Saturday, May 31, 2014

Choices - May 2014

various artists - Crossover EP (Batti Batti)
For its fifth release Batti Batti continues in its usual flavor of presenting four different artists and tracks. In this extended player Owen Jay looks for talent up North and picks the infamous Deymare from Finland, German residing Italian Saverio Calestri, Britain's Deep Systems man Matt Pond, and returns to his home land for the track Moog Mood with his studio partner Melchior Sultana.

Teddy Douglas - Turn That Jungle Music Down (Basement Boys)
New eight track album from half of the Basement Boys Teddy Douglas. A collection of classics in this, plus three new tracks.

Tiedmann - Deep Deal (Kolour Recordings)
Some nice mixes, six including the original what is a pure deep house production.  

Jack Fell Down - Hot and Hazy (Quintessentials)
Quintessentials founds its usual sounds in this three track extended player produced by the British Jack Fell Down.

Shino Blackk - Trans Europe Express (New Generation Records)
Nice new spin on a classic of the classics by Giorgio Moroder.

various artists - Pablo Valentino Presents Japan Tour 2013 (Faces Records)
Previously available only during Palbo Valentino Japan tour, this gets an official outing on Faces Records. This compilation features some hot names of the current deep house scene plus a couple of never released tunes as the track Oracy by Motor City Drum Ensemble and Pablo Valentino.

DJ Fudge and Hallex M feat Omar - Simpatico (Yoruba)
Original is my preferred thanks to its acid infected bass line and in and out moments. Nonetheless this one features a couple of other interesting remixes by Hood Natives, Ezel, Atjazz, Mike Steva, and Oscar P.

D'Marc Cantu - Long Weekend (M>O>S Delsin)
I like the title track 'Long Weekend'.

various artist - The Time Is Now (Good Ratio Music)
Hot different four different artists and tracks release. Kresy, Tom Ellis, Baldo, and Carlo all do the right thing in this number five from Good Ratio Music which had a simultaneous vinyl digital release..

A Race of Angels - Just Being, It's Just Begun (Wildheart Records)
Theo Parrish makes a super job of It's Just Begun. A master peace!

Ekkohaus - Noschool Remixes (Moon Harbour)
Nice to see Kerri Chandler doing some fresh new studio work.

Sprotte - Abate Fetel (FM Digital)
Nice groovy deep house production from the German Sprotte.

Esteban Adame - Day Labor (EPM Music)
West coast producer Los Angeles man Esteban Adame presents his debut album. Ten tracks which show the different side of Esteban music which ventures into techno more experimental sounds, and deep house jazz stuff. In this you can see Esteban influences, coming from collaborations with renowned Detroit artists as Mad Mike and Santiago Salazar. The title of this long player is also a nice message.

Theo Parrish - Musical Metaphors (Sound Signature)
Digital release for this June 1997 vinyl outing and what was the start of Theo Parrish still as at today running Sound Signature label. Anyways you still need this on wax, any proper deep house DJ needs!