Various/Sek – Prime Cuts Vol 2

June 22, 2014 in Albums

Sek Prime Cuts 2 Lost My DogGreek DJ/producer Sek is the man chosen to helm the second installment in Lost My Dog’s Prime Cuts series, whereby LMD artists are invited to serve up a DJ mix featuring their personal favourites from the label’s back catalogue alongside any of their own new material they want to throw in.

And the results, in Sek’s case, are quite simply stunning. With tracks from Dale Howard, Pete Dafeet, YSE, Roland Nights, James Dexter and more, plus three newies from Sek, this is proper deep house music at its finest, ranging from the soulful vibes of YSE feat Frank H Carter III’s I Don’t Want Love, to the disco-lounge-in-space jam that is Jon Delerious’s Remember, to Sek’s own jackin’, tech-tinged Just Ducky and the funky-assed, left coast-ish strut of YSE’s Bounce Back.

If you buy one deep house mix album this month, make it this one. It’s a reminder of just how fine a label LMD really is – frankly, you wonder how they do it!

Out: This week

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

Jon Delerious – Believe In You EP

February 4, 2012 in Singles

The latest from Lost My Dog here, and the label’s usual high-quality standards apply. Which really ought not to be any kind of surprise by now!

In its Original form, Believe In You ain’t nothin’ but a slab of good ol’ fashioned deep house music in the traditional style, with a throbbing synth bassline, ambient washes and soulful female vocal stabs. You then get a brace of remixes by two of deep house’s current biggest hitters, with Giom going for a floaty, Balearic kinda feel while Huxley’s mix is all about the dancefloor chug. All three will have their place, making this well worth checking for the title track alone.

But wait, cos you also get bonus cuts Remember and Asend. The former is a playable-if-unexceptional midtempo groove, led by crisp percussion and ‘come on’ vocal stabs – it’d make useful warm-up tackle, but the standout of the whole EP for me is Asend, a superb throbbing organ groove ‘4 da heads’, topped off with some mournful trumpet.
Like I said, LMD’s usual high standards apply!
Out: This week
About: You can find Lost My Dog at their own website, on Soundcloud or on Facebook. Among their other social media antics, but I’m not sitting here pasting in links all night! 🙂