Picks of the Week
Claude Monnet presents Torre "Panache" (Purple Music Tracks Records CD Promo)
French producer and DJ Claude Monnet presents "Panache" by Torre, their debut for Purple Music. "Panache" is a piece of modern cosmic disco that combines a funktified groove with a hypnotic bassline and electronic elements to create an infectious, 70's styled disco-house track that is absolutley relentless. The dub takes the track to a slightly more elecrtronic level. A second dub will be available digital download only. With all the hype around electro house going on at the moment , this one clearly stands out and takes the genre to a new level.
Exclusive Review: Alex Dimitri featuring Dieghito "Fly away" (CD-R)
Italian DJ and producer Alex Dimitri presents his latest production "Fly away" featuring Dieghito. The tracks starts off with deeply rumblin drums and beats before the percussion elements come in, followed by jazzy keys and melodic chords that give the track a laidback feeling that is perfect for afterhours and early morning play.
Antonio Ocasio & Louie 'Balo' Guzman "The name game" (Tribal Winds Records 12" / Digital Download)
This is the second in a series of collaborations where Antonio Ocasio teams up with other artists. This time he has choosen Louie 'Balo' Guzman as his partner for "The name game", an instrumental jam that is built around a deeply thumpin' tribalistic groove, enriched with spaced out keys and sweet percussion. While the 'Beats Version' is only available on digital download, the 12" features two solo dubs by Antonio Ocasio and Louie 'Balo' Guzman. Digital Downloads available at Dancetracks Digital.
Blackjoy "Moustache" (Franck Roger Remix)(NRK Records 12" / Digital Download)
"Moustache" became an instant underground hit when it was originally released on Yellow Records last year, now young frenchman Franck Roger reworks this cosmic disco monster and delivers a sophisticated house rework that keeps the techy moments peeking in and out of the rattling percussion. Also included both on the vinyl and digital download is the original "La stache" version. Digital Downloads available at Dancetracks Digital.
Mr Fuzz presnts Da Fuzz "Swing On Deep EP" (Gotta Keep Faith Records CD Promo)
French producer and DJ Mr. Fuzz aka Frederic Faupin presents his latest project "Swing On Deep EP" that brings us four tracks, all of them featuring sexy female spoken words. Kicking things of is "Swing it", a funky house track enriched with lovely jazz elements. Next up is "Share one", a beautiful deep house track with a great jazzy piano that has an old schoold vibe to it. "Tin roof love" smoothes things down to a laidback funky house groove, while an alternate version of "Swing it" closes the EP down, featuring a wicked trumpet and taking the song to deeper grounds.
Greg Kozo "Ocean sub life" / "The sex track" (Gordon and Cardell Records CD Promo)
With his latest project, Greg Kozo delivers a phat two tracker. First up is "Ocean sub life", a driving, deeply rumblin' track with one hell of a bassline and wicked electronic keys. There is a great alternate 'Club Mix' that twists the beats and keys nicely. Second is "The sex track", a thumpin' affair - yet again with electronic keys - that is absolutely fierce and irresistible. The 'Club Bass Mix' augments the bass and beats, giving it a heavier vibe.
Seven Hill Soul "Sonic love" (Barcoda Records CD Promo)
After delivering a wonderful remix on Lucillia's "The sun goes down", Seven Hill Soul return with their own production "Sonic love", an instrumental jam that oozes with soulful flavors and features Bennett on jazzy keys and Snake on sax, flute and horns. Their original version is a mellow affair that is spreading a laidback feeling, while Central Avenue spice up the groove while keeping the soulful feeling alive. On the dub, Central Avenue fire it up even more, using a deepened groove and incredibly hot synth lines, turning out a peaktime favorite.
The Layabouts "Never be" (CD-R)
The Layabouts went through their archives and found an old acapella gem that they used to create this uplfiting track. "Never be" features an emotional male vocal performance over a bumpin' backing track that is enriched with great chords and subtle acid lines. The dub replaces the vocals with wicked saxophone hooks and adds some drops that will make the crowd scream. Vinyl should be available shortly.
Woody Bianchi & Andrea Carissimi "Waiting for your love" (Look-At-You Records CD Promo)
Itialian producers Woody Bianchi and Andrea Carissimi present the soulful "Waiting for your love" which features singer Brent St. Clair. "Waiting for your love" is a feel-good production that is spreading an uplifting feeling through the funktified groove that is topped with warm melodic keys and a passionate and soulful vocal performance. The 'Jazzy Dub' features a magnificent guitar solo, while the remix by the Harlem Hustlers twists the track into a deeply groovin' affair that has an electronic feel to it.
Phil T Project featuing D'Layna "Love commandments" (Open Bar Records CD Promo)
Phil Turnipseed revives the 1995 classic originally performed by Gisele Jackson, now the remake features D'Layna Huguez-Dixon on vocal duties. His pumpy original mix is orientated towards the bigger rooms, while Davidson Ospina takes the track to deeper grounds with a smoothly thumpin' groove and wicked keys. Oscar P and Enrico Mantini team up for a funktified reworking that is spreading an uplifting feeling through the soulful vocals and various layers of synth lines and keys.
Rasmir "Use me and you loose me" (CD-R)
Rasmir Mantree once more unleashes an irresistible track that will take dancefloors by storm thanks to the relentless, percussion loaded groove that is somewhat reminiscent of the timeless "Jingo" classic, enriched with a deeply rumblin' bassline and wicked guitar solo, with sparsely used vocals further enhancing the infectious vibe.
Exclusive Review: Montell Jordan "This is how we do it" (Marco Rizzo Rmx)(CD-R)
The 1995 smash hit by Montell Jordan (which had been remixed by Todd Terry back then) gets a welcome reworking by Marco Rizzo who keeps it soulful on his take that uses a laidback yet deep groove as playground for warm melodic chords and a jazz piano line alongside the sweet vocals.
Simphonia "Can't get over your love" (Remixes)(Republic Records 12", 1991)
Features the timeless Dave Lee (Joey Negro) remix of this Paul Simpson production, backed with mixes by Mark Ryder and Boyd Jarvis.