2 for 1 special! Trad house delights

November 8, 2011 in Singles

Right, it’s just kinda dawned on me that there’s a shedload of stuff to get through this week and I’m actually going away… first proper holiday in about five years, so that’s a good thing, but it means we’re gonna have to double up on the next few reviews if we’re gonna fit everything in. Kicking off with two releases that will appeal to lovers of traditional uplifiting vocal/soulful house music…

First up, we have I Wanna Know by Little Carlos & Realm Of House. The Original here could easily have come out on the likes of Yellorange, Distance or Henry Street in the late 90s/early 00s, driven as it is by a rolling disco groove and featuring as it does a happy, party-time vocal. R.O.H’s Throwdown Mix is even blatantly disco-housified, while Little Carlos’s own Beats N Bass Mix… well, that’s fairly self-explanatory, surely, and will suit if you’re looking for something a tad more subtle.
About: This one comes on Realm Of House AKA Victor Hernandez’s own Korner Gruve Records outta New York.

Secondly, there’s People Get Together from Marco Finotello & Maggie Smile. Working a big funk bassline, handclaps a-gogo, euphoric pianos and a rousing fem vocal whose slight rawness is actually a big part of its charm, this is peaktime, uplifting vocal house music as only the Italians can do it. If you’re looking for something moody, techy and cool, this isn’t the one… if it’s nostalgic hands-in-the-air abandon you’re after though, then step right on in.
About: The artists hail from Italy as stated but this comes on the UK’s own Favouritzm Records. It’s out now on Traxsource, or in other stores from 1 Dec.