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Sunday, February 06, 2005
First of all an American site that has an amazing selection of jazz and rock vinyl: Accoustic Sounds even has classic LPs repressed up to play on 45 rpm for extra audio quality.
Recent records doing heavy rotation include
Acid Traxx EP(S12) - SimplyVinyl have teamed up with legendary Chicago house label to put four classic acid house tunes on one platter. It features Phuture - Acid Trax, Mr Fingers - Washing Machine, Phuture - Got The Bug and Pierre's Fantasy Club - Dream Girl. Worthwhile having because the original Trax pressings were so awfully made with recycled vinyl and god only knows what else
Looney Tunes - Just as long as I got you (XL Recordings) - Musto and Bones classic rave record with a vocal hook from Love Commitee's disco classic of the same name on Salsoul records. If you play house with a sprinkling of breaks and pick your moment you can still get away with this one
Fresh for 2k5
Wink - 516 Acid(Ovum) - ok so it has been out a little while it just took me a bit of time to get it! Get the 12 with the Steve Bug remix and Josh Wink's original mix on; the other 12 is a bit moody.
KTB - Robag Wruhme (Sonar Kollectiv) - letting the vinyl do the talking
Headz feat. Azeem - Wait4U (Stereo) - great Spanish house cut from a consistently good label
Gypsy - Gypsy don't let the drugs get you (UMM) - complete tosh from UMM, except for the Robbie Rivera mix
BJ - Last night (no label) - modernised (retempoised and beefed up beats) Michael Jackson Billie Jean instrumental underneath Indeep's Last night a DJ saved my life. Worth having for the dub
Hoxton Whores - Voodoo Ray (Hoxton Whores) - Modernising remix of A Guy Called Gerald's Voodoo Ray. A Guy called Gerald probably doesn't get any money from this, but then according to Gerald, Peter at Rham Records shafted him when this was originally released, so there is a certain symmetry to it all. Don't let that put you off buying this great record
Swirl Peepz pres. Lotta Fun (Odds and Ends Music) - Great house groover, deep like philosophy
The Dope Twins featuring Community Recordings and Seafoam (Dope) - Good grooves fits nicely in a west-coast style set
Marc Moulin - Silver, who stole the groove? (Blue Note Records) - yes a proper jazz record. Get it for the DJ Groove Warrior mix on the flipside
Vibeelect - Do what you know (Compu Sol) - great deep house from Austria
Shur-I-Kan - Waypoints EP (Freerange) - two great producers on the record Brett Johnson and Larry 'Mr Fingers' Heard, even if it was crap you'd still have to buy it
Woody Braun & Allonymous - Finding words ain't easy (Most) - buy it for the Captain Comatose cut your dreads mix
Johnny Fiasco - South of the border EP (Agave Records) - usual high quality production from Fiasco one of the stalwarts of west-coast house music
Market House vs Natural Rhythm feat Leah Reppart (Detour) - go for the Thomas White remix on the flip for great house