Echonomist/Andrade – Obstacles/Dancin'
A split EP from Greece's Echonomist (with Mz Sunday Luv on vox) and Paris's Andrade, on the Cosmic Cowboys' Venice-based label Back And Forth Recordings. With remixes from Pol_On and Quell, expect quality contemporary deep house bizniss all the way.
James Silk – Sweet Turning Sherbert EP
The first release on a brand new label associated with the Proton Music/Proton Radio family (see also Etoka, Gartenhaus, Lucid, Spring Tube and several dozen more). James Silk turns in three tracks of deep, techy house music, with the bass-rumblin', boogie-flavoured Turning Over the standout.
Louie Fresco – So Good EP
Mexican producer Fresco comes to No 19 Music, with this first single from his soon-come debut full-length. So Good warps I Feel Love in weird and wonderful, slo-mo-ish ways and comes complete with a refix by Russ Yallop, while Owl Night is a similarly leftfield and forward-thinking tech-house affair.
Sandman & Riverside – It's Too Late
The ninth release from US deep house and broken beat label FastFWD comes from the in-house production team of Sandman & Riverside. The original's one for the bruk crew, but more house-oriented rubs come from Ron Trent and Atlanta's KZR, with the latter's Late Night Dub my pick.
The Rimshooters – Deep Electric EP
Number eight from Slow Motion here, a label founded in Italy but now based in Berlin and fast carving out a rep for itself in nu-disco circles. The three cosmic/Balearic instrumentals included here won't harm that rep any; nor will a remix of Deep Electric itself from Fabrizio Mammarella.
The Time & Space Machine – Pill Party In India
And sticking with the freaky-deaky disco stylings, here's the latest from Richard Norris's T&SM. The original is more or less unadulterated psych/freakbeat straight outta 1967; the Psychemagik Remix beefs up the beats for floor appeal but the pick for me is the Mojo Filter Shiva Remix, which brings the subcontinental influences to the fore. This truly doesn't sound like much else around at the mo' – grab it while it's hot!
Thanks also this week to: Alex Jangle, Biella & Astrall, Bunto, Dynamic Illusion, Enigma Dubz, G-Low, Hiem & Phil Oakey, Kate McLeod, Locomatica, Mark Holmes, Nik Fratarolli, Oscar L & DJ Boris, Paul Anthony & Mike Gillenwater, Sam Russo, Freeze Mask, Stefan K, Tom Hades, Tomcraft, Tony Kasper, Umek & Uto Karem… and last but by no means least, Tucillo & Kiko Navarro and P'taah, whose singles WOULD have got reviewed had they included all the mixes…