Given the “contemporary classic” status of Danilo Plessow’s Raw Cuts series – arguably a string of 12″ singles that helped redefine deep house for a new generation – the announcement of a surprise remix 12″ is enough to make even the most level-headed DJs go weak at the knees. Pleasingly, said remixers more than live up to the hype. Marcellus Pittman’s version – smooth and deep, but with enough raw disco cut-ups and wonky Detroit swing to impress those who like it raw – is particularly good, though Mike Huckaby’s locked-in deep house groover is not far behind. There’s also a superb version from Recloose, whose crackly, shuffling beats, sweeping pads and soulful vocal samples recall his earliest productions for Planet E.
Providing a glimpse of great things to come, Patrice Scott offers up the Euphonium EP – a sampler for his highly anticipated full-length album entitled Euphonium, due in Fall 2014. All untitled, each track is a reward unto itself. Patrice’s hypnotic, evolving patterns and textures dance amidst the recesses of your mind, inspiring both movement and introspection. Enjoy the signature sounds and keep your ears to the ground.
D-Ribeiro on Finale Sessions with a split release between him and Lastmood. A side is a heavy bass kick techno stomper, where the flip side by D-Ribeiro comes up with a fine tune with a lighter more melodic almost euphoric feel.
Excellent classic US deep house tracks that will create instant atmosphere. Lady Blacktronika has been serving some of the best deep house and slo-mo beatdown to come from the US since her Sound Black labels inception in 2010.
Yore returns with the first appearance on the label this year with the Edinburgh-based outfit 2DeepSoul, which counts Brad Peterson and Rai Scott as its members.