Phasen & Refurb – Comfortable EP

September 13, 2014 in Singles

Phasen & Refurb Comfortable EP Soul DeepartureMore very fine deep house vibes 4 ya tonight, kicking off with this EP from Italian label Soul Deeparture.

The EP opens with Chance Of Snow, a laidback, almost slo-mo affair with lingering pads, treated spoken vox and no great sense of urgency to ‘do’ very much at all. My Milkshake follows, nothing to do with the much-bootlegged Kelis track but rather a fine slice of floor-friendly and lightly garage-tinged deep house that comes accompanied by a Jero Nougues Remix that tuffens up the drums somewhat and adds some great meandering sax. And then finally we come to Comfortable itself, a slightly more uptempo cut with a drifty, space-y feel that really comes into its on when BiG AL serves up his predictably excellent and predictably deeper refix.

To quote Rhythm Warfare: “This one here is a must”!

Out: This week

About: Find Soul Deeparture on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Phasen & Refurb – Market Street EP

September 1, 2012 in Singles

Phasen & Refurb Market Street EP 5 And Dime

I’ve waxed lyrical about 5 And Dime Recordings on many an occasion, I know, but this – this could actually be their best yet.

Coming from a Florida-based duo I’ve not come across before, Phasen & Refurb, the three tracks/five mixes here all operate in fairly similar territory but omigosh do they do it well. Think the very deepest, dreamiest, dubbiest, most sumptuous of house music yet – crucially – with enough bite in its beat and enough beat-beat-beat in its bones-bones-bones to work on the dancefloor just as well as the sofa. In fact, it’s all just generally so 100% goddamn spot-on groovalicious that short of pointing out the two additional remixes come from label regular Loz Goddard and perennial TIWWD faves Karol XVII & MB Valence, I’m not even going to tell you any more.

I’m just gonna tell you that if you consider yourself a deep house lover, you NEED this record.

Out: This week

About: You can find 5 And Dime on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.