Paul Rudder – Calling To U

October 11, 2013 in Singles

Paul Rudder Calling To U Endemic DigitalFive mixes to choose from on this latest from Endemic Digital.

In its Original form, Calling To U is a very deep, prog-tinged house cut with whispered male vox, muted kicks and melodic synths that build throughout. The Aras Zemaitis Detroit Remix sounds more Tel Aviv than Detroit to me but should work in techier sets all the same, the Cybernalia Remix is an epic, sweeping rub that should appeal to fans of Trentemøller and the like, while Sam Chorlton’s remix takes us back into more traditional deep house territory. The pick for me though is the Flystereo Dub, a sparse n’ dubby affair for those late-night, sofa-bound moments that sports some SERIOUS bass.

Out: This week

About: So, here’s that ever popular Endemic link…

Cybernalia – The Light Goes Out EP

March 26, 2013 in Singles

Cybernalia The Light Goes Out EP Stripped RecordingsAnother three-tracker of very deep grooves here, this time courtesy of Norman H’s Stripped Recordings.

Stripped might be better known for techy/proggy grooves but what we have here is straight-up deep house to these ears. I don’t think I need say much more about Dilation [Deep Twisting Dub Mix] other than that it’s very aptly labelled and will go down a treat on afterhours floors, The Lights Go Out is a slow-burning, late-night headnodder while In These Eyes sits somewhere between the two and sports contrasting indie dance-ish male and more soulful female vocals.

It’s Dilation that’s the standout but this is classy stuff all round.

Out: This week

About: You can find the Stripped family (Stripped Recordings, Stripped Digital and Hype Muzik) on Soundcloud or at their own blog.

So many tunes, so little time 27

September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, here’s an all too bloody familiar situation. It’s Monday evening, I’m knackered from work and there’s a ton of new music piled up, all of which is out this week and none of which I’ve had a chance to listen to properly yet. In fact make that two tons this week, it’s gonna be a busy one!

But for now, here’s the rest of last week’s goodies that we didn’t quite get around to…

Aartekt & Zia‘s Autumn Mist is typically high-quality deep house fare from the ever-reliable Untitled Music… with mixes from Dave Fortnum, Matt Prehn and Marvin Zeyss, this one would probably have got a bigger review but it came in quite late… there’s more very solid deep house in the form of the More L EP from Istanbul-based producer Ave Astra, coming on German label FiligranCybernalia‘s Darker Dreams is a very aptly titled EP for Stripped Digital that’s packed with moody, menacing progressive house and techno grooves…  Dubesque‘s Something is, er, ‘something’ of a treat if you’re in search of that classic NYC 90s house sound, and comes on Austrian label In My House…  on a deep/tech tip, check for Federico‘s Welcome Home EP on Unrivaled Music…  Hector Romero‘s Soulful House Journey comp for King Street is trailed by a five-track sampler EP… Heiko Laux & Diego Hostettler serve up some no-nonsense jackery with Girl/Jack Up, a release that Tronic Music are billing as ‘techno’ though it sounds pretty tech-house-y to me… John Collins gives us the Club D’Ellaria EP which is one for lovers of laidback, Balearic grooves and which comes on Irish label Vision Collective… we’re back in bumpin’ dancefloor deep house territory with the Big City Nights EP by Los Cuzeiros, which comes on the snappily-monickered The Cruzaders RecordsSeraph‘s Frigid EP is a solid bet if you’re after some dark-but-not-stoopid dubstep/post-dubstep bizniss… and even if you’re not, then check Take It Back for some proper old-skool rave/hardcore action – it’s like climbing in a time machine with a whistle, a tub of Vaporub and a gram of pink champagne… oh yeah and it’s on Four40 Records… whizzing (ho-ho) forward in that same time machine, very contemporary-sounding house/techno vibes are the order of the day on the Nachts EP, from which the Pele Remix of the title track stands out for me, this one coming from Shawnecy on Lowroom Recordings… UK label Form-and Function bring us some more very ‘now’ deep/tech vibes in the form of Losing U from Soulight, which comes complete with a weirded-out dub from the mighty SaytekUntitled2Music serve up some thinking man’s techno on the X Project EP, which comes on Unofficial Records… and finally, “it’s that man again” as Jesus Pablo and Di Riviera‘s label Something Different bring us the second in their series of Remixes EPs, featuring cuts this time out from Left Minded, Dudley Strangeways, Sean Danke and more…

TOMORROW night, we’ll get cracking with this week’s releases! Must admit to being a bit overwhelmed right now by the constant flow of good music coming in but, y’know, it’s a nice problem to have…