Spanish deep house stalwarts Downbeat have pulled off a bit of a coup here, snapping up three typically raw cuts from Detroit legend Marcellus Pittman. At his best, Pittman is capable of making the sort of deep, warm and fuzzy house grooves that seem to float from the speakers, whilst retaining just the right amount of shuffling dancefloor grunt. That's certainly the case with the tumbling "Our Time Is Now" - all hazy chords, hypnotic rhythms and cascading melodies - and "Happy To Be Here", which layers bubbling electronics on top of a typically swinging analogue groove. There's also a trip into distorted instrumental hip-hop territory in the shape of the fearlessly stripped back "Extra Credits".
Patrick Luca (Saft | Pulp | Born), Bu$$ (bliq, Olympos), Red Rack'em/Hot Coins, Mark Forshaw, Gaetano Battista, Hernan Cronner, Kone-R (Uncharted Audio), Eamon Harkin, Mister Saturday Night, Bantam Lions, Malcolm Moore (Altered Moods), ISOUL8 (Volcov), Jay Simon (Must Have Records), Phil Horneman (Wicked Jazz Sounds), Jorge Caiado / Conversion, Scott Ferguson (Ferrispark Records), Fabio Monesi (Wilson Records), Giorgio Luceri, Agnostic Rhythm, DJ PayAndrewBurgerDotCom, Señorlobo (Lovemonk), Joe Montana, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Lumitecc, Urulu, Zernell, Aleqs Notal, Marco Celeri, DJ Monchan
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