DJ QU – Conjur [SMR016]

DJ Qu returns with his sophomore album ‘Conjure’ out on Strength Music Recordings. Five years on from the release of his debut album, Gymnastics, Ramon Lisandro Quezada finally serves up a follow-up. ‘Conjure’ is a fine set that neatly showcases the varied sides of the prolific deep house producer’s output. So, we get Iberican tribal drums fused with hazy trumpet solos (“Feed Off Of”), dreamy ambience (“Candlelit”), groovy downtempo beats (the hip-hop influenced “Supafly”), sumptuous and sensual dancefloor deepness (“Lotus (In Memory Of)”), and dark, intense, occasionally dubbed-out late night business (“Whistle Song”, “Visitation”, the stripped-back hip-house of “Toc”). There’s little in the way of filler or fluff, and plenty of playable, club-ready material.

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DJ QU – Conjur [SMR016]

Stephan Lopkin – The Strategic Steam Reserve [TC005]

Next up on Titanic City is Stephen Lopkin, serving up five new cuts on The Strategic Reserve EP. Stephen makes his mark with a release firmly influenced by his passion for Detroit and Chicago’s House and Techno scenes. It’s a release layered with strings, soaring pads and an abundance of hats and snares.. everything we love at Titanic City. There’s a rough and raw DIY feel to this music that makes it jump out of the speakers and arrest your attention, as is always the case with Titanic City.

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Stephan Lopkin – The Strategic Steam Reserve [TC005]