Given that Simoncino has never hidden his admiration for early deep house producers - much of his material sounds like it was inspired by Larry Heard, the Burrell brothers and Lamont Booker - it's unsurprising to find that his latest EP pays tribute to legendary NYC deep house producer Bobby Konders. Stylistically, this isn't much of a shift; as usual, Dreams of Konders comes swaddled in dreamy pads, vintage synthesizers and the unmistakable pulse of original analogue drum machines. Simoncino explores a range of moods - from the deep space swirl of "Meggaton" and chugging pulse of "Pyramids", to the snuggly warmth of the title track - with the faintly foreboding "Space Is The Place" standing out.
Ben Sims, Gaetano Battista, Kone-R (Uncharted Audio), Kid Who, Nick Anthony Simoncino, Carl (Thug Records), Paterson, Deymare, Giorgio Luceri, A-Future, DJP (Soul Print Recordings), DUBWERKE, Aleqs Notal
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