Review: Ron Trent has long been an archetypal deep house producer, no matter what alias he assumes. Here he becomes RT Factor on the Electric blue label. Of course, it is another high class and timeless offering that features just one epic 15 minute deep house journey. All the usual traits are present and correct - supple and rubbery drums, spiritual chords and majestic key playing that all effortlessly drift in and out of the mix to make for something smooth flowing and compelling throughout. All these years after starting out and re-writing the rules, Trent is still the man to beat at this deep house game.
Review: Love Affair has long been one of Ron Trent's most in-demand 12" singles. It was originally released on Clubhouse Records back in 1992, and has since become something of a must-have for fans of the Chicagoan's particularly brand of musically rich deep house. This timely reissue on the ever-reliable Chiwax imprint features all six mixes from the original 12", from the emotive, piano-laden sweetness of Ron's Soulful Mix, to the sweaty, low-slung groove of Ron's Beatnik Mix. There's also a pair of rather fine reworks from Braxton Holmes, a once-lauded Chicago producer whose last solo release sadly came 12 years ago.
Review: There are few more iconic or influential deep house cuts than Ron Trent and Chez Damier's 1995 collaboration "Morning Factory". Reportedly inspired by the very particular vibe of early mornings at important early '90s NYC club Sound Factory, the track has remained a staple of late-night DJ sets for the last quarter of a century. Here the track gets the reissue treatment in the superior unabridged, nine-minute-plus "dubplate" mix form. For those that have not heard it, "Morning Factory" provides a near perfect fusion of spaced-out early morning chords, trippy electronic motifs, tactile synth-bass, swirling noises and softly shuffling, hypnotic beats. Basically, it's one of the best deep house tracks ever made and if you don't own a copy already, you should grab one of these ASAP!