The Cellar Boyz ‘Pay Me’ is taken from Ben Cenac’s timeless ‘Cozmic House E.P’ on Thug Records. Pay Me which was recorded in 1986 is the only track from the Cozmic House E.P that had available parts. The stems for Deeper & Deeper, Seems To Me & Who Loves You were never recorded. This was due to the fact that all of Ben’s projects through out the ‘90s were tracked MIDI only at mix down, with only the vocals being recorded to tape. Thug would never have had the opportunity to release Ben Cenac’s Cozmic House 12″ if it had not been for Simoncino. Simoncino did all the A&R for the record. A gift not only for Thug but any fans of Ben Cenac’s amazing productions. With that in mind, Simoncino has provided 2 remixed versions of Pay Me, alongside a remix from close friend Nicholas.
Mathematics Recordings presents a new classic deep house collaboration between former founding member of Virgo Four Merwyn Sanders and Italy’s prolific Simoncino. Emotive sounds of organic roots for the basement and bare bones sound systems. The 12″ also includes a remix from Kai Alce.
Here is the third and final part of my 2013 review, featuring my favorite albums released last year. In the first part of the review, the preferences of hipodrome followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year.
Now here it comes the serious business. Because there are so many good albums and different genders, I took the same approach as in the 2012’s review.
The list is covering all the genders that I like and post on The Hipodrome Of Music, so I came up with no more than 20 gender lists, going from house to techno, disco and funk to electro and new wave …
Here we go.
Simoncino makes his debut on Creme Organization with five suitably esoteric house offerings. Two of the inclusions, Interval I and Interval II, are serene ambient pieces that showcase this Italians serious synth-scaping skills, whilst the other three are gorgeously romantic and nostalgic house tracks made for the more sensitive dancefloors out there. Tape 1 is the meanest, with a growling bassline and splashes of loose-limbed percussion, where Tape II is much more uplifting owing to the celestial patterns that twinkle above muggy and muddled Chicago drums. Tape III is downbeat and melancholic thanks to the subdued, rubbery bassline, but more golden pads light up the thing with plenty of very real, cautiously optimistic emotions. This is house music to take you to another world entirely, and it’s a fine place to be.
Stunning vinyl version of the full length featuring top quality house music not found on the CD release. Includes the first part of Ron Trent’s “Jungle Dream” remix, a Dream 2 Science mix, and tracks “Trip to japan”, “Saber”, “Use Me Lose Me”.
The founder of Hot Mix Records delivers a bangin full length to follow up his EP on Chicago Mathematics. Here he continues with more amazing sounding house tracks.
In the 9th release of Greece’s Echovolt, Simoncino meets the legendary vocalist Julian Jonah. The result is a shimmering house track full of emotions. The dub mix of ‘Where Did You Go’ pitches all of the track’s elements into a different level – merely a weapon in the hands of the DJ.
Simoncino, with his alias Nick Anthony, takes on the second release for the Conservation Department series with a four track EP. The title track leads off and is followed by the killer groove on “Underwater Sunlight”. “Jamaica Girls” & “Lay It On The Line” on the flip bring more disco dance.
Simoncino returning to Mathematics, brings a solid release beginning with a spaced out soundscape & flows into “Dark Devotional Energies”, an eerie cut with killer drums like “The China Syndrome”. “Place Space This Galaxy” and “Easing The Cosmic Streets” take on the flip on this essential EP.
Hot Island Records is a new label with Chicago influence. The first release is coming from Italian Nick Anthony Simoncino and is a compilation of 4 deep house cuts. The EP comes with a remix from Legowelt.
Florida record hub Finale Sessions have firmly established themselves in the affections of deep house lovers in their two years of existence to date. Simoncino steadfastly belongs in the latter camp, though his prolific nature means he has a discography comparable in size to the former category. The Other Side is the Italian’s ninth release of 2012 (including an excellent debut album) and brandishes three typical Chicago/Detroit pollinations rich in analogue texture and loose in percussive rhythm, with B Side track “Got U On My Mind” a particularly devilish execution.
For the 31st release Skylax Records presents brings the brand new single from the inimmitable Hardrock Striker, the brain behind Skylax. After a hiatus of almost one year ‘Cosmic Club” backed up with 3 remixes from respectively Jason Grove, Carlos Nilmmns & Simoncino.
Thug Records returns with a truly unique and special release. Tevo Howard and Nick Anthony Simoncino working together on one of the deepest records this year. Both showcasing their unique take on house music, they are brought together by the devout and seductive vocals of Mark Rogers. Sending a message of love and hope, and reminding us that house music can have a purpose that cuts deeper than just the dancefloor. The double 12″ package provides a selection of original vocal mixes, instrumentals and club ready dubs, ‘The Bass Played a Sad Refrain’ is essential, emotive and timeless.
Italian producer Nick Anthony Simoncino continues his prolific production run with a new four track EP, staying on course producing classic house music. True to form, tropically tinged, melodic, deep house music that will sound perfect in the upcoming summer months.
Chiwax presents the debut release for Ken Kojima, the new project by Nick Anthony Simoncino.
For this first release Stay Underground, It Pays brings Late Night Music aka Simoncino. Heavily influenced by Proto – House andl the legendary music that came from the chi-town first in the early 80’s. The release includes also a remix by Lerosa.