To remain in biblical territory “The last shall come first”. Such is also the case with the 3rd in the Creme Valley of Shadows series which will come out before part 1 & 2. So yeah this 3rd installment is a collaboration with NYC’s by way of Paris L.I.E.S. Records. Six tracks by Legowelt, Randomer, Simoncino, Innershades, Ron Morelli and Wilie Burns.
Italian producer and classic Chicago house student Simoncino returns once more to Creme Organization for four tracks made using a wealth of Roland machines. Opener ‘Meggaton’ is a sombre, downbeat house affair with a doom laden one note bass sound that reverbs forever. The title track surely named in homage to legendary New York City producer Bobby Konders is a snaking, spiritual deep house jam shrouded in mystery and fuzzy textures that puts most ‘deep’ house to shame. On the flip, ‘Pyramids’ is a stuttering, staggering percussive house jam that builds pressure before relieving it with some seriously emotional synths, then ‘Space Is The Place’ wallows down low in a thick baseline, is paired with crisp and icy hi hats and exposes some nicely starry night skies up top.
The impressively prolific Nick Anthony Simoncino returns to L.I.E.S, some two years on from his last outing for Ron Morelli’s acclaimed imprint. Simoncino rarely strays from his tried-and-tested blueprint – think vintage synths, crusty drum machines, and tracks influenced by classic Chicago house, proto-house, acid and Detroit techno – and Able Dance is no different. Its expansive melodies, sweaty rhythms, spacious chords and darting electronics are, though, particularly appealing. The heady positivity of “Io Rhythm” is probably our pick, though the spooky atmosphere and bongo-laden groove of “Able Dance” is similarly impressive. Despite its’ ghostly nature, it still feels strangely exotic.
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.