Kyle Hall – From Joy [WO018K]

Wild Oats presents the triple LP entitled From Joy by Kyle Hall. The title is derived from the idea of finding a way to live life in a state of presence; detaching oneself from the mental, self imposed narratives echoed by society’s traditions and judgement. We as people tend to be at our most honest and present in our childhood, so in some ways From Joy serves as a mechanism and reminder to return to one’s youthful energetic state. The 8- track album, all produced before 2010, is a homage to where Kyle lived at the time in his father’s basement on the westside of Detroit on Joy Rd.

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Kyle Hall – From Joy [WO018K]

Miruga & Fulbert – Suzaka Motor City EP [CITY008]

New Rawthenticity release featuring 3 tracks produced by Miruga & Fulbert at Miruga’s Studio in Suzaka, in the middle of Nagano mountains, Japan. Deep & obscure as Japan countryside can be… A side is a 15minute deep piece of music melting House, Jazz & Techno influences – homage to Miruga’s father who runs a small garage in the backyard of the family house. B1 is Miruga’s deepness at his best & B2 is some Japanese sake inspired sample madness.

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Miruga & Fulbert – Suzaka Motor City EP [CITY008]

VA – From Chicago To Detroit V2 [DOFTD2-9]

There’s something delightfully simple about the formula behind Descendents of the Deep’s From Chicago To Detroit series, which predictably aims to bring together top-notch deep house from the Windy and Motor cities. This second installment begins with JF’s previously unheard re-edit of Gari Romalis’ 1995 cut “Butcher’s Choice”, a righteous lesson in bumpin’, New Jersey-influenced deep house. It’s followed by a typically emotionally-rich Larry Heard dub of Jordan Fields’ 1994 cut “Lifted My Soul”, before Maxi Aubert combines Heard style analogue deepness with rich, Motor City electronics on “Message In The Box”. Elsewhere, there’s a new JF edit of Gene Hunt’s throbbing 1987 jack-jam “Native”, and a wonderfully broken chunk of techno/house fusion from Africans With Mainframes.

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VA – From Chicago To Detroit V2 [DOFTD2-9]

OB Ignitt / Luke Hess – Star Gazing [OBONIT004]

Considering the spacey title, artwork and long-standing Detroit credentials of both Luke Hess and Omar-S collaborator Ob Ignitt, you’d expect these two tracks to be on the intergalactic side. The duo kicks things off with “Jefferson Reserve”, a tactile, floor-friendly chunk of energetic deep house blessed with classic electrofunk bass, deep space pads, and the kind of glistening, far-out synthesizer melodies you’d expect to hear the Cantina Band play in one of the Star Wars movies. They move further towards techno territory on flipside “Calm of Night”, where warring lasers fizz between the speakers whilst progressive house-influenced chords and rhythms propel the track forwards at the speed of light.

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OB Ignitt / Luke Hess – Star Gazing [OBONIT004]