Various – Mélange

October 24, 2014 in Singles

Melange Soiree Records InternationalAnother very checkable deep house V/A offering here, this one coming from long-running Detroit label Soiree Records International.

Drivetrain (AKA label boss Derrick Thompson) is up first with Boomerang Crush, quite a lively, percussive deep houser with soulful male vox and jazzy keys. Plastik People boss Marc Cotterell then gives us Days Gone By, which marries tuff beats and fat, squelchy pads to the very dreamiest of lingering pads. CloudMaster Weed’s No Revolution Without Violence is a more challenging affair with its harsh analogue synths and sampled urban guerrilla vox, while finally Tominori Hosoya’s Chibiro sees us firmly back in the laidback, late-night zone to start with but builds inexorably into something more floor-friendly as it goes on.

Cotterell’s contribution romps away with the gold for me but it’s a solid EP all round.

Out: This week

About: Find Soiree Records International here