Fadel – Freak Foundation

July 17, 2014 in Singles

Fadel Freak Foundation Mile End RecordsTuff deep/tech house grooves are the general order of the day with tonight’s reviews line-up, starting with this nice simple two-tracker from Mile End Records.

On the A, Freak Foundation is a bass-heavy affair with hard-slammin’ kicks, a chopped n’ looped male “generate the foundation… get out the sensation” vocal and a ton of space in the production to let that nasty, techy bass make its presence felt. Flip it over, and Lee Walker’s remix heads down a deeper route, using much less of the vocal, toning down the metallic bass and opting for housier drums.

The latter rub pips it for me but both will rock floors for sure.

Out: This week

About: Find Mile End Records on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Fadel – Found

August 27, 2013 in Singles

Fadel Found Tiny Lamp MusicLast one for tonight, and we continue with tonight’s theme of instrumental, warm-up friendly grooves with this offering from Tiny Lamp, a Canadian label who are making their TIWWD debut.

In its Original form, Found is a meandering deep/tech houser with jungle-y overtones… in the sense of tribal rhythms and atmospheric jungle sounds, not in the drum & bass sense. The Ellroy 12inch Remix has even more of a moody, tribal feel, but the real reason this is here is Thomas Courribet’s Late Night Remix, wherein Found becomes a sumptuous deep house head-nodder driven by a phat, sashaying bassline.

As with the Lonya & Roi Okev release below, then, it’s all about picking the right mix with this one!

Out: This week on general release, though I believe it’s been out on Beatport for a fortnight.

About: Tiny Lamp can be found on Facebook and Soundcloud, and is a a new venture (this is TLM006) from the Ready Mix Records crew, based in Montreal.

Fadel – Braveheart

August 29, 2012 in Singles

Fadel Braveheart Mile End Records

Another simple two-tracker with two quite distinct mixes of the same track here, this time from Canada’s Mile End Records.

In its Original form, Braveheart sits somewhere between deep, tech- and soulful house, and will sound best when heard in a dark room circa 5am. On the flip, the Horatio Remix is a much drummier and more insistent affair, but also a much jazzier one thanks to its added parping sax and brushed snares.

Overall, then, what you have here are forward-thinking deep/tech-house vibes that will be best appreciated by educated and open-minded dancefloors.

Out: This week

About: You can find Mile End Records on Soundcloud and Facebook