Jaegerossa feat Bobbi – Move Your Body

February 28, 2015 in Singles

Jaegerossa  feat Bobby Move Your Body FavouritizmTo end with tonight, here’s a proper treat for those who like their house on a more ‘trad’ tip, courtesy of Favouritizm Records.

The Classic Vox Mix is the one for yours truly here, which sees Chris Hunter and Phil Rose, AKA Jaegerossa, serving up a remarkably faithful cover of Korda’s 1991 Italo-house classic Move Your Body (To The Sound), complete with uplifting pianos, diva vox and shufflin’ house beats. The Classic Vox Edit is, y’know, the same but shorter, while Jaegerossa’s own amusingly titled C&P Music Factory Dub drops several notches deeper and adds some hefty garage-style bass.

The latter mix works, certainly, and may indeed be the one that gets the most action on younger floors. But for this ageing cheesy quaver, the retro thrills of the Classic Vox Mix are hard to top…

Out: This week on full release, though again it’s been on Traxsource for a couple of weeks.

About: You can find Favouritizm on Soundcloud and Facebook.

John Moss – Open Up/Harlem Preacher

February 28, 2015 in Singles

John Moss Open Up Seamless DeepMore contemporary-style house grooves on this two-tracker from Seamless Deep.

On the A, Open Up is a bass-y, tech-tinged throbber with a treated, spoken “open up… can’t help what you feel inside” female vocal and an overall trippy, wee small hours kinda feel. Flip it over for Harlem Preacher, which operates in similar territory but, with its dark drums and distorted male spoken vox, has more of a boys-y, heads-down vibe… in fact, this wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Underwater back in their mid-00s heyday.

Both are solid trax but Open Up takes the gold for me.

Out: This week on general release, though it’s been on Beatport for a couple of weeks now

About: You can find Seamless Deep and the rest of the Seamless label family here, here and here.

Rishi K – Transcending/Connect Within

February 28, 2015 in Singles

Rishi K Transcending Nite GroovesPredictably top-drawer deep house bizniss from our man Rishi here!

Transcending is up first, a pretty lively affair by today’s standards that feels a little like classic west coast deep house given a more bass-y contemporary overhaul. You then get three mixes of Connect Within to choose from. The original is a dreamy, throbbing number with a looped spoken “breathe in… breathe out” male vocal. Jarquin & Cano smoothe things out a little on a refix that rides a chunkier bottom end, while Sebb Aston adds some female “mm-mm-mmms” and takes us into more stripped-back, (Jersey) garage-leaning territory.

Not picking a fave here because frankly this is a superb EP all round.

Out: This week

About: This comes to you courtesy of Nite Grooves, who along with the rest of the King Street stable can be found here, here and here.

Bottin – Parody/Progresso

February 28, 2015 in Singles

Bottin Parody/Progresso Bear FunkWe kick off on a nu-disco tip tonight with this two-tracker from Italian scene stalwart Bottin.

On the A, Parody is a 13-minute epic that pretty much treads familiar Italo-inspired ground for Bottin, albeit in this instance with a lil’ added Latin/tropical swing in places. The real reason this is here, though, is Progresso, a team-up with fellow Italian Rodion. As any student of electronic music history will tell you, Italo disco had a huge influence on early Chicago house, and here that path’s retraced on a track that’d fit into nu-disco and retro acid sets alike.

Out: This week

About: This comes on Bear Funk, who you can find on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Edviq – Chelsea Fads

February 26, 2015 in Singles

Edviq Chelsea Fads Lost My DogThe first ever EP here from Brooklyn-based Russian Edviq… and on no less an imprint than the mighty Lost My Dog, apparently after he entered a remix contest they did. If that’s not inspiring for the aspiring out there, I don’t know what is!

Easy to see what Pete and the boys saw in his tunes, though. Chelsea Fads is an off-kilter, wonkily-filtered romp through the zone where deep house and disco first collided back in the mid-90s (think Paper, DiY, Miles & Elliot, Anorak Trax). Omni, meanwhile, marries intricate, rolling percussion with treated soulful male vox and buzzy bass, while the accompanying Mountal Remix takes us properly into late-night, sofa-surfin’ territory.

An extremely impressive debut… more, please.

Out: this week

About: Find Lost My Dog here, here and here.

