Soul Academy – Your Love Keeps

September 4, 2015 in Singles

Soul Academy Your Love Keeps Haute MusiqueDeep house from, unsurprisingly, the soulful side on this latest from Canada’s Haute Musique.

Four mixes of Your Love Keeps to choose from. The original’s an unhurried affair, with synth sounds that hark back to the earliest Chicago deep house à la Mr Fingers, sax parps and a soulful male “your love keeps” vocal. Yigit Atilla’s remix doesn’t flip the script massively but does tuffen up the drums and adds some now-sounding bass throb, Tony S funks things up with some hefty slap bass, and then finally Moe Turk & Joe Mitri take us into more blissed-out, ‘Beefa-friendly territory while also pitching down the vocal slightly.

All good, but Tony and Yigit share top honours for me.

Out: This week (on general release)

About: Find Haute Musique on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Moe Turk – Jam

July 19, 2015 in Singles

Moe Turk Jam Ready Mix RecordsPredictably classy deep house grooves on this latest from BiG AL’s Ready Mix Records.

In its Original form, Jam is a hypnotic, laidback throbber, with jazzy keys in places and a man’s voice saying “jam” periodically throughout. The Jarquin & Cano Remix opts for more floor-friendly percussion and a rolling bassline, and has less of the atmospherics, while the Spennu Remix is again more stripped back, but takes us into late-night territory where those jazzy, garage-y keys really shine through.

If you held a gun to my head I think Spennu’s rub just nudges it for me… but it’s a close-run thing and, to be honest, I’d really rather you didn’t.

Out: This week (on general release)

About: Find Ready Mix Records, as ever, on Soundcloud and Facebook.

G-Spice, Zorz Post & Emme – Is It Love

March 12, 2015 in Singles

G-Spice, Zorz Post & Emme Is This Love Ready Mix RecordsPredictably fine deep house grooves here from the always on-point Ready Mix Records.

The work of a trio of Greek producers, Is It Love comes in your choice of four mixes. The original has a nice chunky bassline, atmospheric synth sweeps, garage-y keys and female scat vox, along with a spoken female “love” sample that loops throughout. The Deep Active Sound Remix is a little more spangled and 3am-ish (the time of night, that is, not the label!) while a more lilting Tony S Remix gets the vibes out and Moe Turk takes us into dreamier, more late-night pastures.

All four are quality but if pushed, the Original and Moe Turk rubs just nudge it.

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 23 March.

About: Find Ready Mix Records on Soundcloud and Facebook.