recollection Part.2 (Offering Recordings)
Twenty tunes all in Afro Soul House from the nice Offering catalog. Take your picks.

various artists - 5 Years Deeper Shades Recordings (Deeper Shades Recordings)
This nice West coast San Francisco label celebrates five years with the fans, giving them 31 tracks in one release at a convenient price.   Nice stuff with known names and previously unreleased material.

various artists - The MC / Son (stilove4music)
This highly regarded label part of the Still Music family from Chicago has recently transferred its only vinyl catalog into digital.  This is its latest release with four tracks produced from Rick Wilhite and Tim Mcallister.

AD Bourke - Prelude (Five Fold)
A new label and a growing producer in this four track extended player.  Deep nu-disco sounds with Prelude being the best of the tracks followed by the beat less A Night in Almeria.

Johannes Albert - Hotel Novalis The Remixes (Frank Music)
Fred's P remix of People Say is the top one here.  But the Moonin remix of Muskrat Susie deserves. 

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