Ra-Soul – Deep Site Sessions

November 15, 2014 in Albums

Ra-Soul Deep Site Sessions Deep Site RecordingsCroatia’s ever-excellent Deep Site label pull off something of a coup for their 30th release, drafting in US deep house veteran DJ Ra-Soul to mix what is, I believe, their first label comp.

With tracks and remixes from the likes of Deephope, Tony S, Anthony Mea, Terry Vernixx, Marc Cotterell and Deep Spelle… and given the number of Deep Site releases that have previously received glowing reviews on this very blog… and given that Ra-Soul’s at the helm… you shouldn’t really need me to break down every single track to know what to expect. So I won’t. Instead I’ll just say that you get both a 54-minute mixed version by Ra-Soul plus 15 tracks in all their full-length unmixed glory (at least I think you get both, the hype sheet isn’t very clear), taking in various shades of deep house from the near-ambient, to the jazzy and soulful, to the more bouncy and tech-tinged, but with the mix overall having a slow-building, dreamy kinda feel.

Oh, and that Deephope’s remix of Felipe L’s When Night Sounds is one of the best things to happen to ears in a long while. And that you should buy this album immediately.

Out: This week

About: You can find Deep Site Recordings here, here and here.

Edmund ft Sacha D’Flame – Move Your Body

June 10, 2012 in Singles

Edmund Move Your Body

No fewer than NINE mixes grace this first single to be taken from my boy Edmund’s long-awaited debut artist album, When It Flows.

I still owe you a review of the album, which came out last week – damn tricky to keep up with, those long-players – but it’s a killer, trust! As for this lead single, well… I’m not going into all nine mixes cos we’d be here all night*, but with rubs from Kiko Navarro, Matthias Vogt, Alvaro Hylander, DJ Rasoul and more, it’s hard to imagine any DJ who reads TIWWD not finding something to play, with “floor-friendly deep house leaning towards the soulful side” being a rough overview of the EP’s contents.

Kiko’s and Alvaro’s mixes in particular, I’d suggest, are particularly worthy of your attention.

Out: This week

About: This comes on the mighty i! Records, who you can find here and here (website/Facebook)

*Actually that’s a silly thing to say. I will be here all night. I live here. But you know what I mean.