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Nothing world-shattering to report here but a solid offering from Mr Denmark, as ever. Think tech-house gone disco and you’re in the right kinda ballpark, with insistent, tough-but-not-too-tough kicks, a rolling bass and a looped ‘burnin’’ vocal stab the order of the day.
There are Original, Dub and (deep breath) David Gausa Sutil Back To The Disco Mix mixes to choose from. The latter is probably my pick, so I won’t moan too much about the stupid, pointlessly long name.
Out: This week
Bit of a sad story behind this one. It’s the debut release from a trio based in San Jose, California by the names Lucas Rodenbush, Christian Hunt and Joel Starr. However, Joel Starr has tragically passed away since this was recorded, after contracting meningitis.
Told you it was a sad story. All the more so because this rocks, and house music is the poorer for having lost a talent it didn’t even realise it had yet.
Anyway, the music, and yes, there’s plenty to delight the deeper heads here. Only Lost In Creation itself is really floor fodder, though – the other two cuts, Like Minds and Old Friends, are definitely to filed under ‘late night listening’. All three boast some wicked meandering guitar from Joel himself, in the tradition of the best Cali jazz-fusion of the 70s.
Out: This week
About: This is on Scenic Music, a new label run by The Brunch Club’s Jucas Rodenbush who’s had stuff out as E.B.E before on labels like Plastic City, Yellorange, Grayhound and Soma.
Very little in the way of info given here, and they haven’t even sent me a sleeve, but it’s a decent slab of discoid house all the same.
The original’s a simple looping disco groove, Alternative Reality’s LA Mix is a bit more tuff n’ pumping and makes more use of the “from Chicago we’re coming at you live” vocal and crowd noise, and then the Disfunction Remix is tougher still but still pretty disco-tastic, with some additional sampled fem vox thrown in for good measure.
Out: Who can say? Some time around now but they didn't tell me.
About: This is on Nocturnal Recordings, a UK label not to be confused with the Shapeshifters' label Nocturnal Groove. Find 'em on that t’internet here.
The third and final remix 12 from Tresher’s album The Life Wire, with fresh rubs this time out courtesy of DJ Madskillz & 2000 And One, Martinez and Daniel Sanchez.
Martinez’s take on the album’s title track is tough and jacking - it’s good but perhaps a little techy for me personally. I’m preferring the deeper pass of the same track from Daniel Sanchez… but the real gem here is DJ Madskillz & 2000 And One’s mix of Escape To Amsterdam, which is big and bouncy without being too cheesy, with a lolloping, go-all-night kinda groove.
Out: This week
About: This is on Tresher’s own Frankfurt-based Break New Soil imprint, who can be found on MySpace here.
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The duo met in Barcelona at one of the cities infamous ‘Estate’ warehouse parties and immediately became good friends. After many drunken stupors and endless laughs it quickly became apparent that they both shared a unique taste in getting tw**ted and Underground House Music. Though they come from different backgrounds, Tres Manos from the U.S. club and warehouse scene and Steve Ferrand from the U.K. free-party and festival scene, they were both heavily influenced by old Chicago and Detroit house music as well as the U.K.’s early 90’s Deep House sound. What brings them together now is the shared desire to contribute to the House scene by taking it back to its deep, soulful, and gritty roots, but perhaps more importantly to not take any of it too damn seriously!
If that's got you intrigued, click here to visit their website. Oh and look, we've changed fonts completely. Not sure how/why that's happened...