Konnect – Rush Hour

February 26, 2015 in Singles

Konnect Rush Hour EP Family GroovesTuff-but-deep tech-house bizniss now from a duo called Carlos Hdez and Phil Luttgenau, who collectively are Konnect.

In its Original Form, Rush Hour rocks techy drums and head-mangling panned FX, but has dat housey funk in spades, as well as snatches of Middle Eastern-sounding vocal… a trip into the 4am eyes-down jackin’ zone and no mistake, guv’nor. Click Therapy boss Lee Guthrie’s remix is a bit sparser and trippier, has a struttier bassline and is just as playable, while bonus cut Overload Destroy is another bassy-dubby tech-house workout for locked-on floors that packs some serious wobble.

Love Family Grooves’ stuff generally anyway, but this is a standout even from them. Acquire!

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 9 March.

About: You can find Family Grooves here, here and here.

Papariou Robert & Marcu Andrei – Universe

February 26, 2015 in Singles

Papariou Robert & Marcu Andrei Universe Quanticman RecordsSome very fine, very deep grooves to start off tonight courtesy of Romania’s Quanticman Records.

It’s a two-track affair. On the A, Universe itself is deep, dubbed-out, minimal-leaning house par excellence. But B-side Fighting is even better, an equally dub-tastic jam that leans a little more towards deep techno and that sports a barely decipherable spoken vocal about “the criminal mind… people who are dependent on marijuana”. Or something like that… like I said, it’s hard to make out quite what he’s saying!

If you’re looking for late-night, stoner-friendly house/techno grooves at all this week, I’d strongly suggest looking here first.

Out: This week

About: You can find Quanticman Records on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Kalbata & Mixmonster – Inna Skateland

February 25, 2015 in Singles

Kalbata & Mixmonster Inna Skateland Freestyle RecordsWell here’s a treat… never get sent any reggae any more! So when I do it seems rude to just ignore it…

Inna Skateland comes to you courtesy of Freestyle Records, and is I’m told the third single from Kalbata & Mixmonster’s Congo Beat The Drum album. Not heard the album but am gonna have to investigate now, because with its bowel-bothering dub bassline, melodica and 30-year Jamaican veteran Puddy Roots on the mic, this is ‘contemporary classic’ reggae to rival the likes of Prince Fatty and Dubmatix. Comes with a very fine Dub, too, which is no great surprise.

When Freestyle hit the spot, they hit it hard, and hit it hard they do here.

Out: This week

About: Find Freestyle Records here, here and here.

Gabry C – Candy, Elastic & Colored EP

February 25, 2015 in Singles

Gabry C Candy, Elastic & Colored EP Original FakeSome nice chunky, funk-fuelled house grooves on this three-tracker from Original Fake.

Candy Boys is up first, which is predicated around a hefty bassline that’s augmented by dubby FX, a tinky-tonk piano/keyboard riff and treated snatches of soulful, near-falsetto male vocal. Colored Piano follows, a more heads-down and driving cut sporting some fine jazzy organ work and some old skool-sounding euphoric stabs/chords. And then finally there’s Elastic Girls, another eyes-down chugger with just the right amount of big room drama.

The hype sheet says ‘tech house’ but tracks as solid as this should work on any house floor worth its salt, regardless of which particular microgenre said floor favours.

Out: This week

About: Original Fake haven’t featured on TIWWD before I don’t think, but they’re a sub-label of Milan- and London-based Recline Music, who I’m pretty sure have. Find Original Fake on Facebook or Recline on Soundcloud and at their own website.

Larry Cadge – Attitude

February 24, 2015 in Singles

Larry Cadge Attitude Smiley FingersSome fine deep/tech house vibes here from Smiley Fingers, coming from label stalwart Larry Cadge.

Just the two mixes of Attitude to choose from. The Original is a fairly mellow groove consisting of rolling drums, warm bass and layers of atmospheric synths, topped with a quite old school-sounding wailing female vocal that’s used fairly sparingly. As such, I can’t promise you’ll be humming it all day long but I can promise it’ll keep bodies moving on dancefloors that like it, y’know, actually deep.

The accompanying Dub, meanwhile, isn’t so much a remix as a complete reversioning, riding a slightly more tribal-leaning rhythm, swapping out the female vocal for a wordless male chant and adding a stuttering synth topline all of its own, resulting in a track that needs to be heard on big speakers through a haze of strobes and smoke for maximum effect.

Out: This week

About: Find Smiley Fingers here, here and here.