Review: Nice 1 Records launches with a sublime slice of deep house geared towards tender moments in the dance. We Are Syd's "Gently" in its original form is a smoky downtempo cut riding on a laid back broken beat, honey-coated keys and a powerful vocal turn from accomplished singer Shea Seger. The emphasis on this record is on the two stellar mixes from Baby Ford & Dazmos, leading on the A side with the hazy, old-school groove of the "Backroom Mix". Seger's husky delivery lingers in a mellifluous bed of pads and a classic, understated drum machine funk. On the flip, the "Frontroom Mix" bring the rhythm section to the forefront, letting the undulating bassline carry the track and splashing dubbed out flourishes in the mix for a spellbinding, club-ready end result.
Lenny Fontana, Tension - "A Place Called Heaven" (Joey Negro dub Groove)
Jay Denes, Ada Dyer - "You Make Me Whole" (Joey Negro Rhodes dub)
Julian Sanza - "To Love"
Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tommiie, Andrea Mendez - "Bring Me Love" (Eventual dub)
Review: This debut Archivators records release embraces the charms of nudisco, deep house and garage-afro-tribal side and we think it hit on every level with wonky bassline. It's easy-breezy number built around wild drums, warm chords to catch your breath, lovers of rhodes should lend the EP an extra ear, it's pure bliss. All producers on this timeless release known for their contribution to Disco/House Music. Godfather
Frankie Knuckles & Joey Negro has been injecting deep soul & funk into house music since the early 90s, making them one of house music's originators. EP bring unforgettable impressions & inspiration for mind, body & soul. 4 tracks came together to tell music stories about hypnotic deepest stuff, depression, happiness, loneliness, love, miracles and magical experiences. And now we're asking other's to join the sound conversation
Review: The J Room opens the doors of its world. Leave all hope behind but do not be afraid, because the scene will be shocking but unforgettable. The room has no limits, no walls, the music is master and will guide you along a journey of visions and enjoyment.
The first to enter is a new one: JALE is his name and he begins his adventure with us with the verve of his minimal rhythms and his seductive cosmic vibrations; with him Cosmjn and his visionary elegance. The beginning couldn't have been better, now it's your turn. The J Room is open, place the stylus on the wax and enter without fear.
Review: New label Nuances de Nuit kick off in fine style with a various artists 12" that draws on some emergent names to lay out a vision of cross-style dance music that favours the deeper end of the pool. Things get going with an organ-rich house bumper from DJ Steaw that pumps in all the right places, before Armless Kid switches things up with an untitled slice of dynamic, richly layered electro. T. Jacques thumps out a crafty, swinging cut with techy inclinations and oodles of groove, and E. Wan takes things in a more linear, deep techno direction laden with gorgeous synth work and plenty of artful effects processing.
Review: In the mist of the night, a driver locks his rimmed glasses to his face, fasten his seatbelt and stomps his foot on the gas. An array of beams and city lights flow in a continuous spectrum that dissolves into lines as the car speeds up. It's only a matter of time before his journey turns into a tunnel of light.?Off he goes into the distance to test the space time continuum limits of speed and sound with aboard of his car only courage and humility. For his first EP, Romain FX digs deep in his emotions to pull out four Italo & House infused tracks full of musical surprises.
Review: Here's some good news: the second salvo from nascent label Nuances de Nuit is every bit as alluring as its predecessor. It follows a similar blueprint, too, offering up a quartet of cuts from emerging artists. Politics of Dancing get the ball rolling via "When The Morning Comes", a picturesque peak-time throb-job that layers twinkling piano motifs and starry synth stabs atop non-stop beats and thrusting synth-bass. Akyra offers up a dreamy, ear-pleasing fusion of rolling tech-house and spacey deep house (the excellent "Rizla"), while Karaba's "Floating Mind" is a tough but drowsy deep house bumper built around sturdy beats and squelchy electronic bass. Last -but by no means least - is Cosmic JD and Jenta's pleasingly wonky "Spencer Landoff", where off-kilter electronics, jaunty bass and inter-dimensional melodies ricochet off hip-swinging deep-tech drums.