Two new artist deliver the next Underground Quality release. Basic stripped down tracks that slowly build and build with intens strings on the a-side a deeper detroit-esque tracks and then a more traditional house cut on the flip.
Reggie Dokes is definitely keeping busy – “House Is My Soul” is the latest in a series of releases for 2010. Deep, melodic Detroit house done in Reggie’s signature, string heavy style which already has many fans.
In the 3rd Downbeat release, the main star is the Waldorf Sound. This release means the debut of one of the heads of the label, Jose Rico. His two tracks (“Restructure again” and “About it”) are obsessive, direct and forceful and define clearly his tastes and influences. Detroit and above all, Detroit. On side B, (the essential) Mike Huckaby gives us a bright pearl with a piano solo reminding us of his works on Deep Transportation.
Techno deity Jeff Mills presents the fourth installment of his series of unexplained (and unnamed) techno phenemonena. No stranger to providing techno backing to Sci Fi classics, Something In The Sky Vol 4 sounds like Mills providing the music to a 50s B movie about a Martian invasion of Washington DC via four cuts of outer galactic head music.