Dominic Martin – Family Affair

January 28, 2012 in Albums

The first of two full-lengths coming under the TIWWD spotlight on this cold January evening is the second in Lost My Dog’s Family Affair series, which acts as a showcase for artists associated the label. Harold Heath brought us the first installment early last year, and now it’s the turn of Scotland’s Dominic Martin.

It’s an album that’ll suit those who like their deep house leaning towards the more traditional, house-y side, with long, lingering pads, rich Rhodes chords, crisp hi-hats and soulful vocal snips a-gogo. The left coast-ish Guesswork is one highlight, the garage-y Hard Yards (remixed by Jonny Fiasco and featuring a full female vocal from Astral T) another, the even-more-garage-y Homage New Jersey yet another, the latter supplied in both original and Giom Remix flavas.
But to be fair, there really isn’t a duff track in sight. If you’re a PROPER deep house head – as opposed to a trendy whippersnapper Hoxton type who was into minimal techno and wonky French electro until two years ago – you’ll find plenty to love here.
Out: This week
About: I’ve sung Lost My Dog’s praises countless times so let’s just have the obligatory website, Facebook and Soundcloud links and leave it at that.