Monday, November 15, 2004

On Heavy Rotation

The Chez Carroll sound system won't be reassembled until the new year, but that doesn't mean that there aren't good records coming out at the moment . Some of my favourites include:
  • Retro Funk Elements - Retro Elements (Rhythmic Deep Records promo). Strong Chicago deep house circa 1987 style production makes this a classy joint.
  • Cajmere feat. Dajae - I need U (Cajual Records). Whilst not up their with Cajmere's Brighter Day track of ten years ago, this rocks the spot and comes in Green Velvet and instrumental flavours
  • Vince Watson - Innersense (F Communications). Quality house rather than techno on the F...U sub label of F Comm.
  • Blacque Houze Sampler (Next Moov Records). Features a greatdeep house production by Renaissance Chambara producer of the moment JoVonn. You can check out a mix by JoVonn here
  • Kelley Polar Quartet - Rococo EP (Environ). Polar opposites is the right phrase to describe this track, a string quartet featuring violin, viola and cello accompanied by a classy electronic deep house percussion make this a must play record
  • Wahoo - Take over me (Sonar Kollectiv). Buy for the b-side track 'Make'em shake it', a Basement Jaxx style house number, but really well produced by Sonar Kollectiv's George Levin and Dixon
  • Dubs & Re-edits volumes one and two (white label). I have no idea who is producing these but they are good solid deep house tunes, well worthwhile getting your hands on them.