Thursday, 22 September 2011

Ciappy DJ & Davide Murri ft Russoul - Don't Give Up

One for the soulful crew, courtesy of Italian duo Ciappy & Murri, with vocals from one Russoul, which you've gotta say is an excellent name (tee-hee).

With soaring (but not OTT) strings, Russoul's, er, soulful vox and a neat wicky-wicky geetar line, this'll go down a treat at the likes of Soul Heaven and Southport Weekender, without a doubt, aided and abetted by mixes from Booker T, who ditches the strings and guitar but adds Afro-y percussion, from Mannix, who ups the disco quotient, from Dave Doyle, pushing a funkier feel, and from C&M themselves (presumably) on the Classful Mix, which goes for a deeper, more sultry vibe with some gently tinkling ivories.

For lovers of trad-style house/garage vibes, it's a no-brainer, really. But the story doesn't end there! Because for those who aren't into the whole vocal thing, there's also a rather fine bumpin' deep house dub courtesy of Harold Heath, which I must admit would be my pick these days (with the Classful Mix a close second).

Something for house lovers of many persuasions, then.

Out: This week

About: This comes atcha on Universe Media, the London-based house imprint set up in 2007 by Timmy Vegas (Soul Central) and Martina Lancaster, whose extensive dance music CV – I've just noticed – includes the excellent Defender. Now there was a label!

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