Volumes 1 and 2 in this series from Lenny Fontana’s Karmic Power Records were EPs… with ADE on the horizon, though, they’re cranking things up a notch, and Volume 3 features a whopping 20 tracks, plus a mixed version from Rich More that clocks in just under the two-hour mark. Can’t fault ’em on the VFM front, then!
With 20 tracks on offer you’d expect a fair bit of variety, and you get it, with tracks ranging from the stomping, organ-fuelled strut of Lenny Fontana & Marcus Knight ft Carole Sylvan’s I’m So High (as remixed by Lissat & Voltax), with its full-blown hands-in-the-air chorus, to the deeper, soul-tinged grooves of DJ Dextro & MJ White ft Bruno Soares’ Keep On Pushing, to more commercial numbers like Daniele Sexx ft Paula P’Cay’s Lift Me Up. As such, I’m not sure how many buyers are going to be feeling every track here… but equally, it’s hard to see many house jocks not finding something to play. My personal standout for instance is D’Luxe’s Bitch Please!, which combines two of my favourite things – a big M1 line and mid-90s ‘bitch house’* sweary female vocals. But you’ll have your own favourites I’m sure.
Proof that post-this, post-that and post-every other sodding thing, trad-style house is still going strong in 2015 if you know where to look!
About: Find Karmic Power Records here, here and here.
*Yes, ‘bitch house’ was a thing. Only for about six months in the mid-90s, admittedly, but I quite liked it.