May 19, 2013 in Albums
I do like to mix it up a bit here at TIWWD, so after two very fine compilations with ‘deep’ in the title… here’s an artist album with ‘deep’ in the title. Crazy, eh? But now you see, here’s a thing. Yours truly spent most of this weekend on motorways, with Mrs TIWWD and three CDs for company. And we listened to the DeepWit comp, and it was great… and we listened to the Deep Edition comp, and that was great too… and frankly I stuck this in thinking, it’s gonna be hard for the debut album from single artist to compete, really.
But I needn’t have worried. This might be the first full-length from Adel ‘Big AL’ Ghandour and Levente Szabo (AKA Harlem Knights), but between them they have quite an extensive track record, and it shows. Funk-fuelled deep house vibes are the general order of the day, with garage-y vocal snips and phat-ass basslines aplenty. On The 16th Street [Original European Mix] provides the solitary excursion into more downtempo pastures; otherwise, it’s time to get on the dancefloor and set booties to ‘shake’.
She Said is a particular highlight with its deep male spoken vox and dubby feel, but really there’s not a duff cut in sight – making this the THIRD very fine deep house long-player to grace this blog tonight.
Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 29 May.