Various – I ♥ Real Deep House

April 27, 2015 in Albums

I Heart Real Deep House TronicsoleThe clue’s in the title with this compilation from long-running Scottish label Tronicsole.

At least, it is musically… which is just as well cos it’s about the only clue they’ve given me! But as far as I can make out, the 24 tracks here are a mixture of brand new material and stuff that’s been out, both on Tronicsole and on other labels, over the past few years. Opener Ruby Likes Dubstep by HiRO, for instance, came out on 2013’s Neptune EP, though I think the Kris Wadsworth rub featured is new.

Names like Milton Jackson, Dominic Martin, Sei A and Spin Science will carry weight for anyone who’s been into deep house for more than five minutes, and the collection as a whole is rather spiffing, to be fair. Highlights for this reviewer include Milton Jackson’s vaguely early-Daft-Punkish Long Circuit, Spin Science’s dreamy, Detroit-tinged All Things, the stripped-down funk of Tony Free’s Deep Soul and the lo-slung Alabama Blues-y throb of Peter O & Monophunk’s No Justice, but really you’d be best advised to dive on in and explore for yourself, because if you, too, ♥ real deep house, you’ll find plenty to ♥ here.

Out: Now (but only since Friday)

About: You can find Tronicsole on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Rishi K – Psychedelic Tuesday

February 5, 2013 in Singles

Rishi K Psychedelic Tuesday Endemic DigitalHad to get this one in today, really, for obvious reasons!

A simple but effective four-note bassline loops throughout, as various FX, atmospheric synths and echoing vocal wails play over the top to create a deeply groovy, late-night headnoddin’, toe-tappin’ kinda vibe. Peter O’s remix is more stripped-back and even more trippy, while Lee Walker swaps out the b-line on his dub-tastic Far Out Remix.

Any one of the three mixes would clear the floor of your local Ritzy’s in seconds, I’m sure. But if you’re faced with any of those proverbial ‘headz’, play ’em this and they’ll love you forever. Or at least for seven minutes and 20 seconds.

Out: This week

About: This one comes to you via the pride of Essex… no, not West Ham FC you fool but Endemic Digital.

Peter O – Make A Stand/Momentary Lapse EP

November 8, 2012 in Singles

Peter O Make A Stand Unrivaled Music

A simple two-tracker here from Unrivaled Music… always a good thing when you’re a house blogger playing catch-up!

On the A, Make A Stand is a lazy, laidback deep/slo-mo house groove with a pleasing garage-y slant. Over on the B, meanwhile, Momentary Lapse is equally slow n’ deep, but this time with more of a drifty, vaguely proggy feel.

Two strong cuts for those late night/early morning sessions.

Out: This week

About: Unrivaled can be found via the Endemic Digital Facebook page

Various – Nightbird ADE Sampler 2012

October 12, 2012 in Singles

Nightbird Music ADE Sampler 2012

Our second ADE sampler tonight comes from Sebastian Davidson’s ever-reliable Nightbird Music.

The EP gets off to a slow-burning, deeper-than-deep start with Rami Deejay’s soul-drenched Burn Burn, then picks up the pace in fine style with the vintage/retro Chi-town deepness of 4BeatClub’s The Warehouse. Phonic Funk’s proper garage-y Aus follows, then comes Mass Digital’s dark room vocal anthem-in-waiting Things We Done Together, before Fil Lavin’s Nude takes us into the 4am eyes-wide-shut jacking zone and Peter O’s gorgeous come-down treat Back In The Day soothes us off into the stratosphere.

Or to put it another way: six superb slices of deep house and proper garage done very, very right. It’s a bit unmissable this one, really.

Out: Sunday (Oct 14)

About: If you happen to be going to ADE then I believe Nightbird are having a bit of a do on the 18th… otherwise you can find ’em on Facebook, on Soundcloud or at their own website.

Little 15 – The Bronx

September 2, 2012 in Singles

Little 15 The Bronx Endemic Digital

Some more very fine deep house grooves here, this time courtesy of Endemic Digital.

Recognisable by its sampled preacherman vox and “Bronx in the house shouts”, The Bronx is quite tuff n’ techy in its Original form but still quantifiably ‘deep’ rather than ‘tech’ house I’d say, if you’re someone who likes to make such distinctions! Peter O’s remix takes us on an uber-deep late nite ride, Danny eM’s rub is a stripped n’ stompin’ pass for big speakers in big dark rooms and then finally James Silk’s Dirty Jersey Remix is… the bollocks, basically.

Endemic have been getting some deep house chart love of late… this won’t harm their cause any at all.

Out: This week

About: You can find Endemic on Facebook.

Peter O – In Our Time EP

May 1, 2012 in Singles

Is it a while since we had anything from Electric Sheep Recordings on here? Seems like it has been… not sure how that’s happened but anyway, here’s their latest. And it’s rather good.

A Brighton-based artist who (it says here) has been DJing since the late 80s but only recently started making steps into production, Peter O serves up for your pleasure two fully instrumental originals. Space is an almost textbook late-night deep house groove, all pads and hi-hats and a luvverly warm bassline, while In Our Time is slightly more downtempo, atmospheric and filmic.

You then also get two remixes of the latter cut. Dorothy’s Ghost go full-on downtempo and experimental and I have to say their remix leaves these ears a little cold, but Pretty Criminals’ Time Is Acid Remix is worth checking, though its not the retro jack-fest you might be expecting, rather branching out into leftfield techno pastures.

It’s Space that stands out for me but this is a strong EP all round.

Out: This week

About: Find Electric Sheep online here.