Music And Power is home to Ron Trent’s contemporary material, and by that we mean the best deep house around; music that is ultimately for dancing but that champions a deeply musical style akin to jazz and soul. “Liquid Love”, for instance, is a gorgeous meandering of synths and smooth vocals riding high over a chunky house beat, complete with a reprise mix full of Balearic edge as a follow-up. “Sound System Prevail” is a bumpier, more hard-edged and spewing delicate pianos left, right and centre beneath another wave of masterful synth solos. 10 out of 10 from the master of Chicago sexiness.
The fifth release on the Heart to Heart label brings four ethereal house cuts from Vancouver’s master analogue chef ESB aka Elan Benaroch.
Christopher Rau is one of Smallville’s steady mainstays, with “Yamato” he is delivering four tracks, that perfectly describe the seductive cosmos of Smallville’s sound. There is nods to the past as well as a paved way to a timeless future. Carefully evolving melody, voices and something caressing from somewhere far away- but within your heart in just a moment. It’s bubbling and telling stories from the inside but it’s still targeted straight to a dancefloor- dedicated to the sweetest ones of the world.