September 29, 2014 in Albums
So far tonight we’ve looked at a compilation celebrating 20 years of a club, and another marking 12 years of a record label. But to end on, here’s an album from Something Different with its eyes firmly fixed on the future. That said, obviously it’s a remix album so all these tracks have been out before… just not in this exact form.
But the important thing about this collection is how it demonstrates what a multi-faceted, many-headed beast ‘deep house’ (or ‘deep and tech house’, if you prefer) has become in 2014. From the bouncy squelch of Kike Henriquez’ remix of David Duriez’ The Trouble I’ve Been Known For, via the stoned, dubbed-out grooves of Junior Gee’s The Smoke (as remixed by David Labeij), to the Detroit-nodding stylings of Deneha’s take on Skeleton Army’s Haircut 200 and Jus’ Nowhere’s garage-y mix of Kaua’s Dancing Swirl, it’s an album that shows that, 30 years on, house music still isn’t running out of directions to head in.
Look out also for Vol 2 – coming soon.
Out: This week