Sunday, 16 December 2012

So many tunes, so little time 34 pt 1

Another week gone by, another bunch of tunes that you might also want to check… gonna break 'em down into two batches this week.

First up then is Russia's A&1 who gives us Midnight on Incepto Deep, an all-instrumental EP from the proggier end of the deep house spectrum… … Alexey Emelyanov's Soft Monday EP on Guava is another proggy affair… Alex Portarulo's Growing Beat EP on Greece's Diva Records takes us into tech-house territory, with B-side Voices actually my pick over the title track… coming on Unrivaled Music, Beboo's La Casa Del House EP is a loving tribute to Chi-town sounds of yesteryear… eleven8 and Clarity team up for the excellent Changing Colours EP on new London label The Crescent, a three-tracker that mixes elements of deep house and dubstep so I guess should be filed under 'bass music'… Fernando's Decadance is a skinny-jeaned indie dance thing I could take or leave, but is brightened up considerably by Max Essa's refix which reinvents it as an Italian houser circa 1989, oh and we have Bearfunk to thank for that one… Franco Strato's Between The Lines for Euphoria Music is a bubblin', bassy deep houser with what sounds like a sample of Paul 'Fab Macca Whacky Thumbs Aloft' McCartney talking, and comes with two equally fine deep dancefloor cuts… Lokal Area Records give us Garnomala's Sint Westos/Sint Meiros, a two-tracker of tuff, chuggy tech-house… Groovalicious feat Diana Waite's Free Love on 3345 Music is a bit cheesy disco-tastic in its original form, but rescued by a brace of deeper and far more satisifying dubs from Alexander East and Vital & HubbNadja Lind teams up with Grunbox for High Heels Trap, which is typically high-quality deep techno in classic Lucidflow style… Headman's 2003 punk-funk/nu-disco classic It Rough gets another run out on Relish Recordings, complete with four new mixes from label boss Robi Insinna and friends… Klankarbeit steer us back into deep/tech house waters with the Yeah EP, a three-tracker on Alchemy Records whose standout for me is EagerKönig Balthasar gives us the Mini Guide To The Galaxy EP on Switzerland's Acryl Music, with two tracks that merge deep house and nu-disco but the standout for me being third cut Disharmonia, a superb deep jazz-house excursion that wouldn't have sounded out of place on Boulevard… and finally for part one, Larry Cadge's Confidence, on Smiley Fingers (a label I'm delighted to be back in contact with!) is a superb deep house jam that comes in simple Original and Dub flavours, and most importantly, takes bites from a certain classic Simonelli vocal…

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