DJ Longsleeve - "Ode Aan De Filosofie" (feat ITW) (7:19)
Reggie Dokes - "Earth, Wind & Fire" (6:03)
Luv Jam - "Grarf" (7:12)
Review: On this second 12" celebrating the label's tenth birthday, We Play House boss Red D has assembled a stellar line-up of sought-after and unreleased cuts. The EP begins with a second airing for FCL's Adonis-influenced, retro-futurist gem "More Than Seven" (first released back in 2010), before the previously unheard DJ Longsleeve bathes us in the soapy, relaxing waters of blissful deep house shuffler "Ode Aan De Filosofie". The quality threshold remains refreshingly high on side B, where Reggie Dokes' loose and positive piano house jam "Earth, Wind and Fire" is followed by the intergalactic, acid-fired pulse of Luv Jam's superb "Grarf".
Review: The Ghent based We Play House imprint celebrates a decade in the business and what better way to commemorate such than a massive celebratory compilation. On the fifth volume here, label co-head San Soda contributes a couple of smashing tunes, such as the shimmering FM tones on "Retractor" (nailing a lush new-age aesthetic) while the deep/life-affirming soul jam "Juno Love" is not so much an ode to his favorite record store (in our dreams!), more the signature sound of that awesome bassline throughout. Elsewhere, Japan's Humandrone throws down a raw jackin' and acid soaked stormer in the form of "Tonight" and the legendary Reggie Dokes' "Dream Catcher" gets an FCL (San Soda & co-head Red D) edit from back in 2009.