As I’ve said many times on this blog, if there’s one thing that makes me happier than getting sent a truckload of great house music, it’s getting sent a truckload of great house music by a bunch of new artists I’ve mostly never heard of. When that truckload of great house music ALSO happens to be the very first release from a brand new label, the happiness-meter just about explodes.
And so to this collection. It’s the very first release from brand new label MoodyHouse Recordings, which is based in Barcelona and headed up by Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, who TIWWD readers should be aware of, and it comes packed with sumptuous (proper) deep house grooves from a bunch of artists you mostly won’t have heard of, though one or two names (Arturo Garces, Ander B) may ring a vague bell.
There’s a definite leaning towards the jazzual end of the deep house spectrum, a fact that’s reflected in the track titles (see: Ritmo Du Vela’s Feel The Jazz and Big Pack’s Naked Jazz), which may put one or two people off I guess. But such people are more to be pitied than despised. In a nutshell, this 12-track sampler is AT LEAST 12 times better than it really has any right to be… and it comes with an hour-long mixed version by the label bosses to boot, the icing on an already very fine cake.
Not picking a favourite here cos this bumps from start to finish; now go seek.
Out: This week
About: You can find MoodyHouse Recordings on Facebook or at their own website.
PS: I said I wasn’t picking faves, and I’m not, but DJ Lulu & DJ Gas’s Hustling Whistle probably deserves a special shout, being a cheeky makeover of Reuben Wilson’s funk/soul classic Got To Get Your Own.